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PQS Pre-Qualification-Scheme has been accepted and approved onto the Government’s G-Cloud 13 Framework as suppliers of cloud software this week. Integration onto Cloud 13 Framework will improve the services PQS is able to offer and follows our success as a G Cloud 12 framework supplier.  A PQS representative said, We’re proud to have been approved...
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Safety Schemes in Procurement –  real savings to contractors on the ground Back in 2009, Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) set out to achieve a health and safety prequalification approach, for transparent, simple, strategic procurement, which was supported by Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A primary aim for SSIP was to establish a consistent approach...
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What is SSIP? SSIP is a recognised health & safety standard, almost a pre-requisite for providing works and other services. Supported by the HSE SSIP aims to streamline prequalification and encourage straightforward mutual recognition between its Member Schemes. SSIP Approval Fees Prices vary depending on business size and the number of personnel (staff) PQS has...
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Major contractors convicted of corporate manslaughter after site deaths could face fines of more than £20m. New sentencing guidelines were introduced this week, which could see firms with £50m+ turnovers hit with fines of up to £20m. The guidelines also state that firms with a much bigger turnover than £50m could be hit with even...
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The HSE is about to commence a widespread consultation on the production of guidance on the application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 to the Entertainment Sector. The HSE recognises that the sector is diverse and has adopted a framework of four sub-sectors: Theatre and Live Performance; Broadcast & Film; Exhibition & Conference...
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Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. The HSE has published it’s draft Legal (L) Series guidance PDF on the legal requirements for CDM 2015. It’s being made available before the Regulations come into force on 6 April to help anyone...
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A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited. During a concentrated two-week period of proactive inspections, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) demanded improvements, and in some cases put an immediate stop to work activities, where they fell short...
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