Each week, we aim to share a piece of legislation or a statistic relating to on-site health, and distil it into a quick-read bulletin. We do this to increase awareness and make such information readily accessible to all, to help safeguard those on site and make it easier to ensure that the right protection is in place.
Make it simple. Make it happen.
DEEEs Smoke Indicators
Smoke can help you determine the risk caused by diesel engine exhaust emissions
Maximum Noise Levels Allowed
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 sets out clear guidelines on excess noise
Excessive Noise On-Site?
Excess noise must be minimised to reduce health risks to site personnel
Controlling Dust Methods
Having an effective method of dust control on site is paramount in minimising health risks
Construction Site Carcinogens
In June 2012 the IARC classified diesel engine exhaust emissions as carcinogenic
Over-exposure to excess noise could result in tinnitus or permanent hearing loss
The Deadly Effects of Silica
1000 people die each year in the UK from exposure to silica dust - that's 19 every week
Managing the Risk of Dust
Three key ways to manage the risk of dust to the health of site workers
Construction Dust: The Law
Construction dust can seriously damage health and sometimes, even prove fatal
The Risks of Cold Stress
Prolonged exposure to low temperatures can have a detrimental impact on the health of site workers.
Working in Cold Weather: Law
Whilst there is a legal minimum temperature requirement for indoor working, there's none for outdoor working.
2nd Highest Reported Risk
Lifting and moving heavy and awkward loads accounts for the second highest reported risk in the construction industry.
Basic H&S Law Requirements
Employers have a duty to protect their site personnel as well as members of the public in the vicinity.
Latest Asbestos Figures
In 2014 there were 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures.
Diesel Fumes: Fast Facts
In the UK, it’s estimated that around 500,000 workers could be exposed to high levels of diesel engine exhaust fumes.
Silica dust – max levels allowed
Silica dust is a killer if inhaled without control. The legal limit is surprisingly low – check it
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