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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be carrying out its latest construction inspection initiative throughout October 2018, focusing on health and in particular on the measures in place to protect workers from occupational lung disease caused by asbestos, silicos...

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The ProCure 22 (P22) Efficiency and Productivity Programme (EPP) Pre- and Post-Occupancy Evaluation toolkit can be used to assess realised benefits from UK healthcare projects.

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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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