Category : Legislation Guides

Site Hoarding

  • Carrie Jones
  • January 14, 2019
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Is your site safe? All construction sites require: Measures to manage access across defined boundaries; and Steps to exclude unauthorised people. While the numbers of children being killed or injured on construction sites have reduced, there is no room for complacency. Each year, two or three children die after gaining access to building sites, and…

Hard Hat Colour Requirements

  • Carrie Jones
  • January 14, 2019
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Safety helmet colours on Build UK members’ sites should adhere to the following colour scheme on all sites: White – for site managers, competent operatives and vehicle marshalls (distinguished by the wearing of a different coloured high-visibility vest). Black – for site supervisors. Orange – for slingers and signallers. Blue – for all other site…
What are the first aid requirements for sites? The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all construction sites to have: a first aid box with enough equipment to cope with the number of workers on site an appointed person to take charge of first-aid arrangements information telling workers the name of the appointed…
Choosing slip-resistant footwear from the whole host of products on the market can be difficult. Sole descriptions are varied, from ‘improving the grip performance’ to ‘excellent multi-directional slip-resistance’. Often, footwear is just described as ‘slip-resistant’ and the brochure does not describe the conditions for which the footwear is most suitable. Footwear selection has to take…

HSE is cracking down on construction sites

  • Carrie Jones
  • January 14, 2019
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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have announced they’ll be conducting a UK-wide ‘blitz’ within the construction industry. The blitz is planned to take place during the first two weeks of October 2018, and it’s expected to focus on the health and welfare of workers on construction sites. We’ve listed some points for you to consider: HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Wood…
What you need to do The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) sets out the law on construction site general fire safety. The FSO requires that a ‘responsible person’ must carry out, and keep up to date, a risk assessment and implement appropriate measures to minimise the risk to life and property from fire.…