News & Publications

CDM 2015: SUMMARY OF MAIN CHANGES

Posted on July 23, 2014at 8:13 am

Here is a list of the headline changes together with our comments in red. Our response to the HSE consultation (ten weeks ending 6 June 2014) is attached if you would like more detail. If you have any questions please call us on 01925 654158 and ask for a Construction Health and Safety Advisor. 1. […]

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MEASURED TERM CONTRACTS (MTC) AND THEIR PURPOSE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Posted on June 27, 2014at 1:10 am

At Keelagher Okey Klein we put a strong emphasis on the contractor-customer relationship, with Director involvement on every project no matter how small or large. We understand the importance of communication and clear transfer of information. Although based in Warrington our customer base and experience spans more than just the local area, so we have […]

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Revised CDM Regulations due in 2014

Posted on May 29, 2014at 8:44 am

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to produce revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations by 2014, with a public consultation expected next year. However, details of the package of reforms to the 2007 CDM Regulations will not be made public until a draft package and a consultative document have been submitted and agreed by […]

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QUANTITY SURVEYING — THE LOST ART OF MEASUREMENT

Posted on April 22, 2014at 11:26 am

Like any profession, Quantity Surveying has evolved due to the rapid development of technology over the past few decades. The influx of computer-based solutions has resulted in many believing that traditional methods of measuring for Bills of Quantities are now outmoded, and can be put out to pasture. But is this really the case? Keelagher […]

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WHY IT’S NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT TO ENGAGE AN EXPERIENCED CDM CO-ORDINATOR

Posted on March 20, 2014at 5:26 am

For any construction job, it’s highly recommended you have a dedicated, professional CDM co-ordinator on the Team to advise and assist everyone to comply with their legal duties. Indeed, since the implementation of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007, you have a legal requirement to appoint a CDM co-ordinator if the construction phase of […]

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LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE GUIDANCE

Posted on March 04, 2014at 11:27 am

New technical guidance (HSG274) for duty-holders was published in late 2013. The guidance is for duty-holders, which includes employers, those in control of premises and those with health and safety responsibilities for others, to help them comply with their legal duties.   These include identifying and assessing sources of risk, preparing a  scheme to prevent […]

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WHY CHOOSE A MEASURED TERM CONTRACT (MTC) FOR YOUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS?

Posted on February 03, 2014at 4:21 pm

Warrington-based Keelagher Okey Klein (KOK) are experienced, RICS regulated, Chartered Quantity Surveyors who’ve worked with a wide range of commercial, governmental, local authority and NHS clients in the North West and across the UK.   More and more of KOK’s clients are choosing to work on a measured term contract (MTC). Here’s why: Warrington-based Keelagher […]

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SSSIP/CHAS COMPETENCE CRITERIA RECONFIRMED

Posted on January 09, 2014at 9:38 am

Keelagher Okey Klein have now completed and passed the assessment process to become an APS Registered Practice for CDM Coordination(SSIP/CHAS Competence Criteria). Assessment by a member of SSIP has been specifically highlighted as a key route to health and safety pre-qualification in the 2013 edition of the Government-backed construction pre-qualification document PAS 91.   Our […]

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CONTRACTORS ARE WORRIED THAT HSE INSPECTORS ARE CONCENTRATING MORE ON CHARGING FOR SPOTTING SAFETY BREACHES THAN ISSUING ADVICE. CLIENTS SHOULD WORRY TOO.

Posted on October 21, 2013at 1:59 pm

The innovative Fees for Intervention (FFI) scheme came into force last year on the 1st October. Fee for Intervention (FFI) is HSE’s cost recovery regime implemented from 1 October 2012, under regulations 23 to 25 of The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012.   These Regulations put a duty on HSE to recover its costs […]

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DRAFT CDM REGULATIONS

Posted on September 11, 2013at 1:44 pm

An informed and insightful speech by the President of the Association for Project  Safety, Richard Habgood, included:-   “HMG must realise that we already have a system in place that:   Enables our workforce to realise their full potential in a safe working environment with appropriate training provided and that Makes us a global leader […]

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