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Pre-construction Information

We prepare PCI [Pre-construction Information) Packs for our clients to comply with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
PCI’s is be defined as

“…information in the client’s possession or which is reasonably obtainable by or on behalf of the client, which is:
. relevant to the construction work;
. is of an appropriate level of detail; and
. is proportionate […]

Fire Safety in Building Design

The IOSH Fire Risk Management Group held a parliamentary reception at the House of Commons in September, to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.  Attendees, including MP’s, peers, industry leaders and representatives from trade associations and professional bodies, examined the fire-related challenges and opportunities in today’s built environment and explored […]

By |October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments|

Case Study: Fire Safety in Timber Frame Construction

A recent prosecution has highlighted the need for stringent health and safety management during timber frame construction, which according to the STA (Structural Timber Association) is now the fastest growing construction method in the UK.  With 75% of self-builders using timber as their primary method of construction and timber increasingly becoming the material of […]

Brexit: Implications for Health and Safety in the UK

There was much discussion before the EU referendum took place on 23rd June about the implications of Britain choosing to leave the European Union on our Health and Safety legislation.  Not surprising as about two-thirds of UK regulations introduced in the past 25 or so years have originated from the EU.  However there was […]

CDM 2015: Repair and Maintenance

A recent article in IOSH Magazine (official publication of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) sought to clarify which repair and maintenance jobs fall under the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).

Legal interpretation suggests that the formal requirements of the regulations, for example construction phase plans, apply to most maintenance, […]

CDM 2015: Repair and Maintenance

A recent article in the IOSH Magazine sought to clarify which repair and maintenance jobs fall under the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015).

Legal interpretation suggests that the formal requirements of the regulations, for example construction phase plans, apply to most maintenance, cleaning and repair activities, which would present new challenges […]

CDM 2015: Client Duties – Domestic Projects

One notable difference between the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM 2007) and CDM 2015, which came into force on 6th April last year, is that the new regulations specify duties for domestic clients. However CDM 2015 makes a clear distinction between domestic and commercial clients.

Commercial clients are those who commission construction work […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Domestic|0 Comments|

HSE: Roofer killed in fall from height

Walter Booth (trading as WB Roofing) was carrying out repairs to the roof of Micklegate Methodist Church, Pontefract in September 2012.

A HSE investigation found the scaffolding edge protection provided by Wayne Morgan (trading as Barnsdale Scaffolding) failed to follow the profile of the roof edge leaving a gap through which 63yo Mr Booth fell.  Morgan […]

HSE: Firm fined after worker suffered burns on first day of work

Leicester Magistrates heard that a 21-year-old in-experienced agency worker, on his first day of full time employment, was exposed to alkaline cement slurry by standing in a drainage pit with inadequate PPE.  He suffered burns to his feet and ankles and required plastic surgery with his feet and lower legs being scarred for life.  He was in hospital […]

Court action against roofing firm 17yo breaks back in fall

Preston Magistrates’ Court fined a firm £10,000 following a 17yo mental-health patient broke her back and pelvis when she fell 6 metres from a roof of the Royal Preston Hospital in Fullwood.

W Hughes and Son Ltd was prosecuted by the HSE when they found the company had not prevented access to the scaffolding on site. […]