- Eight topics you must include in your induction training for contractors
- According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. Here's a checklist of eight items you must include in your induction training for your contractors. According to the new Construction Regulations 2014, it's your duty as the client to provide induction training for any contractors on site. It's a vital part of... ››› more
- [18 January 2017]
- Sub-contractors must stick to these health and safety responsibilities
- If you're a principal contractor in construction, it's important for your sub-contractors to comply with the same moral, legal and mutual obligations. This will ensure you to successfully carry out any contracts you've been awarded in a safe manner. Read on to discover the three obligations your sub-contractors must stick to.
Although a sub-contractor is your responsibility, he's still an emplo... ››› more
- [22 December 2016]
- 10 Appointment letters you must have in your health and safety file to stay compliant.
- Managing a construction site isn't easy. That's why you need to manage the appointment of the right staff to help you.
When the DoL comes knocking, you need to be able to prove the competency of your health and safety team members.
For every new construction project you start, you must have an up-to-date health and safety file.
Here are 10 appointment letters the Construction Regulations ... ››› more
- [19 December 2016]
- You're liable for what your contractors do! So follow these four tips to help manage them on your construction site
- Contractors have various responsibilities on the construction site. These include:
· Providing workers with the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
· Not allowing anyone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs to step foot on the construction site; and
· Obeying all the road traffic rules when driving on your premises, including not driving recklessly ... ››› more
- [30 August 2016]
- Two questions you must answer to ensure compliance with the Construction Regulations
- In the construction industry, your entire business revolves around the Construction Regulations. Because if you fail to comply with them, you can say goodbye to it. You see, an inspector can show up on your doorstep, at, any time to ensure you're complying with the new Construction Regulations. And that's why it's so important to ensure you're on the right track in advance.
So in order to ensur... ››› more
- [01 August 2016]
- Three steps you have to follow when beginning a construction project
- The Construction Regulations 2014 have brought in changes that affect your duties when it comes to starting construction projects. And not complying with these changes will attract heavy fines, and even serving time!
So in order to avoid this, you need to ensure that you are fully compliant with the new Construction Regulations. And to make sure you are, here are three steps you have to follow ... ››› more
- [06 June 2016]
- Five contractor duties you're responsible for
- When you have a contractor on your site, you may feel like he is a completely separate individual, and that he's responsible for his own duties.
But that's just not the case! You see, thanks to the new Construction Regulations, you're actually responsible for your contractor's duties on the site. And that should anything go wrong, you're liable for your contractor's actions!
So make sure y... ››› more
- [10 May 2016]
- Follow these 2 steps in order to comply with the new Construction Regulations
- An inspector can show up on your doorstep an any time to ensure you're complying with the new Construction Regulations (2014).
And if he finds out you're not, then he could very well present you with a contravention notice. Or even worse, he could shut down your site completely!
So it's absolutely imperative that you're fully compliant with all the new Construction Regulations.
Follow the... ››› more
- [07 March 2016]
- Don't let your demolition work end in disaster! First carry out a survey which looks into these five elements
- Is there a building you want to demolish? You need to first plan it properly before you can demolish anything.
In planning your demolition work, youneed to do a structural engineering survey on the structure, in this case a building, you want to demolish.
Here are five important elements you must consider when you do a structural engineering survey - so as to ensure the effective demolitio... ››› more
- [28 October 2015]
- Do you know the definition changes of the Construction Regulations 2014?
- When starting a construction project, you need to remember the Construction Regulations Act 2014 made several definition changes as well as having introduced new ones into the picture! Can you remember what they are?
Here are five definition changes you need to be aware of: Definition change#1:
The new Construction Regulations use the terms principal contractor (PC) and contractor (C).
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- [12 October 2015]