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About David Cant

A chartered health and safety consultant with 20+ years of experience. David provides how-to articles, advice and guidance to make compliance easier for construction professionals, Architects and the built environment. When David is not helping clients with his unique mix of knowledge and experience, he enjoys being a good dad, a good partner and prefers drinking wine to beer. Known to be good with compliance and a corkscrew. Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

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Here are my most recent posts

Silica dust
What can designers do about the risk of silica dust?

In March of this year, an APPG report highlighted the dangers of and lack of awareness around silica dust. What can designers do about it? In the 1970s, the use…

CHAS Accreditation with Veritas Consulting
Do I need to be CHAS registered?

Competition can be high for contractors. No matter what trade you’re in, there are plenty of others gunning for the same jobs you are. What’s more, potential clients are busy…

cartoon character with magnifying glass over the word RISK
Why you should perform a health and safety audit after COVID

If you are responsible for health and safety, you’re probably sick and tired of hearing about COVID-19 assessments by now. With people across the country returning to work in the…

CDM Principal Designers
Approaching CDM as an architect or principal designer

In 2015, the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) were updated, simplifying the existing structure of the regulations, and applying new responsibilities across all aspects of construction. This included architects…

Construction Health and Safety
CSCS Cards Explained

In a health and safety conscious world, site managers and potential employers want to know the person they are hiring is trained and competent. One of the easiest and most…

health and safety warning signs
Has health and safety really gone mad?

It’s health and safety gone mad. Whether you are a veteran contractor or new to the job, you’ve heard it, and possibly even said it yourself. Since the widespread introduction…

health and safety leadership balloon
Why Health and Safety Leadership Encourages Safe Behaviour

Many people believe that health and safety is packed with paperwork, chock full of checklists, and rampant with rules. This element, known as ‘compliance safety’, does exist and has an…

6 important tips to help people working from home

Working from home is, for now at least, the new normal. But for millions of workers across the UK, this is far from normal. How can businesses prepare workers who…

Declutter health and safety paperwork
How to cut out the safety clutter

Too many rules spoil the company – so you need to cut out the safety clutter. Cutting clutter in your health and safety practices can deliver real benefits to employee…

construction safety risk management
Five steps to construction safety risk management

Managing risk is important in any business, any industry, and every company. But it comes at a price – not that construction safety risk management is a costly exercise –…

How to improve safety culture in construction

CSI your Workplace – No, we’re not saying every workplace is a crime scene… not that type of CSI. Here we’re talking about continuous safety improvement. Establishing and improving safety…

Psychological safety
It’s not all about slips, trips and falls: Psychological safety

While most people think slips, trips and falls as the main focus on health and safety, there are other aspects that are important to foster a sense of teamwork and…

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