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CSCS withdraw CRO card
CSCS withdraw CRO card

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is reminding the industry to get ready for the withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card.


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Keeping safe in stormy conditions
Keeping safe in stormy conditions

Working outdoors can present a number of risks that indoor workplaces do not have to consider. One particular threat is stormy weather conditions. Hazards occur in weather conditions such as; wet conditions, thunderstorms, cold conditions and wind.The health and safety professionals may wish to acquaint themselves with advice by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on how to recover businesses safely in relation rain and wind.


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Advancing your career in the construction industry
Advancing your career in the construction industry

So, we have spoken about how to begin your career in the Construction Industry in our previous blog post and we hope that this was helpful. It is now time to have a look at how you might start to develop and advance in your construction career. This post aims to give you more insight into the roles of Site Supervisor and Site Manager and how you can progress to these levels.


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Beginning a career in the construction industry
Beginning a career in the construction industry

The construction industry is an exciting and diverse industry with a variety of different roles. From building surveyor to site manager, there are many different career paths to choose from. Read our blog on starting a career in the construction industry.


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Flood Safety Advice
Flood Safety Advice

We have had an incredibly wet November so far, and following flood alerts earlier this week, health and safety professionals may wish to acquaint themselves with advice by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on how to recover businesses safely following a flood.


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Invest in IOSH Managing Safely: Training that delivers results
Invest in IOSH Managing Safely: Training that delivers results

Managing safely is unlike any other course. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and a sharp business focus. But you’ll also find that the highly innovative format and content engages and inspires your staff – critical to getting safety and health embedded across the whole organisation.


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RPE Facefit Testing
RPE Facefit Testing

RPE (Respiratory protective equipment) can protect your health and potentially save your life. Many workers have died because they have entered confined spaces without RPE, used incorrect RPE and/or worn RPE incorrectly.


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Sun Protection For Construction And Other Outdoor Workers
Sun Protection For Construction And Other Outdoor Workers

We all know that too much sunlight is harmful to your skin, however it isn’t just a sudden expose whilst on holiday that is harmful. A built up tan can be harmful to your health. A “tan” is a sign that the skin has in fact been damaged. Read our blog on how to protect yourself in the hot weather.


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Hand arm vibration syndrome
Hand arm vibration syndrome

Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or dead finger, is a secondary form of Raynaud's syndrome, an industrial injury triggered by continuous use of vibrating hand-held machinery. Read our blog to learn more about this serious condition, and how to avoid it.


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COSHH: Control of substances hazardous to health
COSHH: Control of substances hazardous to health

Employers are required by law to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of substances used at work. Breach of the regulations by an employer or employee is a crime, punishable through the courts. Read our blog on how to comply with COSHH regulations.


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Working safely with Silica
Working safely with Silica

Silica is the next biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos. Prolonged exposure to RCS can cause serious respiratory diseases and possible lung cancer. Read our blog on working safely with silica.


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Be prepared for winter weather!
Be prepared for winter weather!

Accidents within the workplace increase during the winter season for many reasons. There are efficient and effective actions that you can take to help reduce the risk of slips or trips and other potential hazards.


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Asbestos Safety
Asbestos Safety

Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, this is more than the number of people killed on the road. Read our blog on how to be safe around asbestos.


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Important News From CITB
Important News From CITB

We have just heard some important news from CITB regarding the Site Safety Plus Scheme, and the removal of the grace period.

Read our blog for details.


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Slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls

According to the HSE, slips, trips and falls are the single most common cause of major injury in UK workplaces. Read our blog on avoiding these hazards.


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Working at Height
Working at Height

Falls from height are the most common cause of workplace fatalities. In 2013/14 there were 39 fatalities – 19 of them in the UK Construction Industry. Read our blog on how to work safely at height.


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How do I get an Operatives CSCS Card?
How do I get an Operatives CSCS Card?

In July 2014 the rules for obtaining and renewing a Labourers/Operatives (GREEN) CSCS Card were changed. Read our step by step guide to how to get your Health and Safety CSCS card, and contact us if you need help.


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