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HSE October 2022 Campaign | Aches Pains & Strains in Construction

HSE October 2022 Campaign | Aches Pains & Strains in Construction

Following on from previous initiatives, the HSE October 2022 campaign focuses on aches, pains and strains within the construction industry. As in previous years, inspectors will look at whether businesses are taking the correct action to ensure workers are being protected. This is part of HSE’s longer term health and work strategy to improve health […]

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Slips and Trips at Work | Wet Weather Guidance

Slips and Trips at Work | Wet Weather Guidance

It’s that time of year when the days get shorter and the temperature drops and quite often, we see more rain and wind. The aim of this article is to discuss wet weather conditions, how they can affect businesses and the duties employers must undertake to manage the risks of slips and trips at work. […]

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Dumper Truck Safety | Essential Site Management Guide

Dumper Truck Safety | Essential Site Management Guide

What is a Dumper Truck? A Dumper Truck, commonly referred to as a ‘Site Dumper’ within the Construction Industry, is a vehicle principally designed for carrying materials on construction sites. They are part of a broader group of construction work related equipment referred to as ‘mobile plant.’ Our article reviews a range of health and safety […]

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Workplace Wellbeing | An Essential Health and Safety Guide

Workplace Wellbeing | An Essential Health and Safety Guide

Wellbeing is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being or doing well in life; happy, healthy, or prosperous condition; moral or physical welfare (of a person or community).” Furthermore, positive working environments and avoidance of chronic stress are fundamental for workplace wellbeing. By ensuring that the work environment is safe, that […]

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Welfare Facilities Requirements | Your Health & Safety Guide

Welfare Facilities Requirements | Your Health & Safety Guide

The aim of this article is to provide guidance on the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 and what employers are required to do to meet their obligations under these regulations. These regulations apply to most workplaces, however, for those working on construction sites it is slightly different, as they are governed by the […]

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Winter Safety for Construction Sites | An Essential Safety Guide

Winter Safety for Construction Sites | An Essential Safety Guide

The Construction Sector is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK. This article provides guidance about winter safety for construction sites, and whilst it’s primarily aimed at construction businesses may also be informative to other organisations who have employees working outside. Winter Safety for Construction Sites The HSE report that there were 40 […]

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Construction Dust & How to Reduce your Employees Exposure

Construction Dust & How to Reduce your Employees Exposure

Staring on Monday 4th October 2021, HSE Inspectors across England, Scotland and Wales will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch. Sites of all types and sizes, from domestic refurbishments to major commercial new builds will be visited to check that appropriate measures are in place to protect […]

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Mobile Scaffold Tower Safety | An Essential Guide for Employers

Mobile Scaffold Tower Safety | An Essential Guide for Employers

This article is aimed at companies who use a scaffold tower but may also be beneficial to those who hire contractors who potentially may use a scaffold tower as part of their work. The aim of the article is to provide guidance on what a scaffold tower is, addressing the standard governing scaffold towers and […]

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