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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific requirements - Construction - Site health and safety - 7350
    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. Contractors must ensure that the relevant health and safety measures are in place for the parts of the site that...
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  • Health & Safety Memo - Specific requirements - Construction - Site health and safety - Vehicles - 7620
    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 ¶5300+. 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 requirements - Construction - Site health and safety - Demolition and dismantling - 7780
    Demolition is a high-risk activity that requires careful planning in order for it to be carried out safely. The size and structural nature of the building will determine the level of planning required. Demolition work may be carried out on a whole building or part of a structure. Demolition work poses many risks, including: - falls from height (¶5100+); - falling materials; - uncontrolled collapse; - those from connected services, e.g. gas, electricity, which must either be disconnected or (if this is not...
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