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.
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.
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.
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.
The programme advises designers and contractors what to consider when specifying and installing water systems such as spray taps, shower units and toilet flushing systems. It also focuses on the Legionnaires' outbreak of 2002 at the Barrow-in-Furness Arts Centre, including the legal consequences for the architect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kevan Brassington, NBS Technical Author and SlipSTD member, guides specifiers away from the slippery slope of floor covering design.