Posts Tagged ‘Legal obligations under CDM 2007’

08/06/2012

PASMA Tower Week

Preparations are well underway for PASMA Tower Week Yorkshire, a brand new initiative organised by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association in collaboration with its local members – manufacturers, hirer/dealers and training centres.   The aim of this campaign is to promote mobile access towers as a safe and adaptable method of working at […]

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01/06/2012

CDM Regs to be reviewed

The HSE has announced it will be re-drafting the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations for reissue in 2014. The Löfstedt report recommended that an ongoing review of CDM 2007 should consider a clearer expression of duties, a reduction in bureaucracy and suitable guidance for small projects. A spokesperson for the HSE said: “While many aspects […]

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04/09/2011

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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02/06/2011

Preventing harm from falling tools

HSE is publishing this series of short case studies to promote some of the new and practical solutions used to manage health, safety and welfare during construction of the London 2012 projects, to help others working in construction and inspire further ideas to deal with hazards and manage risk. Background Danger from falling objects is always present […]

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20/05/2011

Construction deaths rising during recession

 The HSE has issued several comments recently indicating that client demands and corner cutting has led to an increase in deaths within the construction industry. HSE fatality figures, due to be released, are expected to reveal that there is an increase in the amount of deaths of people working in construction during 2010-11,based on the […]

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06/05/2011

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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20/04/2011

Builder sent to prison for putting profit before safety

A builder has been jailed for four months for carrying out illegal gas repairs and leaving electric work in a state that posed a risk of death. The builder was contracted to build a granny flat at the rear of a house; he started work consistently failed to turn up to finish the job. The […]

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09/04/2011

Construction deaths rise as cuts are ushered in

The number of deaths in the construction industry rose by around 15 per cent last year, fuelling concerns that the cost-cutting measures being implemented by the HSE will reverse the downward trend of recent years. The regulator’s head of construction, Philip White, revealed the increase at a conference, indicating that competence – or lack of […]

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07/04/2011

Products that we like – the Beta Guard Tower Scaffold System

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04/04/2011

Why is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos fibres are present in the environment in Great Britain so people are exposed to very low levels of fibres. However, a key factor in the risk of developing an asbestos-related disease is the total number of fibres breathed in. Working on or near damaged asbestos-containing materials or breathing in high levels of asbestos fibres, […]

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