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Services - Health & Safety

Asbestos Inspections & Advice

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 updated the 2006 Regulations, which sets out the requirement for a Duty Holder, maintenance of records, what type, its condition, etc.

Bruce Shaw has had considerable involvement with asbestos issues over the years and we are able to provide all the necessary guidance on compliance with the regulations.

CDM Regulations

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 amend the 2006 version. The broad principals of the original regulations remain but new terminology and responsibilities were introduced and the regulations now apply to domestic works.

The “Principal Designer” (PD) now takes on responsibility of health and safety at the pre-construction phase, with the Principal Contractor responsible during the construction phase. Emphasis is placed on the Client being responsible for notification of the HSE, but we can assist in this.

Bruce Shaw has been involved with CDM since the original regulations came into force in 1994.

DDA Advice & Access Audits

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (informally referred to as DDA) was replaced by the Equality Act 2010.

As Building Surveyors, we can report on existing buildings and advise on works or alterations needed to comply.

Bruce Shaw has been involved in DDA since the inception of the Act in 1995.

Workplace Health Safety & Welfare Audits

The Health Safety & Welfare Regulations 1992 remain relevant. In essence these Regulations look at the manner in which a building occupier uses their premises over a wide variety of aspects, including ensuring a safe means of access is provided for not only occupants but also visitors and contractors.

Fire Risk Assessments

Health and Safety at Work Legislation places responsibility for fire safety on building occupiers and employers and, under the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, the preparation of Fire Risk Assessments is a legal obligation.

We prepare Fire Risk Assessments and our skills enable us to appreciate the principles of fire safety including building forms, means of escape, structural fire resistance and fire safety management.