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Can The Principal Contractor Be The Principal Designer?

22nd October, 2018 - tag CDM

A question we are often asked regarding CDM and the new CDM 2015 regulations is, can the principal contractor be the principal designer? The principal designer should be the designer in overall control of the pre-construction phase of the project. This is usually the architect.

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How Many First Aiders Do I Need? Low Vs High Risk Work

19th October, 2018 - tag Management

When assessing first aid requirements, one of the first questions people usually ask is how many first aiders they need. One of the main considerations is your risk level, and in this post we assess how many first aiders are required in both high and low risk workplaces.

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What Happens To Your Lungs When You Breathe Asbestos

17th October, 2018 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos is mostly a health risk to your lungs, breathing in deadly asbestos can cause permanent damage to the inner cells and the outer lining of your lungs and chest wall. How does it get in and what happens to your lungs when you are exposed? Let's take a look.

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What Is HAVS? Get To Grips With Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome

15th October, 2018 - tag Vibration

Nearly 2 million people in the UK are at risk from HAVS. It's a painful, disabling and serious condition that's permanent, but preventable. What is HAVS and are you at risk? Has HAVS already started affecting you? Let's get to grips with HAVS so you know how to avoid it.

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50 Reasons Why You Should Wear And Use PPE

12th October, 2018 - tag Management

If you have ever struggled to get your team to wear and use their PPE correctly, or you are not sure why you need to wear PPE yourself, here are 50 reasons why you should wear and use PPE. After reading these 50 reasons, why wouldn't you wear PPE?

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Risk Assessing Who Might Be Harmed And How

10th October, 2018 - tag Paperwork

Step 2 of the 5 steps to risk assessment involves assessing who might be harmed and how. Assessing who might be harmed gives you the opportunity to look at which groups of people may be affected by the activity, and how they might harmed helps you decide what controls might be needed.

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The HAVS Symptoms You Need To Spot Before It's Too Late

8th October, 2018 - tag Vibration

While the symptoms of HAVS can be prevented, they cannot be cured. Once symptoms start to develop, they are permanent. Spotting HAVS symptoms early is vital, so action can be taken to delay or prevent the symptoms from developing. At its worse, HAVS is serious and disabling.

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How To Check Your Hard Hat Expiry Date

5th October, 2018 - tag Construction

Find out how to check the expiry date on hard hats, what stamps to look for, where to look, the difference between the manufacture date and the expiry date, how long a hard hat lasts, and most importantly, when to replace your hard hat.

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The Best 100 Safety Topics For Daily Toolbox Talks

3rd October, 2018 - tag Toolbox Talks

Following on from our 100 toolbox talk ideas, here are 100 of the best safety topics for daily toolbox talks detailed, including what you cover and some free toolbox talk templates you can use to deliver talks to your team!

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The Benefits Of A COSHH Inventory (And How To Write One)

1st October, 2018 - tag COSHH

A COSHH inventory is not a legal requirement, but the COSHH regulations are, and keeping a record of hazardous substances makes it easy to keep a track of your compliance. A COSHH inventory will help you keep track of your hazardous substances, and writing one is simple.

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13 Fire Prevention Tips For Construction Sites

28th September, 2018 - tag Fire

Construction sites are one of the highest risk places for fire, and fire prevention must be a top priority when planning and managing construction work. There are few reasons why fires start on site, but they can be prevented - here are our 13 top tips for fire prevention on construction sites.

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How To Assess Competence For CDM

26th September, 2018 - tag CDM

The requirements for competence has changed slightly in the current 2015 version of the regulations compared to the previous 2007 version. But compentence is still an important part of CDM requirements, so here's what competence means, and how to assess it for CDM.

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