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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 helping clients, 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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Here are my most recent posts

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…

Construction workers whistleblower
Am I my brother’s keeper? Keeping colleagues safe on site

Most businesses have a responsible person tasked with ensuring health and safety standards are upheld on site. They will also draw up workplace risk assessments, confirm that employees understand how…

The Notre dame fire
Some health and safety observations from the Notre Dame fire

All eyes were on the Notre Dame fire which gutted the historic Cathedral in Paris. Hundreds of years worth of history were engulfed in flames as the blaze tore through…

man-walking-a-tight-rope
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…

construction site road safety
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…

Snow on construction site
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…

nudging in the workplace
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…

principal designer at a desk
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…

Health and Safety at christmas
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…

ISO45001 - Health and Safety Management
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…

Construction worker injury
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…

Construction robot
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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