News & Publications

HSE Refurbishment Initiative 14th Sep - 9th Oct 2015

Posted on September 21, 2015at 10:34 am

HSE is undertaking its annual Refurbishment Initiative between 14 September and 9 October 2015. During this period, inspectors will be targeting visits to sites where refurbishment work is being carried out, focussing on the main causes of accidents and ill-health in this high risk sector. These include  work at height  site good order  welfare  exposure […]

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Radical Asbestos Regulations Planned

Posted on September 02, 2015at 4:22 pm

As members of The Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), our Health and Safety Professionals have recently been asked to comment on the proposals by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health for the eradication of asbestos. Further details, as well as our view, are provided below. The Asbestos Crisis – Why […]

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Ensure Your Site Is Safe During School Holidays

Posted on August 21, 2015at 11:17 am

Following the tragic death of a 7 year old boy three weeks ago, we feel it prudent to emphasise the heightened risk of children accessing construction sites during school holiday periods. The young boy was killed when he got stuck in a vertical plastic pipe and his clothing restricted his breathing on a construction site […]

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Keelagher Okey Klein sponsor Warrington Wolves

Posted on June 22, 2015at 12:34 pm

Warrington Wolves

We are proud to support our local team by becoming a featured advertiser at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, home of the Warrington Wolves. Keelagher Okey Klein (www.kok-surveyors.co.uk) are Warrington’s leading construction consultancy experts and have a long-standing relationship with Halliwell Jones having completed both their BMW and Mini Showrooms in Warrington and other showrooms in […]

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SIMPLE SOLUTION TO CDM 2015

Posted on April 27, 2015at 3:40 am

There is a lot of turmoil, conjecture, misunderstanding and misinformation surrounding the implementation of the Regulations at this time and many Practices are refusing or are finding themselves unable to carry out the duties of Principal Designer. Others are swayed by commercial pressures or have disagreement internally. D&B is proving a problem with some insurers […]

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INCORPORATING CDM2015 INTO OUR QUALITY ASSURANCE TO IS09001

Posted on April 21, 2015at 12:00 pm

The newly enacted CDM 2015 regulations pertaining to the management, monitoring and control of health and safety matters on a construction project been much discussed and debated over the last year or so, but how many construction consultancy firms can boast accreditation encompassing the new duties resulting from these new regulations? At Keelagher Okey Klein […]

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GEARING UP FOR CDM 2015

Posted on March 30, 2015at 9:00 am

It has been a busy few months here at Keelagher Okey Klein as we prepare for the enactment of The CDM Regulations 2015 on the 6th April. Our dedicated team of Health and Safety Professionals have worked tirelessly since the initial draft of the Regulations were released last year, with each of them contributing significantly […]

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INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING A TENDER WITH BUILDER’S QUANTITIES

Posted on February 25, 2015at 5:34 pm

At Keelagher Okey Klein we have wide experience in providing Builder’s Quantities. This highly technical process supports contractors and builders when they are pricing or managing a building project. The importance of getting measurements correct It can be extremely difficult to estimate the quantity of building materials required at the outset of a project. Often […]

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CDM 2015 - IT'S GOING TO TAKE MANY, MANY YEARS..

Posted on January 24, 2015at 10:07 pm

Whilst the new regulations were hailed as being easy to read, in fact they involve a frustrating amount of cross reference to other sections and guidance.   There is an extensive use of the word ”˜must’ throughout the regulations, which means an absolute or strict requirement for a regulation to be complied with regardless of time, […]

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HSE WARN AGAINST COMPLACENCY

Posted on November 03, 2014at 10:00 am

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) released its Annual Report for Great Britain yesterday but urged against complacency within the construction industry.   The report showed that 1.2 million people who had worked during the last year were suffering from illness ”“ both new and long-standing ”“ that they believed was caused or made worse […]

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