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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 - Excavations and services - Excavations - 7700
    Excavations are a common requirement in construction. These could be large excavations to construct basements or underground infrastructure, to prepare the foundations of a structure, or smaller excavations to put services in place. A risk assessment must be carried out for the excavation, including whether it needs to be entered by anyone to carry out work. Typical hazards associated with excavations include: - the sides collapsing into the pit; - materials falling on workers; - people or vehicles falling...
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