Posts Tagged ‘Architects duties’


Are you a small builder? Pt 2

Manage hazards and risk As a smaller builder, you are a contractor under Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007 and you must: Plan, manage and monitor your construction work so that health and safety risks are controlled; Set lead times – inform any sub-contractors of the minimum amount of time that will be allowed for planning and preparation; […]

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Asbestos Awareness Training……….coming this month

FACT – It is a legal requirement to provide construction / construction workers with asbestos awareness training* ANNUALLY CHAS Assessors are also increasingly looking for full compliance as part of the application process  These construction trades include: Maintenance Staff Electricians Plumbers Gas Fitters Painters & Decorators Joiners Plasters Demolition Workers Construction Workers Roofers Heating & […]

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HSE provides new information for designers

The HSE has provided new information for designers on how to comply with their duties under CDM 2007 and have produced a CDM Red, amber and green list advising what a designer should be eliminating / avoiding when designing a project and what to encourage As CDM places certain specific duties directly on designers to […]

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New safety advice issued on electric gates

Installers, designers, maintenance firms and manufacturers of electric gates, are being urged to seriously consider new safety advice issued by the HSE following the recent deaths of two children. The safety alert points out that limiting the closing forces of gates alone will not provide sufficient protection to meet the relevant standards, and installers must […]

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Yet another architect fined………………………..

An architect’s practice and a construction company involved in a development have been fined a total of £195,000 following a fatality on site. The construction company pleaded guilty to breaching Section 3(1) of the Health &Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for failing to safely manage subcontractors working for it; they were fined £75,000 and ordered […]

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Complying with the CDM Regulations: 10 Tips for Architects

Architects are doing something creative and positive every working day by supporting the building of new homes, schools and hospitals. They are the core of construction and in a position to improve the performance of health and safety on site and for end users even before the construction has begun. By consideration of health and […]

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