• 13th December 2019

    What Is A Pre Construction Information Pack (PCIP)? The Pre Construction Information Pack (PCIP) is a document which provides the information already in the Client’s possession, or which is reasonably obtainable, to relevant CDM Duty Holders, such as Designer(s), Contractor or Principcal Contractor. The Pre Construction Information Pack is not explicitly referenced in CDM 2015,…

  • What should be included within a CDM Health and Safety File
    28th November 2019

    Do I Need A Health & Safety File? A Health and Safety File has to be prepared for all construction projects where there is more than one Contractor; this is a specific requirement of The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015. The whole purpose of the CDM Health and Safety File is to ensure that…

  • Health & Safety File Responsibilities – Who Is Responsible For What
    23rd November 2019

    What Is A CDM Health & Safety File? The Health and Safety File is a requirement of The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, and is a record of information for the Client, or End User, regarding a site or structure, which focuses on health and safety. The information it contains will alert those who…

  • 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…

  • How Much Of Your Budget Should Be Set Aside For Asbestos Management
    18th November 2019

    Budget management for any asbestos management project is essential. The question is a simple one – how much does it cost to remove asbestos? The answer, unfortunately, isn’t so simple. There are a number of factors which determine how involved asbestos containment or removal will be – all of which will change the price. Here’s…

  • What Should Be Included Within A CDM Construction Phase Plan?
    10th November 2019

    What Is A CDM Construction Phase Plan? The Construction Phase Plan, also referred to as a CPP, is a document that sets out the health and safety management arrangements for a project and must include specific measures on how the significant risks associated with the project are intended to be managed; this is an explicit…

  • Fire Safety Training for Care Home Staff – Why is it Important
    4th November 2019

    Do My Staff Need Fire Safety Training? It is particularly important to ensure that staff who have responsibilities in the event of a fire are suitable trained on the actions to be adopted. This is a specific requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which states that property owners, or those who are…

  • Should I Remove or Encapsulate Asbestos
    1st November 2019

    When considering the best strategy for Asbestos management, the question of whether to completely remove an Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) or to just encapsulate it is a common problem. Sometimes there might not be an obvious right or wrong answer and the decision might be based solely on the experience and opinion of a Surveyor…

  • Do the CDM regulations apply to my construction project
    18th October 2019

    Whether you are a Client, Contractor or Designer, if you own a business in the construction industry, then you are likely to have come across the CDM Regulations. CDM stands for Construction (Design and Management) and is the main set of legislation for managing health, safety and welfare on construction projects. It is regularly updated,…

  • Who Is Most at Risk from Exposure to Asbestos
    10th October 2019

    Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) were finally banned in 1999. Historically, workers in the building, construction, shipbuilding, railway, and car industries were at particularly high risk of developing Asbestos diseases such as Asbestosis, Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma. Any exposure to Asbestos increases a person’s chance of contracting an Asbestos-related disease. Such diseases can take many years…