Screed Installation Safety Advice, How Safe Are Your Screed Installers?
How safe will your screed installation be with Speed Screed working on site?
Since the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced in 1974, working conditions have improved massively over that period. However construction sites are still an extremely dangerous place to be. For any screed installation great care needs to be taken, not only to lay the screed, but to protect the people around. Below are the Health and Safety Executive statics for Great Britain for the period 2016/17.
- 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
- 2,542 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures (2015)
- 137 workers killed at work
- 92 members of the public killed
- 609,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 70,116 injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 31.2 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £14.9 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill-health from current working conditions (2015/16)
As you can see health and safety standards still have a long way to go, and the last thing any site wants is an accident that hurts someone. Apart from the personal effect of the accident, and possible long-term issues of an injury, the site may need to be inspected by HSE, and possibly closed.
What safety measures are taken on your screed installation?
So just how safe will your project be with Speed Screed working on site? All of our contractors carry CSCS cards (Construction Skills Certification Scheme). We are also fully accredited with SMAS and CHAS.
SMAS being the Safety Management Advisory Services and CHAS the Contractors Health Assessment Scheme.
Being registered with Constructionline ensures that you are able to see all health and safety documentation online (registration is required for access). It was established in 1998 by the UK government to provide a single point of reference for all pre-qualification data for the construction industry.
You can be assured you are in safe hands.
Speed Screed Ltd. is a multi-awarded screed company with a passion.