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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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Why Toolbox Talks Are Important In Construction

27th June, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks are mostly used in construction. Sure, you have health and safety talks, health and safety moments and essentially, the same kind of thing in other industries. But the term toolbox talk is mostly used on construction sites. Why are these health and safety toolbox talks important?

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The History Of The CDM Regulations

21st June, 2017 - CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations), like many things, have changed and developed over time. The history of the CDM Regulations actually goes back over 20 years! Let’s take a look at the history of the CDM Regulations.

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Are COSHH Assessments A Legal Requirement?

19th June, 2017 - COSHH

The short answer is, yes. COSHH assessments are actually a legal requirement under not one, but two pieces of legislation! Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH Regulations), COSHH assessments are required by law, for any substances that are hazardous to health.

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What Does RIDDOR Stand For?

15th June, 2017 - Paperwork

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, which is a bit of a mouthful, so it is usually shortened to RIDDOR. RIDDOR places duties on employers, self-employed and people in control of work premises.

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10 Tips For Interesting Toolbox Talks

13th June, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks can be interesting if you pick the right topics, the right delivery, and deliver the right information. In this blog post we look at 10 ways to make your toolbox talks succeed. Here are our 10 tips for interesting toolbox talks.

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The Difference Between Risk Assessments And Method Statements

9th June, 2017 - Paperwork

When carrying out a project or services, especially within higher risk industries, you will often be asked for risk assessments and method statements for the work. These are two different documents, but might cover the same task or activity. What's the difference?

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HSE Fee For Intervention Charges Explained

8th June, 2017 - Management

FFI 'fee for intervention' was introduced under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. The aim of FFI is to recover the HSE's related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action, charging businesses that are in breach of health and safety regulations.

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What Is CDM In Construction?

5th June, 2017 - CDM

CDM applies to nearly every construction project, so if you work or become involved with the construction industry you will likely hear the term CDM. But what is CDM? CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, a set of Regulations that apply to all construction projects.

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CDM Duties Guidance – 6 Free Pdfs

1st June, 2017 - CDM

Do you know your duties under CDM? You soon will when you download our free guidance pdfs. Since nearly everyone has duties under CDM, we have created 6 FREE downloadable PDF factsheets, covering guidance for CDM duty holders. Get up to speed on your CDM duties.

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7 Actions For Combating Stress At Work

30th May, 2017 - Health

There are lots of things you can avoid to reduce stress at work, don’t drink too much caffeine, don’t over think about the things that are stressing you out, but sometimes taking action and combating work related stress head on can help you to take back control. Here are 7 actions you can take.

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