• 3rd August 2020

    Is the Asbestos in my Building Safe? Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regs 2012 is the duty to “Manage”. This means that the person responsible for managing or maintaining a non–domestic property, has the duty to manage any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) present within their building. To be able to manage any ACMs…

  • 29th July 2020

    The Use of Oxygen –  Oxygen is naturally occurring within the air we breath, it is odourless, colourless and a tasteless gas that is slightly heavier than air. Oxygen gas is not flammable, however, if released in to the atmosphere within a building, it will enrich normal atmospheric content levels and would accelerate a fires…

  • 14th July 2020

    Have I Got Asbestos? Any building constructed prior to October 1999 has the potential to include Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). Buildings constructed in the 1960’s and 70’s are highly likely to contain ACMs, as usage peaked in these decades, with an estimated 180,000 Tonnes of raw Asbestos imported into the UK each year. Asbestos fibres…

  • 9th July 2020

    The Query  I recently received a phone call from a member of our Health and Safety Competent Person Scheme.  The query was one that I’ve advised on many occasions over the years. So, it dawned on me that it would probably be useful to share this advice. Acting as a Principal Contractor, the Site Manager…

  • 11th June 2020

    Strange Times! Who would have thought that our lives would be so restricted, and so we find ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic? As we start to ease our way back to the new normality, as business owners, we have to now consider the new world of working, and as far as reasonably…

  • 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…

  • Joining A Health & Safety Accreditation Scheme Could Be A Positive Move For Your Business!
    29th January 2020

    Reasons For Attaining Health & Safety Accreditation Although it’s not a legal requirement, many organisations – when inviting businesses/contractors to tender for projects – are now requiring their prospective suppliers to be accredited with a Health & Safety Accreditation Scheme. Unless accredited, your organisation will not be considered, which may mean that your business is…

  • Do I need to have an Accident Report Book
    14th January 2020

    Reporting Of Work-Related Injuries & Incidents There is a legal requirement under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) to record and report details of work-related deaths or any specified work-related injuries and incidents.

  • 23rd December 2019

    First Aid Requirements On A Construction Site Those working on construction sites face many significant hazards and the likelihood of accidents occurring are significantly more likely, than say, compared to an office environment. It is therefore imperative that should accidents occur, that first aid is given to someone who is injured (or fallen ill), as…

  • What types of Enforcement Action could the HSE take
    19th December 2019

    What Types Of Enforcement Action Could The HSE Take? Even though employers have specific duties to ensure that health and safety regulations are compiled to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees, within construction there continues to be a high rate of accidents and incidents which result in death, injury and financial loss…