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Gull-able to Health and Safety Myths

The launch of the HSE's new Myth Busting panel has a noble aim, of addressing the persistent and often unwarranted criticisms of the role of health and safety regulation in this country. However, the seagull debacle, which ended up making the hea...


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Five years of the CDM Regs - still more to be done?

As we pass the fifth anniversary of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2007 – which came into force on 6 April 2007 – there has been much discussion and debate on what works and how the Regulations can be improv...


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Risky business

If a director within your organisation asked you (the health and safety professional) the question in a board meeting – ‘Are we safe?’ – what would your answer be? Following the media circus surrounding David Cameron&rsquo...


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Who's afraid of the procurement wolf?

I read an interesting article in PFM last week in which Tim Fryer was speaking to Noel Clancy, CEO at Shepherd FM, about procurement. I’ve been consulting with a number of senior figures in the FM contracting world recently and a recurring t...


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Assessing competency

The question about competency – and evidencing it through reliance on qualifications – has been a moot point in the FM sector for years. The BIFM has committed a great deal of energy to developing a recognised qualifications programme,...


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Welcome to Workplace Law blogs

Last autumn I wrote a comment piece for the Workplace Law Handbooks looking forward to 2012 and the exciting changes that would be taking place at Workplace Law. Well, two months into the new year, we have already seen some major developments com...