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Temporary works design in 3D modelling

3D Revit and 3D Scaffold Design
Learn more about the "pros" and "cons" of 3D modelling applied to temporary works design. In today’s fast-paced landscape, many different industries are changing at a mind-blowing rate, primarily due...
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Temporary works design in construction and the use of 3D scanning and modelling


Learn more about temporary works and the high standards of today’s industry experts and designers with the use of 3D scanning and modelling. Temporary works are essential to virtually any...
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Commercials Clients are you unknowingly defaulting to PD & PC?

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Commercials Clients are required to appoint key duty holders outlined in the CDM Regulations 2015 in writing In the United Kingdom, if you are a Commercial Client, Designer or Contractor,...
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Designer Risk Assessments

Designers Risk asessment
How can we as Designers help make Construction and Maintenance teams safer from behind our desks?   Did you know as a Principal Designer or Designer under the Construction, Design &...
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Construction Health & Safety Plan - Are you Aware?

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Sector Plan for Health and Safety: Construction The recent sector plan passed by Health & Safety Executives (HSE) aims to decrease and hopefully suppress work-related death, injury and ill health...
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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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