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Fuel up for work

According to a survey by constructaquote.com, the average British construction worker eats about 4000 calories per day (around 1,500 more than what’s recommended). In spite of this and perhaps because manual labourers and contractors work physically hard all day and obviously need a lot of fuel to keep going, less than 1/5 of the construction […]...
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Let’s talk about waste

It’s fairly obvious that the construction industry can and does produce a large amount of waste but how much do you really know about this important subject and what can be done to improve the situation? Here’s a quick fact file: According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), construction is responsible for 60% […]...
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Back to work…

…but don’t let it take you back to ‘back problems’ After a lovely, long and unusually sunny Bank Holiday weekend, it’s straight back into work mode today and, although the sun is still peeping out from the clouds, for some people that means having to cope with a work-related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD) like lower back […]...
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Time management in construction

Ask any construction project manager what could make their life easier and we think the answer you’re most likely to get is ‘more time’! When running a construction project, the day-to-day workload can be something of a juggling act – there’s work schedules to manage, deadlines to meet, budgets to stick to, labour and subcontractors […]...
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Staying alive: a working at height special

While you may be forgiven for thinking the British parliament has only one thing on its mind right now, just last month a group of MPs were actually calling on the Government to undertake a major review into something that’s rather close to our hearts – working at height. After a 12-month enquiry into the […]...
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