MEWP & Lifting

As IPAF TRAINED AND QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS WE OFFER A FULL RANGE OF ACCESS AND LIFTING
SERVICES USING SOME OF THE LARGEST MACHINES IN THE COUNTRY.

Falls are the single biggest cause of workplace deaths and the second most common cause of major injuries. The application of correct safety management can reduce the risks that they pose. All industry sectors are exposed to the risks presented by work at height although the incidence varies considerably. The risk of falls is prevalent within the construction sector. 34 of the 72 fatalities in the construction industry in 2007/2008 resulted from a fall from height. Common Factors Most accidents involving falls could have been prevented if the right equipment had been provided, and if the equipment had been adequately maintained and was properly used. But experience shows that as many falls arise due to poor management as are caused by equipment failure. Key faults include a failureTo recognise a problem To ensure that safe systems of work are followed, To provide safe systems of work , To supply adequate information, instruction, training or supervision provided,To ensure use equipment supplied, To provide safe plant/equipment. Causes The most common incidents involve overreaching, over-balancing, equipment failure, misuse of equipment, unexpected movement (particularly where ladders are involved) and the failure of a fragile surface. The main where falls take place are: From ladders (primarily from moveable ladders) From scaffolding (primarily from general access scaffolds) From work area/platforms , From vehicles , From roof edge, Down stairs , Through fragile roofs, From gangways/catwalks. Legal Requirement is governing work at height are: Work at height be avoided where possible, All work at height is properly planned and organised; Those involved in work at height are competent; The risks from working at height are assessed and appropriate work equipment is selected and used; The risks from working on fragile surfaces are properly controlled; and Equipment for work at height is properly inspected and maintained. The Regulations include Schedules that highlight requirements for existing places of work, and means of access for work at height, collective fall prevention (e.g. guardrails, working platforms), collective fall arrest (e.g. nets, airbags etc.), personal fall protection (e.g. work restraints, lanyards) and ladders. Duty holders must:Avoid work at height where they can; Use work equipment or other measures to prevent falls where they cannot avoid working at height; and Where they cannot eliminate the risk of a fall, use work equipment or other measures to minimise the distance and consequences of a fall should one occur. Please note that the regulations apply to all work at height where there is risk of a fall that is liable to cause personal injury. The previous 2 metre rule no longer applies.

Hiring a Metal Roofing Contractor

Once you have decided to install a metal roof, it’s time to find a reputable, qualified contractor who knows the ins and outs of metal roofing installation. Just as in other professions, not all roofing contractors are equal.
When you shop around for that perfect roofing contractor,
There are things to consider that are specific to metal roofing installation and experience in that particular material is a must.
Metal roofing is laid directly on top of the existing roof. Although this technique may be less labor-intensive than ripping out the old materials, the job must be done right. Spending a lot of money on a metal roof is a fantastic investment, but if not done correctly will cost you down the road. Make sure you hire a metal contractor with proven experience.
Additional tips to consider when hiring a metal roofing contractor

• Get everything in writing. Make sure you understand the terms of your contract before you seal the deal.
• Understand where your money is going. The majority of roof installation costs are to purchase the copper, steel, or aluminum materials.
• Ask for references before you hire. Speak to former customers who have had metal roofs installed to get a feel for your contractor’s skills.
Most important use a contractor within a reasonable traveling distance say 50 miles max.

Industrial Roofing & Safety

Nationwide roofing and cladding company offering a wide range of quality services to industrial and commercial clients.

Whatever we are supplying we expect the highest level of quality for our materials, our construction and especially our customer

service.We supply our operatives and clients with fully comprehensive Method Statements, Risk Assessments and COSHH for all projects that we undertake. These assessments have been put together with advice from our specialised Health and Safety advisor.
We continue to ensure that all our workforce are fully trained both internally and externally for the work they undertake and ensure that the appropriate PPE is worn at all times. we have them certified for their working practices as well as carrying out regular safety updates from our supplier partners.
Our Health and Safety Policy Statement and Health and Safety Management Structure are available to view and download.

Because we listen thoroughly to our clients, we understand the demands of their need. This allows us to ensure we supply the best product and service possible We undertake site surveys, and work with leading roofing materials suppliers, to provide solutions that overcome any cost, production or environmental constraints. Our goal is to provide customers with outstanding service, safe working environments and value for money.

Work for us

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our growing team. If you have some great experience and are looking for a career move – we want to hear from you. Email your CV’s

THE GREAT ASBESTOS RIP OFF

Its not asbestos its cement !

The word asbestos scares most people and rightly so its a deadly rock form thats once inside the lung is impossible to remove and can cause asbestosis, mesothelioma Lung cancer, Pleural thickening, Pleural plaques, and more. But there are any types of asbestos, such as Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Tremolite, Anthophyllite, and Actinolite.

WHITE ASBESTOS

The most common Form of asbestos which we all know is white asbestos, We see this everywhere, commonly on roofs, wall cladding, garages, soffits etc. The problem is this IS NOT asbestos at all, its cement that contains on average 3-4% CHRYSOTILE which is a type of asbestos but not one of the dangerous ones. These sheets and related products are referred to as asbestos, eg “asbestos sheets” but this is a slang term as there correct name is fibre cement sheets.

ITS HARMLESS

Bunching all forms of asbestos under one name is bound to cause panic, its the word ASBESTOS which causes the problem.

A recent government committee concluded that they could find no solid evidence that chrysotile (white asbestos) was harmful to human health.

in march 2014 the UKIP agricultural policy stated that it would get rid of unnecessary hazardous regulations classifications of asbestos cement. The problem arose when the HSE incorrectly advised the uk parliament in 1999 that white asbestos should be banned on the basis that it would kill upto 10,000 workers a year contrary to already published research in 1996 which showed that white asbestos posed a risk to human health too small to be measured.

The cost of asbestos removal is now excessive for no reason where white asbestos is concerned and obviously increases flytipping. The UK farming industry alone is estimated at 6 billion pounds in remedial costs.

 

The HSE refuses to explain this duplicity despite repeated calls for a public debate on the issue, maybe because of all the money people have wasted on unnecessary waste asbestos removal costs when renewing their asbestos roofs based on the HSE advise.

How To Build A Construction Plan

Learn how to market your contractor business professionally. In depth knowledge of attracting clients with online marketing strategies and deep thinking about who you want your clients to be.

The housing industry has proceeded at a red-hot pace for several years running. An all-time record was set in 1998, when 886,000 new-site single family homes were sold. That represented a 10% gain from the robust total of 804,000 homes sold in 1997, and an 8.1% rise from the prior record of 819,000 units in 1977. Single-family housing construction accounted for $48 million of the total $125 million generated in the industry.

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