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18 June 2018
We had a recent enquiry regarding Asbestos and thought it may be useful to others to remind you of the things you need to be aware of when working with Asbestos.
[Read on about Asbestos Guidance from HSE]
12 June 2018
We read an interesting article from SHP recently about a new view on Safety and Health. They are trying a new campaign in conjunction with Safety and Health Expo to try and change perceptions and to inspire the next generation. As they put it, "Health and safety professionals are still often viewed negatively within organisations, as discovered in a recent poll on SHP which found that 90% of industry professionals believe that health and safety has an image problem". New Safety and Health is: Holistic &nd...
[Read on about New Safety & Health]
12 June 2018
It may seem obvious to many but collaboration within the construction industry is still not as common place as you would like to think. The benefits are obvious as has been demonstrated by some of the larger well known projects like the Olympics. Sharing of information is just a start, all parties singing from the same hymn sheet means that all are working towards the same goal with the same information. This is a sure fire way of saving money and time! Aside from that, collaborating has other benefits,...
[Read on about Collaboration within Construction]
11 June 2018
At Ai Solutions we have spent many years in building our CDM knowledge-base and Asbestos knowledge-base. Originally they were only delivered as part of our CDM and Asbestos software packages. Many of you know that these packages are specifically aimed at those who need to comply with the CDM and Asbestos management regulations. However, the feedback we have received from customers is that they have found the knowledge-base very useful as an information/compliance tool which is great news. Over time...
[Read on about Knowledge-base - A Useful Tool for Compliance]
30 May 2018
We read an interesting report produced by Dame Judith Hackitt. It is a personal view on her part post the Grenfell report. The most interesting bits for us were her references to 'lack of clarity on roles and responsibilities' where she states 'there is ambiguity over where responsibility lies, exacerbated by a level of fragmentation within the industry, and precluding robust ownership of accountability'. We would wholeheartedly agree with her on this, in particular the accountability. Despite there...
[Read on about Government Upload - Post Grenfell]
29 May 2018
As our readers know we have, for many years, been stating that ensuring compliance means safer construction sites. The regulations are there to protect all parties and following them means you can ensure that you have done everything in your power to comply with the law. ToolKit CS is the leader in CDM compliance software and it has a proven track record, just ask the many users. Many organisations believe that they can demonstrate compliance, but can they? What if you have multiple sites and/or...
[Read on about Building a Safer Future]
26 April 2018
As many of you will have seen there are new requirements in regard to the holding of personal data. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th 2018. Ai Solutions would like you all to take time to review our Privacy Notice to explain how we collect, store and handle any personal data we obtain. You have many rights regarding your personal data. These include seeing what data we hold and updating your information. There's nothing you need to do right now, but if...
[Read on about GDPR Compliance: Your Personal Data Safety]
24 April 2018
One of the largest infrastructure projects currently underway is the Tideway Tunnel. We were lucky enough to hear the Asset Management Director, Roger Bailey, of Thames Tideway Tunnel speak at the recent Infrastructure Show. For us on the day the interesting part of his delivery was the push on Health and Safety and their Partnership Alliance. He spoke of the fact that Health and Safety is 'central' for this project, and they are using lessons learned from the Olympics as well as other large projects.
[Read on about Tideway Tunnel Sets High Standards for Health & Safety]
23 April 2018
As many of our readers know we are software developers of health and safety products. One of our leading packages allows our customers to manage their Asbestos Compliance issues easily and simply. The Asbestos ToolKit CS software facilitates a completely audited system that provides you with peace of mind when managing your asbestos portfolio. When you have a large property base it can be difficult to keep track of surveys, ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) and monitoring tasks. However with...
[Read on about Asbestos Compliance Made Easy]
23 April 2018
We had the pleasure of visiting the UK Infrastructure Show last week and were pleased to see that there we quite a few major construction works being planned around the UK. This goes along with what we are hearing in the news regarding construction being 'on the up'. There were not as many distributors and stands as normal at this event; however what was there was relevant to the industry and interesting. Additionally the break out areas and keynote talks were thought-provoking and of high quality...
[Read on about Infrastructure Visit 2018]