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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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7 Types Of Angle Grinder Accidents And How To Stop Them

3rd December, 2018 - tag Construction

Angle grinders are a type of abrasive wheel. They are a handheld power tool, often found on construction sites, used for cutting, grinding and polishing. It's important to use them correctly. Using the wrong wheel for the task, or using the tool incorrectly, can cause serious accidents.

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10 Free Ways To Improve Construction Site Safety

5th November, 2018 - tag Construction

With profit margins on construction projects often tight, smaller contractors and sometimes larger construction firms just don’t have a big budget and loads of resources to dedicate to health and safety. The good news is many health and safety measures can be implemented for free (or low cost).

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How To Check Your Hard Hat Expiry Date

5th October, 2018 - tag Construction

Find out how to check the expiry date on hard hats, what stamps to look for, where to look, the difference between the manufacture date and the expiry date, how long a hard hat lasts, and most importantly, when to replace your hard hat.

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10 Good Housekeeping Rules For A Tidy Construction Site

21st September, 2018 - tag Construction

On construction sites, good housekeeping refers to the practice of keeping your site clean and tidy. A tidy work area reduces the risk of accidents and increases fire safety. Implement these 10 rules, and you should see a reduction in slip and trip accidents and near misses on your project.

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