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Remember, remember, your health this November!

3rd November, 2016 - Health

Health can often take a back seat when it comes to health and safety. So remember, remember, your health this November! The problem with health risks is that, while they may not affect you immediately, by the time you start to suffer, and even trying to deal with the problem, it might be too late.

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CDM 2015 principal contractor duties explained

20th October, 2016 - CDM

CDM 2015 requires a principal contractor to be appointed on any project with more than one contractor (including subcontractors). The role of principal contractor carries additional CDM duties and responsibilities. Here are the CDM 2015 principal contractor duties explained.

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Under the COSHH?

4th October, 2016 - COSHH

COSHH stands for the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. There are a set of regulations (The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) that requires you to control substances that are hazardous to health within your organisation. So what is exactly is under the COSHH?

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How to write a method statement in 5 minutes

20th September, 2016 - Paperwork

Writing a method statement can be quite time consuming, you need to go through your activity step by step, considering the people, tools, environment, requirements, and how your work will be carried out safely. Ok, so we know what a method statement is, but how can we write one in 5 minutes?

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Do you need a risk assessment?

5th September, 2016 - Paperwork

Do you need a risk assessment? As a general rule, you almost always need a risk assessment. Every employer and self-employed person needs to assess the health and safety risks arising from their work. If you have 5 or more employees you must document your risk assessment process.

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How to perform a risk assessment

17th August, 2016 - Management

A risk assessment should be much more than a document, so rather than just looking at how to write a risk assessment, let's consider how to perform a risk assessment. The aim of your risk assessment is to reduce the risks arising from the activity or task you are assessing.

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CDM 2015 documents explained

12th August, 2016 - CDM

There are several documents required under CDM 2015, in this blog post we look at which documents are required, and when. CDM 2015 has been around for a while now, and applies to all construction projects in Great Britain, and not much has changed when it comes to the documents required, or has it?

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How to calculate if your construction project is CDM notifiable

22nd July, 2016 - CDM

Under CDM 2015 the rules regarding notification requirements have changed, and the changes may be subtle but they can have a big impact on your project. How do we calculate if your construction project is CDM notifiable? In this blog post we look at the notification threshold calculations.

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How to complete the CDM 2015 F10 form

13th July, 2016 - CDM

The CDM 2015 F10 form is the form you will use to notify the HSE of your construction project, if it is notifiable. Under CDM 2015 it is one of the Client duties to submit this form. So what information is needed, and how do you complete it?

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What are the 5 steps to risk assessment?

23rd June, 2016 - Paperwork

We might not realise it but we risk assess things all day. When we are driving, working, playing, and even just crossing the road - is it safe? When completing a formal risk assessment to work, there are 5 steps to follow... but what are the 5 steps to risk assessment?

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Asbestos management survey vs refurbishment and demolition survey

7th June, 2016 - Asbestos

There are two key types of asbestos survey, the management asbestos survey, and the refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey. Both asbestos surveys, but with a difference. So which one do you need? Let's look at asbestos management surveys vs refurbishment and demolition surveys.

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What happened to the CDM coordinator?

25th May, 2016 - CDM

The CDM coordinator role ended in 2015, so what exactly happened to the CDM coordinator? The introduction of the CDM coordinator role was made under the CDM 2007 regulations, however, the introduction of the CDM 2015 regulations saw the removal of the CDM coordinator role. Why?

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