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Caught On Camera! Roofing Safety Failure

by David Cant on December 16th, 2014

Caught On Camera! Roofing Safety Failure Did you know that 24% of people killed falling from heights are roofers? Well, just in case you still thought it was ever worth skimping on the health and safety front on a roof, here’s a story that’ll have you cringing down to your toes. When a Berkshire construction… Read the Full Post

Change Ahoy! CDM Regulations are Being Revised and Here’s What You Need to Know

by David Cant on December 12th, 2014

Change Ahoy! CDM Regulations are Being Revised and Here’s What You Need to Know Yet more changes in regulations and legislations! And if those of you in construction are thinking we’ve already been here before – you’re not wrong. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 last got a bit of a facelift back in… Read the Full Post

How much do health and safety failures really cost you?

by David Cant on December 12th, 2014

How much do health and safety failures really cost you? Last year, the HSE enforced 10,119 notices in England and Wales. The average penalty charged? £15,153. And the total cost of injuries and ill health across the UK – an estimated £14.2 billion. But health and safety failure has more than just a financial price.… Read the Full Post

Keeping Safe in Construction – Who Does What?

by David Cant on December 5th, 2014

Keeping Safe in Construction – Who Does What? Think health and safety is some other lucky bugger’s responsibility? Think again. In construction, everyone gets to have a slice of the pie. And we all have to pitch in to keep things safe – from clients, to workers on the ground. Whatever hat you wear, there’s… Read the Full Post

Tis the Season for ‘elf and Safety

by David Cant on November 29th, 2014

Tis the Season for ‘elf and Safety The fairy lights are twinkling, and you’ve started your annual month-long mince pie marathon. You’ve dusted down your obligatory ugly Christmas jumper and you’re just getting warmed up to the festive season with The Pogues, Slade and Mariah Carey on repeat. Christmas is definitely in the air. If… Read the Full Post

What is a CDM Principal Designer

by David Cant on November 24th, 2014

What is Expected of a CDM Principal Designer A Principal Designer must plan, manage, monitor and coordinate the pre-construction phase of a project, taking into account the general principles of prevention to ensure that so far as is reasonably practicable, the project is carried out without risks to health or safety; A Principal Designer must plan,… Read the Full Post

The CDM Regulations 2015 Changes In a Nutshell

by David Cant on November 24th, 2014

The CDM Regulations 2015 – As they stand today!  The Industry are NOT changing what CDM delivers but changing how it delivers it They aim to Focus on Small business And The “technical aspects” of the CDM Regulations will not be changing as they are working well. Significant Structural Simplification Radically simplified structure Structure mirrors… Read the Full Post

Go Wireless – and Give Workplace Safety that Extra Boost

by David Cant on November 17th, 2014

Go Wireless – and Give Workplace Safety that Extra Boost How many times have you had to shout across a noisy room, found yourself tripping over cords and cables for radios, or playing an impromptu game of charades as you try to get your point across? Aside from the threat posed by loud levels of… Read the Full Post

CDM Consultancy Services for the Telecommunication Industry

by David Cant on November 12th, 2014

Construction Health and Safety Services for Hibernia Networks Veritas Consulting have been appointed by Hibernia Networks for CDM Consultancy Services and Construction Health and Safety Support for their Telecommunications project in Bristol, Somerset and Beyond. The works involve the provision of approximately 75km of single 110mm diameter service duct as part of Hibernia Networks Transatlantic submarine cable… Read the Full Post

Are You Exposed to These Lethal Occupational Diseases?

by David Cant on November 11th, 2014

Are You Exposed to These Lethal Occupational Diseases? You might be taking all the care in the world around ladders, keeping an eye out for dodgy scaffolding and giving a wide berth to blatantly dangerous machinery. But sometimes the biggest risks in the workplace are glaringly obvious – and we still manage to act totally… Read the Full Post

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