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HSE to Increase Inspections of Moving and Handling Practices in Construction

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is increasing inspections of moving and handling practices in construction sites across the UK in September 2023. This is part of the HSE’s ongoing campaign to prevent ill health from moving and handling materials, which is a major cause of work-related injuries and illnesses in the construction industry.

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Tipper Skips – Are they checked?

Tipper skips are a common sight on UK construction sites. These containers are used to transport and dispose of construction waste, and are an essential tool for keeping sites clean and organised. In this post we will show that the use of tipper skips is subject to a number of regulations and safety requirements, including the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER).

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What is CDM?

What is CDM?

The CDM regulations are an essential part of ensuring the health and safety of everyone involved in a construction project. From the initial planning stages to the completion of the project, these regulations place responsibilities on a number of different parties. As a construction health and safety consultant with over 20 years of experience, I have seen firsthand the benefits of adhering to these regulations. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into the key duty holders under the CDM regulations and their respective responsibilities. Whether you are a client, designer, contractor, or principal contractor, understanding these responsibilities is crucial for ensuring safe and successful construction projects. So, let’s dive in and explore the world of CDM.

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