The Building Safety Bill Series Part 1

Building Safety Bill (BSB) – In Bitesize Chunks As part of our Building Safety Bill series, we look to highlight the main points and break them down into easy to understand chunks and give you a better understanding...

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The Operations & Maintenance Manual [O&M Manual]

What is an O&M manual? When asking what an O&M Manual is (or what it should contain), you’re likely to get a variety of answers. Some will say it’s the Manufacturer’s Literature. Others will mention...

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The Real Cost of Safety

The Issue It is an employer’s duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and other people who might be affected by their business. Employers must do whatever is reasonably practicable to...

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We need to talk about Mental Health

  For years, workers in the construction industry have been suffering in silence due to a stigma surrounding sharing their feelings with colleagues. This perceived inability to discuss what is on their mind,...

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Health & Safety Culture

You may have heard of a ‘Safety Culture’ being discussed on site. Every company has one…but what is it and why should you care about it? Here we look at the types of safety culture, how to identify a negative...

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Temporary Works – Construction

Do you know what temporary works you have on your site? There will be examples of temporary work at all stages of construction including pre-construction, construction, refurbishment and during maintenance. When...

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RIDDOR – Covid-19

Did you know that catching the COVID-19 virus from your workplace is a RIDDOR reportable incident? There are 3 discerning circumstances when you should make a report: when an accident or incident could have led to the...

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Outsourcing Health and Safety – Assurance When Needed Most

It has been said, ‘A manager wears many hats; in times of pressure, the H&S hat is the first one that is taken off’. With many “non-essential” companies reopening for business following government...

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Legionnaires : The hidden killer

Covid-Secure Returning to Work – Legionella As businesses return and prepare for the ‘new normal’ risk assessment is the phrase on everyone’s lips. Social distancing, PPE, hygiene, and cleanliness is all at...

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Are you ready for Face Fit Testing?

Face Fit Testing – When is it required? Employers must carry out face fit testing if they require their employees to wear a mask that relies on a seal with the face to work effectively. With masks now being used in...

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