Accidents or injuries on site are best prevented by adopting positive behaviours and attitudes which keep everyone safe – good communication, avoiding making assumptions and being cooperative with colleagues for instance. That all sounds pretty obvious, however in practise things can easily go wrong when workers lapse into bad practices. Last week, we took a…

If you ever come and spend some time with us at Sheriff Construction, you’ll soon find out that job site safety is something we talk about… a lot! We’re of the firm belief that, when it comes to accidents or mishaps, prevention is better than the cure. The good news is it’s not all that…

Recently, one of our team was sitting in a public place when she overhead two elderly ladies discussing the numbers of people coming to the UK, how they get benefits and don’t make a contribution in tax (in other words having a right old moan about immigration). The funny thing is that, having emigrated to…

Over a third of all major injuries reported each year are caused by a slip or trip at work. In the construction industry, that means several thousand workers suffer injuries every year, around a thousand of which involve fractured bones or dislocated joints. While some injuries are minor, those which are more serious can result…

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