ISO 9001 certification success for Aegis

Aegis has gained accreditation to ISO 9001:2008, which is the internationally recognised standard for quality management systems. The company received the certification following a rigorous assessment process by Alcumus ISOQAR, an independent external assessor. As Alcumus ISOQAR is accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS), Aegis is now allowed to display the UKAS ‘Crown and Tick’ logo on our marketing material.

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HSE carrying out unannounced inspections

HSE inspectors are carrying out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are taking place.

The HSE has already started its targeted inspections of construction sites under the month-long initiative this autumn.

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Proposed Changes to the CDM Regulations

Last month we highlighted the consultation exercise which the HSE has started regarding proposed changes to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

Below we compare the main differences to CDM 2007.

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HSE delays review of CDM Regulations

As part of its review of health and safety legislation, the HSE plans a complete review of the CDM Regulations. Due to the scale of the proposed changes and their potential impact, this revision process has been delayed.

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FFI Scheme sees enforcement notices drop but HSE inspectors not being lenient

Enforcement notices served by the HSE are down on previous years but this is not because inspectors are being more lenient.

Now, instead of issuing an enforcement notice, HSE inspectors are charging the work against the Fee For Intervention (FFI) scheme. This means that businesses are running up bills at the rate of £124 an hour.

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Client prosecuted for trench collapse fatality

When a construction worker was killed during the refurbishment of a residential block, the owners of the building were found guilty of breaches of the CDM Regulations 2007 and fined a total of £65,000.

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HSE safety drive suggests standards are slipping

During a recent blitz of refurbishment projects, HSE inspectors took enforcement action at one in four sites. This compares to a similar initiative early last year when one in five sites received an enforcement notice, suggesting that standards are deteriorating.

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Aegis awards success at BAE Systems

The contribution of Aegis CDM co-ordinators supporting teams across BAE Systems has been recognised in the recent round of highly-prized Chairman’s Awards presented within the company.

The awards honour innovative ideas, actions and behaviours that further BAE Systems’ values whilst delivering benchmark performance.

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Aegis staff sharpen their skills

Congratulations to Aegis’s Emma Eldershaw and Sue Doran, who both gained new qualifications recently.

The staff at Aegis pride themselves on being at the forefront of all aspects of their work. It is an on-going process for them to stay current and to gain new skills and training as part of their professional development.

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