Blog

24
Sep

Linley Developments Prosecuted for Corporate Manslaughter

Louise Hosking considers the CDM15 changes in the wake of a local company Lindley Developments being prosecuted for corporate manslaughter on 22nd September 2015 at St Albans Crown Court.

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03
Aug

CDM15 – How well are people coping?

Louise Hosking reflects on the CDM15 changes, four months in effect now, and asks how you are faring, and how are companies adapting to change? Also, some common questions are clarified.

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08
May

Walk to Work Week

Fancy getting fit? Walk to Work Week takes place from the 11th through 15th of May – sign up now and help beat the miles from last year! This is a great chance for you and your colleagues to get a bit fitter, save yourself money from petrol and wear-and-tear on your car, and save CO2 emissions.

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08
May

Green Office Week

How green do you think your office is? Would you like to make it a deeper shade, say dark emerald instead of light pistachio? Green Office Week runs from the 11th through the 15th of May 2015 to help make your office more eco-friendly. Read more…

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30
Mar

CDM 2015: Construction Phase Plan

Under the new CDM 2015 requirements, a plan has to be created for any construction work. The construction phase plan should describe how the contractor will fulfil their responsibilities. Louise Hosking provides simple guidance.

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30
Mar

CDM 2015: Pre-Construction Information

Going forward it will be absolutely critical those in control of property obtain previous H&S files, O&M manuals, contaminated land searches, condition surveys and the like when property is bought, and pass them on when property is sold. Louise Hosking explains.

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23
Mar

CDM15 – H&S File: Don’t be Caught Out

What is the Health & Safety file required of domestic building work under the new CDM15 regs, effective 6th April 2015 Louise Hosking looks at the exact requirements and what your file should contain.

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19
Mar

ESOS – don’t get caught out!

You may have heard of ESOS, or you may have even received a letter from the Environment Agency to advise you must comply. Liz Ainslie discusses what ESOS is and what the implications are.

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18
Mar

2015 CDM Changes & Domestic Clients

With the green shoots of spring appearing, homeowners are keen to start building projects to capture the good weather and have projects completed in time for the summer. Louise Hosking discusses the new 2015 CDM changes, and how these will now affect homeowners commissioning building works.

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18
Feb

Schools and the Environment

Liz Ainslie discusses the increasing involvement of schools with environmental topics, including pursuit of green badges

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