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Health and Safety Outrage Strikes Again

by David Cant on September 12th, 2014

Health and Safety media driven news Two ‘Elf n Safety’ issues have hit the headlines again this week, sparking public outrage. Both stories have implications and lessons for other businesses however. West Midlands Policing Woes Despite being recognised as a risky job, police officers have the same right to protection on the job as any… Read the Full Post

Quick Guide to Carbon Monoxide – Keep Your Workers Breathing Easy

by David Cant on September 12th, 2014

Carbon Monoxide Safety guidelines A few weeks ago a gas engineer in Suffolk was sentenced to 18 months behind bars because he didn’t service a gas-fired heater correctly. The next day, when the tenant turned on the heater, he immediately fell ill and unconscious from the fumes – invisible, tasteless, odorless and potentially fatal, as… Read the Full Post

The Perfect Construction Site – Your 12 Must-Have Products, Processes & Construction Procedures

by David Cant on September 9th, 2014

Construction Procedures and Processes Here’s a checklist for you.  The HSE’s 12 products, processes and procedures any super-safe site should have. In previous posts we looked at the HSE’s ‘Red List’ – 12 absolute No No hazards on a work site and in the design procedure. And the ‘Amber List’ – 17 potential hazards you… Read the Full Post

Time To Think Health not Just Safety – For the Construction Sector

by David Cant on September 8th, 2014

Construction Sector – Think Health as much as Safety As we talked about last month, the HSE found one in six UK construction sites unsafe in their surprise spot checks a few weeks ago.  Let’s take a look at the main health problems sites still have. Firstly, one in six isn’t so bad, compared to past… Read the Full Post

Architects – How Much Money is BIM Saving You?

by David Cant on September 1st, 2014

Is Building Information Modelling making its Mark? BIM is booming in construction. Contractors expect the percentage of their work that uses BIM to increase by 50% on average over the next 2 years alone. Why is BIM so popular?  Because it Gives You 59% More Money! First and foremost, BIM is saving contractors lots of… Read the Full Post

Your Simple Guide to Building Information Modelling in Construction (and BIM Maturity Levels)

by David Cant on August 30th, 2014

BIM Building Information Modelling and Guidance for the Construction Industry As Building Information Modelling (BIM) sweeps through construction and architecture in the UK and around the world, it’s making quite a splash. The dynamic generated digital models of building and infrastructure projects is increasing productivity, cutting errors and costs (giving an average 59% ROI to… Read the Full Post

PUBLIC SAFETY – Keep Passersby Safe and Yourself out of Prison

by David Cant on August 22nd, 2014

Public Safety So your workers are safe.  Great.  But is everyone else too? As a bit of an extreme example, an Essex developer was just sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly putting the public, and his workers, at risk. Local residents started calling to complain about bits of debris falling from upper levels… Read the Full Post

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Risk Assessment?

by David Cant on August 20th, 2014

The Big Bad Risk Assessment in your Workplace To many people the words ‘risk assessment’ are likely to elicit a groan. It’s a task which many people see as either merely one of box-ticking for the powers-that-be, or one which is theoretically almost endless. The trouble is that with so many people spouting ‘health and… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety Spot Checks – How did these HSE Spot Checks Pan out?

by David Cant on August 18th, 2014

Back in February we told you about HSE plans to carry out a series of unannounced health and safety spot checks. During a month long campaign, HSE inspectors were to visit construction sites across the Midlands, to assess workers conditions and safety provisions. So what were the outcomes of these spot checks? A massive rise… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety breaches: Where do employers stand legally?

by David Cant on August 14th, 2014

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, or to give it its (ever so slightly) more catchy name, ‘The Enterprise Act’, has recently been introduced.  This Act has significantly changed employers’ liability for Health and Safety breaches (i.e. under what terms can an injured party bring a case against you for a Health and Safety… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety Outrage Strikes Again Health and Safety media driven news Two ‘Elf n Safety’ issues have hit the headlines again this week, sparking public outrage. Both stories have... Read More
Quick Guide to Carbon Monoxide – Keep Your Workers Breathing Easy Carbon Monoxide Safety guidelines A few weeks ago a gas engineer in Suffolk was sentenced to 18 months behind bars because he didn’t service... Read More
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