Blog - Construction

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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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10 PPE Rules For Every Construction Site Worker

17th September, 2018 - tag Construction

Every construction site worker needs PPE, it's your last line of defence against the many hazards and risks found on site. Your employer has a duty to provide you with PPE, and you also have responsibilities when it comes to PPE. Here are 10 PPE rules construction site workers should obey.

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Where To Locate Your Construction Site Office And Welfare Facilities

2nd August, 2018 - tag 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 - tag 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 - tag 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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