Do Your Construction Welfare Facilities Pass The Suitability Test?
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2M ago
Construction workers need welfare facilities. These are things like toilets, sinks, washing facilities, places to get changed and places to eat. And to comply with the law, your welfare facilities need to be suitable ..read more
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22 Essential Items For Your Construction Site Office
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2M ago
Setting up your construction site office and getting the correct paperwork in place is important, it's where people go when they arrive on site, and where you run your project from. Your site office needs to contain plenty of information for your team - here are 22 essential items ..read more
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Who Is Responsible For Health And Safety On A Construction Site?
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7M ago
The principal contractor has overall responsibility for managing health and safety on a construction site - but they're not the only one. In this blog post, we will look at when the principal contractor is responsible, and who else has health and safety responsibilities too ..read more
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Underground Services Colours UK (And What They Mean)
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8M ago
Underground services usually (but not always) follow the national colour coding system. Locating services isn't just important to avoid damaging the service. But also to avoid damaging (or killing) yourself. Here are the UK underground services colours - and what they mean ..read more
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What Is Hot Work? (Definition, Risk And How To Control It)
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9M ago
Hot work is any activity or process that generates a source of ignition, this could be through a flame, heat or a spark. Hot work can be direct, e.g. the equipment or tool creates a flame. Other times it may be indirect, e.g. using an abrasive wheel to cut metal produces sparks ..read more
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The 3 Times When A Scaffold Must Be Inspected
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1y ago
Scaffolding can help your construction project reach new heights, but are your scaffolds safe? The design, installation, alterations and dismantling of scaffolding, and other events, could put your scaffold (and its users) at risk. Here are the three times your scaffold must be inspected ..read more
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When To Inspect An Excavation And The Legal Requirements
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1y ago
The law requires you to prevent danger to people from excavations. This includes inspecting excavations to make sure they are safe. But who should inspect your excavations, and when do they need to be inspected ..read more
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Excavations And The 1.2m Rule
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1y ago
If an excavation is under 1.2m in depth does it need supporting? What are the requirements? In this blog post, we look at the 1.2m rule, how it came about, and if it still applies today. Excavations of any depth are at risk of collapse if they are unsupported ..read more
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The 10 Rungs (And Rules) Of Ladder Safety
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1y ago
Used right, ladders are not particularly dangerous. But, ladders are involved in over a quarter of all falls from height, causing serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Our 10 rules of ladder safety will help you use ladders correctly, to help prevent you from getting hurt ..read more
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The Health And Safety Documents You Need In Construction (+5 Free Templates)
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1y ago
Do you have all the necessary documents for your construction sites? With so many health and safety requirements to cover, in this blog post, we look at the 11 types of essential health and safety documents you'll need to run a construction site ..read more
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