Outsourcing Health and Safety – Assurance When Needed Most

It has been said, ‘A manager wears many hats; in times of pressure, the H&S hat is the first one that is taken off’. With many “non-essential” companies reopening for business following government...

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Legionnaires : The hidden killer

Covid-Secure Returning to Work – Legionella As businesses return and prepare for the ‘new normal’ risk assessment is the phrase on everyone’s lips. Social distancing, PPE, hygiene, and cleanliness is all at...

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Are you ready for Face Fit Testing?

Face Fit Testing – When is it required? Employers must carry out face fit testing if they require their employees to wear a mask that relies on a seal with the face to work effectively. With masks now being used in...

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Biodiversity – Mother Nature’s Medicine

Friday 5th June is World Environment Day (WED) with this year’s theme ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’, looking at how we will tackle the increasing loss of species and habitat losses and is hosted by Columbia which...

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Covid-19 Client Duties

Getting back to work in construction may look a little tricky given the current circumstances surrounding the Pandemic, but with a little planning and thought it can be done. Perhaps the most prevalent ways of...

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“COVID-19 Secure” – How Employers can prepare for the “new normal”.

People across the UK start the gradual return to work today, following the government’s announcement of their measures to ease lockdown and get the economy kickstarted again. To help businesses become “COVID-19...

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Construction Sector – Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice

  “The Construction Leadership Council has advised UK government that the construction industry will come to work today, to prepare to shut down works safely, whilst awaiting further information and clarity....

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CDM2015 Client Observations

Previously the CDM coordinator acted as the ‘key project advisor’ to the Client in respect of construction health and safety, however under CDM2015, several of the previous functions of the CDM coordinator are now...

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CDM2015 Designer Observations

The term ‘designer’ has a broad meaning in industry, ranging from conceptual design to technical designers of structural components. However, as previously mentioned, the HSE state the term designer relates to the...

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Operation and Maintenance Manuals

When asking what an O&M Manual is (or what it should contain), you’re likely to get a variety of answers. Some will say it’s the Manufacturer’s Literature. Others will mention Drawings or Certificates. Another...

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