Health and Safety Consultancy Services for SMEs in Birmingham, West Midlands and beyond

Category Archives: CDM Regulations

Construction Industry Kept On Its Toes

New CDM Regulations 2014 – what to expect I recently wrote a blog post about the proposed changes to the CDM Regulations scheduled for 2014. The idea of making these changes is to help address the worrying fact that the construction industry still accounts for a disproportionate number of accidents and injuries in the workplace,… Read the Full Post

Also posted in Blog | | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Assessing The CDM Regulations 2014

As I have said before through this blog, the construction industry remains one of the most accident and incident-prone sectors in terms of health and safety, and in response to this continued concern the Regulations which govern the construction industry are being revised. But what does this mean to those of us involved in one… Read the Full Post

Also posted in Blog | | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Veritas Consulting triumphed over “Big Player” CDM Coordinators

Veritas Consulting a birmingham based Health and safety consultancy has triumphed over a host of “big players” in the CDM Consultancy sector by landing a Framework agreement with BAM PPP one of the market leaders in the Public Private Partnership sector. Veritas Consulting director David Cant welcomed the win as preferred consultancy for the firm, which already… Read the Full Post

Also posted in CDM Coordinators, CDM Services, Health and Safety Law, Health and Safety Services, Workplace Health and Safety | | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Worker Trapped at Leisure Park

Drainage work trench collapse An employee at the Dawlish holiday Park, Lady’s Mile Farm, suffered terrible injuries when he became trapped while working in a trench. Grzezgorz Waluszowski had been asked to help with laying one of the drainage pipes in a trench. While he was in the two meter deep trench the sides collapsed… Read the Full Post

Also posted in CDM Coordinators, Health and Safety at Work, Health and Safety Law, Health and Safety Management, Health and Safety Services, Workplace Health and Safety | | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Has Health and Safety Taken a Step Too Far?

A Case of the Wrong Type of Rescue Equipment Alison Hume’s Life Could Have Been Saved. Has Health and Safety Taken a Step Too Far? In the news last week there was the story about the tragic and preventable death of Alison Hume who dies in July 2008. The 44 year old mother fell down… Read the Full Post

Also posted in CDM Coordinators, competent person, Competent Person Service, Construction, Health and Safety at Work, Health and Safety Law, Health and Safety Services, Workplace Health and Safety | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Collapse of Scaffolding Seriously Injures Nottingham Worker

A scaffolding company which is based in Kirkby in Ashfield has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety executive.  They were found to be responsible for a collapse of the scaffolding in Nottingham which injured a local roofer.   The roofing contractor had to take four months off work while he recovered from his injuries. The… Read the Full Post

Also posted in CDM Services, CHAS Application, Competent Person Service, Health and Safety Services, Workplace Health and Safety | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Health and Safety Demonstration Goes Wrong and Becomes a YouTube Hit

Healthy and Safety gone wrong goes Viral Viral videos zoom over the Internet thanks to sites like YouTube.  Once a video has been caught it spreads quickly, amassing thousands of viewings.  Sometimes this can create superstars, and other times it can bring serious matters to the attention of the public and corporation owners. A Series… Read the Full Post

Also posted in CDM Coordinators, Construction, Workplace Health and Safety | | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Olympic Construction Praised on Health and Safety Record

All health and safety consultants will inform you that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries as far as health and safety is concerned. However, the Olympic build has proven that when work is properly planned, managed and supervised health and safety risks do not have to be so high. Lessons Could… Read the Full Post

Also posted in CHAS Application, CHAS Registration, Workplace Health and Safety | | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CDM Coordinators an essential piece of the Risk Management puzzle.

The construction trade have long been known for the hazardous nature of the work. In an effort to dampen down the accident rate on construction projects, the Construction Design and Management Regulations were updated to provide a more comprehensive control authority. A key part of the CDM regulations is the increased responsibilities bestowed upon CDM… Read the Full Post

Also posted in CDM Coordinators, CDM Services | | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fall from Height Results in Serious Head Injury

As health and safety consultants we often try to point out the dangers involved in working in construction.  Falls from height are one of the most common forms of injuries and deaths, and yet there are still construction firms who fail their employees by breaching the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Accidents… Read the Full Post

Also posted in Construction | | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
Latest Blog Posts
The many dangers of working a rock concert The many dangers of working a rock concert As Green Day’s “Revolution Radio” tour finished its European leg recently, it is clear that the roadies... Read More
HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction Construction remains Britain’s most deadly industry, with site accidents accounting for 210 fatalities in 2016.... Read More
Mates in Mind – mental health guidance for the construction industry Mental health in the construction industry, is a serious matter. Often overlooked, mental health remains a serious concern within the construction industry. Although the sector... Read More
Follow all of the latest Veritas Consulting news on our RSS feed