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About David Cant

Now in his second decade as a chartered health and safety consultant, 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. You can get in touch on social media Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

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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…

A Bowtie_Diagram for health and safety risk management
Why a bowtie will keep you and your workers safe

Driving workplace accidents ever-closer to the zero option requires a change of mindset about the way risk is identified and managed. That’s never going to be a one-off employee awareness-raising…

health and safety culture signs
Is health and safety culture built into the DNA of your company?

Safe working practices don’t just happen – they are the result of hard work and determination by everyone in your organisation. Making the workplace safer benefits everyone – from those…

Architect under Paperwork
Enough with the health and safety paperwork already

Over the years, health and safety provisions have become synonymous with bureaucracy. Ask any construction site manager or foreman and they’ll tell you – health and safety is nothing but…

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