EB Safety Solutions are delighted to announce that we will be returning to Geotechnica again in 2018.
The event is the UK's largest dedicated geotechnical conference and exhibition and is holding it's tenth straight annual event. At this year's exhibition we will be there to meet and greet our Clients and customers, as well as promoting our expert health and safety services to the entire geotechnical community. The event also presents us and all attendees the perfect opportunity to stay up-to-date with all of the latest developments in the UK's fast-paced geotechnical sector.
Geotechnica 2018 will be be held at the Warwickshire Event Centre on 11th and 12th July 2018. Come and see us on Stand 19 and find out more about EB Safety Solutions.
Visit the Geotechnica 2018 website here: www.geotechnica.co.uk.
EB Safety Solutions have recently been working on a construction project in Coventry. Following a review of the Construction Phase plan it was clear that although the possibility of buried unexploded ordnance (UXO) had been considered, it was judged as being low.
This concerned us and following our intervention, a detailed risk assessment was commissioned from a specialist UXO contractor. Their desk based research assessed the risk as high and mitigation measures including training and onsite support was provided.
Coventry was the target of the single most concentrated attack on a British city in the whole of the Second World War – 500 tonnes of high explosive bombs and 30,000 incendiary bombs were dropped in a single night on 14th November 1940. The legacy of UXO is well known and still represent a significant hazard – one that should be considered before any development takes place.
EB Safety Solutions recently completed work for a contractor carrying out refurbishment work on the iconic 180 room Grand Hotel on Colmore Row in Birmingham.
This award winning scheme involved the restoration of a Grade II* listed Victorian building including extensive stonework refurbishment, the creation of 10 new shops and 11,000 sq ft of new offices fronting Colmore Row together with extensive internal remodelling to provide the Birmingham with what its owners wanted – the city's finest hotel.
EB Safety Solutions was engaged to provide training, site inspections, H&S advice, monitoring and consultancy services and are proud to have been part of what has been a complex and challenging but ultimately hugely rewarding project!
EB Safety Solutions have been working with a developer of award winning high quality, high specification homes in Cheltenham to design and provide robust yet pragmatic H&S policy and procedure systems, training programmes for Directors and management and specialist consultancy advice.
The Client also saw the value in implementing a programme of unannounced site inspections during the construction phase. These were explicitly not designed to "catch people out" rather to check that systems and procedures were being followed, to identify any gaps in training and where necessary to offer guidance and advice.
The Client was pleased with the approach and EB Safety are proud and excited that we have been retained for their next project where we look forward to working with them on another development of some truly beautiful, imaginatively designed homes.
The following are statistics relating to the construction industry:
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EB Safety Solutions are exhibiting at the UK's largest Geotechnical Conference and Exhibition - Geotechnica 2017.
The event has been running since 2009 and is the premier conference and exhibition in the geotechnical industry. This year we will be there to meet customers, promote our services and stay up-to-date with all of the latest developments in the UK's fast-paced geotechnical sector.
Geotechnica 2017 will be be held at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 12th and 13th July 2017. Come and see us on Stand 50 to take advantage of discounted training courses and some cool freebies!
Visit the Geotechnica 2017 website here: www.geotechnica.co.uk.
The HSE have published their annual Construction Sector Plan for 2017.
This year's priorities include:
For the latest guidance from the HSE, visit: www.hse.gov.uk/.
So far this year we have interacted with a large number of construction companies and carried out training for many of them. Below are a few examples of good practice that is increasingly being seen across the country, along with a few instances of bad practice that still regrettably occur on some sites.
If you are in need of impartial, professional advice when it comes to good and bad practice on your construction site, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.