A SAFE LANDING? – A Soft Landing Systems Review

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House building site

The HSE has carried out a review of Soft Landing Systems after recent popularity in building sites. Soft landing systems, such as mats or bags filled with air or soft materials, have recently become a popular method of collective protection for minimising the consequences of a fall from height. These systems are particularly popular in the house building sector. However, … Read More


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Construction Hoists

Hoists and mast climbing work platforms are often used in construction as a convenient way of getting people and materials to and from high workplaces. All such equipment will require a base or foundation which is capable of safely taking the loads imposed on it by the equipment and the load carried. When free standing most equipment can only move … Read More

Big increase in drivers hours fines

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Last year traffic examiners were given new powers to issue on-the-spot fines for any drivers’ hours offences committed in the last 28 days. Previously they could only issue fines for offences committed that day or for ongoing offences such as manipulating tachograph records. Traffic examiners can now issue fines for up to 5 drivers’ hours offences in a single check. … Read More