Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
1 March 2012
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The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
John Carpenter, Technical Secretary to the Temporary Works Forum (TWf) outlines the technical issues surrounding temporary works and the introduction of “Temporary Works Co-ordinators”.
With great knowledge comes great responsibility Roger Faires of the Institution’s Young Members Panel and a Young Member of SCOSS, highlights the value that SCOSS and CROSS have in passing on knowledge to more junior structural engineers.
Transport-related accidents are the second largest cause of injury in the workplace after falls from height. Every year in the UK, around 50 people are killed and 2000 seriously injured in such incidents in and around construction sites and other workplaces. This article considers the safety issues regarding both visitors to a construction site and staff employed full time on a site.