The 5 Most Significant Safety Risks In Construction

Posted by Simon Brearley on July 02, 2019 11:03 AM

You manage a busy construction operation, perhaps across multiple sites and maybe nationwide. That means you can’t keep an eye on everything. Prioritisation is one approach to ensuring that you do keep a focus on the more important things. So what can you do to optimise your holistic view of how well your company is instigating measures to improve safety for employees and the general public?

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What Health & Safety Training Is Mandatory In The Construction Industry?

Posted by Simon Brearley on July 02, 2019 10:57 AM

What is mandatory is that the workforce is competent and trained in the tasks they are assigned. In that sense, the employer has a duty of care to ensure that suitable training is made available where necessary. The employer is defined as the designer, contractor or client depending on the size of project and the stage at which it is (planning/design or actual construction).

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How To Manage Health and Safety In The Construction Industry

Posted by Simon Brearley on July 02, 2019 10:54 AM

There is a plethora of informational articles and guidelines available on the government’s HSE website. The regulations and advisories touch upon so many areas of construction and allied activities that it may seem impossible to know where to begin or what exactly one needs to accomplish to properly manage Health & Safety in the construction industry.

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7 Important Construction Health and Safety Regulations

Posted by TotalRen on July 02, 2019 9:32 AM

The construction industry is obliged to take note of about 20 pieces of legislation that relate to the health and safety of its workforce, customers and visitors. There can surely be no other industry that carries out many of its activities in public areas and introduces there the dangers of falling objects, transportation collisions, lifting operations and related hazardous activities not only to its workforce but in close proximity to the general public. Safety is vital and the regulations have indeed worked to the extent that fatalities have fallen from hundreds per year to tens.

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