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…
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…
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…
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,…
3rd October 2019
Over recent years, Health & Safety experts have noted that when carrying out risk assessments, some organisations list every risk that comes to mind. However, this tendency to over-catalogue hazards is unnecessary. Instead, it is more productive to assess risk levels realistically, concentrate on significant hazards and focus effort where it is worthwhile. Below, we…
20th September 2019
Any change to Health & Safety legislation can have significant consequences for companies and sole traders. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, in particular, have made considerable changes to the way Health & Safety is managed in the construction industry.
2nd September 2019
Before a construction project starts on site, the Client has a specific duty under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, to notify the enforcing authority for health and safety, should the project meet any of the following criteria: i) The construction phase is likely to last longer than 500-person days, or ii) Last longer…
26th August 2019
In short, a CDM Consultant (also known as a CDM Advisor) is a construction health and safety professional who provides advice, assistance and guidance to duty holders under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015, to ensure they comply with their statutory duties and that health and safety is an integral part of the project.
22nd August 2019
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 hazard and level of risk, designers are encouraged firstly to eliminate…
16th August 2019
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.