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The table below advises you of what updates have been made to this online Manual and the details of those updates, as well as when the whole new section pdfs have been uploaded. 

Section Date Amended Details of Changes Section PDF Date Change
Lifting Operations 17/05/2017

New Guidance on:

  • Contract lifting
  • Lift Plans
  • Slinger/signaller cards 
  • Selecting the right crane
  • Siting Cranes and the need to consider overhead electric lines and cables 
  • Tower Cranes - wind speed indicators, security and rescue.
  • Self-propelled and wheel mounted cranes, and Floor Mini Crane/ Element Setters.
  • Excavators
  • Spreader and counterbalance beams
June 2017
PPE 08/05/2017 New guidance on withdrawing Equipment from use. June 2017
Work at Height 26/04/2017 New section on Tool Tethering June 2017
Piling 19/04/2017 Additional guidance in Materials Handling on the lifting of long loads. June 2017
CDM Regulations 19/04/2017 Completely revised CDM section June 2017
Register of Legislation 12/04/2017 Legislation update - new legislation in blue and revoked legislation in red. June 2017
Temporary Works 02/03/2017 Guidance on the use of Reinforcement Cages June 2017
Specialist Processes 16/01/2017 A new section on Drones / small unmanned aircraft operations June 2017
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment 30/11/2016 New section on Permanently Installed Suspended Access Equipment (PISAE) December 2016
Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 25/11/2016
  • New section on Project Logistical Planning
  • A list of the duties of a Health and Safety Advisor
December 2016
Environment 15/11/2016

Guidance on the disposal of HBCCD or HBCD Wastes.
Waste Reporting Portal - removed
Guidance on working in or near Watercourses and discharge permits.

December 2016
Temporary Works & Falseworks 14/11/2016 Guidance on CE marking December 2016
Managing Health 14/11/2016 New health statistics and a new section on Fatigue Management. December 2016
Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 14/11/2016 New Health and Safety Leadership Questionnaire in Appendix 2. December 2016
Documentation 09/11/2016 Updated Register of Legislation December 2016
Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 08/11/2016 Update to the CLOCS information in Appendic 1. December 2016
Training 07/11/2016 New Build UK Induction Standard and updates to CSCS cards. December 2016
Mobile Plant and Site Transport 01/11/2016 New guidance on the use of Lorry Mounted Lift Truck / Transportable Trucks including pedestrian operated for unloading and loading. December 2016
Work at Height 01/11/2016 New images in the appendix of a Scaffolder working below the guardrail and a attachment when permitted by the Manufacturers instructions. December 2016
Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 01/09/2016 Young People on site - two new Best Practice Guides from Build UK. December 2016
Asbestos 13/06/2016 General Update June 2016
Training 24/05/2016 General Update including Build UK standard for CSCS cards. June 2016
PPE 10/05/2016 Update on Safety Helmet Standards and new Build UK Safety Helmet Colour Standard. June 2016
Documentation 10/05/2016 Legislation and Organisations update June 2016
Work over Water 04/05/2016 New section on Offshore Wind Farms and updated references. June 2016
Erection of Structures 04/05/2016 General update June 2016
Complying with the Law 27/04/2016 Update in FFI hourly rate, and general update in view on the new sentencing guidelines. June 2016
Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 25/04/2016 Update on CLOCS Standards June 2016
Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 05/04/2016 Guidance on the provision of Defibrillators on site. June 2016
The Control of Hazardous Substances 05/04/2016 On-tool extraction - example of equipment label June 2016
Environment 18/03/2016
  • Update on ISO 14001
  • Information on responsible steel procurement
  • Update on Hazardous Waste and Consignment Notes
  • Engine Emission Standards for Non Road Mobile Machinery
June 2016
PPE 08/03/2016 Foot Protection - expanded the section on footwear selection to include midsole protection. June 2016
Excavations 01/03/2016 New revised section on Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) June 2016
Working on the Railways 01/12/2015 Revised section removing the technical detail to just provide guidance on working near the railway, and signpost contractors to the specific network rail safety standard. December 2015
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment 19/11/2015 New guidance on Gantry Cranes and expanded section on MEWPS. December 2015
Asbestos 19/11/2015 Full review and update December 2015
Register of Legislation 16/11/2015 Updated December 2015
Erection of Structures 16/11/2015 Additional guidance on Material Stacking December 2015
Complying with the Law 16/11/2015 New sentencing guidelines December 2015
Temporary Works and Falsework 09/11/2015 Specimen Temporary Works Register in Appendix 1 December 2015
Dangerous Substances 09/11/2015 Updated information on the new CLP Regulations December 2015
The Control of Hazardous Substances 05/11/2015 Updated in line with the new CLP regulations December 2015
CDM Regulations 04/11/2015 Updated infirmation on site nductions December 2015
Training for Health and Safety 04/11/2015 Removal of Appendix 1 - Inductions - this updated information can now be found in the CDM Regulations section. December 2015
Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 04/11/2015 Update of Appendix 1 the Work Related Road Risk – Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS). December 2015
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment 01/10/2015 Changes in the Planning and Preparation section, removal of information on the Tower Crane Register and new information in the Fork Lifts and Telescopic Materials Handlers section on Lifting attachments for suspended loads December 2015
Portable Tools 28/09/2015 New guidance on dust, RPE and on-tool extraction December 2015
PPE 28/09/2015 Selection of RPE - HSE research report (RR1052) on RPE and stubble December 2015
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 28/09/2015 New guidance on on-tool extraction and reference updates December 2015
Health and Safety in Offices 01/09/2015 Removal of the requirement for the Local Authority to be notified on an OSR1. December 2015
Temporary Works and Falsework 01/09/2015 Additional information under the Temporary Works Coordinator and Supervisor December 2015
CDM Regulations 01/09/2015 Updated CDM 2015 Flowchart December 2015
Training 24/08/2015 Asbestos Workers - Update ACoP and links to training providers. December 2015
Asbestos 24/08/2015 Information Instruction Training - Links to training providers and information on who should receive training and the nature of the training.
 
December 2015
Training 19/08/2015 Updated copy on the Temporary Works Coordinator December 2015
Explosives 29/05/2015 Updated in line with the Explosive Regulations 2014 June 2015
Legal Advice 13/05/2015 Several minor updates June 2015
CDM Regulations 13/05/2015 Updated in line with the introduction of CDM 2015, and includes the regulations in full. June 2015
Overground and Underground Services 12/05/2015 New section on USAG - Utility Strike Avoidance Group June 2015
A1 - Health and Safety Management 12/05/2015 New section on Permits June 2015
Temporary Works and Falsework 05/05/2015 Updated references to CDM 2015 June 2015
Working on the Railways 30/04/2015 Updated following the introduction of the Network Rail Planning and Delivering Safe Work (P&DSW) Programme which is implementing a number of “Safety Changes” that will ultimately touch everyone that works on the railway infrastructure. June 2015
A1 - Health and Safety Management 28/04/2015 Updated CDM references and removed the CDM Core Criteria under Procuring competent Contractors, Sub-contractors and Designers. June 2015
C8 - Contaminated Land 28/04/2015 New revised section June 2015
E21 - Refurbishment 15/04/2015 CDM 2015 Update June 2015
E22 - Maintenance 02/04/2015 Review and Updated Terminology June 2015
C2 - Drugs and Alcohol 24/03/2015 Changes to Drug Driving Laws June 2015
A2 - Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
B3 - Management of Health and Safety at Work 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
C1 - Managing Health Issues in Construction 01/04/2015 CDM References/ and IOSH Cancer Campaign June 2015
C5 - Asbestos 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
D3 - Static Plant and Equipment 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E2 - Confines Spaces 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E3 - Fire 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E4 - Dangerous Substances 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E6 - Demolition 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E7 - Excavation 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E9 - Work on Roofs 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E10 - Work over Water 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E12 - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E16 - Erection of Structures 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
 E24 - Specialist Processes 01/04/2015 CDM References June 2015
E20 - Roadworks 02/12/2014 Updated in line with the new edition of the Department of Transport Code of Practice: Safety at Street Works and Road Works 2013. December 2014
C2 - Drugs and Alcohol 26/11/2014 Changes to the legal alcohol limits in Scotland as of the 5th December 2014. December 2014
E23 - Health and Safety in Offices 25/11/2014 Renamed Safety, Health and Environment in Offices and included general guidance and environmental issues.  Also a general update and new references for Radon. December 2014
E3 - Fire 25/11/2014 General Update December 2014
A2 - Managing Project Health, Safety and Welfare and Site Set-up 25/11/2014 Update to Appendix - Work Related Road Risk - CLOCS December 2014
E19 - Temporary Works 25/11/2014 New References added December 2014
F1 Environment 06/11/2014 New information on UKCG Responsible Stone Procurement Standard; new guidance on the use of Waste Transfer Notes, and waste segregation; ESOS; and SKA Ratings December 2014
E25 Working on Railways 06/11/2014 Notification of the forthcoming changes to Network Rail Safety Arrangements December 2014
B1 An Introduction to the Law 06/11/2014 Information on sentencing guidelines December 2014
E21 Refurbishment 06/11/2014 General Update December 2014
B8 Register of Legislation 06/11/2014 Updated Register of Legislation December 2014
Whole Manual 30/06/2014 The whole manual was updates June 2014
Excavation 09/05/2012 New Colour Images to illustrate different types of Excavation. June 2012
Work at Height 09/05/2012 New information on Pop Ups within the Ladders section June 2012
Training 09/05/2012 Updated to include details of the new H&S Test, new section on Migrant Workers and an update to Appendix 2 June 2012
Policy, Administration, Organisation 09/05/2012 Updated section on Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences to cover new RIDDOR legislation which came into force on 6th April 2012. June 2012
Asbestos 10/05/2012 Updated to take account of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 that came into force on 6th April 2012 June 2012
Legal Matters 17/05/2012 A general update to the whole subject and a new section on Work Related Death Protocol. June 2012
Environment 18/06/2012 An update to the Waste Section and new examples of Site Waste Management Plans and Waste Transfer Notes. June 2012
Policy, Organisation & Administration 19/10/2012 A Register of Legislation and appropriate ACoPs to replace the old list of legislation. December 2012
Policy, Organisation & Administration 07/11/2012 Removal of section on Safety Incentive Schemes as now out of date. December 2012
Policy, Organisation & Administration 07/11/2012 Updated Register of Legislation as The Equality Act now replaces the Disability Discrimination Act in England, Scotland and Wales December 2012
Mobile Plant & Transport 07/11/2012 Updated images of specific vehicles amd Load Bed Barriers, and removal of section and image of Electromagnetic Lifting Beams. December 2012
Temporary Works & Falseworks 16/11/2012 A new section on Other Temporary Works December 2012
Setting Up Site 16/11/2012 Protecting the Public has been updated and guidance on security included. December 2012
Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations 16/11/2012 General Update December 2012
Legal 16/11/2012 HSE Fee for Intervention (FFI) Scheme December 2012
Training for Health & Safety 19/11/2012 General Update December 2012
Working on Railways 27/11/2012 General Update December 2012
Environment 27/11/2012 New Waste section and updated key legislation. December 2012
Lifting Operations 25/03/2013 Removed reference HSG6 as it has been replaced by L117 June 2013
Policy, Organisation and Administration 25/03/2013 Removed reference HSG6 as it has been replaced by L117 June 2013
Policy, Organisation and Administration 29/04/2013 Updated Register of Legislation following changes that came in to force in April 2013 June 2013
Environment 07/05/2013 Reflect changes to the EU Timber Regulations June 2013
Environment 07/05/2013 Changes to Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) June 2013
Environment 09/05/2013 Updated text on BREEAM June 2013
Environment 09/05/2013 Updated References June 2013
Setting Up Site 10/05/2013 New reference to HSE proposed changes to the First Aid Regulations June 2013
Protective Clothing and Equipment 13/05/2013 Updated due to revocation of the Construction (Head Protection) regulations 1989 and general update of all other content. June 2013
Management of Health and Safety at Work 21/05/2013 Updated guidance on Ageing Workers June 2013
Excavations 22/05/2013 Increased guidance on damage to underground services June 2013
Setting Up Site 22/05/2013 A new section on Fire and updated guidance on Safe access to sites. June 2013
Lifting Equipment and Lifting Operations 29/05/2013 Update due to revocation of the Tower Crane Register Legislation and new guidance on Tower Crane Base Design June 2013
Training 29/05/2013 General Update June 2013
Legal Matters 29/05/2013 General Update June 2013
Temporary Works and Falsework 29/05/2013 A new section on Tower Crane Base Design and Facades. June 2013
Working on Roofs 15/10/2013 Reference to the production of Silica Dust when cutting concrete roof tiles. December 2013
Portable Tools 15/10/2013 The HSE has recently modified their guidance on the control of dust generated from construction processes December 2013
Register of Legislation 15/10/2013 Updates to The Equality Act, Employer's Liability Insurance, a note on Food Hygiene, new RIDDOR Regulations and the Working Time Regulations. December 2013
Managing Health Issues in Construction 24/10/2013 New section entitled Cancers in Construction December 2013
Work at Height 24/10/2013 New Guidance on Working in Lofts December 2013
Occupational Health - Managing Health Issues in Construction 25/10/2013 Revised guidance on entry health checks for safety critical workers. December 2013
Work at Height 25/10/2013 New section on Fitness and Physical Capability December 2013
Mobile Plant and Transport 25/10/2013 New section on Fitness and Physical Capability December 2013
Roadworks 25/10/2013 New section on Fitness and Physical Capability December 2013
Working on the Railways 25/10/2013 New section on Fitness and Physical Capability December 2013
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences 05/11/2013 Updated RIDDOR Guidance December 2013
Setting Up Site 05/11/2013 Updated guidance on First Aid December 2013
Temporary Works and Falsework 05/11/2013 Updated references to BS5975:2008+A1:2011  and references December 2013
Environment 14/11/2013 Revised guidance on Site Waste Management Plans and information on SEATS and Sustainability Supply Chain School December 2013