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Health and safety articles

  • Construction site security

    Construction sites are easy targets for thieves, as the high value of plant and equipment can lead to quick and easy profit. They are subject to a number of threats on a daily basis, including theft, vandalism and terrorism (in extreme cases), against which security should be applied by the site operator. read more ...

  • Construction hard hats

    The site hard hat is cheap, mass-produced and unflattering, though it is the main image used to promote safety. This article discusses the rules surrounding hard hats and their use on UK construction sites. read more ...

  • Exposure to respirable dust

    In the past, construction site-generated respirable dust has only been controlled if there have been visible clouds of 'nuisance' dust, mainly for the purposes of site housekeeping. This has changed in recent years and the construction industry now needs to take action to educate managers, operatives and clients. Designers should also be educated in developing safe systems of working to eliminate or reduce exposure to site generated dust. read more ...

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