Construction Safety Statistics from RoSPA

construction safety statisticsA great Construction Safety statistics infographic from RoSPA. The infographic illustrates 6 of the top most worrying safety statistics, which show us there is still a lot of work to be done in the construction safety arena.Did you know that the construction industry accounted for 49 fatal injuries to workers and an estimated 1.7 million working days lost to work-related ill health, it remains one of the most dangerous sectors of the UKeconomy. (source RoSPA) 


Integrated Site Safety Board Offer

Integrated site safety board for construction and building sitesFirst Call Signs are delighted to launch their new integrated Site Safety Boards. 

Manufactured from durable 10mm Correx to form an all-in-one safety station for your general safety signage and documentation.  

The integrated site safety board sign includes digitally printed safety signs covering the major safety topics, such as Fire Action Notice, First Aider Details, Electric Shock Action Notice and general site safety info. 
There is also dedicated space for the legally required Health & Safety Law poster (offer includes H & S Law poster, usually bought seperately). 

Acrylic pockets for safely storing your essential documents with 'at a glance' notice of missing documentation. Pockets included for storing your:
  • F10 Form
  • Insurance certificate
  • Health & safety Policy
  • Site induction register
  • Scaffold & plant register
  • Lifting equipment register
  • Fire evacuation/fire plan
  • Accident bank

For more information please contact Sandy Barnes or call 0800 652 6270

HSE to target "poor working conditions" at UK construction sites with unannounced inspections

HSE to target "poor working conditions" at UK construction sites with unannounced inspections

Risks to the health of workers on building sites caused by poor working conditions, such as the risks of exposure to noise or vibration, are being targeted by the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as part of a new campaign.

Inspectors from the HSE will look at respiratory risks from silica and other dusts, exposure to hazardous substances including cement and lead paint, manual handling, noise and vibration during unannounced visits at sites across the country. 

The campaign will highlight the fact that a worker is at least 100 times more likely to die from a disease caused or made worse by their work than from an accident at work, according to the HSE.

"No return to the killing fields on London’s construction sites” demand the Construction Safety Campaign (CSC)

“No return to the killing fields on London’s construction sites” demand the Construction Safety Campaign (CSC)

Following the death’s of two construction workers and the very lucky escape from death of one other, all within six day’s in London last week Peter Farrell, Chair of the Construction Safety Campaign, said: "There must be no return to the killing fields of old on London’s construction sites. We demand urgent action by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) telling all construction employers they will not tolerate any increase in construction worker deaths.

There must also be more HSE construction inspectors working pro-actively to prevent any increase in deaths in the construction industry.

“Construction employers must also stop banning trade union activity on site as they are currently on some major projects in London. They must be reminded of the positive influence of unions as happened on the Olympics site where happily no-one was killed.”

original post on Siteworker

Looks like a Building Site around here

Looks like a Building Site around here! Tidy construction site and How professional looking signs can help

Building sites can be, no matter how tidy they are kept, have that “eyesore feel”! Why not jazz up your Building Projects with bespoke semi-temporary signage.   All building sites are governed by strict health and safety legislation, a big part of which is safety signs.  Just slapping up some general health and safety signs may help you meet your legislative obligations but good signs can do so much more than that. Use the signs that you need to have anyway, to build your company brand, your logo can be included free on our signs. Include signage which demonstrates your considerate construction policy to the local community. Good quality, well thought out signage can enhance the overall impression of a well run site.
First Call Signs can offer :

  • Good quality 3mm diabond hoarding boards to surround your Project site;
  • Design and artwork produced in liaison with our professional Graphics Department;
  • Bespoke signage produced with your company logo and the logos of those affiliated with the Project;
  • Information Stackboards with steel posts highlighting your development;
  • Installation of this signage at Projects across the UK via our in house Install Team  

Please call our mainline number 0800 652 6270 so we can help ensure you have your Project site looking as professional as possible.

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Bricklayer's death showed safety flaws on Lincolnshire construction site

Bricklayer's death showed safety flaws on Lincolnshire construction site Construction Safety 

This is Lincolnshire Bricklayer's death showed safety flaws on Lincolnshire construction site This is Lincolnshire A CONSTRUCTION company and its site manager have each been ordered to pay £77,500 court costs after admitting to health and safety...