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When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate

When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate Facial hair is hugely popular at the moment – but it may also be placing your employee in danger A quick look out the window proves that the beard remains a must-have male fashion accessory. As we approach peak beard, it is clear that the trend… Read the Full Post

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Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site security

Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site Security Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to a destructive rampage that caused £40,000 worth of damage. The unnamed duo ignored a series of warning signs, scaled a fence, and broke into a digger on a local construction site in Elgin. The pair then gouged a series of trenches… Read the Full Post

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CSCS Cards – Forgeries on the increase

CSCS Cards – Forgeries on the increase We are told that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which means that forgeries indicate the esteem in which CSCS cards are held. After all, if the cards were worthless, people would not go to the trouble of trying to copy them. Man jailed for using forged… Read the Full Post

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CSCS Cards – Health and Safety Awareness Explained

CSCS Cards and Site Health and Safety Awareness Explained Although site operators retain overall responsibility for health and safety provisions on site, individual workers also contribute to raising standards. By law every worker must be properly trained and equipped to complete duties safely – so general site safety awareness training is essential. To help establish an… Read the Full Post

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There’s No Business Like Show Business! CDM Now Covers the Entertainment Industry

There’s No Business Like Show Business! CDM Now Covers the Entertainment Industry It seems like this year’s been all about huge changes in the old ‘elf and safety world – and here’s another big one to rock the headlines. Or rather – headline acts – because as of April this year, new CDM regulations are… Read the Full Post

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Change Ahoy! CDM Regulations are Being Revised and Here’s What You Need to Know

Change Ahoy! CDM Regulations are Being Revised and Here’s What You Need to Know Yet more changes in regulations and legislations! And if those of you in construction are thinking we’ve already been here before – you’re not wrong. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 last got a bit of a facelift back in… Read the Full Post

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Keeping Safe in Construction – Who Does What?

Keeping Safe in Construction – Who Does What? Think health and safety is some other lucky bugger’s responsibility? Think again. In construction, everyone gets to have a slice of the pie. And we all have to pitch in to keep things safe – from clients, to workers on the ground. Whatever hat you wear, there’s… Read the Full Post

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The CDM Regulations 2015 Changes In a Nutshell

The CDM Regulations 2015 – As they stand today!  The Industry are NOT changing what CDM delivers but changing how it delivers it They aim to Focus on Small business And The “technical aspects” of the CDM Regulations will not be changing as they are working well. Significant Structural Simplification Radically simplified structure Structure mirrors… Read the Full Post

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CDM Consultancy Services for the Telecommunication Industry

Construction Health and Safety Services for Hibernia Networks Veritas Consulting have been appointed by Hibernia Networks for CDM Consultancy Services and Construction Health and Safety Support for their Telecommunications project in Bristol, Somerset and Beyond. The works involve the provision of approximately 75km of single 110mm diameter service duct as part of Hibernia Networks Transatlantic submarine cable… Read the Full Post

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Fire! Don’t Fan the Flames on Construction Sites

Fire! Don’t Fan the Flames on Construction Sites Fires are a real threat on sites, especially during refurb work where you have a lot of dry timber and other fuel just lying around all over the place. And fire is one construction site danger that’s a threat to far more than the workers on site.… Read the Full Post

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