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17th May, 2022 - Construction

What Do Safety Boots Protect You From?

You need to wear safety footwear in various workplaces, and sometimes, it might seem like a hassle. Why should you wear them? Safety boots protect you from a wide range of hazards that could hurt your feet. Let's look at the different ratings and codes for safety footwear and what they mean.

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27th April, 2022 - Construction

How To Check Your Hard Hat Expiry Date

Find out how to check the expiry date on your 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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7th April, 2022 - Construction

10 Free Printable Construction Safety Signs For Your Site

Want to print some construction health and safety signs for your site? We've created 10 printer-friendly signs, including warning signs, PPE signs, and no-entry signs. Download them today in PDF format, no sign up required.

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30th March, 2022 - Construction

7 Types Of Angle Grinder Accidents And How To Stop Them

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. Angle grinder safety is important. Using the wrong wheel for the task or not using the tool correctly can cause serious accidents.

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16th March, 2022 - Construction

40+ Daily Scaffolding Safety Checks And Common Faults

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. And we discuss why (and when) you need to check scaffolds and their components to keep them safe and secure.

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25th January, 2022 - Construction

The Best Location For Your Construction Site Office And Welfare Facilities

Every construction site needs welfare facilities, and most will also require a site office. But where should you put them? Where should your site compound be? On some sites, it might be obvious. You might even use existing facilities. But on others, you'll need to give it a little more thought.

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11th January, 2022 - Construction

What Are Pinch Point Hazards? 6 Examples And How To Spot Them

Pinch point hazards are common in many workplaces, and especially in construction and manufacturing. A pinch might not sound too severe, but pinch points can cause life-changing injuries, and in the worst cases, they can be fatal. But what is a pinch point? And how can you spot these hazards?

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25th November, 2021 - Construction

What Temporary Facilities Do You Need On Construction Sites?

When you are planning a construction project, you are going to need to provide some temporary facilities. E.g. a site office, toilets, and other welfare facilities. Used correctly, these facilities will keep your site safe and productive. Here's a list of 10 temporary facilities you need on your construction sites.

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31st August, 2021 - Construction

The Technology You Can Use For Better Construction Health And Safety

Technology has advanced at record speed over the past 20 years. We've gone from games of snake to running an entire business from your mobile phone. Let's take a look at the remote technology you can use for better construction health and safety.

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17th August, 2021 - Construction

10 PPE Rules For Every Construction Site Worker

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

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22nd July, 2021 - Construction

Scaffold Handrail, Guardrail And Toeboard Height In Construction

Safe platforms for working at height require edge protection like handrails, guardrails and toeboards to prevent falls, of people and equipment. But when do you need handrails, and what are the minimum and maximum heights for these barriers?

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22nd June, 2021 - Construction

50 Construction Site Safety Tips

Construction workers are more likely to be injured or killed at work. There are many risks for construction workers to navigate, but the hazards you face in construction are varied, as no two sites are the same. These construction site safety tips are a great place to start.

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