The continual development of BIM: How can you utilise it?

When should you review your fire risk assessment?

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places the responsibility on building owners, employers and occupiers to regularly assess the fire safety procedures in their buildings and in the workplace. When should you review your fire risk assessment? Even though there is no fixed period for reviewing fire risk assessments, it...
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A reasonable approach to improving access for disabled people

Ten years after the deadline passed for businesses to make sure their premises and services were accessible, it may be considered surprising to find that many are still vulnerable to claims for discrimination. Then again it may be entirely predictable. There are still many people who do not recognise the...
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Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015: Training

Training Effective training should enable all of the dutyholders to achieve compliance with the regulations in an efficient and cost-effective way, achieving the objectives of not hurting people without reducing, and sometimes enhancing, the efficiencies on the project and for future maintenance, cleaning, etc. The courses available from Callsafe Services Limited...

An inclusive approach to evacuation plans

It is vital for a business to have facilities and procedures in place to help disabled people move around a building – and it is even more important to have effective systems in place to help them get out. When the need arises to evacuate a building the likelihood is...
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Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015: Are the Clients Ready?

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) received Parliamentary approval on 29th January 2015, and will come into force on 6th April 2015; the question must be asked of large and small construction client organisations and the persons such as facilities managers, are you ready? On Friday, 9th January 2015, the...

Wheelchair-user won claim after being grounded by lack of lift

Most people will be aware that they must never use a lift to move around a building in the event of a fire. Some people don’t like lifts anyway, and others have no choice but to use them – unless there isn’t a lift in the first place. That last...
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CDM2015: Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015

Are we ready? On 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version of the regulations have only just been published and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) only issued the draft Guidances for CDM2015 on 9th January...

Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015: Are we ready?

Today, 29th January 2015, CDM2015 gained parliamentary approval, and will therefore come into force on 6th April 2015. As the final version of the regulations have only been published today and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) only issued the draft Guidances for CDM2015 on 9th January 2015; the...
BSMS

Behavioural Focus Reduces Incident Rates

Behavioural safety processes have long been shown to improve occupational safety performance by reducing incidents and injury rates. It is based on a continuous observation and feedback loop that maintains constant attention on safety performance that can be applied to a wide variety of settings. B-Safe® is a Behavioural...

Designing With Disabled People In Mind

The UK is home to a disabled population of more than 11 million. Some impairments are clearly visible; others are hidden. Failing to cater for the needs of a person who has a disability may amount to discrimination, potentially attracting claims, which can be costly and embarrassing for your business. At...
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Improving Process Safety Behaviours

Applicable across a wide variety of disciplines, Behavioural Safety is a proven process for reducing injuries and incidents by eliminating unsafe behaviours in the workplace. It is known to produce many business benefits that include fewer incidents, improved communications, reduced bottlenecks and lower operating costs. Process Safety Management is currently a...
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Fire Extinguisher Training

How to ensure your employees are prepared to deal with emergencies in the workplace? The most important thing is having a fire extinguisher training program in your actual workplace. Focus your training on the type of emergencies employees may really face. When it comes to fire extinguisher training, nothing compares...
BSMS

Workers Behaving Safely

Applicable across a wide variety of disciplines, Behavioural Safety is a proven process for reducing injuries and incidents by eliminating unsafe behaviours in the workplace. It is known to produce many business benefits that include fewer incidents, improved communications, reduced bottlenecks and lower operating costs. Case Study One                                                    A large...
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CDM2007 Design Risk Management Course

Association for Project Safety (APS) CDM2007 Design Risk Management Course The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM2007) require a cultural change in the management of health and safety by the construction project team, but particular emphasis is placed on the requirements for competence of designers, design co-ordination and communication of...