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4 Nov 2013 11:30AM
I am very privileged to Head up the team of CDM Coordinators within Workplace Law, which as a unit endeavours to provide the best possible service we can to our clients. We receive many plaudits but I have a more personal, wider agenda, of raising the profile of health and safety (and the CDMC role) within the industry. I passionately believe that, with empowerment to become a focal player within a project team, good CDMCs can significantly contribute to raise standards of health and safety on a construction project which, in turn, improves programme and cost certainty as well as ongoing...
15 Oct 2013 9:24AM
The requirement for first aid training providers to be licenced with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has now been revoked. An employer will need to make an assessment of their first-aid needs to establish what provision for first aid is required. This will depend upon the workplace, taking into account, among other things, the number of employees, size, location and work activity. HSE will continue to set the standards for training. While the changes give employers flexibility, the one day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and three day First Aid at Work (FAW) courses remain the bu...
9 Oct 2013 10:39AM
Those of us who have been working in the health and safety arena for a number of years may have become very used to using the various guidance documents and ACoPs provided by the HSE. In recent years I have found that these have become an invaluable resource and teaching aid for all manner of courses and I find myself constantly drawing delegates’ and trainees’ attention to this valuable resource. As part of the ongoing review of the way information is provided to companies, the HSE has created more and varied online information to fit in with the fact that we now expect to find eve...Click here to read more blogs
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