Reduce your health and safety risks on site by choosing Specwall

Health and safety is important in all sectors, but especially so in construction. The average site contains a whole list of risks which everyone must be aware of from day to day in order to avoid injury or even life-threatening situations.

It’s estimated by the Health and Safety Executive that there are at least 54,000 injuries sustained on construction sites each year, of which the majority involve slips, trips, falls, manual handling, and falls from a height.

This illustrates the importance of having a thorough health and safety plan on any site. Embedding the mindset of health and safety excellence in all areas and at all levels on a project is they key to cutting down the number of incidents and creating a safe workplace.

One of these areas that is easily overlooked is the type of materials that you use. On the surface, it wouldn’t seem to matter – but it does. Different materials need different people on site and introduce their own risks. For example, if you are installing something complex, more trades could be needed and it could introduce more opportunities for slips, trips or other incidents.

Specwall is designed to be as simple as possible, offering an easy single-visit installation which does not require additional scaffolding or other accompaniments.

In this way, choosing Specwall over alternatives such as blockwork, plasterboard or SFS can help cut the number of trades on site, keep the job site less cluttered, and reduce the time in which construction needs to be carried out – all while speeding up the programme.

It is also extremely easy to learn how to install Specwall. Its simplicity means that fewer labourers are required for the installation, and there are fewer steps for them to undertake to get the wall up.

This means that there are not as many opportunities for incidents which may present a health and safety risk on site.

Furthermore, once someone is trained on Specwall, we ensure that they are certified and kept up to date with any changes to the system or other new information they need to be aware of. Doing so reduces the health and safety burden on you as you can rest assured that a qualified Specwall installer will always be up to date with the system and won’t introduce unnecessary risks onto the job site.

One of the best ways to limit health and safety risks is to reduce the number of actions required, people on site, and deliveries that need to be made.

Specwall ticks all three boxes and in turn can help to reduce your health and safety burden by eliminating risks.

Want to learn more about Specwall? Get in touch with our Technical Team today.

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