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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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IT’S THE NATIONAL NUCLEAR ARCHIVE, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT...

Posted on October 30, 2014at 2:28 pm

The process to get an archive for nuclear records is gathering pace, and Keelagher Okey Klein have recently been appointed as Health and Safety Consultants / CDM Co-ordinator for the project.   After discussions with The National Archives (the official archive for the UK government) the NDA owned facility in Wick is now going to […]

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KOK’S HEAD OF QUANTITY SURVEYING MEETS FABRICE MUAMBA AT IHEEM DINNER

Posted on October 23, 2014at 7:02 pm

On Monday night I was practising my CPR and use of a defibrillator (as you do”¦.) not to avoid watching Emmerdale but in my volunteer role as a First Responder for North West Ambulance, so imagine my delight on Tuesday night to meet Fabrice Muamba at the IHEEM Dinner, a thoroughly nice guy and the […]

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SUCCESSFUL NHS FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR KOK

Posted on October 06, 2014at 8:28 pm

Keelagher Okey Klein are delighted to announce we have been successful in our application to participate in the NHS framework agreement for Construction Consultancy Services. KOK have been successful in the Quantity Surveying, CDM Coordinator Services and Building Surveying categories in the following geographic regions:  North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, West […]

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CDM 2015 - The View of KOK

Posted on August 29, 2014at 7:55 am

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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