• CDM Compliance - How To Create A Design Risk Assessment
    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…

  • How often should a Site Safety Inspection be carried out
    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.

  • 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…

  • 30th November 2017

    CDM REGULATIONS 2015 The CDM Regulations 2015 came into force on 6th April 2015 and replaced the CDM Regulations 2007; these being the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare on construction projects. The CDM Regulations apply to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions,…

  • CDM Regulations; Construction Site
    11th October 2017

    What does construction work actually mean?  Well, we would all probably agree that the demolition of a block of flats, the construction of a school, the refurbishment of a hotel or an extension to a doctor’s surgery is construction work; that seems pretty obvious.  So how about replacing your bathroom suite, painting and decorating a…

  • 5th April 2017

    This article looks at some of the key health and safety considerations when carrying out refurbishment works within Care Homes, however, it is not intended to be inclusive of all potential issues, which may be encountered. When considering whether to have refurbishment works undertaken within your Care Home, it isn’t as straight forward as arranging…

  • Building Manuals
    28th March 2017

    The Building Operation and Maintenance Manual, is a document which is developed and compiled during the construction phase of a project and is handed over to the Client, or End User on completion. The Building Manual contains information regarding the operation, maintenance, decommissioning and subsequent demolition of a building or structure. The Building Manual is usually compiled by…

  • 10th March 2017

    On a construction project where there is likely to be more than one trade Contractor, the Client has a duty to appoint a Principal Designer.  The primary role of the Principal Designer is to coordinate the health and safety aspects of the pre-construction phase.  Sometimes it is difficult to know who should take on this…

  • Pre Construction Information
    16th February 2017

    What is Pre Construction Information? In its simplistic terms, Pre-Construction Information is the information required to allow safe designs to be developed and enable the Principal Contractor to plan and manage the construction phase of the project. Who is responsible for Pre Construction Information? On a project where there is likely to be more than…

  • 19th January 2017

    Under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, a Construction Phase Plan is required for ALL projects. Where there is more than one Contractor working on a project, this becomes the responsibility of the Principal Contractor. The Principal Contractor is responsible for planning, managing and monitoring the construction phase of the project. In doing so,…