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About David Cant

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 he is not knee-deep with providing advice, David enjoys being a husband, dad, keeping fit, 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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Workplace risk assessments myth busting

UK employers are legally obliged to conduct a workplace risk assessment for activities that are likely to cause harm to their workers. Risk assessments are one of the most common…

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Raising standards by making health and safety fun

Health and safety is unsexy and boring. In fact, of all the many factors involved in a project, health and safety is one of the least popular. Media coverage of…

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Dealing with ice and snow on a construction site

Slips and falls are some of the most common workplace accidents. But when you add ice and snow to the mix, the dangers are even more pronounced. Managing ice and…

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Pushing and nudging: psychological techniques to raise standards

Nudging in the workplace is a subtle psychological technique used to encourage positive behaviour – and it could help improve site safety too. Your company is duty-bound to continually raise…

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Will Brexit make me less safe at work?

Uncertainty about Brexit has generated all kinds of predictions, including a reduction in workplace safety. But is that really likely? With news that Prime Minister Theresa May has finally thrashed…

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Christmas Elf n Safety Ruins Festive Fun. Again.

The annual Christmas elf n safety madness is in full swing. Here’s our favourite ridiculous stories this year. The first week of the new academic year, and the month of…

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ISO 45001 – Why bother with health and safety management systems?

ISO 45001 is the new internationally recognised occupational health and safety management system replacing ISO 18001 standard – this is why you should implement it, today. According to statistics quoted…

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MSDs are bad for your business.

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent a serious long-term health issue for your employees – are you doing enough to protect them? Although well-intentioned, many workplace risk assessments only address visible dangers…

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Is Brexit about to make UK construction sites SAFER?

New technologies are set to revolutionise UK construction sites and solve the skills shortage crisis. Confusion about Brexit is causing problems for the construction industry, mainly because no one is…

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Is your principal designer just paying lip service.

As a CDM Client, what steps do you take to ensure that your Principal Designer is managing the risks adequately on your behalf? What steps do you take to check…

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Workplace risk assessments are not difficult

Do you get frustrated with people NOT looking at workplace risk assessments with a degree of common sense with regards to controlling the residual risk needed in the workplace? Many…

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How wearable technology could make construction safer

Wearable technology is disrupting construction Devices like the Apple Watch may sound like a gimmick, but they could help raise standards on construction sites. Which can only be a good…

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