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  • USA Working at Height Safety Campaign Launched
    Safety Stand Down is a United States Department of Labor initiative aimed at raising awareness of working safely at height in the construction industry With a number of US customers Turner Access fully supports any campaign that raises awareness of fall prevention and advanced guardrail systems that prevent the risk of fall Falls from height continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers in the USA accounting for 269 of the 775 construction fatalities recorded in 2012 And the message from the US Labor Department is those deaths were preventable Construction companies will conduct Safety Stand Downs by stopping work and providing a focused toolbox talk on a safety topic such as fall prevention equipment or scaffolding safety The meeting will provide information to workers about hazards protective methods and the company s safety policies goals and expectations The goal is to have over 25 000 employers and 500 000 workers to hold a Stand Down and if this target is met it will have included almost 1 out of 10 construction workers in the country Dr David Michaels Assistant Secretary of Labour for Occupational Safety and Health said Falls from height account for more than a

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  • Working at Height in Focus at the IOSH Conference 2014 Reports Turner Access
    month s IOSH Conference will be working safely at height Under the spotlight will be guidance on how to buy or hire the right scaffold tower as well as examples of how proper planning leads to successful and safe working at height As part of the CoreSkills workshops the itinerary includes sessions led by PASMA Technical Director Don Aers He said Work at height has gone through a lot of changes in recent times Our talks in the past have seen great success in trying to get these changes across reaching professionals with the kind of industry specific knowledge they need Bringing the same kind of in depth knowledge to the CoreSkills programme will give a whole new audience the chance to hear this vital information Also on the itinerary will be sessions led the Access Industry Forum AIF Using a series of studies the AIF event will examine and explain how in each case work was properly planned supervised and carried out by competent people with a particular emphasis on the decision making process for selecting the most appropriate work at height equipment for the job The annual IOSH Conference is the preeminent health and safety conference in the

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  • Confidence in Scottish Construction Industry Grows in First Quarter of 2014
    compared to the previous year Following a nine point drop in the final quarter of 2013 the latest survey shows confidence has rebounded to plus 20 its highest rating since the Construction Monitor began in 2008 Scottish Building Federation Managing Director Vaughan Hart said This is now the third consecutive quarter that the industry s confidence has been in positive territory and is a new record high This is the

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  • The HSE Announce A New Consultation of CDM Regulations 2007
    regulations that is easier to understand and comply with whilst still retaining vital safety protection The main proposed changes are to Replace the CDM co ordinator role with the principal designer Replace the ACOP with targeted guidance Replace the detailed and prescriptive requirements for individual and corporate competence with a more generic requirement Align notification requirements with the Directive and apply the Regulations to domestic clients but in a proportionate way The proposal process will be of interest to clients of construction work including householders as clients designers principal contractors contractors sub contractors including the self employed CDM co ordinators safety representatives and anyone else with an interest in construction projects HSE Construction Chief Inspector Heather Bryant said Despite recent improvements construction can still be a dangerous industry and the CDM Regulations are at the heart of how we are working to improve safety The proposed changes are aimed at ensuring more people come home safe and well from their work and making the law simpler and clearer for employers to understand particularly small businesses The Regulations and supporting guidance need to help those working on building sites to get health and safety right That s why it is important

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  • NASC Members Rewarded for Commitment to CISRS Scaffolder Training
    2013 Turner Access welcomes this initiative from the NASC and fully supports any training incentive for the scaffolding industry A qualified workforce is one of the foundations of NASC membership and is a fundamental principle of Turner Access Dave Mosley NASC Director of Training said The scaffolding industry is one of the most proactive and supportive when it comes to operative training and qualification We appreciate that achieving this takes

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  • Industry experts are forecasting a greater increase in construction output in the next two years thanks to a stronger rebound in commercial building.
    three months ago Rises in private house building infrastructure work and a stronger recovery in London office projects are all fuelling the expected growth Dr Noble Francis Economics Director of the Association said In 2013 major office projects in London have proved sizeable enough to start a recovery in the sector Office work in the third quarter of 2013 had increased on an annual basis by 21 7 the largest

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  • Free Domestic Renewables PV Solar/Thermal Safety and Health Awareness Day Thursday 5th December 2013
    or contracting company or if you are self employed then this free event is a must There is no charge for the event so book now as places are limited 08 30 09 00 Registration breakfast roll and tea coffee 09 00 09 30 Welcome and introduction to include short DVD showing 09 30 12 00 Rolling programme of practical demonstrations on the following topics Working at Height Asbestos Handling

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  • David Cameron says Qatar could learn from UK Construction Industry
    Cameron told BBC Radio 5 Live My message is that they ought to insist on better We in the Olympics I think I m right in saying managed to build that entire Olympic Park with the best ever record on safety no one dying during construction keeping injuries to an absolute minimum It can be done The British construction industry we really can hold up as a good example to

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