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What Is Hot Work? (Definition, Risk And How To Control It) image

What Is Hot Work? (Definition, Risk And How To Control It)

22nd October, 2019 - tag Construction

Hot work is any activity or process that generates a source of ignition, this could be through a flame, heat or a spark. Hot work can be direct, e.g. the equipment or tool creates a flame. Other times it may be indirect, e.g. using an abrasive wheel to cut metal produces sparks.

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Finding Underground Services (Colours And Identification)

15th October, 2019 - tag Construction

Underground services usually (but not always) follow the national colour coding system. Locating services isn't just important to avoid damaging the service. But to avoid damaging, or killing, yourself. You need to know what services are where. And, if they are dead or live.

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CSCS Cards, The Law, And Working On Construction Sites

8th October, 2019 - tag Construction

If you work in construction, you've probably heard of CSCS. You might have a CSCS card. As an employer, you might want your workers to get CSCS cards, or wondering if they should. As a worker, you may also be wondering if you need a CSCS card. So let's take a look at the law surrounding CSCS cards.

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Construction Site Set Up To Do List

17th September, 2019 - tag Construction

There are lots of things to remember for health and safety when setting up your construction site office. What documents do you need? Which paperwork should be completed? What needs to be displayed? Site offices are often set up in a hurry, use this to do list to make sure there is nothing you forget!

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Do Your Construction Welfare Facilities Pass The Suitability Test?

6th August, 2019 - tag Construction

Welfare facilities are needed by construction workers. These are things like toilets, sinks, washing facilities, places to get changed and places to eat. What welfare facilities should be provided on construction sites and how do we make sure they are suitable?

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Construction Noise And Working Hours Near Residential Areas

1st August, 2019 - tag Construction

Construction work is noisy. Whether you are putting something up or tearing it down. Noise pollution is the noise that leaves your site. It can disrupt other people outside of your work. Noise travels, and this can cause big problems in construction work.

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22 Essential Items For Your Construction Site Office

12th July, 2019 - tag Construction

Starting a new construction project requires planning and preparation. Setting up your site office and getting the correct paper work in place is important before project commencement. Your site office needs to contain plenty of information for your project team, here are 22 essential items.

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20 Tips For Better Construction Site Security

25th June, 2019 - tag Construction

Site security is an important issue and this blog post outlines 20 tips for better construction site security. These trespassers could be squatters, thieves, children, or your site could be blocking someone’s normal access route and they may still attempt to pass through the site.

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Excavations And The 1.2m Rule

2nd April, 2019 - tag Construction

If an excavation is under 1.2m in depth does it need supporting? What are the requirements? In this blog post we look at the 1.2m rule, how it came about, and if it still applies today. Excavations of any depth are at risk of collapse if they are unsupported.

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The 3 Times When A Scaffold Must Be Inspected

18th January, 2019 - tag Construction

One piece of equipment you will often see in construction is scaffolding. These temporary structures can be large and complicated installations. So it's no surprise to know that they have to be designed and installed by specialists. They should also be inspected, regularly.

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The 10 Rungs (And Rules) Of Ladder Safety

14th January, 2019 - tag Construction

Ladders are everyday pieces of access equipment. Used right, ladders are not particularly dangerous. But, with ladders accounting for over a quarter of falls from height and each year, it is important to use ladders carefully. Our 10 rules of ladder safety will help you use ladders correctly.

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Safe Use Of Power Tools (And The Hazards To Watch Out For)

4th January, 2019 - tag Construction

Power tools make work quicker, and require less physical effort from the user. However, with the benefits they bring also comes risk. Power tools are powerful, and when accidents happen, they can be serious. Here's a rundown of things to consider for the safe use of power tools.

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