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By VOLOCO LLP, Jan 31 2019 07:05AM

Broadly speaking, labour productivity refers to the measurement or unit of work that is completed over a defined period of time.

Estimates, or tenders, are generally based upon certain assumptions regarding labour costs and labour productivity. Loss, in terms of labour productivity, happens when it takes more hours to complete a given unit of work than it would have without an intervening cause. It is important to be aware of some of the factors affecting labour productivity losses on a construction project for record purposes...

By VOLOCO LLP, Jan 31 2019 07:01AM

A method statement is a document that details the way a work task or process is to be completed, this is sometimes referred to as a safe system of work. The method statement should outline the hazards involved and included a logical step by step guide on how a work activity is to be carried out in a manor which is safe and without risk to health. Well written method statements provide an ideal means of communicating vital health and safety information to those who will be doing the work and others such as contractors who have an interest in how the job will be carried out.

By VOLOCO LLP, Nov 30 2018 02:24PM

Building contracts are usually a collection of documents that together, set out your obligations as the Contractor. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for them to contain conflicting information. This article sets out what can happen and how to deal with it in a way that will protect your business.

By VOLOCO LLP, Nov 30 2018 02:19PM

Although it’s in our nature and feels right to avoid risk and uncertainty, it must be remembered that the aim of engaging in construction is to take calculated risks.

The life-blood of business is to make money by dealing with the risks which other people do not want to bear. Therefore, rather than pretend they don’t exist, we should make risks explicit so that sensible and logical commercial decisions can be taken about who should bear them.

By VOLOCO LLP, Nov 30 2018 02:12PM

Christmas is nearly upon us, therefore it is time to start planning your Christmas shutdown, the Christmas break is when the majority of construction sites around the UK shutdown for the longest period.

Before you head home for a well-earned break, there are a few things that should be in considered to hopefully avoid being rudely interrupted during the festive period.

The checklist below will help minimise risks posed during this break and prompt a review of Health & Safety documents.

We are soon to be launching an innovative Contractor Support service aimed at providing advice and support to individuals and companies who may be experiencing challenges or with growth and improvement ambitions.


VOLOCO LLP are developing an online portal providing access to a range of procedures, guidance and forms, learning tools, access to remote online and telephone support and face-to-face consultant time with one of our team.


If this is something that you feel would benefit you or your business and want to find out more, please get in touch by email or telephone.

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