Deaths of Foreign Construction Workers Increase by 71%
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Construction has always been a somewhat risky occupation. However, the actual risk to each individual worker was seen to be falling – until recently. For example, in 2010-2011 there were 50 fatal injuries to construction workers. In 2014-2015 that was down to 35. But those figures are for the UK as a whole, and they […]

How Health and Safety Failures Scarred a Worker For Life
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A Leicestershire worker on his first day on the job for Stressline Ltd in April of 2014 had been standing in a drainage pit which carried slurry of cured concrete dust.

The worker in question did not immediately realise he was injured. The material had soaked into his trousers and socks, then it began to dry and made it that much worse.

What is a Method Statement and How Do I Get One?
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The Method Statement is increasingly required as part of your initial tender for a construction job. Your Method Statement, or Safe System of Work Statement as it’s sometimes called, is there to describe in detail how each part of the job is going to be completed. It works for you as a combination of health […]

Safety Signs in Construction Sites
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A construction site is one of the most potentially dangerous places in the world. The construction industry offers its employees more opportunities to hurt themselves, or even kill themselves, than any other land based occupation. Falling from heights, being struck by falling objects and accidents involving heavy plant are all major dangers for the construction […]

Hazardous Substances and How to Deal With Them
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The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (normally abbreviated to COSHH) is imperative for every workplace. The law places the responsibility for dealing with hazardous substances on the employer. So every site owner and contractor is legally obliged to ensure that his or her workers are adequately trained in the storage and safe use of […]

Preventing Fires in the Workplace
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Fire can cause irreparable damage to a business, its property and its employees. Preventing fire is the surest way to avoid injury, loss of life and damage to the physical assets of your company. A professional fire safety consultation will benefit you by providing information in line with the latest health and safety regulations. In […]

Being Safe Working at Heights
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Working at Heights is the biggest cause of workplace deaths and major injuries. With the risks being so high it is imperative that if you are working at height you assess and comply with all safety protocols. How to Assess Working at Heights Work that is to be carried out at height must be assessed […]

Personal Protective Equipment: What You Need to Know
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What is Personal Protective Equipment and where do I Get it? Personal Protective Equipment, also referred to as PPE, is equipment and clothing designed to protect employees from evident or potential workplace hazards. In the UK your employer is legally required to provide you with the necessary Personal Protective Equipment that you need to carry […]

First Aid and Your Health at Work
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First Aid on Site All construction sites must have the following First Aid facilities: A first aid Box or Station that is adequately equipped to cater for the number of workers on site An appointed First Aider who will take charge of first aid arrangements and where necessary distribute first aid care Clear information informing […]