CDM 2015 Regulation 9 requires Designers to eliminate, reduce or control the risks through design.  Where it is not possible to eliminate risks, they should provide information on the significant residual risks that could not be designed out.  As …

CDM 2015 Designer Duties – Considering temporary works in permanent works design Read more »

The improvement and prohibition notices data provided on the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) web site have been analysed to establish where HSE identified potential breaches in construction projects.  These analyses were carried for 2016/17 – the first full year where …

HSE improvement and prohibition notices – what do they tell us about CDM 2015 and construction health and safety? Read more »

The conviction data available on HSE’s web site has been analysed to assess the impact of the first year of the new Sentencing Guidelines on organisations and individuals working in the construction industry who have been convicted of breaches of …

The new Sentencing Guidelines one year on: Their impact on the Construction industry Read more »

This article discusses the impact of deterioration on the safety of concrete structures.  This is illustrated by examples where deterioration has led concrete structures to collapse.  The article suggests steps that designers can take to minimise the risks of deterioration to safety and discharge …

Impact of deterioration on the safety of concrete structures – what can designers do to minimise risk? Read more »