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February 6, 2018

CSCS is encouraging clients who are serious about improving site safety and productivity to push their contractors to use electronic card checks.

All construction clients will be familiar with the CSCS cards, now used by the industry to provide proof that individuals wo...

February 2, 2018

Yesterday's Time to Talk Day has become an annual event aimed at bringing the nation together to get talking and break the silence around mental health problems. 

Mental health in construction is a significant issue, with over a third of construction work...

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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.

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