The Soccer World Cup, the Olympics, the Rugby World Cup: all major events that attract thousands, if not millions of visitors. Although the visitors are only there to have fun, the organisation of these events has a serious job to do: ensuring safety and reducing risks. In a time of increased threats, this job becomes more difficult. However, choosing the right equipment can genuinely make a difference. In this blog, I explain how Heras can help to select the right equipment for effective event management.
Posted on 18 June 2018 by Jérôme Lardenois
Airport safety must be guaranteed 24/7. This requires the relevant flexibility of partners, such as Heras Mobile Fencing & Security. Is there damaged fencing on the runway? Or a defective gate that is causing danger? Then the appropriate action is a must. Also, passengers and air traffic must be caused as little disruption as possible. ‘Solution-based thinking, good service and a fast reaction are what our customer wants’, claims Barry de Laat, assembly manager at Heras Mobile Fencing & Security.
Posted on 11 June 2018 by Suzanne van Bekkers - Vroenhoven
Since the 1980s, the operating companies Heras BV (permanent outdoor security) and Heras Mobile Fencing & Security BV have been part of the Irish company, CRH plc.
From now on, this will be more clearly communicated: the Heras logo now has the words, ‘A CRH Company’ written beneath it.
Posted on 01 June 2018 by Hans Welting
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
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
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
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
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