Category Archives: Health and safety

Health and Safety in Construction – answers to some questions September 2009

In my lecture to Architecture Part 3 candidates on 9th September 2009 I invited the audience to submit any issues they’d like to raise.  These (see below) are the questions and my responses.  My responses are not necessarily definite  and … Continue reading

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CDM (2007): Do the new regulations increase the scope of client liability for construction?

In Building magazine (23rd August 2007) an article by Eleanor Harding had the title: “Clients responsible for construction deaths, warns expert”. It went on “Building site deaths could now be the responsibility of clients because of new regulations, according to … Continue reading

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Arch. Pt. III: Should a CDM co-ordinator be appointed for master-planning?

At the talk on 10th September 2007 we discussed whether the duty to appoint a CDM co-ordinator related to master-planning. Under the CDM a “project” “means a project which includes or is intended to include construction work and includes all … Continue reading

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Arch Pt. III: Who has responsibility for submitting Form F10 to the HSE?

In discusson somebody pointed out that the client has to sign form F10 – the form which has to be submitted to the Health and Safety Executive. This is true but but only to signify that they are aware of … Continue reading

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Arch Pt. III: Timing of the CDM co-ordinator appointment – before Stage D?

At my talk on 10th September one issue raised was whether the CDM co-ordinator appointment hinges on an ‘intention to build’ as signified by the starting of work on detailed design (Stage D). The CDM (2007) regulations state in Regulation … Continue reading

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