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When employees sabotage their own health and safety

When employees sabotage their own health and safety A group of builders has found a loophole in the rules banning shorts on their site – but it’s not as funny as they think. Several U.K. newspapers picked up on an unusual story this week about a group of bricklayers wearing dresses on site. Their unusual… Read the Full Post

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Could biometric technology help improve construction health and safety

Could biometric technology help improve construction health and safety Although it has existed for years, biometrics technology has been restricted to projects requiring the highest levels of security. This has mainly been down to cost – projects like the biometric passport cost tens of millions of pounds. As biometrics have matured, the costs have fallen… Read the Full Post

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How to choose the right dust masks for your team

How to choose the right dust masks for your team Dust masks are an essential item of personal protective equipment (PPE), preventing workers from contracting potentially fatal occupational diseases. Choice of a mask (or respirator) is actually a matter of life and death. Under UK law, masks must meet certain standards according to an application.… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety lessons from Carillion

Health and Safety lessons from Carillion The collapse of Carillion comes as a significant blow to the UK construction industry – particularly smaller businesses who were working with them on a subcontract basis. It is hard to see any positive outcomes from the current situation – but the Carillion story does offer important lessons about… Read the Full Post

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Improving Construction Site Fire Safety

Improving Construction Site Fire Safety London Fire Brigade chiefs are calling for more to be done to prevent fires on construction sites. Ever since the Grenfell Tower tragedy claimed the lives of 71 people, fire safety has never been far from the headlines. Worryingly, the construction sector has failed to raise standards – according to… Read the Full Post

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When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate

When fashion and safety collide – the beard debate Facial hair is hugely popular at the moment – but it may also be placing your employee in danger A quick look out the window proves that the beard remains a must-have male fashion accessory. As we approach peak beard, it is clear that the trend… Read the Full Post

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Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site security

Digger rampage underscores importance of Construction site Security Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to a destructive rampage that caused £40,000 worth of damage. The unnamed duo ignored a series of warning signs, scaled a fence, and broke into a digger on a local construction site in Elgin. The pair then gouged a series of trenches… Read the Full Post

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CSCS Cards – Forgeries on the increase

CSCS Cards – Forgeries on the increase We are told that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which means that forgeries indicate the esteem in which CSCS cards are held. After all, if the cards were worthless, people would not go to the trouble of trying to copy them. Man jailed for using forged… Read the Full Post

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CSCS Cards – Health and Safety Awareness Explained

CSCS Cards and Site Health and Safety Awareness Explained Although site operators retain overall responsibility for health and safety provisions on site, individual workers also contribute to raising standards. By law every worker must be properly trained and equipped to complete duties safely – so general site safety awareness training is essential. To help establish an… Read the Full Post

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There’s No Business Like Show Business! CDM Now Covers the Entertainment Industry

There’s No Business Like Show Business! CDM Now Covers the Entertainment Industry It seems like this year’s been all about huge changes in the old ‘elf and safety world – and here’s another big one to rock the headlines. Or rather – headline acts – because as of April this year, new CDM regulations are… Read the Full Post

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