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The 9 Most Dangerous Common Building Materials (Part 2)

by David Cant on September 29th, 2014

The 9 Most Dangerous Common Building Materials (Part 2) Here’s the second part of our guide to the 9 most common dangerous materials you’ll find on building sites around the UK. For part one of the guide, detailing the first 4 – asbestos, silica, lead, and Polychlorinated biphenyls – go here We don’t mean to… Read the Full Post

Builders Beware – The 7 Places You Find Asbestos

by David Cant on September 22nd, 2014

Builders Beware – The 7 Places You Find Asbestos You don’t want to be one of the 86 tradesmen and workers who die every single week from asbestos in the UK.  That’s not 86 per year, it’s 86 every week. The reason this figure is so high is of course because asbestos lurks everywhere in… Read the Full Post

The 9 Most Dangerous Common Building Materials (Part 1)

by David Cant on September 15th, 2014

Avoid these Dangerous Building Materials Like it or not, in construction we’ve got to deal with hazardous materials daily. Every building in the world has them buried somewhere within! A bunch of these materials are natural, and some aren’t.  And most weren’t even known to be dangerous until recent years or decades.  So we can… Read the Full Post

Health and Safety Outrage Strikes Again

by David Cant on September 12th, 2014

Health and Safety media driven news Two ‘Elf n Safety’ issues have hit the headlines again this week, sparking public outrage. Both stories have implications and lessons for other businesses however. West Midlands Policing Woes Despite being recognised as a risky job, police officers have the same right to protection on the job as any… Read the Full Post

Quick Guide to Carbon Monoxide – Keep Your Workers Breathing Easy

by David Cant on September 12th, 2014

Carbon Monoxide Safety guidelines A few weeks ago a gas engineer in Suffolk was sentenced to 18 months behind bars because he didn’t service a gas-fired heater correctly. The next day, when the tenant turned on the heater, he immediately fell ill and unconscious from the fumes – invisible, tasteless, odorless and potentially fatal, as… Read the Full Post

The Perfect Construction Site – Your 12 Must-Have Products, Processes & Construction Procedures

by David Cant on September 9th, 2014

Construction Procedures and Processes Here’s a checklist for you.  The HSE’s 12 products, processes and procedures any super-safe site should have. In previous posts we looked at the HSE’s ‘Red List’ – 12 absolute No No hazards on a work site and in the design procedure. And the ‘Amber List’ – 17 potential hazards you… Read the Full Post

Time To Think Health not Just Safety – For the Construction Sector

by David Cant on September 8th, 2014

Construction Sector – Think Health as much as Safety As we talked about last month, the HSE found one in six UK construction sites unsafe in their surprise spot checks a few weeks ago.  Let’s take a look at the main health problems sites still have. Firstly, one in six isn’t so bad, compared to past… Read the Full Post

Architects – How Much Money is BIM Saving You?

by David Cant on September 1st, 2014

Is Building Information Modelling making its Mark? BIM is booming in construction. Contractors expect the percentage of their work that uses BIM to increase by 50% on average over the next 2 years alone. Why is BIM so popular?  Because it Gives You 59% More Money! First and foremost, BIM is saving contractors lots of… Read the Full Post

Your Simple Guide to Building Information Modelling in Construction (and BIM Maturity Levels)

by David Cant on August 30th, 2014

BIM Building Information Modelling and Guidance for the Construction Industry As Building Information Modelling (BIM) sweeps through construction and architecture in the UK and around the world, it’s making quite a splash. The dynamic generated digital models of building and infrastructure projects is increasing productivity, cutting errors and costs (giving an average 59% ROI to… Read the Full Post

PUBLIC SAFETY – Keep Passersby Safe and Yourself out of Prison

by David Cant on August 22nd, 2014

Public Safety So your workers are safe.  Great.  But is everyone else too? As a bit of an extreme example, an Essex developer was just sent to prison for 30 months after repeatedly putting the public, and his workers, at risk. Local residents started calling to complain about bits of debris falling from upper levels… Read the Full Post

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