The Building Manual Blog

What is a Health & Safety File / Building Manual? Are you complying with the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015? Do you know your responsibilities? A Health and Safety File (HSF) is required for all projects involving more than one contractor (as per the Construction Design Management (CDM) Regulations 2015). The law applies to the whole construction process on all construction projects, from concept to completion; and what each Dutyholders must or should do to comply with the law to ensure projects are carried out in a way that secures health and safety. The Health and Safety file should contain (more…)

Calling all Estate & Letting Agents in Leicester – have you got your contractor control systems inplace

Protecting your business is essential, having the right controls in place will help you to do justhat at. Sphere RHSM Ltd has the experience and knowledge to provide advice and action when you need it, We are local and based in Kettering. Just ring 0116 202 9679 and we can furnish you with the information you require. Below is a case which shows exactly what not to do. The fines & costs are not insurable, neither is the loss of reputation. The HSE issue warnings to Lettings & Estate Agents after preventable contractor death Health and safety chiefs have warned (more…)

A successful risk assessment in five easy stages – 0116 202 9679

At Sphere RHSM Ltd we have lots of experience in helping our business partners risk assess and safeguard their business, by protecting employees through simple risk assessments. Based in Kettering and near to Leicester we are always happy to give some free advice, just ring us. I have put the basics of a risk assessment down for you to read through. If your business is based in Leicester then please feel free to arrange a 1-2-1 First rule is not to overcomplicate the process. In many organisations, the risks are well known and the necessary control measures may already be (more…)

Heads up Business Leaders – do you use sub contractors, if so this advice could save you £50K

If you work solely on your own and do not employ sub-contractors then stop reading this, you have more important things to do – but – if you employ sub-contractors, even on a limited basis you will need to know what is in this months Safety Blog. You can get free monthly safety information by emailing or 01536384437 If you think that you don’t need paperwork for organisations employing less than four persons – think again! Insurance will not cover these costs or you loss of reputation! In the last nine months we have had three enquiries where small (more…)