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July 31, 2019

People who work in Transport for London's (TfL) engineering, maintenance and construction teams now have access to what we believe is a world-first in the rail industry – a high visibility safety tunic that can be worn as part of personal protective equipment (PPE).  U...

July 23, 2019

For the first time large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as part of a robust package of measures unveiled recently by Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst. 

  • Company boards will now be held accountable for payment practices to...

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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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