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Health And Safety Rules Post Brexit

What will Health & Safety rules look like after Brexit?

By Neil Munro | 22nd December 2020

We’ve heard a lot of talk in recent weeks and months about Health & Safety laws will look like in the UK post-Brexit. Some people are under the impression that with the end of our relationship with the EU that the Health and Safety rules that we live by will get thrown out the window. …

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Health &Amp; Safety Is Needless Red Ape

Health & Safety is just needless red tape, right?

By Ian Stone | 15th December 2020

We know that Health & Safety is not everyone’s favourite topic. Often, it’s accompanied by much head scratching and sighing as firms try to get to grips with what they see as needless red tape. Whilst firms can often feel like they are drowning in regulations if they fail to follow the rules correctly they …

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Health &Amp; Safety Statistics

Don’t become a Health & Safety statistic

By Neil Munro | 8th December 2020

We are very proud to have our main headquarters in Northampton. It is a great place for our staff to live and work and we are proud to be a part of the vibrant business community here. So, we were saddened to read the latest statistics for the numbers of injuries that took place at …

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Don’t Become Complacent About Covid-19

Don’t become complacent about Covid-19

By Ian Stone | 1st December 2020

It is amazing how quickly we can adapt to change. A year ago, you would never expect to be walking around your local supermarket surrounded by people wearing face masks but how many of us now even give it a second’s thought? The problem is many of us have become so used to the new …

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Health And Safety Priority

Stark reminder why Health & Safety needs to be a priority

By Neil Munro | 24th November 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently released the details of a very sad case which was a stark reminder as to why Health & Safety should always be a priority in the workplace. Solar panel company Blue Sun Energy Limited was sentenced in November for safety breaches after a self-employed labourer fell through a …

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Construction Health And Safety Inspections

Have you thought about Health & Safety recently?

By Ian Stone | 10th November 2020

Health & Safety can feel like a minefield for many businesses. Bosses fear visits from the dreaded Health & Safety inspector and worry about becoming embroiled in endless reams of red tape. Firms regularly become frustrated with ever-increasing workloads landing on their desks because the Government keeps on adding more and more Health & Safety …

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Pre-Construction Advice

Pre-construction advice

By Neil Munro | 27th October 2020

Pre-construction information is health and safety information that is already in the client’s possession or which is reasonably obtainable. It provides a basis for the preparation of the Construction Phase Plan (CPP).  It must be relevant, have an appropriate level of detail and be proportionate given the nature of risks to health or safety involved …

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Construction Phase Plan

What is a Construction Phase Plan?

By Ian Stone | 20th October 2020

In this blog we are going to look at what is a Construction Phase Plan. The Construction Phase Plan must set out the arrangements for securing health and safety, including site rules, whilst construction work is taking place. It must take into account the information the project’s Principal Designer holds such as the pre-construction information …

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Cdm For Self Builders

How does Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 apply to Self Builders?

By Neil Munro | 13th October 2020

Everyone in the construction industry is obliged to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). These regulations set out what people involved in construction work need to do to protect themselves – and anyone the work affects – from harm. These regulations also apply to self builders although the degree to …

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Principal Designer

What should construction clients look for in a Principal Designer?

By Ian Stone | 6th October 2020

A Principal Designer is appointed by the client to have control over a project’s Pre-Construction Phase. The Principal Designer can be an organisation – or on a smaller project an individual – that has: A technical knowledge of the construction industry which is relevant to the project The understanding and skills to manage and coordinate …

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