How to Become a Health and Safety Officer

Are you considering a role as a health and safety officer? Working as a health and safety officer can be a very interesting, lucrative, challenging and rewarding career. You will have the ability to work in a range of different industries, helping to make sure that the employees are carrying out their work as safely… Read more »

How to Conduct a Risk Assessment

Conducting risk assessments are very important. It will protect your workers and your business and ensures that you are complying with the law. In order to keep your employees safe, it is crucial that you have the right training and that you know how to carry out a complete risk assessment. So what exactly is… Read more »

How to Ensure Site Workers are Safe in Construction Sites

Did you know that construction is the most dangerous land-based work sector in all of Europe? Almost 13 workers in every 100,000 will be involved in a fatal accident while working on a construction site. Construction workers are at risk for a huge number of dangers while they are performing their work, many of which… Read more »

How to Work Safely on the Motorways

The motorway work zone is dangerous for motorists as well as for the workers who repair, build and maintain the streets, highways and bridges. Working in the roadway can be very dangerous and it brings different risks than it would working on car parks, secondary roadways or driveways. One of the main reasons why working… Read more »

Changes to the Green Card

News from the website states that from the 1st July 2014 the CSO (Construction Site Operative) Green Card will no longer be issued. There is a new Green CSCS card only available for people working in Labouring Occupations. Do You Work in a Labouring Occupation? If you work in a labouring occupation you can now apply… Read more »

How to Become a CDM Coordinator

So you are considering a career as a CDM Coordinator? This can be a very interesting, challenging and rewarding career. If you are looking to become a CDM Coordinator, let’s take a closer look at this profession and how you can find success. What is a CDM Coordinator? The Construction, Design and Management Regulations of… Read more »

How to Promote a Positive Health and Safety Culture in the Workplace

If you are a director, manager, supervisor or anyone else in a position of leadership and responsibility in the workplace, it is important for you to promote a positive culture of health and safety for your employees. Health and safety is necessary for the workplace, but in some organisations it is seen as annoying, tiresome,… Read more »

How to Reduce Accidents on a Construction Site

The construction industry is a very high risk work environment, with a high potential for serious accidents and injuries. Although construction workers are only 5% of the employees in the UK, they account for 27% of the fatal injuries and 10% of major injuries. Construction workers are exposed to a lot of hazards in their… Read more »

How to Talk to Workers About Health and Safety

Do you make sure to talk to your employees about health and safety? What is the dialogue usually like? Talking to workers about health and safety is very important for a number of reasons. Employees are on the front line and they are the most likely people to spot hazards and risks as they develop,… Read more »

How to Get a Job as a Construction Site Manager

So you are interested in pursuing a career as a construction site manager? This is a very important role on a job site, as you will be responsible for making sure that the work is done safely, within budget and on time – while upholding standards of quality. When you are a site manager, you… Read more »