Health and Safety Checklist for Construction Sites

Construction site

Construction sites across the UK present a community of constantly changing, highly hazardous and potentially risk-riddled environments. There are over 2 million employees across these sites in the UK, who are vulnerable to both work-related illness and injury. According to Health and Safety Executive, typical statistics relating to the UK construction industry demonstrate the scale of this considerable problem: The construction industry struggles with 2.2 million lost days of work (on average, per year). 3% of workers – an estimated…

A Detailed Look at the Uses of Concrete Barriers

A Detailed Look at the Uses of Concrete Barriers

There are many types of barrier systems designed with safety, security and stability in mind – but when long term deployment or optimised traffic safety is required, concrete barriers offer one of the most effective solutions for creating immovable barriers which can be used in many situations and locations to prevent access, secure property and land or delineate road space. Concrete barriers are also proving themselves to offer maximum protection for drivers and road workers, with research commissioned by the…

Do You Need to Buy or Hire Your Temporary Fencing?

Stacked Temporary Anti-Climb Fencing

Just because your fencing needs may seem temporary, it doesn’t follow that it will only be cost effective to hire rather than buy. The fact is that companies across many sectors, including the construction and demolition, road management, entertainment and events industries, all find they require the use of temporary fencing across many projects they undertake. So when it comes to getting temporary fencing sorted for that very first project, it’s worth stopping and asking yourself some key questions, to…

Which Hoarding Is the Best Option for Your Construction Site?

Temporary hoarding

Hoarding, the solid, but temporary structure which acts as a perimeter boundary, is an essential part of a construction site. Required to shield and protect site workers from view or from debris coming up from nearby roads, hoarding also protects the public from construction work and vehicles and can be used to ensure only authorised access to the site. Workplace and Public Protection This protection, for health, safety and risk reduction on both sides of the barrier, is at the…

Comparing Heras, Palisade, Guardsman and Chain Link Fencing

Chain Link Fencing

Temporary Heras Fencing, Palisade, Guardsman and chain link fencing are all great examples of good-to-go fencing, ideal for a range of situations and locations. But whilst they are all efficient as short or longer-term fencing solutions, each type can be more suitable for particular purposes than their counterparts. Temporary Heras Fencing Heras fencing is one of the UK’s favourites, and with good reason. Available in standard, heavy duty and anti-climb designs, Heras is the ideal temporary fencing solution when security…

We Are Pleased to Announce the Launch of SafeSite Security Solutions

SafeSite Security Solutions logo

At SafeSite Facilities we know that a vacant property is a vulnerable property, so we’ve made it a goal to make your search for vacant property protection products quick, convenient and cost-effective by developing our new website, SafeSite Security Solutions. Our aim is for SafeSite Security Solutions to become our customers’ go-to website for tailored security and all of the high-quality property protection products you expect from SafeSite Facilities. With its fresh, clean look, easy navigation and quick click viewing,…

A Complete Guide to Acrow Props

Acrow Props All Sizes

Acrow props, the vertical support system used to support overhead loads, is a contemporary construction industry stalwart, widely available and seen on all UK construction and building work sites. But right up until the early 1900s, the industry was struggling without them, using instead wooden props and scaffolding as the only support structures available. However, as each wooden prop had to be cut to fit each time and largely only survived one job before being disposed of, these were not…

What Makes Anti-Climb Fencing a Good Security Choice?

Temporary Anti-Climb Fencing

Anti-climb fencing consistently proves itself as the go-to security stalwart for securing property, premises, land, sites and events – but what makes it one of the top security choices in the UK? Construction and design Safesite’s anti-climb fence panels have a very specific construction which incorporates tamper-proof and climb-resistant properties, as well as offering optimum safety and durability across all types of security situations and locations. Many of these features are enabled by both the fully galvanised construction and the…

How Do Traffic Barriers Work?

MASS Barrier

Deployed with safety in mind, traffic barriers serve to protect the public, workers and vehicle users on all sides of the barrier. That’s a tall order of any safety product, so how do traffic barriers work in providing protection and reducing roadside injuries and accidents when vehicles may be travelling at speed and pedestrians and site workers may be vulnerable to vehicles? Safety science Anyone who has been in a car accident where the vehicle made impact with another object…

Plastic Pedestrian Barriers vs Steel Pedestrian Barriers

Titan barrier with pedestrian sign

Pedestrian barriers exist to guide and protect pedestrians in any area where they may be at risk from hazards, or in situations where crowd numbers and footfall can have implications for safe movement and crowd control. SafeSite Facilities offer pedestrian barriers of either plastic or steel construction, either of which offers considerable stability and security once installed on-site. Either type can be deployed effectively to mark out walkways, provide perimeter security and offer barrier protection. Although both plastic and steel…