Construction Site Safety Overview

In thelargest stand-down event ever undertaken in the construction sector, workers will be briefed and discuss plans to tackle four key health and safety priorities for the year ahead. These are aimed at bringing about a step change in attitudes towards mental health, fatigue, plant safety and respiratory health. Sincethe Civil Engineering Contractors Association launched the initiative last November more than 50 firms from the largest clientsand contractors to small and specialist SMEs have backed the move. Each business will focus on improving performance and will specifically target one

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Winches Insights

During the oil and gas boom from 2003 to 2013, the lifting equipment US saw exceptional growth, doubling the size of its workforce and increasing the number of oil rigs by 71%. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), during this time period, the number of work-related fatalities in the industry increased 27.6%, with an average of 108 deaths per year and nearly 1200 deaths overall. This image is a clear example of an unsafe work scenario. Here, there are two safety hazards occurring at once. While these workers are more than 10 m above the water, they do not have

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