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HSE Construction Dust

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Occupational health risks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance about construction dust, as this can be a serious occupational health hazard. Regularly breathing in any type of dust can cause serious lung diseases including cancer, and over 500 construction workers are believed to die every year as a result of exposure to silica dust. Needless to say, creating excessive…


HSE Noise at Work

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNoise Occupational health risks PPE Visual/hearing impaired

Noise associated with construction work is a common cause for complaints from the general public. However, it can also cause the workforce hearing damage if it is not adequately controlled, or if sufficient protection is not provided. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance relating to noise at work. This guidance looks at the problems that noisy working…


HSE Example Risk Assessments

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRisk information

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has produced some examples of risk assessments which show the sort of approach they expect small businesses to take with regards to risk management. The examples show how other small and medium sized companies have approached risk assessment, and they can be adapted to suit the needs of your business. To find out more,…


HSE Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Management Safety plan updated Workforce information

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, or CDM, came into force on the 6th April 2015, replacing the 2007 CDM legislation. The current CDM legislation aims to improve health and safety within the construction industry by doing the following: Helping you to sensibly plan works so risks are managed throughout the project. Ensuring you have the right people for…


HSE Essential Health and Safety Guidance for Small Contractors

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Guidance Management Risk information Safety plan updated

If you run a small construction business or are a sole trader, it is imperative that health and safety is taken as seriously on site as it is on larger construction sites. If you are working on site alone, or with very few other workers around you, there may be far fewer people to assist should a health and safety…


HSE Guidance for Working in Confined Spaces

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Management Occupational health risks Risk information Safety plan updated Working methods

HSE Guide to Working in Confined SpacesThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance for Working in Confined Spaces. This relates to the Confined Spaces Regulations 1997, and aims to ensure there are safety measures in place to protect those who may be required to work in a confined space with potentially little ventilation or problematic access. There…


HSE Guidance for Working at Height

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesGuidance Injuries Occupational health risks Risk information

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some guidance for working at height in relation to the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Within the construction industry, workers are often at risk of falling from height, and objects that fall from height can also pose a hazard, not only to staff, but the general public as well. This is why…


HSE Manual Handling at Work

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesInjuries Occupational health risks

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released some manual handling guidance in relation to the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992. This is of particular importance, as incorrect manual handling practices are the most common cause of injury in the workplace, can cause musculoskeletal diseases, and is a common task within the construction industry. The regulations and guidance are to…