23rd August 2019
Is It A Legal Requirement To Have A Health and Safety Policy? 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…
22nd August 2019
CDM Compliance: How To Create A Design Risk Assessment As a designer, under the CDM Regulations you must critically assess your design proposals at the start and throughout the design process. A good designers risk assessment should identify the hazards and evaluate the risks that may arise from the design. Dependent upon the…
16th August 2019
How Often Should A Site Safety Inspection Be Carried Out? The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 require that suitable arrangements are in place to ensure that sites are regularly checked, particularly as the nature of construction sites regularly change.
14th August 2019
When Do I Need To Review My Staff’s Asbestos Awareness Certificate? Did you know that asbestos can cause a serious risk to your health? Responsible for around 4,500 deaths each year, it can lead to cancer of the lungs and chest lining, as well as an array of other serious medical conditions.
26th July 2019
Can I Remove Asbestos Myself? For those who own or control buildings, asbestos management is a duty that you’re required by law to carry out, and there’s a very good reason for this. Asbestos can pose a real threat to health, with a host of potential diseases attributable to exposure.
22nd July 2019
So, You Think You’ve Found An Asbestos Containing Material: What Now? The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 imposes duties on those who own or have control of a property to manage asbestos. This means that in instances where such materials have been found, it’s down to the duty holder to make sure it’s…
8th July 2019
Contractors Health and Safety Accreditation Schemes As a contractor working within the construction industry, you are constantly having to demonstrate to clients that you have the credentials required not only to deliver a quality product, on time and within budget, but to ensure the health, safety and welfare of your…
27th June 2019
What Is A Competent Person In Health & Safety? As an employer, you should be aware that you have certain health and safety responsibilities to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all your employees, sub-contractors and anyone who may be affected by your business activities.
24th June 2019
Do I Need a Construction Phase Plan? If you are a Contractor looking to manage and carry out building work, you will most definitely need to consider the development of a Construction Phase Plan. Regardless of the size, nature, the duration, the number of workers, the number of contractors involved and the risks associated with…
19th June 2019
Do I Need To Appoint A Competent Person To Keep My Business Health & Safety Compliant? Do I need to appoint a Competent Person? Well, it really does depend! Not very useful, I know, but there are a number of factors that you’ll need to consider.