Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
4 January 2016
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The Institution of Structural Engineers' Health and Safety Panel
A new series from insurance broker Griffiths & Armour on professional indemnity claims begins by advising engineers on what requires notification to their insurer.
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.
While the previous article in the series described the general dangers posed by electricity on site and identified isolation of electrical circuits as a key activity to control risks, this article provides more detail on the need for electrical isolation. It is of particular relevance to refurbishment and demolition projects.