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CSCS Cards – the white CRO card – confused.com!!

By | 2018-05-15T10:18:01+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: blog|

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has withdrawn the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card. What does this mean? CSCS stopped issuing CRO cards from 31st March 2017 CRO cards issued since 1st October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017* CRO cardholders must take further steps to replace their CRO cards before they expire. *For the [...]

What is going on at CITB?

By | 2018-04-25T14:39:13+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: blog|

On 17th April, CITB unveiled a three-year Business Plan, a reforming programme of work designed to modernise its business and relentlessly focus on skills. Many people would argue this is not before time. Driven by several years of relentlessly negative feedback from all the key stakeholders in CITB, the organisation will now become “the focused, strategic [...]

CSCS Labourer Card (Green) 101

By | 2018-04-19T14:12:07+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: blog|

We're often asked about the process of achieving a CSCS Labourers (Green) card and if it's compulsory to have before working on a construction site. So let's talk about it. What is CSCS? Starting at the beginning, CSCS stands for Construction Skills Certification Scheme. The organisation is a not-for-profit limited company and aims to be the [...]

Ideal contents of a first aid box

By | 2018-03-23T10:56:20+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: blog|

Do you have a first aid box but are unsure of what should go in it? Should you replace all of the items after use? In an ideal world the contents of every first aid box would be different, designed specifically to match the hazards found in a first aid based risk assessment. A shortage of [...]

What is IOSH Managing Safely about?

By | 2018-03-12T11:16:24+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: blog|

What is the IOSH Managing Safely training course all about, who's it directed at and what are the benefits of the course to your business? We've outlined a little about this course on our IOSH Training Courses page but here we're going to discuss the course in some more depth. The IOSH website tells us that the course [...]

Fire Safety Logbook – what is it? (Get one for free)

By | 2018-02-21T13:57:45+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: blog|

Do you have a Fire Safety logbook, do you know what's it for and do you use it correctly? A fire safety logbook is a key tool in managing your fire safety effectively. It's primary purpose is to keep adequate and up to date records of the components that make up your fire safety systems. It's [...]

Love Health and Safety this Valentines!

By | 2018-02-13T14:26:20+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: blog|

Health and Safety is sometimes thought of as a 'boring' 'needs must' task - this is why you should show it some love this valentines. Every workplace, office, factory, warehouse faces health and safety risks. Everyone. Most business owners ensure they comply with regulations, however there are still many who overlook the key benefits that successful [...]

Asbestos 101

By | 2018-02-19T16:22:05+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: blog|

Asbestos poses a serious risk to human health, especially those in construction based roles. Here's what you need to know about it.  What is it? Asbestos is a name for a group of silicate mineral fibres found naturally in soil and rock. Made up primarily from silicon and oxygen, it is mined from the ground and [...]

PAT Testing 101

By | 2018-02-01T09:08:50+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: blog|

What is PAT Testing all about? Is it important and do you have to do it? Let's discuss some tips. What do you need to know? Portable appliance testing (PAT) is an examination of electrical appliances and equipment to make sure they're safe for use. A lot of defects in these types of equipment can be [...]

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