1. Carrying Out Works In Public Areas Guidance

    Carrying Out Works In Public Areas Guidance

    It is not only workers who are at risk from construction work. Members of the public are killed and seriously injured each year. The dead and injured include children. Accidents often happen when people are walking near a building being built, refurbished or demolished, or walking near work in the street. Remember, when working in public areas, the work needs to be planned and executed to take account of the needs of children, people with prams, the elderly and those with disabilities.

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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. How To Carry Out An Effective Ariel Tree Rescue

    How To Carry Out An Effective Ariel Tree Rescue

    This article covers the safe working practices to be used by those involved in aerial tree rescue, a minimum of two people should be present during all tree-climbing operations. One of the ground team must be available, competent and equipped to perform an aerial rescue without delay. Ensure a designated and responsible person knows the daily work programme and agree with them a suitable contact procedure.

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  5. 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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  6. How To Deal With Heat Stress This Summer

    How To Deal With Heat Stress This Summer

    The following post details whatever you, as being an employer, may want to do to safeguard your staff from heat stress at work. It will likewise be beneficial to workers and their safety representatives. It lets you know about the hazards to the body through overheating when getting work done in hot conditions (for instance bakeries, compressed air tunnels, foundries and smelting operations) and provides practical tips on how to prevent it. It does not deal with issues involving thermal comfort at work. In numerous jobs heat stress can be an issue throughout the year however this post also applies throughout the hot summer season where there could be an elevated possibility of heat stress for a few people.

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  7. Wet And Dry Riser Fire Mains Information

    Wet And Dry Riser Fire Mains Information

    The rising fire main is an important facility for the fire and rescue service in taller buildings. It consists of an inlet box where fire-fighters can connect their hoses, a pipe running up through the building, outlet valves on each floor level and an air vent at the top.

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