This month we start with a guest article from Bryan Osborn, Director of Training at Acorn Services.
Are you initiating a new program of works? Where work is proposed and it will disturb paintwork, then you, employers and all workers on site must comply with The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002 (CLAW).
If the construction work undertaken is with a pre-1970 building be that demolition, refurbishment, maintenance, simple retro fitting or building repair the exposure risks of lead paint will be high.
Continue reading Lead Paint Awareness for Program of Works
We are pleased to say that Milton Keynes Chamber decided to do an article on the Managing Director of Ai Solutions, Simon Hanks. The article, published in their February/March issue, was written for their member zone and is available to read on our website: Member Profile - Simon Hanks
Despite the snowy weather last week we visited RIBA to attend an event they were running in regard to using BIM in 2018. As we all know the government has stated their requirements for BIM level2 on public sector projects but the expectation is that we will all start using BIM to design and deliver projects that will, eventually, save the market billions of pounds by providing better, safer designs. A tall order? We think not.
Continue reading Working in a BIM Environment in 2018
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) states that 'over 7600 people die each day from work related accidents or diseases which equates to 2.78 million each year. This burden of occupational injuries is significant to both employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums'.
To combat the problem ISO is developing a new standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems Requirements. They hope that this standard will help organisations reduce the burden by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.
Continue reading ISO 45001 - Occupational Health & Safety
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