Yes. Hand-arm vibration measurements should be made with the transducer firmly attached to the vibrating surface.
A wide-ranging set of measures to improve the competence of those who design, construct, inspect, maintain and operate higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs) and make them safer for the public was published in August 2019 by the Competence Steering Group (CSG) of the Construction Industry Council (CIC).
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve strengthened our team with the recent appointment of Ian Dandy.
The HSE has just released its provisional data on fatal accidents in the workplace. The headline figures show that 147 workers were killed at work in the UK in 2018-19, giving an increase of six fatalities from the 2017-18.
The use of powered hand tools for prolonged periods of time can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a painful disabling disease of the hands affecting blood vessels, nerves and joints.
One of the UK’s largest construction site safety inspection companies has reported a 25% increase in the number of noise infringements occurring on building sites.
The Police have advised motorists not to wear work passes on lanyards whilst driving due to the risk of serious injury if an airbag deploys in an accident.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Health, Safety and Environment test has been updated with effect from 26 June 2019. The intention is to make the test more accessible but also more demanding to pass.
The HSE has announced that its inspectors will be carrying out inspections focusing on dust control over the Summer.
In April 2019 the Sentencing Council published an assessment on the impact and implementation of the Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety & Hygiene Offences Guidelines which were introduced in February 2016