Working at Height

 

Working at height is often unavoidable in the construction industry. Whether installing stone via a scaffold, surveying and restoring facades from mast climbers and abseils, or even working on and from vehicles and MEWPs, our operatives are exposed to the dangers of working at height. Falling from height is the most common cause of workplace … Continued

The Dangers of Silica Dust

 

Writing in the fourth century BC, the Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates noted how miners would become breathless from breathing in dust. Fast forward to the 1930s and the US Department of Labor undertook a study that highlighted the hazards of respirable crystalline silica after a spate of worker deaths. Yet despite this precedent, today the … Continued