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6th May, 2021 - Construction

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

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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2nd March, 2021 - Construction

10 Good Housekeeping Rules For A Tidy Construction Site

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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2nd February, 2021 - Construction

10 Examples Of Good Construction Traffic Management

Construction sites can be busy places, with workers, deliveries, and machinery all needing access. Traffic management is an important consideration to prevent fatal and serious accidents to your workforce. In this post, we look at 10 good practice examples of construction traffic management.

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7th January, 2021 - Construction

The Law On Ladders And Maximum Working Heights

Ladders items of equipment we often use, at home and work. Useful for working at height, whether you are replacing a lightbulb, decorating, or fixing. But do you know what the law says about using ladders in the workplace? How high can you go, and how long can you stay there for?

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21st December, 2020 - Construction

Securing Your Construction Site For Christmas Shutdown

Christmas is often the longest period you will close your site for during the year, so site security is especially important. Because when you're away, things can go wrong. Shutting down your site and securing it from trespassers can help make sure that you don't get any nasty surprises.

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10th December, 2020 - Construction

25 Health And Safety Regulations That Apply To 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 apply to the high hazard construction industry.

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18th November, 2020 - Construction

Understanding Construction Site Safety Signs

Construction site safety signs are displayed to deliver a clear health and safety message. Failing to understand the meaning of a health and safety sign on site might mean you lose your life - or your job. In this post, we look at the different types of construction safety signs.

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3rd November, 2020 - Construction

Keeping Your Construction Sites COVID Safe During Lockdown

Construction work involves many different people working together, and needs to be carefully managed to prevent coronavirus outbreaks. A range of measures like reducing contact, staggering shifts, social distancing and enhanced cleaning can all play a part in keeping your site COVID safe.

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22nd September, 2020 - Construction

Getting Safety Right When Working At Height

All work at height is dangerous, even if a job only takes a few minutes, and a fall from any height can be serious, and even fatal. In this post, we will discuss the definition of working at height, the regulations and the minimum heights to consider. Let's get safety right when working at height.

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27th August, 2020 - Construction

11 Free Ways To Improve Construction Site Safety

Don't think you have the budget or resources to improve health and safety on your construction site? Think again! The good news is many health and safety measures can be implemented for free (or low cost). In this post, we will give you 11 free ways you can create a safer site.

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16th July, 2020 - Construction

Contractor Vetting And Selecting The Best Contractor For Your Business

Contractor vetting is the process of performing a background check on the business or tradesman you plan to use. And if you want to select a suitable contractor to work for your business, you need to know they can uphold your standards and work safely with your team.

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9th June, 2020 - Construction

101 Construction Site Safety Topics

Health and safety is extra important on construction sites, because they are dangerous places to work. And the first rule of health and safety is to talk about health and safety. Here are 101 health and safety topics you can talk about on your construction sites.

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