Health and safety - Construction


Always high on the HSE's hit list. Make full use of these policies, procedures and checklists to reduce the accident risk


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Safe demolition of external wallsThe demolition of brick, block or stone external walls - those walls which separate property and land - could, if carried out incorrectly lead to accidents resulting in personal injury to both staff and members of th... Read more
23 Nov 2016
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Safe erection and dismantling of tubular scaffoldingTubular scaffolding erected or dismantled incorrectly could lead to accidents involving serious personal injuries. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 require employers to assess all work at height ... Read more
23 Nov 2016
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Avoidance of buried services When digging holes and trenches, whether on a construction site, the highway or a pavement, the chances are that you may come across buried utility services such as gas, water, communications or electricity.Managing the r... Read more
16 Nov 2016
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Cutting holes in concrete and brickworkCutting holes in concrete and brickwork is a high-risk activity if not managed properly. Not only does the equipment used have the potential to cause injury, the dusts produced can cause ill-health.To reduce the... Read more
16 Nov 2016
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Letter
Appointing a principal contractor letterIf you're a construction client for a project which will involve two or more contractors, you must appoint one of them to take overall control. Use our template letter to do this.Legal reasonsThe requirement to ... Read more
02 Nov 2016
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Summary of principal designer's responsibilitiesThe principal designer (PD) is appointed by a construction client when a project will involve more than one contractor. The individual or organisation takes overall responsibility for health and safety d... Read more
31 Aug 2016
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Notice
Notice - site rules for contractorsIf you're employing contractors, you must make them aware of your site safety rules. You can do this by displaying our easy to understand notice.Manage the risksIf contractors are engaged to complete a project on you... Read more
01 Jul 2016
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Checklist
Construction health and safety file checklistA health and safety file is required for construction projects involving more than one contractor and is a specific requirement of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.  Our checklist... Read more
04 May 2016
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Client briefThe client brief is designed to help others involved in a construction project understand the client's vision and aims for the work. Use our document to ensure you've covered what's needed.What's covered?Our document outlines what you should ... Read more
30 Mar 2016
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Checklist
Client's CDM compliance checklistThe CDM Regulations apply to all construction projects and clients have a key role to play. Our checklist will help you to understand and meet your legal duties.CDM RegulationsWhen the Construction (Design and Manageme... Read more
03 Jan 2016
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