• Health and Safety CDM Consultant Position Available in Derby 1
    5th February 2020

    We’re Recruiting! Marpal are looking to recruit a suitable CDM Consultant/Health and Safety Advisor to work from our Derby Office. This position provides an opportunity to work on different exciting construction projects within a variety of industry sectors. The ideal candidate will be required to deliver CDM Consultancy Services to assist CDM Duty Holders in…

  • Does My Organisation Need Health & Safety Support
    19th November 2019

    Organisations have a legal duty to put in place suitable arrangements to manage health and safety. For some organisations whose activities are predominantly office based, implementing health and safety protocols can be reasonably straight forward and uncomplicated. For other organisations, this can be more onerous and less straightforward and therefore, help and assistance may be…

  • 20th September 2019

    Any change to Health & Safety legislation can have significant consequences for companies and sole traders. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, in particular, have made considerable changes to the way Health & Safety is managed in the construction industry.

  • Who Is Responsible For Enforcing Fire Safety Regulation On a Construction Site
    11th September 2019

    Fire safety compliance can often seem intimidating. Knowing which regulations need to be met, and who is responsible for meeting them, can feel needlessly opaque. But fire safety compliance is an essential part of managing a building site. However, knowing which legislation to comply with can be unclear so this guide intends to clarify which…

  • When is a Project Notifiable under the CDM Regulations 2015
    2nd September 2019

    Before a construction project starts on site, the Client has a specific duty under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, to notify the enforcing authority for health and safety, should the project meet any of the following criteria: i) The construction phase is likely to last longer than 500-person days, or ii) Last longer…

  • Do I Need A Fire Risk Assessment & An Asbestos Survey_
    30th August 2019

    To ensure that your property is compliant, you will have to undertake a fire risk assessment and assess the potential risks associated from the exposure to asbestos containing materials. Each requirement falls under separate pieces of legislation, but are equally as important so as to safeguard those occupying your premises and to make sure that…

  • What is a Fire Compartmentation Survey and why is it important
    29th August 2019

    You may have been advised that you need a Fire Compartmentation Survey, so what is it and why is it important? This article will briefly explain this.

  • Is it a legal requirement to have a Fire Risk Assessment
    27th August 2019

    The answer to the question is almost certainly yes for all commercial premises and shared areas of domestic premises, such as blocks of flats. The relevant legislation in England and Wales is The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Reform Order 2005 (similar legislation exists for both Scotland and Northern Ireland).  Under the Order, anyone who has control…

  • What is a CDM Consultant and do I need one
    26th August 2019

    In short, a CDM Consultant (also known as a CDM Advisor) is a construction health and safety professional who provides advice, assistance and guidance to duty holders under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, to ensure they comply with their statutory duties and that health and safety is an integral part of the project.

  • Is it a legal requirement to have a Health and Safety Policy
    23rd August 2019

    Yes, it is a legal requirement. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, every employer must prepare, maintain and revise a written statement showing the policy on safety of the organisation and what arrangements are in place to ensure the general policy is implemented. It is also the responsibility of the employer…