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  • At the end of this week we’ll see the end of Daylight Saving Time for another year as the clocks are turned backwards one hour to local standard time as opposed to British Summer Time (BST) or Daylight Saving Time (DST).  This essentially means that the mornings will be lighter but the sun will go down earlier with darker evenings than we’re used to.  Although it’s only an hour’s difference, the c...

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  • At the end of this week we’ll see the end of Daylight Saving Time for another year as the clocks are turned backwards one hour to local standard time as opposed to British Summer Time (BST) or Daylight Saving Time (DST).  This essentially means that the mornings will be lighter but the sun will go down earlier with darker evenings than we’re used to.  Although it’s only an hour’s difference, the c...

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  • Working at height can be a dangerous business so it’s vital that you first assess the safest way of getting the job done before starting out.  If the working at height is likely to be over long or protracted periods, then you may want to look at working from a scaffolding tower or mobile work platform rather than using a ladder for access.Ladder or Scaffolding Tower – What’s the Difference?

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  • Working at height can be a dangerous business so it’s vital that you first assess the safest way of getting the job done before starting out.  If the working at height is likely to be over long or protracted periods, then you may want to look at working from a scaffolding tower or mobile work platform rather than using a ladder for access.Ladder or Scaffolding Tower – What’s the Difference?

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  • During the recent British Safety Council’s annual conference in the first week of October, the director of regulation at the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), David Snowball, the architect of the He4alth and Safety at Work Act (HSAW) would be “turning in his grave” if he could see the various ways in which Section 3 of the Act was being interpreted.  The comments were made during Mr. Snowball’...

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  • During the recent British Safety Council’s annual conference in the first week of October, the director of regulation at the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), David Snowball, the architect of the He4alth and Safety at Work Act (HSAW) would be “turning in his grave” if he could see the various ways in which Section 3 of the Act was being interpreted.  The comments were made during Mr. Snowball’...

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  • Homeowners are advised to check their roofs before the winter begins in earnest so that any problems can be taken care of before they have a negative impact on the inside of the house.   A sharp drop in temperature is likely to bring frost which can do all sorts of damage to your roof if it hasn’t been regularly maintained. 

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  • Homeowners are advised to check their roofs before the winter begins in earnest so that any problems can be taken care of before they have a negative impact on the inside of the house.   A sharp drop in temperature is likely to bring frost which can do all sorts of damage to your roof if it hasn’t been regularly maintained. 

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  • Last year we published a series of articles about one of the mainstays of the construction industry – the humble brick, without which the building trade wouldn’t exist.  The research we carried out to bring our reader all the fascinating information we could find about bricks was incredibly interesting and we keep coming across more fun facts about these commonplace building blocks.  One of the la...

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  • Last year we published a series of articles about one of the mainstays of the construction industry – the humble brick, without which the building trade wouldn’t exist.  The research we carried out to bring our reader all the fascinating information we could find about bricks was incredibly interesting and we keep coming across more fun facts about these commonplace building blocks.  One of the la...

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  • Once again, folks, winter is on its way – the weather lately has been positively autumnal and we all know it’s set to get a lot worse before it begins to get better, hopefully next spring.  This means that construction site owners and managers will need to plan ahead and prepare for the cold winter weather and the hazards that it typically brings.  In our usual timely fashion, we bring you some ti...

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  • Once again, folks, winter is on its way – the weather lately has been positively autumnal and we all know it’s set to get a lot worse before it begins to get better, hopefully next spring.  This means that construction site owners and managers will need to plan ahead and prepare for the cold winter weather and the hazards that it typically brings.  In our usual timely fashion, we bring you some ti...

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  • Apart from domestic decorating and spring cleaning activities, working in the garden is the next most common use of ladders here in the UK.  We’ve interviewed some orchard workers about how best to keep yourself safe when using a ladder for garden work such as pruning, fruit picking and hedge cutting. 

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  • Apart from domestic decorating and spring cleaning activities, working in the garden is the next most common use of ladders here in the UK.  We’ve interviewed some orchard workers about how best to keep yourself safe when using a ladder for garden work such as pruning, fruit picking and hedge cutting. 

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  • The tragedy at Grenfell Tower left the UK stunned with questions being asked about construction practices in both new builds and refurbishment projects here in the UK.  The construction industry is continuing to focus on cladding materials and their use in projects across Britain.  The renovation work being carried out at Grenfell Tower included the installation of new cladding and insulation.  Th...

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  • The tragedy at Grenfell Tower left the UK stunned with questions being asked about construction practices in both new builds and refurbishment projects here in the UK.  The construction industry is continuing to focus on cladding materials and their use in projects across Britain.  The renovation work being carried out at Grenfell Tower included the installation of new cladding and insulation.  Th...

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  • As we told you in last week’s News Roundup, the Ladder Association has published an 8 page guide on the latest changes in ladder standards.  We promised that we’d publish a detailed article about it this week, so here we are.  The changes are designed to improve the safety of ladders and make it easier to buy the right ladder for the job.

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  • As we told you in last week’s News Roundup, the Ladder Association has published an 8 page guide on the latest changes in ladder standards.  We promised that we’d publish a detailed article about it this week, so here we are.  The changes are designed to improve the safety of ladders and make it easier to buy the right ladder for the job.

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  • The British Safety Council (BSC) has re-affirmed the importance of creating an awareness of the benefits to business of good health and safety.   In a bid to demonstrate how a greater understanding of effective health and safety management can be good for business, the BSC has released a series of short videos.  The videos were produced with the assistance of experts from the European Agency on Sa...

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  • The British Safety Council (BSC) has re-affirmed the importance of creating an awareness of the benefits to business of good health and safety.   In a bid to demonstrate how a greater understanding of effective health and safety management can be good for business, the BSC has released a series of short videos.  The videos were produced with the assistance of experts from the European Agency on Sa...

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  • Ladders and ladder safety hit the headlines on a regular basis here in Britain so we offer our readers a regular news roundup blog for ladder related news stories.  Once a month, one of our blog posts deals with from the past month that deal with ladders of all types.  It would be interesting to know what you, the readers, think of the stories that feature here.  Please join in by adding your comm...

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  • Ladders and ladder safety hit the headlines on a regular basis here in Britain so we offer our readers a regular news roundup blog for ladder related news stories.  Once a month, one of our blog posts deals with from the past month that deal with ladders of all types.  It would be interesting to know what you, the readers, think of the stories that feature here.  Please join in by adding your comm...

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  • UK Construction Week 2017 brings together all the stakeholders in the field of built environment across all disciplines from design to build, through product innovation.  It’s the UK construction industry’s largest event for all players to come together to exhibit, examine, talk, plan, learn and do business.  We’ve already stressed just how important these industry events can be and the benefits o...

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  • UK Construction Week 2017 brings together all the stakeholders in the field of built environment across all disciplines from design to build, through product innovation.  It’s the UK construction industry’s largest event for all players to come together to exhibit, examine, talk, plan, learn and do business.  We’ve already stressed just how important these industry events can be and the benefits o...

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  • There’s a new phrase being bandied about by politicians – it’s the “squeezed middle” – a term used to describe the millions of people in the UK who are suffering rising prices combined with a relative decline in real wages.  This is something that many of us in the construction industry will relate to as we still struggle to overcome the financial difficulties brought about by the financial crisis...

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  • There’s a new phrase being bandied about by politicians – it’s the “squeezed middle” – a term used to describe the millions of people in the UK who are suffering rising prices combined with a relative decline in real wages.  This is something that many of us in the construction industry will relate to as we still struggle to overcome the financial difficulties brought about by the financial crisis...

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  • If you’re employed in a construction management role, then you’re probably devoting a lot of your time analysing the performance of your workers and the success of your projects.  However, if you have any interest in career development, then improving your own performance as a manager is vital.  Today we’re taking a look at how you can effectively analyse your own performance so that you can make ...

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  • In the aftermath of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, the UK government has scrambled to ensure that a substantial programme of work is adopted to ensure that anybody living in high rise buildings are safe from the risk of fire in future.  It’s identifying high rise buildings with unsafe cladding systems and making sure that the building owners are taking the necessary steps to make them safe.  The t...

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