Fall Protection Planning – An Overview
In the year 2014 – 2015, according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics, more than half of the fatal injuries in the workplace could be grouped into three different categories:
Construction Managers – Why You Should Invest in Wearables
Last week we took a look at the increase in wearable technology, the way in which this new market is developing so rapidly and how this new technology has been making a headway into the construction industry. We discovered that new and innovative smart sensors can be used to gain an insight into health and safety in the workplace and to monitor individual members of staff in order to ensure safet...
Asbestos Risks in the Construction Industry
The use of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACMs) was totally banned in the UK in the year 2000. However, that was less than fifteen years ago and this doesn’t mean that asbestos is no longer causing a problem. Asbestos was commonly used in the construction industry in the UK until then and, as many of us know, most of the buildings in the UK were built before the date of the ban. Th...
Wearable Safety Solutions for the Construction Industry
At the beginning of this year we took a look at some of the new technology that began to make a headway into the construction industry in 2015, keeping you, our readers, bang up to date with all the latest news and developments within our sector. One of the new and innovative technologies we mentioned at that time was wearable smart sensors which can be used to gain an insight into health and saf...
Working at Height – Getting it Right when it Comes to Health and Safety
Despite stringent health and safety regulations that govern working at height here in the UK, this is still considered the most dangerous occupation even though statistics clearly demonstrate a year on year reduction of accidents and incidents. This is because any incident which involves working at height is likely to result in an injury of some sort, whether serious or not. Even falling from th...
Sheer Heart Attack - Defibrillators in the Workplace
Here in the construction industry we’re all well aware of just how important health and safety in the workplace is – after all, we work in one of the most dangerous industries, especially those of us who work at height using ladders and other access equipment. First aid training is essential for any business operating in construction and keeping up to date with first aid procedures is achieved by...