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  • Transition period for CDM 2015 expires

    Transition period for CDM 2015 expires

    Construction projects must now be fully compliant with the new CDM 2015 regulations. This follows the expiration of the  6 October 2015 deadline marking the end of a  six month transition period ends.   "There`s still widespread ...

  • How healthy is your supply chain? new online check-up launched by Altius

    How healthy is your supply chain? new online check-up launched by Altius

    Supplier chain compliance specialist Altius has launched an online supply chain health check  to give procurement and facilities managers an insight into the level of visibility and control they have over suppliers and any possible areas of ...

  • Asbestos related deaths stay at record highs

    Asbestos related deaths stay at record highs

    According to a new report from the Health and Safety Executive new report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), deaths from mesothelioma stayed at record levels for the second year running. The updated figures show that there were 2,538 ...

  • BSI publishes new security management guidelines

    BSI publishes new security management guidelines

    BSI has released new strategic and operational guidelines to help organisations of all sizes to manage security. While existing standards cover specific security topics, such as alarms, CCTV and screening, BSI says that its BS 16000 standard ...

  • What domestic contractors need to know about the new CDM regulations – Seminar Invitation

    What domestic contractors need to know about the new CDM regulations – Seminar Invitation

    The updated Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) now extend duties and responsibilities to domestic contracts and projects, no matter how small. Find out about the updated regulations and your new legal duties at ...

  • New International Standard for Facility management (FM) gets go ahead

    New International Standard for Facility management (FM) gets go ahead

    A new ISO 41000 international standard for facilities management is to be developed -creating a new global management system for FM. The news was announced following approval by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and it is ...

  • No time to lose in protecting your workers from occupational cancer risks

    No time to lose in protecting your workers from occupational cancer risks

    Latest Met Office records show that April 2015 was the sunniest on record since Met Office records began in 1929 – with the UK clocking up an average 212 hours of sunshine during the month. But the sun does have a downside. In Britain, five ...

  • SEMINAR: How to manage subcontractor compliance in a new era of CDM 2015 and PAS 91

    SEMINAR: How to manage subcontractor compliance in a new era of CDM 2015 and PAS 91

    Principal contractors and contractors are invited to a half-day seminar in Birmingham on Tuesday 21 April, (10am – 2pm) about the essentials of supply chain risk management and compliance in managing subcontractors. Supply chain compliance ...

  • CHECKLIST: Ensure suppliers and contractors are clear about electrical isolation

    CHECKLIST: Ensure suppliers and contractors are clear about electrical isolation

    Workplace accidents involving electricity cause 25 deaths per year and many injuries besides. It is important to ensure that contractors and suppliers understand and try to mitigate the risks associated with working closely with electricity. When ...

  • New guidelines published for working in confined spaces

    New guidelines published for working in confined spaces

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently revised its guidelines for work carried out in confined spaces. The Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance has been updated with a number of regulatory changes as well as some aesthetic ...

  • Stop a match made in heaven from turning into supply-chain hell

    Stop a match made in heaven from turning into supply-chain hell

    It’s that time of year again, when we exchange cards, flowers and chocolates with our loved ones in honour of St. Valentine. And B2B supply partners are by no means immune. Love-drunk businesses may be tempted to enter into untested supply ...

  • How the CDM Regulations will change

    How the CDM Regulations will change

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced major changes to the Construction (design & management) (CDM) Regulations. Subject to Parliamentary approval, this updated set of regulations will replace the current CDM 2007 regulations on 6 ...

  • Is asbestos risk lurking in your supply chain?

    Is asbestos risk lurking in your supply chain?

    The HSE ‘Beware Asbestos’ campaign paints a bleak picture of the asbestos situation in the UK. Asbestos is the single biggest cause of work-related deaths in the UK and can still be found in many unlikely places such as ceiling tiles, ...

  • How to manage the financial health of your supply chain in 2015

    How to manage the financial health of your supply chain in 2015

    Forecasters are cautiously optimistic about the UK economy in 2015. This is beginning to rub off on businesses, who are extending their supply chains to take advantage of new opportunities. But it is important to keepyou guard up before entering ...

  • 10 pitfalls to avoid when outsourcing construction and maintenance

    10 pitfalls to avoid when outsourcing construction and maintenance

    Gary Plant, Managing Director of Altius Vendor Assessment, shares the pitfalls you should avoid when assessing contractors – to ensure compliance and effective risk management. While many organisations have a firm grip on risk management ...

  • Huge increase in health and safety fines could prove costly for businesses

    Huge increase in health and safety fines could prove costly for businesses

    Businesses are expected to re-examine their health and safety procedures and ensure supply chain compliance among contractors after new guidelines recommend tougher penalties for corporate manslaughter. The Sentencing Council has proposed ...

  • Get ready for PAS7000

    Get ready for PAS7000

    PAS7000, a new British Standards Institute (BSI) specification has been published. It has been designed by industry to help today’s modern organisations to increase supply chain visibility, manageability and to reduce waste for all parties ...

  • How to secure new construction and maintenance contractors in a tight market

    How to secure new construction and maintenance contractors in a tight market

    With economic recovery on the rise, it’s no longer a buyer’s market when it comes to hiring construction and maintenance contractors. Speedy, efficient assessment of new suppliers is essential. Latest data from the Markit/CIPS UK ...

  • 8 signs that your supply chain compliance system needs a health check

    8 signs that your supply chain compliance system needs a health check

    As those British supermarkets involved in the horse meat scandal will testify, poor control of suppliers can damage reputation and cost time and money. Here’s eight tell-tale signs that you might need to reign-in and review your supply chain ...

  • MML appoints Altius to assure contractor compliance

    MML appoints Altius to assure contractor compliance

    Facilities Management specialist Maintenance Management Ltd (MML) has appointed Altius Vendor Assessment to manage contractor pre-assessment, compliance and accreditation on behalf of its high street retail customers. MML provides an outsourced ...