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  • The Construction Industry Goes Green with Ecobuild

    Many of us here in the construction industry will have been following the news on the recent Ecobuild exhibition and conference, Britain’s foremost event for forward thinking professionals in the built environment.  Thousands of senior level decision makers were in attendance at the exhibition which took place at London’s ExCel Centre to meet industry movers and shakers.  The Ecobuild 2017 Confere...

Safety Fabrications Limited

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  • Safety on the Scaffold

    A scaffolding tower is the perfect access solution for work that needs to be done at height and is a much more convenient method of access than a ladder.  A scaffold allows workers to work freely without balancing on a ladder and also has room for all the tools and equipment necessary for the task at hand.  Scaffolding towers are ideal for jobs like painting and are suitable for both indoor and ou...

Safety Fabrications Limited

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Type: Blog Article

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  • In Search of Barbra the Builder!

    Last week we reported on the dearth of women working in the construction industry and discovered that a mere 13% of young girls would consider taking up a career in our sector.  The main reason for this is that the industry seems to hold no appeal for young girls and they believe that they would face too many barriers when it comes to making progress with the

Safety Fabrications Limited

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Type: Blog Article

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  • Benefits for Construction Companies of Offering Work Experience Placements

    Last week we took a look at the Construction Youth Trust’s latest initiative, #ExperienceConstruction which is aimed at promoting work experience within the construction industry in the hope that more building companies will offer one week placements to youngsters who want to see what it’s like to work within our sector.  Due to the burgeoning skills shortage face by the U

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

New blog articles detected

  • The Construction Industry Goes Green with Ecobuild

    Many of us here in the construction industry will have been following the news on the recent Ecobuild exhibition and conference, Britain’s foremost event for forward thinking professionals in the built environment.  Thousands of senior level decision makers were in attendance at the exhibition which took place at London’s ExCel Centre to meet industry movers and shakers.  The Ecobuild 2017 Confere...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

New blog articles detected

  • Safety on the Scaffold

    A scaffolding tower is the perfect access solution for work that needs to be done at height and is a much more convenient method of access than a ladder.  A scaffold allows workers to work freely without balancing on a ladder and also has room for all the tools and equipment necessary for the task at hand.  Scaffolding towers are ideal for jobs like painting and are suitable for both indoor and ou...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

New blog articles detected

  • In Search of Barbra the Builder!

    Last week we reported on the dearth of women working in the construction industry and discovered that a mere 13% of young girls would consider taking up a career in our sector.  The main reason for this is that the industry seems to hold no appeal for young girls and they believe that they would face too many barriers when it comes to making progress with the

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

New blog articles detected

  • Benefits for Construction Companies of Offering Work Experience Placements

    Last week we took a look at the Construction Youth Trust’s latest initiative, #ExperienceConstruction which is aimed at promoting work experience within the construction industry in the hope that more building companies will offer one week placements to youngsters who want to see what it’s like to work within our sector.  Due to the burgeoning skills shortage face by the U

Safety Fabrications Limited

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • This is a Man’s World (But it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl)

    Last week saw us celebrating International Women’s Day across the globe so in a bid to bring the construction industry into the 21st Century, this article is all about women in construction – or, more accurately, about the dire lack of women in the sector.  A government report on employment published last year revealed that there are so few female workers in the construction industry that the gove...

Safety Fabrications Limited

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Supporting Construction Youth Trust with #ExperienceConstruction

    The construction industry offers a wide range of careers to youngsters whether they are of an academic inclination or of a more practical, hands on bent.  However, it seems that so many schoolchildren today are not aware of all the different roles within the industry, especially youngsters who have no contact with anybody working in the sector.  Building magazine has been working in collaboration ...

Safety Fabrications Limited

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  • Safety Inspections – Stay Ahead of the Game!

    Following the introduction of the new sentencing guidelines last year, safety experts are predicting that we’re likely to see an increase in company directors facing prosecution for health and safety offences (the number trebled last year!).  Here in the UK businesses can be prosecuted for a risk in the workplace, even if an accidents has not occurred as a result of that risk.   This means that th...

Safety Fabrications Limited

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • Doing it Differently – Safety Audits

    Just over a year ago, the UK Health and Safety Executive Recruitment Network, in collaboration with SHP Magazine took part in a round table discussion to explore the “Safety Differently” strategy that was developed by John Green during his time with construction giant, Laing O’Rourke in Australia.  Last week we took a look at Safety Differently and how it relates to safety – today, as promised, we...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • This is a Man’s World (But it wouldn’t be nothing without a woman or a girl)

    Last week saw us celebrating International Women’s Day across the globe so in a bid to bring the construction industry into the 21st Century, this article is all about women in construction – or, more accurately, about the dire lack of women in the sector.  A government report on employment published last year revealed that there are so few female workers in the construction industry that the gove...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • Supporting Construction Youth Trust with #ExperienceConstruction

    The construction industry offers a wide range of careers to youngsters whether they are of an academic inclination or of a more practical, hands on bent.  However, it seems that so many schoolchildren today are not aware of all the different roles within the industry, especially youngsters who have no contact with anybody working in the sector.  Building magazine has been working in collaboration ...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • Safety Inspections – Stay Ahead of the Game!

    Following the introduction of the new sentencing guidelines last year, safety experts are predicting that we’re likely to see an increase in company directors facing prosecution for health and safety offences (the number trebled last year!).  Here in the UK businesses can be prosecuted for a risk in the workplace, even if an accidents has not occurred as a result of that risk.   This means that th...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

New blog articles detected

  • Doing it Differently – Safety Audits

    Just over a year ago, the UK Health and Safety Executive Recruitment Network, in collaboration with SHP Magazine took part in a round table discussion to explore the “Safety Differently” strategy that was developed by John Green during his time with construction giant, Laing O’Rourke in Australia.  Last week we took a look at Safety Differently and how it relates to safety – today, as promised, we...

Safety Fabrications Limited

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

New blog articles detected

  • Spotlight on Safety When Working at Height

    Working at height is always a risky business, no matter what access equipment or safety equipment you use.  Here at Safety Fabrications we pride ourselves on the fact that we manufacture access equipment to the highest possible standard, this is demonstrated by the CE Marking that all of our products bear.  The biggest risk, obviously, is a fall and this is likely to occur as a result of human err...

  • How to Spot the Symptoms of Stress in Construction Workers

    Last week we brought out readers an article all about work related stress in the construction industry.  This is a subject that we’ll be hearing much more about as the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is focusing on mental wellbeing in the workplace and has published a strategy plan to deal with stress and reduce the number of new cases of ill health that are stress related.  We British are us...

  • Doing it Differently with Safety Differently

    A little more than a year ago, the UK Health and Safety Executive Recruitment Network, in collaboration with SHP Magazine took part in a round table discussion to explore the “Safety Differently” strategy that was developed by John Green during his time with construction giant, Laing O’Rourke in Australia.  Starting with Green’s premise that “Safety is broken”, he revealed that there has been “no ...

  • All you need to Know about Free Standing Step Units

    We all know that working at the right height is the best way of staying safe in any industry.  Stretching or bend to reach areas that aren’t so readily accessible can cause all sorts of health problems, including Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).  Moreover, if you have to stretch to reach your work area, then you’re at risk.  This is never more so than if you’re working at height.  Working at height...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

New blog articles detected

  • Spotlight on Safety When Working at Height

    Working at height is always a risky business, no matter what access equipment or safety equipment you use.  Here at Safety Fabrications we pride ourselves on the fact that we manufacture access equipment to the highest possible standard, this is demonstrated by the CE Marking that all of our products bear.  The biggest risk, obviously, is a fall and this is likely to occur as a result of human err...

  • How to Spot the Symptoms of Stress in Construction Workers

    Last week we brought out readers an article all about work related stress in the construction industry.  This is a subject that we’ll be hearing much more about as the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is focusing on mental wellbeing in the workplace and has published a strategy plan to deal with stress and reduce the number of new cases of ill health that are stress related.  We British are us...

  • Doing it Differently with Safety Differently

    A little more than a year ago, the UK Health and Safety Executive Recruitment Network, in collaboration with SHP Magazine took part in a round table discussion to explore the “Safety Differently” strategy that was developed by John Green during his time with construction giant, Laing O’Rourke in Australia.  Starting with Green’s premise that “Safety is broken”, he revealed that there has been “no ...

  • All you need to Know about Free Standing Step Units

    We all know that working at the right height is the best way of staying safe in any industry.  Stretching or bend to reach areas that aren’t so readily accessible can cause all sorts of health problems, including Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).  Moreover, if you have to stretch to reach your work area, then you’re at risk.  This is never more so than if you’re working at height.  Working at height...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Work Related Stress in the Construction Industry

    Work related stress is the most second most commonly reported cause of occupational health here in the UK and accounts for a whopping 37% of all work-related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health.  This costs British industry double the amount that workplace injuries cost.  Last year the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched a focus on mental wellbeing in the ...

  • Risking the Rooftops with Night Scape

    Never mind the annual Idiots on Ladders Competition brought to us here in the UK by the Ladder Association, here at Safety Fabrications we’ve come across another case of teenagers performing some risky stunts.  There’s been a trend in recent years which has seen young people scaling some of the most dangerous structures on the planet in order to take a sky-high selfie!  We’ve already reported on t...

  • Mixed Reality Mixing it up for the Construction Industry

    Here at Safety Fabrications we like to keep up to date with everything that’s happening within the construction industry, both here in the UK and in the wider world.  As such, we keep an eye on all the latest news so that we can make sure our readers are up to date with all the latest happenings.  Today, we have a really exciting story for you about digital technology, a subject that we’ve introdu...

  • Flood Resilient Construction for Dummies

    Last week’s Storm Doris brought with it strong winds and heavy rains that have led to some areas of the UK being affected by severe flooding once more.  Whether it’s down to global warming or just part of a long-term weather change the planet is undergoing, flooding seems to have become an inevitable part of life here in the UK and we’ve become used to regularly watching news reports of flood dama...

  • Work at Height Rescue Operations – Part Three

    Over the past few weeks here at Safety Fabrications, we’ve been looking at the issue of rescue operations when it comes to working at height.  With a fall from height still the most likely cause of death in the workplace here in the UK, health and safety in this area realty cannot be ignored.  It’s not just a matter of ensuring the any work at height that’s unavoidable is properly planned and comp...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

New blog articles detected

  • Work Related Stress in the Construction Industry

    Work related stress is the most second most commonly reported cause of occupational health here in the UK and accounts for a whopping 37% of all work-related ill health cases and 45% of all working days lost due to ill health.  This costs British industry double the amount that workplace injuries cost.  Last year the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) launched a focus on mental wellbeing in the ...

  • Risking the Rooftops with Night Scape

    Never mind the annual Idiots on Ladders Competition brought to us here in the UK by the Ladder Association, here at Safety Fabrications we’ve come across another case of teenagers performing some risky stunts.  There’s been a trend in recent years which has seen young people scaling some of the most dangerous structures on the planet in order to take a sky-high selfie!  We’ve already reported on t...

  • Mixed Reality Mixing it up for the Construction Industry

    Here at Safety Fabrications we like to keep up to date with everything that’s happening within the construction industry, both here in the UK and in the wider world.  As such, we keep an eye on all the latest news so that we can make sure our readers are up to date with all the latest happenings.  Today, we have a really exciting story for you about digital technology, a subject that we’ve introdu...

  • Flood Resilient Construction for Dummies

    Last week’s Storm Doris brought with it strong winds and heavy rains that have led to some areas of the UK being affected by severe flooding once more.  Whether it’s down to global warming or just part of a long-term weather change the planet is undergoing, flooding seems to have become an inevitable part of life here in the UK and we’ve become used to regularly watching news reports of flood dama...

  • Work at Height Rescue Operations – Part Three

    Over the past few weeks here at Safety Fabrications, we’ve been looking at the issue of rescue operations when it comes to working at height.  With a fall from height still the most likely cause of death in the workplace here in the UK, health and safety in this area realty cannot be ignored.  It’s not just a matter of ensuring the any work at height that’s unavoidable is properly planned and comp...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • The Health and Safety Executive’s Fee for Intervention Explained

    It seems that the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking for ways to recover its cost with the Fee for Intervention (FFI) which was first introduced in October 2012 as a means of passing on the costs of regulating health and safety in the workplace costs to the businesses that are breaking the law.  This is to ensure that the costs of intervention by the HSE are paid by violators of healt...

  • Keep your Construction Industry Apprentices Safe at Work

    With modern apprenticeships on the increase, the construction industry is one of the sectors that can benefit from the apprenticeship scheme as we strive to build the army of skilled workers the UK will need for the future.  With the skills shortage still being cited as one of the biggest threats to construction work here in Britain, construction companies are being encouraged to take on apprentic...

  • Combustible Dust Fire Safety

    We’ve already published several articles about the dangers of construction dust, especially those that are derived from asbestos containing materials (ACMs) which still pose a very real danger here in the UK despite the total ban on the use of asbestos in 1999.  This is because asbestos was widely used in building materials until the ban and it continues to present a danger for those working on re...

  • Work at Height Rescue Operations – Part Two

    A couple of weeks ago one or our articles dealt with the subject of suspension trauma (aka orthostatic intolerance or harness hang syndrome) - what it is and why it presents such a risk when a worker has had a fall stopped by a fall arrest system.  A rapid rescue response is vital to prevent permanent damage or even death when a worker is suspended in this way as the blood supply to the legs i

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • The Health and Safety Executive’s Fee for Intervention Explained

    It seems that the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking for ways to recover its cost with the Fee for Intervention (FFI) which was first introduced in October 2012 as a means of passing on the costs of regulating health and safety in the workplace costs to the businesses that are breaking the law.  This is to ensure that the costs of intervention by the HSE are paid by violators of healt...

  • Keep your Construction Industry Apprentices Safe at Work

    With modern apprenticeships on the increase, the construction industry is one of the sectors that can benefit from the apprenticeship scheme as we strive to build the army of skilled workers the UK will need for the future.  With the skills shortage still being cited as one of the biggest threats to construction work here in Britain, construction companies are being encouraged to take on apprentic...

  • Combustible Dust Fire Safety

    We’ve already published several articles about the dangers of construction dust, especially those that are derived from asbestos containing materials (ACMs) which still pose a very real danger here in the UK despite the total ban on the use of asbestos in 1999.  This is because asbestos was widely used in building materials until the ban and it continues to present a danger for those working on re...

  • Work at Height Rescue Operations – Part Two

    A couple of weeks ago one or our articles dealt with the subject of suspension trauma (aka orthostatic intolerance or harness hang syndrome) - what it is and why it presents such a risk when a worker has had a fall stopped by a fall arrest system.  A rapid rescue response is vital to prevent permanent damage or even death when a worker is suspended in this way as the blood supply to the legs i

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Crisis – What (Housing) Crisis?

    It seems that under David Cameron’s government housebuilding here in the UK fell to the lowest level of any peacetime prime minister since the 1920s, despite the burgeoning housing crisis we’re experiencing, especially in our cities.  The number of home owners fell by more than 200,000 while homelessness increased exponentially.  According to Tim Roache, General Secretary of GMB (Britain’s General...

  • Challenges for the Construction Industry in 2017

    We’re a month into 2017 right now and living in some uncertain political and economic times, what with last year’s Brexit vote and a seeming sea-change across the Pond in America.  2017 will certainly be an interesting year for the UK as a nation and for the construction industry here as we face the changes that are sure to come.  Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the challenges that ge...

  • Accidents at Work in Construction Cost More than Money

    Here at Safety Fabrications we’re well aware that the construction industry is one of the most risky to work in with 1 in every 17,000 suffering an accident – the only industry with a higher incidence of accidents is mining and quarrying.  The ten most common types of injury in the workplace are as follows:

  • Work at Height Rescue Operations – Part One

    Last week we ran an article on suspension trauma (aka orthostatic intolerance or harness hang syndrome) - what it is and why it presents such a danger when a worker has had a fall arrested by a fall arrest system.  Swift rescue is essential to prevent permanent damage or even death when a worker is suspended in this way because the fall protection harness cuts off the blood supply to the legs.

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Crisis – What (Housing) Crisis?

    It seems that under David Cameron’s government housebuilding here in the UK fell to the lowest level of any peacetime prime minister since the 1920s, despite the burgeoning housing crisis we’re experiencing, especially in our cities.  The number of home owners fell by more than 200,000 while homelessness increased exponentially.  According to Tim Roache, General Secretary of GMB (Britain’s General...

  • Challenges for the Construction Industry in 2017

    We’re a month into 2017 right now and living in some uncertain political and economic times, what with last year’s Brexit vote and a seeming sea-change across the Pond in America.  2017 will certainly be an interesting year for the UK as a nation and for the construction industry here as we face the changes that are sure to come.  Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the challenges that ge...

  • Accidents at Work in Construction Cost More than Money

    Here at Safety Fabrications we’re well aware that the construction industry is one of the most risky to work in with 1 in every 17,000 suffering an accident – the only industry with a higher incidence of accidents is mining and quarrying.  The ten most common types of injury in the workplace are as follows:

  • Work at Height Rescue Operations – Part One

    Last week we ran an article on suspension trauma (aka orthostatic intolerance or harness hang syndrome) - what it is and why it presents such a danger when a worker has had a fall arrested by a fall arrest system.  Swift rescue is essential to prevent permanent damage or even death when a worker is suspended in this way because the fall protection harness cuts off the blood supply to the legs.

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Safety Ladders News Roundup – January, 2017

    Ladders and ladder safety hit the headlines on a regular basis here in Britain so we offer our readers a regular news roundup blog for ladder related news stories.  Once a month, one of our blog posts deals with from the past month that deal with ladders of all types.  It would be interesting to know what you, the readers, think of the stories that feature here.  Please join in by adding your comm...

  • Letting the (Construction) Dust Settle

    As we settle down into a brand new year, here in the UK, many of us may already have forgotten any new year’s resolutions we made, others may be struggling to keep them and the lucky ones will have found the willpower necessary to carry on with the change regardless.  For construction company owners, the New Year is a great time to implement strategies and changes that will result in both the grow...

  • How to Make Sure your Work Equipment is Safe to Use

    Here in the UK we have a wide range of laws, guides, codes and standards that were designed to help ensure that equipment provided for use at work is in a safe condition.  The legislation aims to make sure that purchased equipment is fit for the task and safe to use.  Once the equipment has been purchased, then there are separate regulations to ensure that once the equipment is installed or in pla...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Safety Ladders News Roundup – January, 2017

    Ladders and ladder safety hit the headlines on a regular basis here in Britain so we offer our readers a regular news roundup blog for ladder related news stories.  Once a month, one of our blog posts deals with from the past month that deal with ladders of all types.  It would be interesting to know what you, the readers, think of the stories that feature here.  Please join in by adding your comm...

  • Letting the (Construction) Dust Settle

    As we settle down into a brand new year, here in the UK, many of us may already have forgotten any new year’s resolutions we made, others may be struggling to keep them and the lucky ones will have found the willpower necessary to carry on with the change regardless.  For construction company owners, the New Year is a great time to implement strategies and changes that will result in both the grow...

  • How to Make Sure your Work Equipment is Safe to Use

    Here in the UK we have a wide range of laws, guides, codes and standards that were designed to help ensure that equipment provided for use at work is in a safe condition.  The legislation aims to make sure that purchased equipment is fit for the task and safe to use.  Once the equipment has been purchased, then there are separate regulations to ensure that once the equipment is installed or in pla...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • Suspension Trauma when Working at Height

    One of the methods of protecting workers from a fall is fall arrest which relies on personal protective equipment (PPE), including a fall protection harness and lanyard which connects a worker to an anchor point.  Should the worker fall, the lanyard absorbs the energy of the fall and the worker is prevented from hitting the ground.  Once the fall has been arrested the worker is left suspended in t...

  • Powering Ahead with the Northern Powerhouse Plans

    Back last August we published an article on the Northern Powerhouse and the concerns being felt at the time about what would happen with the Northern Powerhouse post-Brexit.  Some commentators at the time were expressing their worry that plans to boost economic growth in the North of England, especially in the cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield.  As part of the North East bu

  • Late Payment Damages Sub-contractors

    According to a report published late last year, some of the big property developers here in the UK are taking so long to pay smaller construction companies that it’s putting them at risk of bankruptcy!  On average, it takes the larger property developers 56 days to pay their sub-contractors – this is two days later than last year’s average and this is causing smaller sub-contractors to experience ...

  • Is the UK Skills Shortage About to get Worse?

    Despite plenty of dire forecasts after last summer’s Referendum and warnings that things were about to get very tricky, many of us here in the UK’s construction industry have felt little effect of the leave vote as yet.  Things are set to change, however, especially in light of the fact that last week saw the government publish a bill to trigger Article 50 which is the beginning of the end for Bri...

  • Joint Construction Projects - Conclusion

    Over the past six weeks we’ve published a series of articles on joint construction projects as the building industry here in the UK faces a future in which large infrastructure projects will require a level of collaboration in order to be accomplished.

  • Industry Event Alert – the UK Concrete Show 2017

    Europe’s foremost specialist concrete event is due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on February 15th and 16th, 2017, so don’t miss out on the chance to register for your free tickets.  With nearly two hundred exhibitors and product categories on display, the show promises to provide visitors with exciting new features, including a Live BIM for Concrete interactive visitor experience, as well...

  • Have your Say in how Brexit will Impact the UK Construction Sector

    While many of us make New Year resolutions at the beginning of the year, these t end to usually be of a personal nature.  Health and safety professionals here in the UK are being urged to make some New Year resolutions of a more professional nature in order to e4nsure that 2017 proves to be a prosperous and productive year.  Some of the areas that could be considered when it comes to making change...

  • Changes on the Way for the Construction Industry Training Board

    In October of last year we brought you some news on the changes that were on the way to how the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) funds training here in the UK.  Charged with the power to collect annual levy payments and use the funds to provide training grants and services that support the UK construction industry, the CITB is a non-departmental public body of the Department of Business...

  • Second Hand Ladders Put Domestic Users at Risk

    Some homeowners are putting themselves at risk by buying second hand ladders, particularly those who only need to use a ladder on the odd occastion.  You could be tempted to pick up a used ladder at the dump, especially if it looks intact and as if there’s nothing wrong with it.  Or you may even get a ladder donated by a friend or family member who has replaced an old ladder with a shiny new model...

  • New Construction Minister, Lord Prior – Let us Introduce You

    We’re living in uncertain times here in the UK, a time of change as we wonder what the future brings with our government making preparations to leave the European Union following last summer’s Brexit vote in the European Referendum.  With no clear statements from the government on the form that Brexit will take and how life is likely to change for us here in the UK, many of us across all sectors a...

Safety Fabrications Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

New blog articles detected

  • New Construction Minister, Lord Prior – Let us Introduce You

    We’re living in uncertain times here in the UK, a time of change as we wonder what the future brings with our government making preparations to leave the European Union following last summer’s Brexit vote in the European Referendum.  With no clear statements from the government on the form that Brexit will take and how life is likely to change for us here in the UK, many of us across all sectors a...

  • Suspension Trauma when Working at Height

    One of the methods of protecting workers from a fall is fall arrest which relies on personal protective equipment (PPE), including a fall protection harness and lanyard which connects a worker to an anchor point.  Should the worker fall, the lanyard absorbs the energy of the fall and the worker is prevented from hitting the ground.  Once the fall has been arrested the worker is left suspended in t...

  • Powering Ahead with the Northern Powerhouse Plans

    Back last August we published an article on the Northern Powerhouse and the concerns being felt at the time about what would happen with the Northern Powerhouse post-Brexit.  Some commentators at the time were expressing their worry that plans to boost economic growth in the North of England, especially in the cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield.  As part of the North East bu

  • Late Payment Damages Sub-contractors

    According to a report published late last year, some of the big property developers here in the UK are taking so long to pay smaller construction companies that it’s putting them at risk of bankruptcy!  On average, it takes the larger property developers 56 days to pay their sub-contractors – this is two days later than last year’s average and this is causing smaller sub-contractors to experience ...

  • Is the UK Skills Shortage About to get Worse?

    Despite plenty of dire forecasts after last summer’s Referendum and warnings that things were about to get very tricky, many of us here in the UK’s construction industry have felt little effect of the leave vote as yet.  Things are set to change, however, especially in light of the fact that last week saw the government publish a bill to trigger Article 50 which is the beginning of the end for Bri...

  • Joint Construction Projects - Conclusion

    Over the past six weeks we’ve published a series of articles on joint construction projects as the building industry here in the UK faces a future in which large infrastructure projects will require a level of collaboration in order to be accomplished.

  • Industry Event Alert – the UK Concrete Show 2017

    Europe’s foremost specialist concrete event is due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on February 15th and 16th, 2017, so don’t miss out on the chance to register for your free tickets.  With nearly two hundred exhibitors and product categories on display, the show promises to provide visitors with exciting new features, including a Live BIM for Concrete interactive visitor experience, as well...

  • Have your Say in how Brexit will Impact the UK Construction Sector

    While many of us make New Year resolutions at the beginning of the year, these t end to usually be of a personal nature.  Health and safety professionals here in the UK are being urged to make some New Year resolutions of a more professional nature in order to e4nsure that 2017 proves to be a prosperous and productive year.  Some of the areas that could be considered when it comes to making change...

  • Changes on the Way for the Construction Industry Training Board

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