So, coming to the end of the first three years of CDM 2015, we might ask what has changed? The Injury and Ill-Health Picture Headline health and safety statistics published by the HSE in 2017 for the construction sector in Great Britain suggest that not a lot of change has happened, in terms of the… Continue reading CDM 2015: Three Years On
All designers and contractors involved in the planning and execution of construction work must take into account the general principles of prevention when carrying out their respective duties. Learn what’s involved in each of the 9 principles of prevention..
In Part 2 of this guide to the NCC2 practical, I will be looking at the ‘Report to Management’, practical element of the moderation. Having previously discussed the need to start the process early and the specific content of the safety inspection, we will now have a look at what might usefully be included in… Continue reading Unit NCC2: Construction Health and Safety Practical Application Part 2 – The Management Report
In this part 1 guide to the NCC2 practical we are looking at the safety inspection of a workplace. I should start this blog with (what I think is) a very important comment: NCC2 is a PRACTICAL EXAMINATION which covers the FULL NGC1 AND NCC1 syllabus That may seem obvious in the context of the… Continue reading Unit NCC2: Construction Health and Safety Practical Application Part 1– The Safety Inspection
In a keynote address to the recently formed ‘CDM Forum’, which has been widely publicised in the industry, a former Chief Executive of the HSE stressed the importance of the ‘Industry Taking Responsibility’ in matters of design and management. Using his first-hand experience of the catastrophic effects of the 2011 earthquake aftershock on the city… Continue reading A Review of CDM 2015 – One Year On
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 came in to effect on 6 April 2015 with the key aim of encouraging safer working practice in order to prevent injury, ill-health and fatalities to those working in construction and also to reduce bureaucracy. Replacement of CDM Co-ordinator Role A significant change in CDM 2015 is the… Continue reading Responsibilities of the Principal Designer under CDM 2015
In light of the draft Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015 having been published to replace CDM 2007, due to be enforced 6 April 2015, here is an outline of all duty holders involved in a construction project and their duties. Clients – are organisations or individuals for whom a construction project is carried… Continue reading CDM 2015 Roles and Responsibilities of Duty Holders