WORK EQUIPMENT - 14.10.2020
Operator killed while high-pressure jetting
Following the death of an operator using jet-washing equipment, an employer has been fined £2 million. What are the dangers of using this machinery and what should you look for when hiring a contractor for this task?
WORK AT HEIGHT - 14.10.2020
Updated guidance on roof work
The HSE has updated its detailed guidance for those organising work on roofs. Whether your structure is pitched or flat, tiled or sheeted, already built or under construction, this is your go-to guide. What’s changed?
DRIVING - 14.10.2020
Drivers afraid of the road
De-skilled. The Institute of Advanced Motorists reports that one-in-five drivers and riders are more anxious about being on the road since the start of lockdown. The 1,000 drivers interviewed expressed concerns about their own confidence, other drivers’ road sense and the number of cyclists encountered. They also had coronavirus concerns in relation to car sharing. ...
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH - 14.10.2020
Dust-focused inspection time
Inspectors across the country will be out and about checking to make sure that construction firms’ health standards are fit for purpose. What are they looking for?
FIRST AID - 14.10.2020
Fresh advice on first aid
The HSE has revamped its web-based first aid information, bringing together the latest developments on the subject. It covers the arrangements you should have for delivering first aid as well as how to manage training needs at this time.
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT - 14.10.2020
Traffic management plans for small works
A facilities management company carrying out relatively small-scale construction works on a footpath has found itself in court over a vehicle collision. How would a traffic management plan have helped to prevent the accident?