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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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What are the most dangerous jobs on a construction site?

What are the most dangerous jobs on a construction site? Construction remains one of the most dangerous industries in the UK – the HSE recorded 43 construction-related deaths between 2015 and 2016. All jobs on a construction site carry an element of risk, but some are decidedly more dangerous than others. These are four of… Read the Full Post

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HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction

HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction Construction remains Britain’s most deadly industry, with site accidents accounting for 210 fatalities in 2016. Consistent effort by the HSE and businesses has helped to drive death rates down, but there is still plenty of work to be done. This year, the HSE has announced three… Read the Full Post

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Health and Safety is important for everyone

Health and Safety is important for everyone If you watched the BBC One drama ‘The `Interceptor’ recently, you will have heard Trevor Eve’s character, Roach, bawling at one of his employees: “Oi lad, get those gloves off! You’re a scaffolder! Health and safety is for girls and window cleaners.” Predictably, the chastened junior duly removed… Read the Full Post

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Building Basements? Keep it Safe When You’re Going Underground!

Building Basements? Keep it Safe When You’re Going Underground! Building a basement is definitely a tough job – even for the most experienced of us! But it’s still appalling to see serious safety flaws in some of the most prestigious of buildings. Worse still – when those flaws result in fatal consequences. Recently we saw the… Read the Full Post

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Risk management and assessment of construction safety measures

Construction, the most dangerous land-based work, is fraught with a number of fatalities and risks. There is a large incidence rate of fatal occupational injuries in most construction sites. The constantly changing work environment of construction industries makes it very difficult for anyone to implement the right safety measures during the construction processes. Read along… Read the Full Post

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Construction Worker Injured – Results in Fines for Contractor

Construction firm fined for neglecting contractor training A maintenance fitter who had been contractor by Van Elle Ltd in Nottingham suffered injuries to his person when he was working on the M1 motorway.  The unnamed man was driving an excavator when he was thrown out from behind the wheel and landed on an excavator blade… Read the Full Post

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The Health and Safety Advantages of a Construction NVQ

The Construction Industry is an employment sector that is constantly developing and evolving, and it currently employs over 2 million workers in the UK. At present there are more construction health and safety measures in place than ever before and the industry now prides itself on employing competent and safe site workers. Qualifications, health and… Read the Full Post

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