Posts Tagged ‘Top 10 tips for Architects’

14/10/2010

New fire safety guidance released

The HSE has published revised guidance on “Fire Safety in Construction”.  The new guidance, freely available on HSE’s website, is about preventing fires from starting and ensuring people’s safety if they do. Relevant to all construction projects, including small refurbishment sites, the guidance is aimed at all those with a role for developing and managing […]

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16/09/2010

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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09/08/2010

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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26/07/2010

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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