Category Archives: Building Site Management

Working at Height When You Build Your Own House

Working at height remains one of the biggest causes of fatalities and major injuries, especially in the construction and manufacturing industries. Common cases include falls from ladders and through fragile roofs. Work at height means work in any place, including at or below ground level, where a person could fall a distance to cause injury. […]

Dial Before You Dig – Self Build House Designs

Smart, safe digging means knowing what underground services are buried before you begin your dream self build house design. Underground services can include pipelines, cables, wires and other equipment used by water, gas, electricity and telecommunications service providers. Builders, contractors, ground workers, civil engineers—in fact, anyone digging—should ‘dial before they dig’. This means they should contact […]

Health and Safety Responsibilities When You build Your Own House

Self-building a new home or extension can be an exciting and rewarding process. It gives a self-builder the opportunity to create a customised space from start to finish. Self-build homes can be environmentally friendly, often have innovative designs and may cost less than standard housing when you build your own house. However, construction is one […]