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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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RIDDOR Reporting Timescales Explained

6th July, 2017 - Paperwork

Knowing RIDDOR means understanding not only what to report but also when to report. Under (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) there are duties to report certain types of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences. What are the RIDDOR reporting timescales?

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What Is A Construction Site Induction?

5th July, 2017 - Inductions

Construction site inductions are required on every construction site, so what exactly is a construction site induction? A construction site induction is very similar to the induction you would get when you start a new job, providing valuable information on the health and safety arrangements.

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CDM 2015 Client Responsibilities

29th June, 2017 - CDM

CDM 2015 increases the responsibilities placed on the client, giving this important duty holder more requirements to comply with. Client duties apply on every construction project. Yes, every project, no matter the size or duration. In this post we summarise client CDM duties.

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