Yearly Archives - 2014

HAKI Staircases Safety Checklist

Are you sure you know what is real?

Recent inspections have highlighted possible risks relating to the use of non-genuine components in Haki, or other British Standard stair cases.

 

Stair cases should be designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with BS EN 12810 and contain components from the same manufacturer i.e. Haki, Trad etc. and MUST not be mixed.

 

Haki Staircase Safety Checklist

 

1. Is the scaffold/supporting structure completed ready for the Stair Tower?

 

2. Is the ground condition adequate to take the load imposed?

 

3. Is the correct equipment on site?

 

4. Is the correct equipment in good working order?

 

5. Is the correct Personal Protection Equipment available and in good working order?

 

6. Are all the components in their correct position and all locking catches engaged?

 

7. Is the Stair Tower adequately braced and anchored?

 

8. Have any items been removed?

 

 

Take a look at the following presentation with examples of what you should be looking out for while installing a Haki Staircase. Download Now.

More information can be found on the Haki website here.

Manslaughter – Construction boss jailed.

Manslaughter

The commercial director of a construction company has been jailed for three years and three months after being found guilty of manslaughter.

 

 

Commercial director Conrad Sidebottom was found guilty of manslaughter while self-employed safety consultant Richard Golding was convicted on health and safety charges.

 

Deborah Jeffrey, specialist prosecutor at the CPS, said: “Anghel Milosavlevici’s tragic death was preventable and inexcusable.

 

“While working on the excavation of the house, his safety was the responsibility of Conrad Sidebottom, the commercial director of Siday, and Richard Golding, the independent health and safety consultant contracted to provide advice to Siday.

 

Read Full Article At Source: Construction Enquirer: bit.ly/1qiDYbY

Fatalities on Construction Sites – An Infographic

Fatalities

Fatalities on Construction Sites.

Fatalities on Construction Sites

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Prohibition notices – Do not ignore

A developer has been jailed for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

 

A developer has been jailed for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

 

The Health and Safety Executive visited the site in February last year following complaints from local residents.

They complained about debris falling from upper storeys and of the danger to workers being left without any protection from falling while working at height.

 

Eze Kinsley, the developer in control of workers at the site, verbally abused the HSE Inspector who had to return with Essex police officers later to serve prohibition notices requiring an immediate stop to unsafe work at the site.

Kinsley reacted strongly to this, physically assaulting the inspector.

 

Read the Full Article at Source: Construction Enquirer : bit.ly/1tfvjnG

Fatalities – A Visual Guide to British Industry

How safe is your Business?

What is the general state of safety in your industry across Britain?

Fatalities – Let’s take a visual look at work related fatalities by industry in recent years.

UK Industrial Fatalities Infographic

Further information can be obtained from the HSE website.

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Correct Scaffolding Measures

Doesn’t matter how big or small the project is, health and safety on site must be a priority.

 

Here’s an example of some scaffolding done wrong and then corrected by the HSE.

 

Corrected Scaffolding

 

Wouldn’t you want to ensure the job was done correctly the first time round and not incurred any penalties? If so, we could help you correct any site safety issues before the HSE get involved.

 

Call 0845 544 2070 and talk to a Safer Sphere expert on how to ensure your site is safe to work on.