Safe use of site dumpers

Health and Safety Executive Construction site transport safety: Safe use of site dumpers Introduction This information sheet outlines the precautions necessary to ensure the safe use of forward tipping dumpers (commonly known as site dumpers) in the construction industry. It is aimed at managers and drivers and all those who influence the use of site […]

Green Hat Update 10 – On Site Security

Our aim is to keep you updated with industry facts and the latest prosecutions. On-site Security Below is a recent HSE prosecution which took place in April 2019 and is relevant to all Construction companies that work on scaffolding. This case is a good reminder of the importance of onsite security arrangements for preventing access […]

Designing in cost effective Fire Safety in construction

Designing in cost effective Fire Safety in construction Following the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower, fire safety in construction has been high on the agenda for Authorities and building managers all over the country. In May 2019, BBC News Website reported that industry experts warn many of the 1,700 buildings identified as “at risk” in […]

Occupational Health and Safety for Construction Companies and why it is Important.

Occupational Health and Safety for Construction Companies and why it is important. As a construction company you have probably been focussing on safety on your sites i.e reducing the number of accidents and near misses etc. This focus on Safety is typical of most construction companies and has resulted in a reduction in workplace fatalities […]

Near Miss Reporting and Reducing the Likelihood of Accidents on Site

Typical Requirements for SSIP Accreditation

Typical Requirements for SSIP Accreditation. Quite often clients approach us at Green Hat asking for urgent accreditation to one of the SSIP schemes. These are usually the likes of CHAS, Alcumus SafeContractor, Constructionline Acclaim, SMAS, Exor etc. We are approached due to a client request for SSIP often to get on a public sector tender […]