The Grenfell Tower inquiry rumbles on and has yet to be concluded, but the government is taking action to address some key safety issues which have arisen as a result. I would love to say that these are simple, they are unfortunately rather complicated and are being implemented … [Read more...] about Building Safety Act UK Only
How much do you know about ladders? No, really, how much do you know about ladders? I am thinking about the NEBOSH risk assessment question on the construction exam paper. It is usually right near the end of the paper, the penultimate question most likely question 9 or … [Read more...] about NEBOSH Health and Safety Management for Construction Risk Assessment – Tips for your Success
Culture Club If you are of a similar age to me, I bet the first thing that came into your head on reading that title was Boy George and all those great Culture Club songs. Actually, I didn’t really like them at the time – I was more into heavier stuff, but it’s funny how you … [Read more...] about Construction Industry Culture
Permission to speak, sir? That was it, wasn’t it – Corporal Jones’ usual request whenever he felt he had something important to say to Captain Mainwaring. I’m showing my age again with these ancient references – for the benefit of younger readers, I’m referring to the excellent … [Read more...] about What Is a Permit to Work?
HEAVE!! “Go on, put your back into it” is a fairly common phrase, usually uttered as a form of encouragement when someone is struggling to lift a heavy object. But when you think about it, it’s a very strange thing to say, given that putting your back into it is precisely the … [Read more...] about Manual Handling