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The Definition Of Construction Work Under CDM 2015

18th August, 2017 - CDM

It goes without saying that The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) applies to all construction projects, but what exactly is construction work? Building a house? Yes. But what about painting a wall, digging a hole, or fitting some windows? Let's take a look.

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24 Tips For Reducing Stress At Work

15th August, 2017 - Health

Stress can hit anyone at any level. With some small changes, you can reduce work related stress, creating a happier and healthier work environment. Here are 24 tips for reducing stress at work across demands, control, support, relationships, roles and change management.

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How To Start A Safety Talk

11th August, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

It might sound simple, but safety talks can often get forgotten, and on many of the sites we have visited safety talks just done get done as often as management would like them to be. In this post we look at some of the best ways to start a safety talk.

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Does CDM Apply To Refurbishment?

8th August, 2017 - CDM

One of the questions we often get asked regarding CDM 2015 is, does CDM apply to refurbishment projects? The answer is yes. It may surprise you to know that the refurbishment project doesn’t even have to involve any structural changes for CDM to apply.

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10 Tips For Writing A Method Statement

4th August, 2017 - Paperwork

Method statement are important documents for completing activities safely. But while method statements are important, they can also be difficult documents to write, so where should you start? In this blog post we give you 10 tips for writing a method statement.

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When Does CDM 2015 Apply?

1st August, 2017 - CDM

In a previous blog post we discussed when CDM applies to construction projects, however things have changed slightly with the updated 2015 CDM regulations, so it is time to revisit this subject and see what (if anything) has changed.

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Are Site Inductions Required By Law?

27th July, 2017 - Inductions

Site inductions are a great way to provide employees with the site specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of. In this post we look at the legal requirements for providing inductions.

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9 Ways To Comply With COSHH

25th July, 2017 - COSHH

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations apply to every workplace. Here are 9 ways you can comply with COSHH including identifying hazardous substances, assessing the substances used and produced in your workplace, controlling the risks, record keeping and training.

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CDM Client Duties Everyone Needs To Know

20th July, 2017 - CDM

It goes without saying that every CDM client should know about their legal duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. But if you're not a client, and you're a designer or contractor for example, then you don't need to worry about client duties, right? Wrong!

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The Problem With Tool Box Talks - And How To Fix It

18th July, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

There's a problem with tool box talks, in that they are just not being done as often as they should be (if at all). If this sounds like your workplace, then don’t worry you are not alone. On many of the sites we have visited, it is reported that very few tool box talks are carried out.

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Does CDM Apply To Non-notifiable Projects?

12th July, 2017 - CDM

A question we often get asked is whether the CDM regulations apply to none notifiable projects. Construction projects that do not meet the CDM notification thresholds do not need to be notified to the HSE and are often referred to as non-notifiable. But what does that mean for the CDM regulations?

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When Should A Risk Assessment Be Carried Out?

11th July, 2017 - Paperwork

As we have previously discussed, risk assessments are required by law, so it is important that they are carried out. But when should a risk assessment be carried out? Let’s take a look at what the regulations say and consider when you should carry out a risk assessment at work.

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