Category: Sub-Contractor

Due Diligence – What you Need to Do

Due Diligence means taking reasonable steps to avoid committing an offence.             Due diligence, In health and safety management terms, means doing background checks.  Principal Contractors must appoint sub-contractors holding the “skills, knowledge and experience, and if they are an organisation, capability necessary to fulfil that role.” The definition is […]

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PQQ – What Does it Mean?

PQQ – What Does it Mean? PQQ stands for Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.  It is one of the many health and safety words commonly used in the construction industry. A pre-qualification questionnaire is used by clients to demonstrate they have undertaken due diligence before appointing subcontrators.  Although a client may have worked with a subcontractor for many […]

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Standard Disclosure List

The Standard Disclosure List for Workplace Injury Claims is a list of documents that you need to provide when a personal injury claim is brought against your business. A standard disclosure list is part of the pre-action protocol for personal injury claims, introduced for several reasons; to speed up the claim process, to ensure all […]

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Asbestos Awareness Training

Asbestos related diseases account for over 5000 deaths per year* in the UK.  Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause a specific cancer, called Mesothelioma but also other lung cancers, asbestosis and pleural thickening. Asbestos is Still a Major Hazard in the Workplace Although the use of asbestos was banned in 1999, many buildings still contain […]

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Health and Safety Jargon

Your Quick Guide to Health and Safety Jargon The easiest way to make something seem complicated is to give it a name that would confuse most people.  Health and Safety is full of acronyms and jargon. This post will help you understand what is being asked of you. Here’s some of the most common used […]

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