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Why Choose KOK as Principal Designer?

Posted on January 13, 2021at 10:07 am

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations) are intended to ensure that health and safety issues are properly considered during a project’s development so that the risk of harm to those who have to build, use and maintain structures is reduced so far as is reasonably practicable. They were introduced in 1994 and revised […]

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Covid-19: Setting up and operating a safe construction site

Posted on November 19, 2020at 11:20 am

As part of KOK’s ongoing assistance to Clients and Contractors during the Coronavirus pandemic we are pleased to announce Russell Worton is the first of our Senior Consultants to obtain the CITB Site Safety Plus qualification “Covid-19: Setting up and operating a safe construction site”. This qualification supports KOK’s quality assured site safety auditing systems […]

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Employee falls after scaffold collapses

Posted on August 10, 2020at 9:03 am

JR SCAFFOLD Services Ltd has been fined after an employee fell eight metres to the ground and sustained severe injuries when the cantilever section of a scaffold he was erecting collapsed. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that, on 2 September 2016, work was undertaken at a four-storey property in Alexandra Parade in Glasgow to erect a […]

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Huge fine after exhausted welders killed in van crash

Posted on June 10, 2020at 9:29 am

Welding specialist Renown Consultants Limited has been fined £450,000 with £300,000 costs for failing to ensure that two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely. The sentence was passed virtually today by His Honour Judge Godsmark sitting at Nottingham Crown Court today after Renown were found guilty on 19 March 2020 […]

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Hot works blamed for school refurb blaze

Posted on June 10, 2020at 9:27 am

A fire that completely destroyed a Derbyshire school was most likely caused by hot works taking place during a refurbishment project, prompting calls for thermal imaging and hot work training for construction workers. Firefighters were called to the accidental blaze at Harrington Junior School in Long Eaton on 28 May 2020.  Crews from across Derbyshire, […]

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Hotel group and company director ordered to pay £220,000 for fire safety breaches

Posted on June 10, 2020at 9:25 am

THE COMPANY behind one of the largest hotel groups in Europe, and one of its operations directors, has been fined a total of £220,850 for serious breaches of fire safety regulations which put the staff and guests of a popular Milton Keynes hotel at serious risk. Milcardar Ltd, which runs the Campanile Hotel on the […]

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£1.1m fine after engineer's ladder fall

Posted on June 10, 2020at 9:23 am

A LONDON-based relocation and refurbishment company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from height. Luton Crown Court heard that, on 5 September 2016, an engineer was testing a sprinkler system for leaks at a site in Hemel Hempstead. He climbed onto an internal roof and was inspecting the leak […]

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Updated Government Advice on CV19

Posted on May 14, 2020at 11:23 am

The Government issued on Monday 11th May 2020 its latest CV19 recovery strategy supported by guidance on its new Stay Alert policy and advice on face covering. Please see the links below for further information in particular the Sector specific guidance on construction and other outdoor work. As we have been throughout this current pandemic, […]

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RIDDOR Reporting of Covid-19

Posted on April 20, 2020at 3:28 pm

Good afternoon all, Further to our recent KOK Tech news update on COVID-19 and RIDDOR, the HSE has issued the following update via their Newsletter. You must only make a report under RIDDOR, relating to coronavirus, when: an unintended incident at work has led to someone’s possible or actual exposure to coronavirus. This must be reported […]

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Secretary of State thanks the construction industry

Posted on April 16, 2020at 1:53 pm

Further to receipt of a communication from Her Majesty’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, thanking the Construction Industry for “delivering for our Nation through this difficult time”, and offering clarity  in respect of the effect of Government guidance on the Construction Industry, please see the below link to the letter issued […]

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