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Excavators: managing the risk

Where excavators are used on site it is important that pedestrians are separated from vehicles and that hazard-free traffic routes are made available. Most accidents involving excavators occur when the excavator is:   Moving – and strikes a pedestrian, particularly while reversing; Slewing – trapping a person between the excavator and a fixed structure or […]

More Than 1,100 Construction Sites Fail Safety Checks

The HSE has announced that more than 1,100 construction sites failed safety checks during its “safer sites” initiative in September. During the month long safety drive, poor standards and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the building sites that the HSE visited. The most recent campaign involved unannounced inspections and enforcement at sites […]