Health and Safety Assurance, AMP7 investment programme, Costain, Arup, Yorkshire Water,

Arup & Costain secure £2m Yorkshire Water contract

Arup, in a joint venture with Costain, has secured a Health & Safety Assurance consultancy framework contract worth £2m as part of Yorkshire Water’s AMP7 investment programme.
Risk Cube, BakerHicks, health and safety information,

BakerHicks launches Risk Cube to identify health and safety concerns

BakerHicks has launched the Risk Cube, an innovative way of protecting the health and safety of construction workers and end users.
domestic Client

Should the domestic Client take on their own CDM duties?

Christian McCale, Senior consultant at Lucion Consulting, asks whether it is right that domestic clients should be able to absolve themselves completely of all CDM responsibilities
CDM 2015

CDM 2015 to remain unchanged following review into cutting housebuilding red tape

The government will the leave the CDM Regulation 2015 unchanged following a review into the housebuilding sector
safety failings

Safety failings lead to fines of more than £400,000 for three firms

A worker falling from height has led to three companies receiving fines of more than £400,000 after health and safety failings were found
BIM and CDM2015

BIM and CDM2015 – an opportunity to excel

BIM and CDM2015 have similar requirements and objectives. To ignore the synergy would be a missed opportunity argues David Carr, Managing Director of Callsafe Services Limited

CDM Differently and the architect

How can CDM Differently and the architectural process lead to a successful project outcome? Paul Bussey, Technical Consultant at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and RIBA member, discusses what it means for architects
health and safety

Fine for construction firm after worker hit by HGV

Crest Nicholson Operations has been fined after a worker was run over by a HGV and sustained life-threatening injuries.
CDM15 Health and Safety

CDM15 – one year on

The introduction of CDM15 last year saw significant changes to the health and safety landscape. Now one year on, Louise Hosking, Director at Hosking Associates Ltd outlines the challenges that remain.

Tesco fined £500k for missing pre-construction information

Major supermarket chain Tesco has been fined after an investigation revealed safety failing that lead to a workman falling from height Tesco Stores Ltd and Tesco Maintenance Ltd have been hit with a £500,000 fine for failing to conduct the necessary pre-construction paperwork on a job.
The National CDM and Student Designer Awards

The National CDM and Student Designer Awards

Jody Kennedy of Construction Safety UK takes time to talk with APS about why CSUK chooses to be the headline sponsor of our National CDM and Student Designer Awards, as well as why you should come along to the inspirational evening too In today’s world, we’re often so caught up...

Injured workman rescued by crane

A firm has been sentenced for safety failings after a crane had to be used to rescue a workman who fell into a lift pit.

CDM2015 and its impact on smaller construction projects

CDM2015 will have special significance for smaller construction projects and the appointment of the Principal Designer as explained by Jonathan Moulam of The Association for Project Safety The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 came into force just over a year ago in April 2015 with the transitional period ending...

CDM2015 and BIM synergy

David Carr, Managing Director of Callsafe Services Limited, argues that if BIM systems are used on a project and have not been integrated with the CDM2015, we will have missed a unique opportunity… The Building Information Modelling (BIM) process requirements and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) requirements...

Health and Safety: A duty of CDM2015

John Banks, Director at The Association for Project Safety explains the role of the Principal Designer and how to comply with the CDM2015 Regulations… So, what is the role of the Principal Designer all about? What it should be about is working with Clients and Designers during the Pre-Construction Phase,...

CDM2015 & the homeowner

Louise Hosking, Director at Hosking Associates Ltd sheds light on how CDM2015 affects the homeowner and what they need to do to remain compliant… The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) came into force on 6th April 2015 and has implications for anyone organising work on their home. Previously, the...

PROFILE: CDM 2015 – Don’t be a busy fool

SME builders worried about the revised Construction Design Management (CDM) 2015 regulations are being advised to use HBXL’s Health & Safety Xpert software to help them comply… CDM 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015 and brought a raft of new measures designed to improve health and safety on...

Much ado about CDM

Andrew Dixon, Policy Advisor at the Federation of Master Builders provides an easy to understand breakdown of what the new regulations mean, and the impact it has on their members… When important sets of regulations undergo major revisions, representative organisations face particular sets of challenges in both speaking on behalf...

PROFILE: Health and safety training

Over 25 years providing effective and efficient health and safety advice and training to the construction industry and others… Callsafe Services Limited has been providing health and safety advice, assistance and training to our clients, and our clients’ projects, since 1987. Our clients have included many central and local government...

The Principal Designer Role in Practice

The deadline for the CDM 2015 changeover has arrived. With many designers still uncertain about the role of Principal Designer, Acoura is keen to dispel myths, allay fears and clarify the requirements surrounding the role and explain how we can assist with the transition by providing expert advice and...

Who did you say could be the Principle Designer?

Andrew Leslie, Technical and Standards Manager at The Association for Project Safety provides clear guidelines as to who can be the Principal Designer to satisfy the CDM2015 Regulations… The amount of incorrect information regarding the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) in circulation is really quite worrying. The regulation’s...

CDM 2015: What’s new?

The HSE provide an outline of the CDM Regulations 2015 and how they should be interpreted to ensure compliance… On April 2nd, HSE published the new CDM 2015 Regulations and the accompanying L series guide. The guide explains what the law is seeking to achieve and what the regulations mean...

CDM2015 Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Skilled, knowledgeable, experienced and capable? The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) come into force on Monday, 6th April 2015, within Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). The date for these regulations coming into force in Northern Ireland has still to be determined, but is unlikely to before the...

Who can be the Principal Designer?

James Ritchie of The Association for Project Safety advises on who can actually take on the role of Principal Designer and the legal responsibility for CDM duties within a construction project… The amount of incorrect information regarding the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM2015) that is being written in...

CDM 2015 for FM

Mike Packham, Partner of Bernard Williams Associates and BIFM member examines how the new CDM regulations are likely to impact the FM sector… Like many Facilities Managers I suspect, my involvement with Construction, Design and Management (CDM) in the past has been fairly limited – essentially to those occasions when...

CDM2015 and domestic projects

James Ritchie of The Association for Project Safety answers the questions most raised about the new CDM Regulations with regard to domestic projects… The phone line has been red hot since the beginning of the year. Everyone wants to know the implications of the new CDM Regulations; what they mean...

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