Construction

  1. Need Building Work Done?

    Need Building Work Done?

    Following the simple steps in this article will help you meet your responsibilities as a client and ensure construction work and repairs are undertaken safely and without damaging worker’s and other people’s health. What does CDM 2015 do? Complying with CDM 2015 will help ensure that no-one is harmed during the work, and that your building is safe to use and maintain while giving you good value.

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  2. Considerations During Construction Groundworks

    Considerations During Construction Groundworks

    Almost all construction work involves some form of excavation (for foundations, drains, sewers etc) and every year people are killed or seriously injured while working in excavations. Many are killed or injured by collapses and falling materials, others are killed or injured when they contact underground or overhead services.

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  3. Dealing With Construction Site Traffic & Plant

    Dealing With Construction Site Traffic & Plant

    Every year, workers are killed on construction sites by moving vehicles or by vehicles overturning. Many more are seriously injured in this way. The risks can be reduced if the use of vehicles and mobile plant is properly managed, Plan and manage your site to minimise the number of vehicle movements

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  4. Safety Information To Prevent Drowning

    Safety Information To Prevent Drowning

    There is a risk of drowning when people work beside or above water or have to pass near or across it on their way to or from their workplace. People can also drown in other liquids such as slurries in lagoons, foodstuffs in open vats in food processing works and solutions of chemicals in factories. If people have to work over or in the vicinity of water, there must be a safe system of work, and they must be properly trained.

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  5. Guidance Regarding Electricity Around Building Sites

    Guidance Regarding Electricity Around Building Sites

    Electrical equipment is used on virtually every site. Everyone is familiar with it, but unlike most other hazards, which can be seen, felt or heard, there is no advance warning of danger from electricity, and electricity can kill. Electrical systems and equipment must be properly selected, installed, used and maintained. Hazards arise through faulty installations, lack of maintenance and abuse of equipment.

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  6. Demolition Dismantling And Structural Alteration

    Demolition Dismantling And Structural Alteration

    Demolition, dismantling and structural alteration are high-risk activities whose safe execution is complex and technical and where expertise is vital. They require careful planning and execution by contractors who are competent in the full range of demolition techniques. During demolition and dismantling, workers are injured in falls from edges and through openings and fragile surfaces. Workers and passers-by can be injured by the premature and uncontrolled collapse of structures or parts of structures and by flying debris.

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  7. Your Guide To Working With Scaffolding

    Your Guide To Working With Scaffolding

    Suitable precautions must be taken to prevent falls. General access scaffolds provide a means of working at height while preventing falls and should be provided whenever practicable. Scaffolds should be designed, erected, altered and dismantled only by competent people and the work should always be carried out under the direction of a competent supervisor. Scaffolders should always adopt methods of work to prevent falls during the erection of scaffolding. This can be achieved by using an advanced guard rail system.

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  8. Moving Goods Safely On Building Sites

    Moving Goods Safely On Building Sites

    Many construction workers are killed or seriously injured during lifting operations because of accidents such as cranes overturning; material falling from hoists; and slinging failures. Many more suffer long-term injury because they regularly lift or carry items that are heavy or awkward to handle, eg: block layers lifting dense concrete blocks; pavers laying slabs; and labourers lifting and carrying bagged products, such as cement and aggregates. To avoid the risk of injury it is essential that all material handling is properly planned.

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  9. Health And Safety In The Workplace

    Health And Safety In The Workplace

    This guidance is for employers and duty holders, and others who have responsibility for the control of work sites and premises, or operating equipment requiring verbal and/or non verbal communications. This third edition provides practical advice on how to comply with the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996.

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  10. Health And Safety In Construction

    Health And Safety In Construction

    This is the third edition of Health and safety in construction. It has been updated and expanded in the light of new legislation, in particular the Work at Height Regulations 2005. It also features new information on recent advances and examples of good practice in the construction industry.

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