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Topic: Health & Safety

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Security/Alarms

The importance of construction site security

Construction site security is an essential measure. A secure site is a vital component of health and safety regulation, delivering a seamless service and protecting a project from costly damage or losses. Crimes occur all too often on construction sites. A site that falls victim to theft or vandalism leads to increased costs, delayed projects...

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RoofingTrade News

Scaffolding Health and Safety Regulations – Staying safe

Scaffolding is an essential part of many building jobs, but it can also present a risk. Scaffolding safety is paramount when it comes to working at height. Read on to find out more about scaffolding health and safety regulations. Scaffolding Health and Safety Regulations An excellent working knowledge of scaffolding health and safety rules is...

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working at height

Trade News

Working at height

Working at height poses many risks and remains one of the biggest causes of workplace injuries. In the UK, The Work at Height Regulations 2005 was put in place to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height. These regulations apply to all employers and those who are in control of employees working...

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Heating EngineerPlumber

Protecting yourself on site

Nearly 70% of plumbers with 30 years on the job have had to undergo knee surgery. Similarly, there’s almost 2,595 deaths each year related to past asbestos exposure. Given these startling stats, it’s important that plumbers and central heating engineers know the risks. In this article, we explain how to stay safe on-site and what...

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tree surgeon

GroundworkerTrade NewsTree Surgeon

Building near trees

In the era of intense building developments, tradespeople across the county are increasingly faced with a difficult obstacle to overcome; trees. While most trees that grow near buildings cause no damage, some require further attention. In this blog, we provide an overview of the possible implications of building around trees. What are the implications of...

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construction risks

Trade

Risks contractors face while on the job

Most people believe that contractors have it made. Most of the time, they wouldn’t be wrong.  Contractors do have it made, as they have flexible working hours, they earn more money, and they are their own boss. Being a contractor, however, is not without its obstacles. Contractors may have more perks and make more money...

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Tradesperson wearing correct health and safety equipment

Trade

5 ways to make your site secure and safety-conscious

Image source: Unsplash In this day and age, there’s little room for unchecked health and safety hazards in the workplace. So, when it comes to construction, where fatal injuries are around four times more common than in other industries, the importance of a safe and secure site is paramount. Whether it’s a small-scale home extension...

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