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MANAGING HEALTH & SAFETY AND CDM REGULATION 2015 ON PROPERTY PROJECTS

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MANAGING HEALTH & SAFETY AND CDM REGULATION 2015 ON PROPERTY PROJECTS I have written this brief article to help shed some light on a commonly misunderstood area of being a...
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DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A HEALTH & SAFETY APPOINTED PERSON?

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Did you know, Under Regulation 7 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999: “Every employer shall appoint one or more competent persons to assist him in...
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Health & Safety made simple and cost effective

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Does your current Health & Safety procedure cover your legal duties? Everyone knows that we have a duty of care when it comes to health & Safety and that we...
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Site Health & Safety Inspections

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Construction Safety Are you currently carrying out site inspections and audits on your sites? Do you want to help protect yourself and your site team from accidents, potential long-term health...
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Temporary works: FAQ’s

Temporary works: FAQ’s
What are permanent works? These are the outcomes of the construction project that are built for long term use such as buildings, bridges, roads, retaining or any structures that will...
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Scaffolding management

Scaffolding management
Otherwise referred to as ‘staging’, scaffolding is a temporary structure used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, as well as other large structures. The four main types of...
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The consequences of temporary works neglect: A case study

The consequences of temporary works neglect: A case study
The most common patterns of temporary structural failures occur within the earthwork shoring, bracing, formwork and temporary performance systems. 63% of onsite deaths resulted from poorly managed earthwork shoring. The...
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Temporary works: The role of the Coordinator and Supervisor

Temporary works: The role of the Coordinator and Supervisor
  How do Temporary Works Coordinators and Supervisors help the process:   Appointing a Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) should be one of the first ports of call before the initiation...
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Temporary works: At the heart of your construction site

Temporary works: At the heart of your construction site
  Temporary Works on Site:   A significant element of construction health & safety which is often overlooked involves temporary works and the management of them. They allow the permanent...
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Temporary Works On Site

Temporary Works On Site
We are going to take a brief look at an element of construction that is regularly overlooked, but often incurs a large proportion of the cost. If properly managed and...
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Toolbox Talk - Construction Health, Is It Something Overlooked?

Toolbox Talk - Construction Health, Is It Something Overlooked?
We very often hear about Health and Safety. However, something regularly overlooked in this common phrase is the HEALTH part. We will briefly look at the types of health issues...
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Inadequate Temporary Works Planning & £120,000 Fine

Inadequate Temporary Works Planning & £120,000 Fine
Background to the Temporary Works failure: Meldrum Construction Services Limited (MSC) of Gateshead has been fined £120,000 after a construction worker was injured when he fell into a service riser...
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Example Toolbox Talks - Slips, Trips and Falls

Example Toolbox Talks - Slips, Trips and Falls
What is the toolbox talk going to cover? We are going to cover the causes and prevention of slips, trips and falls on your site; this will vary depending on...
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What counts as “construction work”?

What counts as “construction work”?
People often carry out small renovations, or redecorate their property assets and consider this not to be construction work. However, is this actually the case? Are you exempt from CDM...
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Landlords and Developers - How you are classed as a commercial client

Landlords and Developers - How you are classed as a commercial client
Isn’t it fantastic to be a landlord or developer? However, what often goes unnoticed by people who are not professional landlords are the responsibilities that come with owning and developing...
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Landlords and Developers roles in construction health and safety?

Landlords and Developers roles in construction health and safety?
If you are a landlord or developer (from now on referred to as a client), you have a key influence over any project you are involved with. You have the...
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Construction Health & Safety Especially For Landlord Developments and Refubs

Construction Health & Safety Especially For Landlord Developments and Refubs
Are you a landlord or developer? We'd like to share a couple of legal requirements you might not know about!  Firstly - please do not think this article has been...
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Does Teamwork Really Work - What are your thoughts?

Does Teamwork Really Work - What are your thoughts?
The success of any construction project depends on its team. Like any other project, it requires experts from different fields in the industry. These experts could include designers, contractors, architects among other key members. Each expert has a vital role to play to ensure a successful outcome for the project. Together they form a specialist t...
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