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CDM 2015 – HSE Consultation Response

Headline Findings – CDM 2015 The HSE have now released their response to the CDM 2015 consultation. The review of CDM was in response to an EU finding that the UK had not correctly transposed the Temporary or Mobile Construction Sites Directive (TMCDS). Current Cabinet Office guidance for regulation has a “one in, two out” rule, along with no “gold-plating” of EU Regulations. The current CDM ...[Read More]

New website launches

QS Associates have today launched our new website. We hope you like it, and thanks for bearing with us during the development time. The new website features a more straightforward layout, easier to navigate menus, and our new client portal area which we will be gradually migrating existing clients to. We’ve also launched our new iSafety service – our new full-featured consultancy packa ...[Read More]

Health and Safety to be exempt for Self Employed

It was announced today (28th January 2014) by The Prime Minister that Health and Safety Law will be exempt for the self employed. Specific details have yet to be announced, this would take over 1m UK workers out of Health and Safety Regulations. This announcement also pledged to relax rules on safe use of ladders.

Government Publish White Paper On Lone Working

One of the most contentious aspects of Health and Safety has been the need to cater for Lone Workers. It is estimated lone workers account for nearly 6m workers in the UK. The White Paper is intended to lay out guidance on how Lone Workers should be managed and is a welcome inclusion in terms of understanding this aspect of safety for many employers. Currently Lone Working is covered by The Health ...[Read More]