Ethentic Ethentic Higher Safety Higher Safety Chipmunk Data Chipmunk Data
  • Higher Safety Higher Safety Chipmunk Data Chipmunk Data Ethentic Ethentic

    CDM REGULATIONS 2015: APS STATEMENT ON CDM

    Association for Project Safety (APS) sets out CDM view one year on

    The Association for Project Safety (APS) has published a Statement on the CDM Regulation 2015 now that the regulations have been in force for well over one year and after the transition period has ended.

    The full text can be seen on the APS website. The headlines are that:

    “The Association for Project Safety view is that, we, as an organisation”:

    • PD Appointment – Strongly recommend the early appointment of the Principal Designer at the concept design stage;
    • HSE – Support Health and Safety Executive implementation of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015;
    • ACOP – Do not consider an Approved Code of Practice is required to the CDM 2015 Regulations;
    • PD Role – Have defined the role of Principal Designer;
    • PD Numbers – Realise that there is a requirement for the construction industry to provide many more Principal Designers (Design Phase Co-ordinators) and Principal Contractors (than required under CDM2007) due to the requirement for the Client to identify and appoint these roles if more than one contractor on the site at any one time and the same is true for the Principal Contractor;
    • CPP -Support the need for a Construction Phase Plan on every project;
    • PCP – Consider that on many projects the Pre-Construction Phase will last until the end of the Construction Phase;
    • Health – Are shouting that HEALTH is important;
    • Client Advisers – Believe that Clients may need advice about Health and Safety management of construction projects and may need to find CDM advice and appropriate Advisors if the Principal Designers are not capable of providing additional Client advice over the Principal Designer role;
    • Site Start – Consider the start on site is important and the Client will often require advice which may not be available from the Principal Designer;
    • PCI– Believe in the importance of good well-distributed Pre-Construction Information complete with the assessment and filling of information gaps;
    • Design Risk Management – Believe in the importance of good and well-managed (by the Principal Designer) Design Risk Management;
    • Skills etc. – Consider there is further work required by the construction industry to bottom out what is required relating to competency of duty holders (or as it is now called Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Organisational Capability);
    • Proportionality – Support the view that proportionality of the application of CDM 2015 is paramount; and
    • APS Remit – The Association for Project Safety remit is to provide support for all of those involved with Construction Health and Safety, although predominately aimed at the Pre-Construction Phase.

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

    HSE ENFORCEMENT WEEKLY UPDATE 12th DEC 2018

    hselogo1Prosecutions and enforcement notices register latest version

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 12th December 2018

    HSE SAFETY ALERT: TOWER CRANE BRAKES

    Collapse of tower crane jib in high winds prompts HSE warning

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 11th December 2018

    VISITING ENGINEER CRUSHED BY SCAFFOLD TUBES

    Principal contractor “signed off” contractor storage arrangements

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 11th December 2018

    CONCRETE EJECTED BY PUMPING UNIT CLAIMED LIFE

    Company and director failed to train and supervise pumping operations

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 5th December 2018

    REFRESHED GUIDANCE ON FITNESS TO OPERATE PLANT

    Construction plant medical fitness Good Practice Guide

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 4th December 2018

    MAJOR CONTRACTOR & LUL USED UNSAFE SYSTEM

    Work method to eliminate moving vehicle hazard not adopted

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 4th December 2018

    OVERTURNING LORRY CAUSED DEATH OF DRIVER

    Groundworks project stockpiling arrangements not properly managed

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 3rd December 2018

    FORTH BRIDGE LIFTING OPERATION NOT PLANNED

    Major project PC failed to plan, supervise and carry out lift safely

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 3rd December 2018

    DEVELOPER FAILED ON ASBESTOS ASSESSMENT

    HSE inspection revealed refurb works without asbestos survey

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 28th November 2018

    POST DRIVER HAMMER CRUSHED HAND OF WORKMAN

    Unsafe system of work for vehicle crash barrier installation

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 28th November 2018

    WORKER FELL FROM LOFT THROUGH CEILING

    Major house builder lacked understanding of loft fragile surfaces risk

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 28th November 2018

    NEW SITE DUMPER SAFETY GUIDANCE ISSUED

    Construction plant sector concerns prompts CPA consults on draft

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 28th November 2018

    CCTV INSTALLER FELL THROUGH FRAGILE ROOFLIGHT

    Contractor failed to properly plan and control the risks

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 28th November 2018

    VISITOR DIED FALLING INTO CONCEALED BASEMENT

    Contractor failed to protect basement void on domestic project

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 28th November 2018

    RACKING FALL REVEALED UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK

    European firm fined £300,000 after UK sub-contractor employee fell

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 18th November 2018

    FAILURE TO ACT ON VIBRATION AND SILICA HAZARDS

    Worker health put at risk during stripping of furnace lining

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 18th November 2018

    MAJOR FM FIRM FAILED TO MAINTAIN BACK-UP POWER

    Power loss at laboratory site created potential risk from biological agents

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 18th November 2018

    IGNORING HSE PROHIBITIONS COST FIRM £250,000

    CDM 2015 and work at height requirements repeatedly breached

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 16th November 2018

    ROOF COLLAPSED UNDER EXCESS LOADING

    Director and company fined over roof design failures

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 11th November 2018

    FORK LIFT OVERTURNED IN SCAFFOLDING YARD

    Untrained operator suffered life changing crush injuries

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 10th November 2018

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY ALERT: EFFECTS OF SCALE

    SCOSS issues alert after concerns disclosed over ‘large structures’

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 7th November 2018

    ASBESTOS EXPOSED BY UNTRAINED WORKERS

    Contractor failed to act properly despite HSE intervention

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 7th November 2018

    GAS MAIN STRIKE REPAIR CAUSED SEVERE BURNS

    Contractor excavator damage to gas pipe ends in £1.2m fine

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 7th November 2018

    REBAR FELL FROM FLT IN UNSAFE LIFTING OPERATION

    Multiple fractures caused by inappropriate use of fork lift

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 7th November 2018

    POORLY PLANNED LIFT DISMANTLE INJURED WORKMAN

    Counterweight or suspension rope struck worker in lift shaft

    Read the rest of this article »

    Posted on 1st November 2018
    Ethentic Ethentic Higher Safety Higher Safety Chipmunk Data Chipmunk Data
  • Higher Safety Higher Safety Chipmunk Data Chipmunk Data Ethentic Ethentic