October 2019

Demolition of Zeon Plant

The Health & Safety Executive advise that there should be a systematic approach to demolition projects and it is a team effort between many people, who all have responsibilities.  Safety For Design recently...

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Flaming Piling Cushions

Worker carrying out ground piling work at construction site with heavy machinery When developing your approach to Pile Driving Safety consider the pile cushion in the design process. Pile Cushions deteriorate after 2000...

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Security isn’t a Dirty Word

Each year construction work injures and kills people who have no direct connection to it. A landowner or occupier of a site is responsible for ensuring the safety of non-employees, trespassers and particularly children....

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The HAVs and HAV nots

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome is a debilitating condition caused by the continuous or frequent use of hand-held power tools and industrial equipment which emit vibration. Symptoms of HAVS include pain, numbness, tingling...

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Evolution of the Employers Agent

The Employer’s Agent (EA); a quantity surveyor, project manager, client representative or all three? “The Employer’s Agent For The Purpose Of Any Contract Must Be One Individual Within Whom The Employer Has...

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Managing Design Risk

The management of risk during the design process is essential for a project to be built safely and maintained safely. A common misconception amongst Designers, since the introduction of the CDM Regulations 2015, has...

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International Language of Safety

“Health and Safety’: Is it truly an international language?” During a recent design team meeting in which SFD was liaising with the Client, Principal Contractor (PC) and end Client, it quickly became apparent that...

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False Positive Drugs Tests

Drug screening results can affect the lives and circumstances of those involved. In recent times drug testing has gone from a non-existent practice to a widespread acceptance within the construction industry. This is...

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What’s in a Clients Brief

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM15) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. These regulations place specific duties on clients...

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Fire Prevention in Refurbishment Activities

HSG 168 Fire Safety in Construction supports those with legal responsibilities under Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM15) and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), and assists...

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