Reasons for and against actioning health and safety on the construction site

Do you trust to luck and take your chances when it comes to health and safety on the building site or do you cover all bases and leave nothing to chance? Why not try our ‘fun’ quiz (with a serious message) and choose either an a or b answer. Then see what it says about…

HSE raises Fees For Intervention (FFI)

HBXL serve a warning to all UK builders and developers – the HSE have raised their Fees For Intervention (FFI). Some builders may hear that and deflect believing they are above board on all health and safety requirements. HBXL believe this assumption is ill advised given the HSE‘s aim to increase inspections and enforcement. In addition,…

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Construction (Design & Management) 2015, commonly known as CDM 2015 is the biggest shake up in Health and Safety in over a decade. CDM are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects. The aim is for health and safety considerations to be treated as a normal part…

Contractor Duties under CDM 2015

Contractors are those who do the actual construction work. They can be either an individual or a company. Summary of role/main duties Plan, manage and monitor construction work under their control so that it is carried out without risks to health and safety. For projects involving more than one contractor, co-ordinate their activities with others…

Principal Contractors Duties under CDM 2015

Principal Contractors are contractors appointed by the client to co-ordinate the construction phase of a project where it involves more than one contractor. Summary of role/main duties Plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate the construction phase of a project. This includes: liaising with the client and principal designer preparing the construction phase plan organising co-operation between…

Designer Duties under CDM 2015

Designers are people who, as part of a business, prepare or modify designs for a building, product or prepare or modify designs to system relating to construction work. Summary of role/main duties When preparing or modifying designs, eliminate, reduce or control foreseeable risks that may arise during: construction the maintenance and use of a building…