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  • Health & Safety Documents - Request for pre-construction information
    Request for pre-construction informationConstruction work clients should proactively send out pre-construction information, but what should you do as a contractor if they don't know this? Rather than struggle on, use our document.The lawThe duty to provide pre-construction information falls within the client's duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM). However, it's understandable that clients often fail to do this because many have little experience of construction and may...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Compliance audit - site
    Compliance audit - siteIf you're managing construction works, you must ensure that the health and safety arrangements are up to scratch. You can check this using our form. In-depth checkAs construction works have significant risks associated with them, it's vital that staff and contractors follow your prescribed safe systems of work. To check this is happening and to record evidence of what you have found, use our new Compliance Audit - Site. This detailed document will help you to check all aspects of compliance....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Construction phase plans
    Safety briefing - construction phase plansThis briefing describes the purpose and content of construction phase plans (CPP) and the associated legal responsibilities. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Construction Phase Plans is to tell anyone involved in construction work, particularly construction workers and inexperienced clients, why CPPs are required and what they contain.  What is a CPP?The CPP is a document which sets out all the site safety management arrangements for construction work....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Construction - health and safety file checklist
    Construction health and safety file checklistA health and safety file is required for construction projects involving more than one contractor and is a specific requirement of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.  Our checklist explains what should be included.Who creates the health and safety file?The file is drawn together by the principal designer (PD) and the client must oversee that this happens. The information comes from all of the designers and contractors involved in the project....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Contractor appraisal questionnaire
    Contractor appraisal questionnaireBusinesses are under a legal obligation to check the competence of their contractors, and the simplest way of doing this is to use a questionnaire. To make it less of a burden on both sides, our contractor appraisal questionnaire has been designed to ask for the minimum amount of information.Using the formThis questionnaire should be used to assess contractors with five or more employees. Smaller organisations are not legally required to have all of the documentation the form...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Client's CDM compliance checklist
    Client's CDM compliance checklistThe CDM Regulations apply to all construction projects and clients have a key role to play. Our checklist will help you to understand and meet your legal duties.CDM RegulationsWhen the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 replaced the 2007 Regulations, clients were given additional responsibilities for health and safety. There are extensive requirements for projects, even those on a small scale. Note. "Construction work" includes everything you would expect,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Office refurbishment checklist
    Office refurbishment checklistAs it's easy to underestimate the health and safety hazards involved in office refurbishment, you should use a checklist to manage the main hazards such as noise and excessive dust.Office refurbishment hazardsEven relatively minor work can cause disruption to the fire escapes, lead to excessive noise and fumes etc. If left unplanned, such work could rapidly cause a deterioration in the health and safety standards of the premises, putting employees and contractors at risk. Our Office...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Pre-construction information checklist
    Pre-construction information checklistUnder the CDM Regulations, clients of construction work must provide pre-construction information to contractors and designers. Our pre-construction information checklist will help ensure you've covered everything.CDM RegulationsThe Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 require clients to provide pre-construction information for all construction works, whatever the scale. The purpose of this is to enable contractors to plan and price the job. The level of...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Construction phase plan checklist
    Construction phase plan checklistIf you're acting as principal contractor for a large construction project, your construction phase plan will need to be detailed. Our checklist will guide you through what to include.  When you need oneA construction phase plan is a document which sets out all the site safety management arrangements for a construction project. Since the introduction of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 this type of document is required for all projects, even very small...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Construction minor works - pre-start checklist
    Construction minor works - pre-start checklistBefore carrying out building alterations, repairs or maintenance, it's sensible to check that the key safety arrangements are in place. Use our checklist as a pre-requisite before any such work begins.Using the formWhether the work takes place on your own premises or those of a third party, the correct preparations will pay dividends. Incidents can occur when, for example, the team tries to get by without an essential piece of equipment or forgets to check for hazards...
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