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Safety topics

  • Site organisation - Everything you need to know about organising a safe and healthy construction site.
  • Slips, trips and falls - Assess, eliminate and control the risks of slips, trips and falls on construction sites.
  • Work at height - The hierarchy of controls for working at height, from working at ground level, using towers, scaffolds, platforms and ladders and, as a last resort, fall restraints and safety netting.
  • Structural stability - Assess the risks and prevent unintentional structural collapse during alterations, demolition and dismantling; and the measures you need to take to prevent accidents in excavations.
  • Cranes - All lifting operations involving lifting equipment must be properly planned by a competent person; appropriately supervised; and carried out in a safe manner.
  • Electricity - Work safely with power supplies and electrical equipment; map overhead power lines and underground cables to prevent accidental contact with machinery.
  • Fire - Identify the risks of fire; control combustible materials and ignition sources; and make it clear exactly what to do if fire does break out.
  • Mobile plant and vehicles - Assess the risks, establish competence to operate and control access to telehandlers, excavators, mobile work platforms, dumpers and road vehicles.
  • Demolition - All demolition, dismantling and structural alteration should be carefully planned and carried out by competent practitioners.
Updated 2013-02-07