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Health and Safety

What to consider to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others on construction projects. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on Health and Safety from NBS.


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21 September 2016 | by

Employers have a responsibility when it comes to providing personal protective equipment (and ensuring it is appropriately used) in the workplace. Here we outline some of the key considerations when thinking about PPE.

11 July 2016 | by

We explore the concept of corporate social responsibility as it pertains to the construction industry and the benefits of adopting a socially responsible mind-set.

14 March 2016 | by

We take a look at some key documentation that will prove invaluable when planning the fire safety strategy of your next project.

01 January 2017 | by

In a bid to make construction sites safer a new colour coded system of safety helmets came into force for Build UK member organisations in January 2017 - with white becoming the most common colour on construction sites.

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17 July 2011 | by

Sarah Mallagh, head of the Health and Safety Executive's Asbestos Unit, runs through the different types of asbestos, where it can be found, and the diseases (such as mesothelioma and lung cancer) that are caused by breathing in asbestos fibres.

17 July 2011 | by

Safety and health should both be intrinsic concerns of good management, and this programme takes a look at the key health issues in construction, some simple steps to reduce the risks of ill health, and some of the benefits of doing so.

17 July 2011 | by

This programme looks at what exactly is required of the Co-ordinator throughout the design and construction process - and how it can be most effectively achieved.

16 July 2011 | by

Whether you are a client, designer, engineer or contractor, your CDM responsibilities are about to change. New regulations, effective from April 2007, update the 1994 version of the Construction Design and Management Regulations. This programme looks at the main changes from the perspective of client, designer, principal contractor and the new role of CDM co-ordinator.

16 July 2011 | by

The changes to the CDM Regulations have been in force since April 2007. This programme examines what these changes mean for designers.

16 July 2011 | by

The programme looks at who counts as a contractor, their responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and under other health and safety legislation. Allison Connick, Director of Safety and Environment for CB Richard Ellis, talks us through the issues.

16 July 2011 | by

Just over a year ago, the updated and revised CDM Regulations came into force. The aim of the change was to provide more clarification and detail, leaving less room for debate! In this programme we’re going to look at whether they’ve been a success and following on from that how designers can use the regulations as a springboard to achieve better, innovative and indeed, safer designs.

16 July 2011 | by

Competence in health, safety and welfare risk management issues is a key part of becoming a chartered civil engineer. This studio-based discussion shows how these key requirements can be met by the aspiring chartered civil engineer.

01 November 2009 | by

Kevan Brassington, NBS Technical Author, reports on the latest news in the continuing story of slip resistance.

01 May 2009 | by

Kevan Brassington, NBS Technical Author and SlipSTD member, guides specifiers away from the slippery slope of floor covering design.

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