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January 9, 2020

CSCS cards provide proof that people working on construction sites hold the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site. For several years now the strategic direction of the scheme has focused on ensuring that all applicants achieve a nationally...

December 20, 2019

The Construction Licensing Task Force, now comprising 17 members from across the industry, met for the second time in November to discuss the campaign to introduce a mandatory licensing scheme for UK construction companies, and two areas in particular: scope and compet...

November 15, 2019

Climate Change is the major issue of our time, and the construction industry represents 10% of UK carbon emissions and directly influences 47% of all national emissions, which puts the industry in a position of great responsibility and influence.

The National...

November 4, 2019

Public Health England, with support from some of the most respected organisations in the field, launched a new mental health campaign called “Every Mind Matters” on 7th October 2019.

Every Mind Matters aims to support everyone to feel more confident in taking action 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.

Crane Signage incident
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