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Construction

Food allergy checklist
Having information about the food allergies affecting staff or service users enables you to implement risk reduction measures and prepare for an emergency. Use our form to gather initial information.AllergiesOur Food Allergy Checklist can be issued to staff or service users to collect information about... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Permit to work - CDM
If you're having construction works completed on your premises, make it clear who is in control of the site with our document.Over to youThe Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 state that those managing construction projects must take charge of health and safety on site. This means that... Read more
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Type: Form
Procurement - labour only
If you need to engage labour only contractors, use our document to ensure health and safety standards are agreed from the outset.AssessmentTo make sure that the individual you're looking to use has the required skills, knowledge, experience and training, use our Procurement - Labour Only document.Important... Read more
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Type: Form
Flow chart - client responsibilities, Stage 4: project completion
Flow chart - client responsibilities,Stage 4: project completionAs the client, you need to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible until completion of the project. Follow our flow chart to assist you through the fourth and final stage of the project.How does it work?Our Flow Chart - Client... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Flow chart - client responsibilities, stage 3: project implementation
Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 clients are given detailed legal requirements for the organisation of construction works. Follow our flow chart to assist you through the third stage before work begins.How does it work?This Flow Chart - Client Responsibilities, Stage 3:... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Flow chart - client responsibilities stage 2: project planning
Flow chart - client responsibilities, Stage 2: project planningUnder the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, clients are given detailed legal requirements for the organisation of construction work. Follow our flow chart to assist you through the second stage of orchestrating a project.How... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Flow chart - client responsibilities, stage 1: project concept
When organising a project involving a new building or alterations you have certain responsibilities to ensure safety. Follow our flow chart to assist you through the concept stage.How does it work?The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 include detailed legal requirements for clients... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Principal designer assessment checklist
For construction projects involving more than one contractor, clients must appoint a principal designer. Our checklist will help you to appoint a firm or individual with the right attributes.Competency checksWhen the client of construction work starts to plan a project they must consider whether the... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Method statement - master
Our method statement document makes it easier than ever to define how to complete a construction-related task. InstructionsAs there are considerable risks associated with many construction-related tasks, you cannot leave things to chance. So, to formalise the safe systems of work you wish your staff... Read more
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Type: Form
Flow chart - contractor management
You have chosen a contractor to complete construction work and you're starting to plan how the work will take place. Our flow chart will ensure that you fulfil your client duties under health and safety legislation.What is construction?The definition of construction work includes the usual building and... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Scaffold specification checklist
If you need a scaffold, the HSE suggests that you should provide a specification. Use our form to do this. What's covered?Industry standardIf you need to work at height for prolonged periods, a fixed scaffold is often necessary. If you follow the HSE's guidance, the process isn't as simple as picking... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Flow chart - contractor selection
When appointing maintenance or construction contractors, you must ensure that they're competent. Follow our flow chart to ensure that your process is compliant.Why is this important?When you contract out maintenance or construction work you have considerable responsibilities for the safety of the job.... Read more
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Type: Flow chart
Site setup checklist
When you start a construction project, there are many issues to consider - not least ticking the health and safety boxes. To ensure you don't overlook anything important, use our checklist.So many things to rememberWhen you set up a new site, it's vital that you get the health and safety issues sorted... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Construction site - signing in book
If you're running a construction project, it's important to know who is on site at any given time. Manage this process with our signing in book.ControlWhen contractors arrive on site they will usually want to go straight to where they're working and get started. However, if they are allowed to do this,... Read more
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Type: Form
Principal contractor assessment checklist
If more than one contractor is involved in your construction project, the client must appoint a principal contractor. But how do you ensure that your appointee is competent for the role? Use our principal contractor assessment checklist.CDM RegulationsUnder the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Permit to work - excavation
Carrying out excavation work is potentially dangerous. So to avoid or sufficiently reduce the risks to an acceptable level, use our permit to help you plan the work before it starts.Excavation workThe main dangers of excavating are the potential for the sides of the trench to collapse and the possibility... Read more
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Request for pre-construction information
Construction work clients should proactively send out pre-construction information, but what should you do as a contractor if they don't know this? Rather than struggle on, use our document.The lawThe duty to provide pre-construction information falls within the client's duties under the Construction... Read more
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Type: Document
Appointing a principal designer letter
If your construction project is likely to involve two or more contractors, you must appoint a principal designer (PD). Our template letter provides a suggested format for this formal appointment. Legal reasonsThe requirement to appoint a PD is described within the Construction (Design and Management)... Read more
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Type: Letter
Appointing a principal contractor letter
If you're a construction client for a project which will involve two or more contractors, you must appoint one of them to take overall control. Use our template letter to do this.Legal reasonsThe requirement to appoint a principal contractor (PC) originates from the Construction (Design and Management)... Read more
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Type: Letter
Summary of principal designer's responsibilities
The principal designer (PD) is appointed by a construction client when a project will involve more than one contractor. The individual or organisation takes overall responsibility for health and safety during the pre-construction phase of the project.  what's covered in our document?Our Summary of Principal... Read more
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Type: Document
Notice - site rules for contractors
If you're employing contractors, you must make them aware of your site safety rules. You can do this by displaying our easy to understand notice.Manage the risksIf contractors are engaged to complete a project on your premises, the work must be managed to ensure that staff - yours and the contractors'... Read more
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Type: Notice
Construction - health and safety file checklist
Construction health and safety file checklistA health and safety file is required for construction projects involving more than one contractor and is a specific requirement of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.  Our checklist explains what should be included.Who creates the health... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Client brief
The client brief is designed to help others involved in a construction project understand the client's vision and aims for the work. Use our document to ensure you've covered what's needed.What's covered?Our document outlines what you should include in your client brief, so as to comply with the Construction... Read more
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Type: Document
Pre-construction information checklist
Under the CDM Regulations, clients of construction work must provide pre-construction information to contractors and designers. Our pre-construction information checklist will help ensure you've covered everything.CDM RegulationsThe Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 require clients... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Contractor appraisal questionnaire
Businesses are under a legal obligation to check the competence of their contractors, and the simplest way of doing this is to use a questionnaire. To make it less of a burden on both sides, our contractor appraisal questionnaire has been designed to ask for the minimum amount of information.Using the... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Client's CDM compliance checklist
The CDM Regulations apply to all construction projects and clients have a key role to play. Our checklist will help you to understand and meet your legal duties.CDM RegulationsWhen the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 replaced the 2007 Regulations, clients were given additional responsibilities... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Office refurbishment checklist
As it's easy to underestimate the health and safety hazards involved in office refurbishment, you should use a checklist to manage the main hazards such as noise and excessive dust.Office refurbishment hazardsEven relatively minor work can cause disruption to the fire escapes, lead to excessive noise... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Pre-demolition checklist
Many construction projects involve the demolition or dismantling of an existing structure before a new build can take place. Our checklist will help you to prepare before putting the work out to tender.Serious businessThe demolition or dismantling of structures, even relatively small ones, has the potential... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Principal contractor CDM compliance checklist
For construction projects involving more than one contractor, the CDM Regulations require clients to appoint a principal contractor to take charge on site. Our principal contractor CDM compliance checklist will help you to check that the role is being fulfilled properly.CDM RegulationsThe Construction... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Summary of contractor's responsibilities
According to the regulations, a construction contractor includes more or less any organisation directing construction workers. Our summary explains who is included within this definition and their health and safety management responsibilities.what's covered?The document explains that the contractor... Read more
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Type: Document
Safe start
If the activities on your site change regularly, you need to ensure that your staff are kept in the loop. Achieve this with our safe start document. Just ten minutesThe safe start briefing isn't meant to take long. Its aim is to get all your staff together for a few minutes - ten maximum - just to check... Read more
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Type: Form
Summary of client's responsibilities
Clients of construction work have detailed responsibilities for health and safety under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). Our summary will help you to understand what's required.what's covered?This document defines the terms "client" and "construction work". It then... Read more
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Type: Document
Construction phase plan checklist
If you're acting as principal contractor for a large construction project, your construction phase plan will need to be detailed. Our checklist will guide you through what to include.  When you need oneA construction phase plan is a document which sets out all the site safety management arrangements... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Construction minor works - pre-start checklist
Before carrying out building alterations, repairs or maintenance, it's sensible to check that the key safety arrangements are in place. Use our checklist as a pre-requisite before any such work begins.Using the formWhether the work takes place on your own premises or those of a third party, the correct... Read more
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Type: Checklist
H&S induction - site-based staff
When you employ new staff, it's vital to make them aware of your health and safety arrangements. If they work on a construction site, use our document to identify what to cover and as a detailed record sheet. Get the message acrossIf your staff are employed on construction sites, use our H&S Induction... Read more
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Type: Form
Small contractor appraisal questionnaire
Before employing a contractor for the first time, you need identify that they're set up to manage safety risks. Our document will help you to do this.Limited arrangementsIf you employ contractors with fewer than five members of staff, they're unlikely to have much in the way of paperwork. In the eyes... Read more
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Type: Form
Construction site safety induction record
Our document helps to ensure that the right information is covered and provides a comprehensive record of what was included. Plus, it makes sure that completing the record is the worker's responsibility.  What's covered?The form includes instructions for use, explaining that the worker should complete... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Summary of designer's responsibilities
A designer is defined as an organisation or individual who either prepares or modifies a design for a construction project, or arranges or instructs someone else to do so.  Use our summary document to understand what's involved.what's covered?Our Summary of Designer's Responsibilities explains the duties... Read more
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Construction welfare facilities checklist
Schedule 2 of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 specifies the minimum welfare facilities to be provided on construction sites. Use our checklist to ensure you comply.What's covered?The provision of proper toilet, washing and rest facilities for construction workers is a high priority... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Summary of principal contractor's responsibilities
When a construction project involves more than one contractor a principal contractor must be appointed to take charge in accordance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). Our summary will help you to understand what's required.what's covered?This document explains... Read more
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Type: Document
Client's demolition and dismantling checklist
Taking down redundant buildings can be dangerous, even where small structures are involved. If you're planning this kind of work, use our checklist to make sure it's done safely and you meet your obligations as the client.  What's covered?As the client of demolition and dismantling work you have certain... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Construction phase plan (CDM 2015)
Under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015), a construction phase plan is required for every job.  You can satisfy your legal duties by completing our master document.Legal requirementOn 6 April 2015 CDM 2015 came into force replacing CDM 2007. The new Regulations have... Read more
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Type: Form
Contaminated land
Safety briefing - contaminated landThis briefing provides essential information for those working on contaminated land. What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Contaminated Land is to ensure that workers understand the risks when work takes place which may disturb contaminants and the actions... Read more
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Type: Safety briefing
Occupational health in construction work
Safety briefing - occupational health in construction workIn its Construction Division's Plan of Work, the HSE announced that occupational health is one of its top priorities. Use our safety briefing to improve workers' awareness of occupational health issues.What's covered?Our briefing gives a hard... Read more
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Type: Safety briefing
Method statement evaluation
Use our method statement evaluation to check that what you receive from a contractor is OK to use and that the key points are covered.Why do you need it?Clients have a responsibility for the safety of a contractor's work. So when any significant maintenance, repair or construction work is undertaken... Read more
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Type: Form
Method statement and risk assessment
So that your staff and others are made aware of the safe systems of work to be followed on your construction project, set them out in a method statement. This should be supported with a risk assessment. What's  covered?The first page provides space to insert company logos and the details about your... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Daily excavations form
Guidance issued by the HSE suggests that excavations should be inspected each shift before work starts and the results recorded. You can use our template to record your findings. Site details You should use the first part of the form to identify the "Site details". This should include the site address... Read more
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Type: Form
Contractor briefing
When contractors' employees or subcontractors arrive on site you need to exchange information about any risks created by the work and explain the fire procedures etc. Use our briefing to provide a prompt of what's needed.What's  covered?Our document is designed to be tailored to your particular needs.... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Matters of evident concern checklist
The HSE has employed the services of some 4,000 building inspectors to pick up on safety issues during visits to construction sites. To ensure you don't fall foul of them, use our checklist.InspectionsIn a bid to catch more construction firms out, the HSE has gone into partnership with the Building Control... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Contractor appraisal questionnaire - environment
Before you appoint contractors to undertake construction work, it's a good idea to check out their environmental credentials. You can do this by adding some supplementary environmental questions to your contractor appraisal questionnaire.Green evaluationOur Contractor Appraisal Questionnaire covers the... Read more
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Type: Miscellaneous
Site rules for contractors
In order to ensure that a construction project is carried out safely and with minimum stress, it's useful to have a series of ground rules in place. This allows both you and the contractor to know what each can expect from the other.Site rulesWhilst the planning of any building work is important, you're... Read more
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Type: Procedure
Construction supervisor's checklist
You probably realise that you need to monitor site safety, but are you sure of what to check, and do you have a record of the checks made? If the answer is "no", our Construction Supervisor's Checklist should help.When and how to use the formThe checklist is aimed at those supervising small-scale construction... Read more
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Type: Checklist
Contractor checklist
Due to the relatively high level of fatalities and accidents within the construction industry, you should take steps to vet any contractors that you plan on using for projects. A checklist system is a good way of doing this.Selecting contractorsFor many construction-related tasks, the services of a specialist... Read more
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Type: Checklist

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