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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific sectors - Construction - Site health and safety - 8210
    Risks are often transitional on a construction site. As the work progresses, the different stages of a project will produce hazards unique to that stage, for example excavations are a likely hazard at the beginning of a project. This therefore requires the person in control of the site to manage the risks accordingly and be proactive in putting the appropriate measures in place at the right time. N Ltd was undertaking a renovation project on a property in Blackpool. The HSE discovered that the construction...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific sectors - Construction - Site health and safety - Vehicles - 8290
    Construction site vehicles pose a serious risk if their presence is not managed properly. Workplace vehicles and appropriate control measures for managing the associated risks are discussed in detail at ¶4450+. Vehicles are a common cause of accidents on construction sites, often due to insufficient separation of pedestrians and vehicles. This can be avoided at the design stage when the phasing of work is planned so that segregation can be managed at each stage of the work. An agency labourer on a building...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific sectors - Construction - Site health and safety - Excavations and services - Overhead cables - 8330
    The presence of overhead lines across or near an intended construction site should be identified in the PCI. As far as possible, work should not be carried out near or underneath overhead cables. If work near or underneath the cables cannot be avoided, a risk assessment must be carried out (see ¶3100+), taking into account the anticipated work and the possibilities for accidental contact or coming close enough for the electricity to arc between two points not in direct contact (a “flashover”), for example...
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