Heras Readyfence is now Heras Mobile Fencing & Security

CRH invests in temporary security in the UK 

Heras Readyfence is now called Heras Mobile Fencing & Security. This is due to the inclusion of the ‘old’ Readyfence in the pan-European holding, Heras Mobile Fencing & Security Group.

Posted on 22 May 2018 by Adrian Day    

Increasing safety in and outside your temporary construction site with effective traffic management

Building a temporary construction site can be a complicated task, primarily when it is located in a busy, urban area. Before you are even allowed to start your project, you have to prove to the local government that you are taking the right measures to guide traffic safely around your building site. How do you set up a traffic management plan for your temporary construction site and how do you choose the right demarcation products? In this blog, I explain how you can effectively increase the safety in and outside your construction site with adequate traffic management.

Posted on 07 May 2018 by Adrian Day    

HSG 151: How to successfully protect the public during construction

Construction sites can be dangerous places, especially for people who do not work in construction. Heavy machinery, falling objects, and excavations in the ground pose many risks for both the staff as well as the members of the public. Because of these risks, still too many accidents happen on construction sites. The HSG 151 attempts to reduce the number of accidents by providing guidelines on how to increase construction site safety. What is the HSG 151 and how can it help you increase safety on your building site?

Posted on 01 May 2018 by Adrian Day    

HSG 151: Protecting the public - your next move

Construction work can kill people who do not work directly in the industry. The importance of protecting such people cannot be emphasised enough. Members of the public and children are killed or seriously injured from construction activity in accidents which could have been prevented. The HSG 151 guidance is aimed at all those involved in construction, not only the principal contractor, but also the client, CDM co-ordinator and designer, where appropriate. It contains practical advice on how those designing, planning, maintaining and carrying out construction work can minimise the risks to those who are not involved in the construction process but may be affected.

Posted on 01 May 2018 by Adrian Day    hsg151

The British Standard for temporary fencing: what are the consequences if your fences don’t comply?

To date, still too many accidents happen on building sites in the UK. A large part of these accidents are to do with the use of temporary fencing that is not suitable and correctly stabilised. Inferior fences that do not secure the site properly can result in unauthorised people entering the construction site, or people injuring themselves on the inferior material. In an attempt to reduce the number of accidents, a British Standard for free-standing fencing was created. What are the British Standards and what consequences does it have for you as a user of temporary fences? In this blog, I will answer these questions in more detail.

Posted on 26 March 2018 by Adrian Day    

(Semi-permanent) mobile fence or mesh fence: make the right choice

When choosing a fence for long-term construction projects, you have to think carefully about what you want to achieve. Do you opt for a mesh fence or a semi-permanent mobile fence? For both choices, poles are driven into the ground where mesh or mobile fencing is fixed. There are a number of significant differences between these fences. The choice of a particular fence depends on your requirements and expectations.

Posted on 30 January 2018 by Lou Spierings    Fences

The most common construction site problems: part 1

You surely recognise it: you have started on a construction project and have made a wonderful plan, but things go wrong during the process. Permits are taking longer than expected or there are other obstacles. In this blog, we describe five of the ten most common construction site problems and how to prevent them.

Posted on 16 January 2018 by Suzanne van Bekkers - Vroenhoven    Project security

Soundproof walls used as hearing protection around construction sites

Safety comes in many different forms. You use fences to deter thieves and camera systems to keep burglars at bay. To protect your hearing, you use a soundproof fabric. Since work in the Netherlands and Belgium is currently being carried out within the framework of reduced nuisance , the use of soundproof walls is becoming more common. Thanks to the fabric, the noise volume remains within the permitted noise limit, and excessive noise that leads to the construction site being shut down has become a thing of the past.

Older aggregates as well as concrete and stone grinders make a huge amount of noise. Newer versions are quieter, but not every company has one of these. To stay under the permitted noise limit, you can rent a soundproof fabric. The fabric reduces music and noise from machines. Municipalities regularly prescribe and promote this product.

Posted on 20 November 2017 by Yves Spooren    Safe and sustainable working