• 28th February 2017

    Although Asbestos has been banned from being used in the UK, there are still many buildings built or refurbished prior to 2000 which may contain it. With approximately 20 tradespeople losing their lives every week as a result of past exposure to asbestos, it is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK….

  • 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…

  • 6th February 2017

    In the event of a fire, Care Home residents are unlikely to be able to make their own way to a place of relative safety due to physical or neurological impairment. PEEPs (Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans) are intended to identify the evacuation equipment required and the level of staff assistance necessary to evacuate a resident,…

  • 27th January 2017

    Do I need an Asbestos Survey? If you are a building owner, an employer or you are responsible for having works carried out on your premises (construction, maintenance or repair works), you have a legal duty to manage any asbestos in it, so as to protect people from the exposure to asbestos fibres (Regulation 4…

  • 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,…

  • 12th January 2017

    Carrying out Fire Risk Assessments within Schools, Colleges and Universities can be difficult and complex, as many educational establishments incorporate facilities such as science blocks, food technology rooms, practical based learning (i.e. workshops) etc, all of which create a higher risk environment where there is a greater exposure to fire hazards. Outlined below are some…

  • 9th January 2017

    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, repair and maintenance,…

  • 6th January 2017

    Under the CDM Regulations, the Principal Contractor is required to plan, manage and monitor the construction phase of the project.  Monitoring the on-site activities will assist the Principal Contractor in establishing whether the arrangements to manage health and safety and the control measures in place are suitable and sufficient and where additional control measures may…

  • 15th December 2016

    Fire risk assessments in Hotels need to consider much more than the availability and protection of suitable fire escape routes; these should be relatively straight forward to assess. Arguably, the most important issue to consider when carrying out a fire risk assessment is the evacuation of the guests, especially those who are sleeping. There should…

  • 15th December 2016

    If you are a commercial building owner, an employer or you are responsible for managing construction, maintenance or repair works on a building, you have a legal duty to manage any asbestos in it, so as to protect people from the exposure to asbestos fibres (under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012)….