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Reducing Hospital Admissions via Improved Care Home Standards

No matter what time of the year, elderly people, who are making up a larger and larger proportion of our population, require more care and more attention. It’s a problem we have to face up to as a country, with an aging population which could eventually be the one thing to bring the NHS to its knees. This issue is both a large and a small-scale one, it could be something which cripples our economy, but it’s also heartbreaking for our loved ones because the low standards in some care homes is often preventable. There are several ways in which we…

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Significance Of Time And Money Management In Summer School Construction Projects

Construction projects for schools are tricky since they can’t simply be scheduled in to suit the contractors at any old time of the year. The majority of school construction projects are carried out in the summer when students and teachers get a long break. This gives designers and contractors a time in which the work can be carried out safely, without too much worry over the disruption of the school. This small window of construction opportunity, whether for upgrades and maintenance or a brand new addition to a site, means there has to be more consideration put into the planning and…

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Changes To CDM Requirements 2015 – Part 1: The Key Changes

You might have heard that as of the 6th of April 2015 that there are new changes to the CDM regulations for health and safety. The cut-off date for current projects to comply with the new 2015 regulations is 6th of October 2015, allowing enough time for the necessary changes to be made. CDM (or Construction, Design and Management) regulations refer to the rules which are there in place to protect everyone, from the people who will be carrying out the construction to those who will eventually populate the structure. The new requirements are not too far removed from the 2007…

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Doing Construction Work Safely – CDM Requirements

Compared with most other industries, there is a greater risk of injury and fatalities within the construction industry. The high levels of major injury and work-related illnesses are what prompted new regulations back in 1994 called Construction (Design and Management) Regulations – the name is often abbreviated to CDM requirements. Despite their initial implementations it was still felt that health and safety in the construction industry was somewhat lacking. In 2007, following a great deal of consultation, improvements to the regulations came into effect, combining both the 1994 and the 1996 regulations. The new regulations are designed to reduce injury and…

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