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02 June 15

CDM 2015

An introduction to CDM 2015

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (often referred to as CDM regulations) were updated this year, with the new CDM 2015 regulations coming into force on the 6th of April 2015. This update replaces the former 2007 regulations. The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects no matter how big or small...

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01 May 15

Principal Designer Appointment

How should I appoint a Principal Designer under CDM 2015?

CDM 2015 (Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) introduced a new role of Principal Designer, as an important duty holder that must be appointed on all projects with more than one contractor. Identifying the correct person to carry out this role is key to complying with the new regulations. Rather than a straight swap...

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03 April 15

Do you need Principal Designer support for CDM 2015?

Our new online support system for CDM 2015 has launched, with a specific plan for the new role of Principal Designer. The CDM Regulations 2015 come into force in just 3 days, and with the removal of the CDM coordinator role, and the additional role of Principal Designer, theres a few changes to get your head around if you work in...

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10 March 15

CDM 2015: Are you ready?

As you may have heard, the CDM Regulations are changing. CDM 2015 will come into force on the 6th of April 2015, and from this date every new construction project in Great Britain will be required to comply with the 2015 CDM regulations. For projects already started on site, the transitional period extends to October 2015, to comply with...

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13 January 15

CDM 2015: Is my construction project notifiable?

CDM 2015 has brought with it some minor changes to notification requirements, which at first glance you may not even notice. However, the changes will effect a large number of projects, so it is important to be aware of the changes so you don't get caught out. Just want to know if your project is notifiable? Use our free CDM 2015...

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10 January 15
CDM, Health & Safety

CDM 2015

CDM2014 becomes CDM2015

You may remember our blog post back in 2012 about proposed changes to the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 expected in 2014, well fast forward a couple of years, and those changes look set to finally make there way through the legal system and into force. CDM 2014 has now become CDM 2015. Things have changed...

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07 January 15

New year, new health and safety content

Wishing you all a very happy new year for 2015, and to celebrate we are busy adding new content to the website. Due to popular demand, we have added a number of new document packs to the website, including a new construction method statement document pack and our construction RAMS mega document pack, which includes 100 risk assessment and...

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18 December 14

Seasons Greetings

Seasons greetings

Wishing our clients, followers, users and visitors a merry christmas, and a happy new year! It has been fantastic to work with you all throughout the last 12 months, and this year we are very proud to have launched a number of new exciting services, adding even more benefits for our customers, including unlimited membership plans. Over...

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02 December 14

Get more with membership

Many of our clients have often asked if they can get access to all our documents, and guess what, now you can! We have recently launched our membership site HASpod. Our membership site comes with 3 plans, the Document Plan, the Training Plan, or for everything, the Pro Plan. With membership, you get access to our full library of health...

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03 November 14

Something looks different...

You might notice that our website has been given a new look over the weekend. For the last few months our web team have been busy upgrading and improving the website and we are pleased to be able to show you our new look. We hope you will find the new website easier to navigate. We are also launching a number of new services and features over...

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04 August 14

CDM Coordinator Project: Petrol Station Construction, Yorkshire

CDM Coordinator Project: Petrol Station Construction, Yorkshire This project involved the demolition of an existing petrol station, removal of tanks and the construction of a new petrol station and retail unit. Duration: 8 months Appointment: July 2013 The project involved the the replacement of a redundant petrol station with a new...

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16 June 14
Health & Safety

health and safety number 1

Why health and safety is NOT your number one priority

We often see the phrase ‘safety is our number one priority’, in marketing literature, company posters, in health and safety policies and other documentation. Of course, health and safety is an important aspect of running any business. It is particularly important in high risk industries such as construction. As health and safety...

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