Adrian Day

How to: maximizing construction fence stability while minimizing space intake

In high-wind areas, the safety of your construction site depends on the stabilizing products you use. But how do you generate maximum stability when you’re building in an urban area and have limited space at your disposal? When there’s not enough room to use a stabilizing brace with your construction fencing, luckily, there are other options you can turn to.

Posted on 17 September 2018 by Adrian Day    Safe and sustainable working

Traffic management equipment: the strongest solution for your building site

When building in a high-traffic zone, you are obliged to install proper traffic management equipment to decrease the chance of incidents occurring. Especially around airport terminals, buildings and roads where passengers need to follow designated pathways, highly visible and strong pedestrian guard guides are essential. How do you choose the safest and strongest traffic management equipment for your building site?

Posted on 06 August 2018 by Adrian Day    Safe and sustainable working

Increasing construction site safety: methods of stability for temporary fence panels

In high wind areas, your temporary fence panels can — if not installed correctly — turn into dangerous obstacles that could pose a threat to the safety of personnel and members of the public. To prevent accidents from happening and avoid damage to your fences, proper installation and stability accessories are essential. Do you want to rely on the way your fence line is situated while staying in budget and increasing construction site safety? Here’s how to do so.

Posted on 31 July 2018 by Adrian Day    Safe and sustainable working

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