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June 24, 2019

Most people in construction are familiar with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. It’s the card that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site.

In most ca...

June 10, 2019

Last October HSE ran a construction health inspection initiative which focused on lung disease, particularly those caused by asbestos and dust.

HSE is going to be running this initiative again between 17th June and 12th July 2019.

During this period HSE inspectors will b...

June 6, 2019

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently accused six key suppliers to the construction sector of anti-competitive behaviour.

Following two investigations into the groundworks and roofing material industries, it also alleges that the UK’s three largest su...

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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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