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Safety Tips For Working With Equipment

Mobile plant and equipment is a really common reason for fatalities and injuries on site.  Most of the accidents can be avoided, and these safety tips for working with equipment will tell you how! Training: As with all elements of working in construction, it is...

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Safety Tips For Working With Electricity

Working with electricity is risky and can result in burns, fires, explosions or electrocution if it goes wrong.  However, this blog post will tell you some safety tips for working with electricity!   Training: Everyone who is required to work with electricity...

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Safety Tips For Working At Height

Working at height is one of the biggest safety risks in construction, and is the biggest cause of workplace fatalities and injuries it the sector.  Therefore, it is important that steps are taken to reduce risks and keep people safe!   Training: Any worker who...

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A Fall in Construction

For the first time in 13 months construction activity has fallen, sparking fears of a recession in the sector.  This activity has gone from 51.1 in August and 51.9 in July, to 48.1 in September, according to the latest Markit/CIPS purchasing managers’ index....

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How To Use S Hooks

S Hooks, like our Tidi-Hangers, are designed to be hung from overhead features, such as scaffolding, cable trays and ceiling grids. They are ideal for holding up temporary lighting along corridors and keeping cables out of harm’s way. This blog post will tell...

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What is the Health and Safety at Work Act?

Before 1974, when the Health and Safety at Work Act came into play, legislation regarding the safety of workers was quite disorganised – leaving many workers to suffer. Therefore, this Act was a way to bring together the bits and pieces of legislation, and set out a...

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Rise in Deaths at Work in Northern Ireland

In the last year the number of workplace fatalities in Northern Ireland has increased by a third, according to the annual report published by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI). This report shows that 18 people were killed in accidents at...

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May’s Pledge For Affordable Housing

At the Conservative Party Conference yesterday, Theresa May pledged an extra £2bn for affordable housing, bringing the total budget for affordable housing to nearly £9bn. The government will encourage councils and local authorities to bid for this money to build...

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HSE Has Huge Reduction To Visits

The number of unannounced visits by HSE inspectors to construction sites has fallen by 14% over the past 12 months.  Announcements made by the Unite Union indicates that in 2015/16 there were 9,219 total inspections which reduced to 7,912 in 2016/17. Following on from...

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HSE inspector numbers plunge by 25%

Figures obtained by the Unite union, via a Freedom of Information request, have revealed that since 2010 there has been a 25% reduction in the number of HSE inspectors. Only 7 years ago we had 1,311 HSE inspectors across the UK, fast forward to December 31st, 2016 and...

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