The Health, Safety and Environment test, more commonly known as the CSCS Test, is designed to give individuals working in the construction industry the required knowledge so that they can identify hazards on-site and confidently take steps to prevent dangerous incidents from taking place. It ensures a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness is met by workers before going on site.
The CITB Health, safety and environment test helps the industry to improve its health, safety and environmental standards and forms a vital part of the requirement to obtain a construction industry scheme card.
Not only does sustainable construction mean improved health for the people who use the buildings, it also has been shown to improve workers productivity during construction thanks to better surroundings, work environments, and noise protection.
The actions to deal with these concerns are straightforward and require no more than the application of the good practice given in BS5975:2008. They also fit well with the aspirations of the CDM Regulations 2007 in respect of their aim of improving the overall co-ordination and management of health and safety throughout all stages of a construction project.
Excavation Safety involves the removal of materials (usually soil) to dig into the ground, creating space for a variety of construction works. This ranges from installing building foundations, to creating trenches that allow pipework and other utilities to be laid. Excavations carry a variety of health and safety risks, ranging from cave-ins to falls, and these dangers must be mitigated accordingly.
Groundforce are pleased to report a successful September launch of the SheetMaster: an exciting new product which continues to generate a great deal of interest from temporary works contractors, health and safety personnel and the construction industry press.
Ground engineering hire specialists Groundforce, has opened a new purpose built training facility to help improve health and safety standards, and raise awareness on the dangers of excavation construction. 2b1af7f3a8