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Where To Locate Your Construction Site Office And Welfare Facilities

2nd August, 2018 - Construction

Every construction site needs welfare facilities, and most will also require a site office. But where should you locate these facilities? Where on your site should your site compound be? On some sites it might be obvious, but on others you might need to give this a little more thought.

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40+ Daily Scaffolding Safety Checks And Common Faults

19th July, 2018 - Construction

There are many different elements to a scaffold to check and maintain for safety. In this blog post, we will look at a checklist of over 40 scaffolding faults you should look out for, as well as discussing why and when you need to check scaffolds and their components to keep them safe and secure.

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Top 5 Construction Safety Hazards (And How You Can Control The Risks)

5th June, 2018 - Construction

If you work in construction, these are the safety hazards most likely to harm you. Updated with the latest accident statistics from the HSE, we look at which safety hazards are most likely to kill or injure you in construction, and how you can control the risks on site.

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25 Health And Safety Regulations That Apply To Construction

21st May, 2018 - Construction

Health and safety regulations apply to every industry, not only construction, but there are some extra laws you should know about in construction. Let's look at the health and safety legislation, rules and requirements that applies to the high hazard construction industry.

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Understanding Construction Site Safety Signs

16th May, 2018 - Construction

It is important to understand the messages given to you by construction site safety signs, they are displayed to deliver a clear health and safety message. Failing to abide by a sign might mean you lose your job, or your life. In this post we look at the different types of construction safety signs.

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10 Examples Of Good Construction Traffic Management

5th April, 2018 - Construction

Vehicle related incidents cause around 50 deaths and 1500 major injuries at work each year. Traffic management is an important consideration to prevent fatal and serious accidents to your workforce. In this post we look at 10 good practice construction traffic management examples.

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10 Simple Construction Site Safety Rules

14th March, 2018 - Construction

Construction sites are dangerous places to work. Follow these 10 simple construction site safety rules to keep yourself, and others, safe. From wearing your PPE, to following procedures, you can help make your site a safer place to work, and prevent accidents.

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Construction Site Set Up To Do List

13th June, 2014 - Construction

There are lots of things to remember for health and safety when setting up your construction site, and this to do list will help you with your project. Due to the nature of construction work, 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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20 Tips For Better Construction Site Security

6th January, 2014 - 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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Securing Your Construction Site For Christmas Shutdown

20th December, 2013 - Construction

It's that time of year again. Less than 10 days to go until Christmas and many in the construction industry are planning a well deserved break. With Christmas being the longest period of closure for construction sites, site security needs to be a top priority to prevent unwanted visitors.

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Do Your Construction Welfare Facilities Pass The Suitability Test?

4th November, 2013 - Construction

During a recent inspection initiative by the HSE inadequate washing facilities were identified as a common health and safety breach on a number of construction sites. So what welfare facilities should be provided on construction sites and how do we make sure they pass the suitability test?

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Excavations And The 1.2m Rule

4th June, 2013 - Construction

If an excavation is under 1.2m in depth does is 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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22 Essential Items For Your Construction Site Office

12th November, 2012 - 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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