Safety and Security at Street Works and Road Works

road works safety sign

Health and Safety Legislation Everyone on site has a personal responsibility to behave safely. Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers have duties to protect their employees from dangers to their health and safety and to protect others who might be affected by work being carried out on site. These responsibilities include proper design arrangements (including planning and risk assessment) and management (including supervision) of the works. Under the Equality Act 2010, there is also a…

Are Safety Barriers The New Anti-Terror Weapon?

RB22 With Metal Hoarding

Headlines about the southern border wall in the USA might be dominating the news agenda lately but, post 9-11, barriers, fencing, and other architectural safety measures are also trending topics. Today, historic buildings require 21st century security and safety measures, which are the least obtrusive and that may even enhance their beauty. One major example is the $20 million glass wall erected by the French authorities around the Eiffel Tower in Paris for security purposes. This transparent, bullet-proof wall provides…

The Importance of Waste Management for Your Food Hygiene Rating

The Importance of Waste Management for Your Food Hygiene Rating

What is the Food Standard Agency’s food hygiene rating scheme? The Food Standard Agency’s food hygiene rating scheme provides members of the public with information about businesses’ food hygiene standards. The scheme, which is run in partnership with local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, gives businesses a rating from 5 to 0 which is displayed at their premises and online so that the public can make an informed choice about where to eat out and shop for food….

How to Form a Safe and Orderly Queue at Your Venue

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Whether it’s waiting for a bus on a rail replacement day, joining the throng of passengers at passport control or in line outside the nearest Apple store on the eve of their next iPhone release, there’s nothing we Brits like more than forming an orderly queue. Researchers at University College London have even published an academic report on the subject. Brits have got it down to such a fine art that they have even been known to demonstrate queuing superpowers…

Use of Drones in the Construction Industry

drone for survey and security in construction industry

The use of drones in construction is an industry innovation which is really taking off. There are many site tasks which a drone can facilitate with greater speed and accuracy yet much less expense than traditional methods. So, how exactly can drones be used in construction, and what’s the future trajectory for using them in the industry? What’s a drone? A drone is a recognisable aircraft, usually of compact design but variable in size – from the size of a…

5 of the Best Construction Hoarding Designs

creative, designer hoardings

Construction hoardings have been around for a number of years, and we’re all so used to them being there that we almost don’t see them anymore: unless they’re of the drab eye-sore kind which, if you’re a resident close to a building site, you end up looking out upon week after week. Because unless hoardings offer some level of camouflage which helps them blend into their setting, high-visibility warnings to help improve safety and security or are covered in relevant…

Safety and Sustainability First: How to Organise a Building Site

worker, construction, safety

An organised building site is a safer building site, not least because the planning and compliance behind robust organisation and site management generally mirrors the planning, risk-minimisation, and attention to detail required to facilitate compliance in health and safety for workers, visitors and the passing public. But where do you start when it comes to getting a building site up and running for optimum safety and productivity? It can be helpful to know the key areas involved as ensuring these…

Areas Most at Risk of Flooding in the UK

UK flooding

The good news is that 2017 saw just about average rainfall when worked out across the whole year (MET office statistics), so no rising rainfall to worry about … or is there? As we all know, sometimes it doesn’t just rain, it pours and, despite statistics which demonstrate average rainfall when measured across a year, the UK frequently sees deluges which deliver rapidly rising water levels in some areas, in very short timescales. These episodes of wet weather can cause…

Temporary Fencing – Your Options and Our Recommendations

Heavy Duty Temporary Anti-climb Fencing

Temporary fencing has many options – in design as well as deployment. What makes temporary fencing the go-to barrier system for deployment in many situations is the surprising portability and quick, simple installation most temporary systems offer, ensuring safe, efficient deployment even in emergency situations. But what are your options for getting the right temporary fencing range to suit your situation and location? Temporary Heras fencing Heras fencing consists of a footer system, plus fence panel. Standard fence panels offer…

Where to Use Turtlegate Barriers

Turtle Gate Barrier In Use

Public safety is important and there are times when quickly deploying solutions for public safety issues can be essential.  Turtlegate barriers, the practical and highly portable barrier provides many solutions for crowd management, controlling pedestrian and street traffic and can be used indoors and outdoors across a range of situations and purposes. Hold the elevator! The easy width expansion and control of Turtlegates means they have created their own niche when it comes to lift repair. Whether elevators are single width…