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June 3, 2020

B&CE, provider of the occupational health management system Constructing Better Health (CBH), has today announced its plan to exit the occupational health market. 

The not-for-profit organisation paused the build of a new, replacement system last year, to re-assess its...

April 29, 2020

Coronavirus testing

The Government has extended the criteria under which people in England can receive testing for Coronavirus to include those who cannot work from home but are showing symptoms. This widening will now mean that construction workers that show symptoms w...

April 28, 2020

Guidance for workers

Langley, supported by the Construction Industry Council, has produced a short video that demonstrates safe and responsible guidance for workers on construction sites operating during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure the protection of the...

April 28, 2020

Tuesday 28 April is International Workers’ Memorial Day, when we remember all those who have died because of their work.

In the year of coronavirus, this day of commemoration has never been more important. And the country is asked to observe a minute’s silence at 11am,...

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In a recent incident, an acrylic panel detached from a lightbox on the rear jib of a tower crane, striking a local resident.  

 

To avoid similar incidents, ensure an inspection is completed on all light boxes and other accessories attached to tower cranes.

Crane manufacturers approval must be sought when accessories (such as signs, lightboxes and lights) are attached to tower cranes and mechanical fixings must be used to secure panels.

From a design perspective, attachments must be designed to take both wind loads and dynamic forces and approved by temporary works.

An inspection and maintenance regime must be put in place and followed.

Crane Signage incident
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