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Slinger/Signaller Hand Signals

Slinger/Signaller Hand Signals

The Slinger/Signaller is the eyes and ears of the crane operator who could be over 50 metres above the ground in a tower crane or blinded by a blocked view in a mobile crane. Therefore, hand signals are required to communicate with the crane operator to ensure instructions are clear…

Being Trans in Construction

Being Trans in Construction

Introduction The construction industry can be tough to get used to, with potentially harsh banter and a culture of “manliness”. So you can imagine the struggles of some in construction who are victims of constant banter turned bullying, but what would that look like for a transgender construction worker? Transgender…

Helping a co-worker with mental health

Helping a co-worker with mental health

Construction can be a rewarding and varied industry to work in. But it’s also one where pressures can be high, and people can be more likely than average to experience work-related stress and or other mental health issues. For employees, it often hasn’t felt very easy to come forward, mention…

NPORS Exclusive Update

NPORS Exclusive Update

This September, NPORS published their technical bulletin for trainers and training centres whichdetails the changes to the scheme and this month was a big one! Investigations into Fraud and Malpractice NPORS started this bulletin with an announcement about investigations into various training facilities during the lockdown period this year. NPORS…

5 Statistics for Health and Safety

5 Statistics for Health and Safety

Why is Health and Safety Important? Health and Safety training and awareness is important in all workplaces. However, there is a real need for high-quality Health and Safety Training in the construction industry. With such a high injury rate in the workplace, we feel that every employer should know the…

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