How to Prevent Common Health and Safety Risks on Construction Sites

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How to Prevent Common Health and Safety Risks on Construction Sites

Full article with thanks to: The construction industry is one of the largest sectors in the UK and many other countries. It is notoriously dangerous because of the combination of health and safety risks involving vehicles, equipment and manual tasks which few other industries share. It currently rates in second place behind the agricultural, fishing and forestry industry for … Read More

Working on a Construction Site: Health and Safety Risks

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Working on a Construction Site Health and Safety Risks

Full article with thanks to: Accidents occur every day in the construction industry. We take a look at the top ten health and safety risks that the construction industry faces. The construction industry accident fatality rate stands at more than double that of the all-sector average – more minor accidents are almost incalculably more. Put simply, construction sites are … Read More

The Importance of Staying Safe while Working at Height


Working at height

The following news article was written by the HSE. It clearly demonstrates the importance of staying safe while working at height and how quickly and easily tragedy can happen. A London-based construction company was recently sentenced for safety breaches after a worker was killed. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 4 November 2015, a Formation Construction Limited employee was using … Read More

Safe use of ladders

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Safe use of ladder

Following a fatal accident investigation in 2017, HSE is strongly advising all duty holders and users of combination ladders to ensure that they: carry out pre-use checks; use them in accordance with instructions; check the locking mechanism(s). Failure to do so could result in serious accidents. Telescopic ladders The use of telescopic ladders is growing more popular due to their … Read More