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July 29, 2020

Stop. Make a Change is an annual construction industry campaign to bring a focus on health safety and wellbeing, with a different theme being chosen each year.

This year, the campaign will run between Saturday 10th October through to Friday 23th October, to coincide wit...

July 22, 2020

This week saw the publication of a new Draft Building Safety Bill which the Government describes as the biggest changes to building safety for almost forty years.

The Bill brings in new regulations in the wake of the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire and subsequent report i...

July 9, 2020

CIOB collaborates with CCLG and issues survey to better understand clients’ needs.

In the past few months, the CCLG has joined forces with CIOB to form a collaborative client group that focusses on client leadership in our industry.

The impact of COVID 19 now dominates t...

July 6, 2020

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) is running a survey to examine the construction industry’s understanding of Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘golden thread’ – a key recommendation from her report published two years ago.

The ‘lack of complete, accurate and up-to-date bu...

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CIOB Launches Survey on Hackitt's 'Golden Thread'

July 6, 2020

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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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