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About David Cant

Chartered health and safety consultant. 20+ years helping busy people in construction and the built environment. David provides how-to articles, advice and guidance to help explain and make compliance easier for clients. A solutionist with a brain you can pick. And you can easily get in touch with David on social media Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

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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…

principal designer at a desk
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…

man-walking-a-tight-rope
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…

wearables technology in construction
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…

Is your cup of coffee harming the Barista?

Coffee shop jobs are sometimes the butt of unkind jobs, portrayed as an unskilled role for struggling millennials. But the reality is that coffee has been elevated to an art…

working at height safety
How to protect employees working at height

Working at height is the UK’s biggest cause of workplace deaths – this is what you need to know. The first rule of working at height on construction sites: don’t….

Artificial Intelligence in Construction

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in society, helping to automate common tasks, increase efficiency and productivity, and to drive down operating costs. As the name implies, artificial Intelligence…

leadership
Creating a workable health and safety culture

Maintaining health and safety standards in the workplace is as much about culture as it is rules. So how can your business foster a culture that places health and safety…

temperature guage
Can you legally take time off because of hot weather?

Can you legally take time off because of hot weather? Summer is certainly here – is there a legal limit when it comes to working in high temperatures? Having recently…

man cutting a tree branch
When employees sabotage their own health and safety

A group of builders has found a loophole in the rules banning shorts on their site – but it’s not as funny as they think. Several U.K. newspapers picked up…

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