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November 23, 2018

Morgan Sindall is trialling a new hands-free percussion drill called Sindrilla, which is mounted into a frame, weighted, and guided by a drill mast.

It is hoped that it will help eliminate Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS - also known as ‘white finger’ - which is the s...

November 9, 2018

The HSE has recently released its latest health and safety statistics for the construction industry, which show there is still a lot of progress to be made by the industry as a whole to ensure we are protecting our workers from injury and work-related ill-health.

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November 6, 2018

B&CE has launched a pilot group of 18 companies to help develop a new product to improve occupational health provision across the construction industry.

The pilot group, made up of major contractors and SME’s who represent thousands of construction workers, self-employe...

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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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