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There were whispers afoot when Brexit was just an embryonic idea – if it went through, everything would all come tumbling down. There were fears that the property market would crash, and it was looking rather gloomy for the construction industry – along with everyone else. Now the whispers appear to be different. Even though there was a scary moment of housebuilder share plung ...

By improving anti-collision safety practices, employees work-related health can improve for the better It’s no longer taboo to discuss the effects of mental illness, or stress on a person’s health.  Stress at work has become one of the top reasons for absenteeism in the work place, across various sectors.  Statistics from the 2018 Cigna 360° Survey show that 84 percent of work ...

Gary Escott, Director of SiteZone Safety, explains how to get the best out of a proximity warning system for optimised effectiveness in keeping workers safe from vehicle collision risk on site. Safety professionals have worked very hard to create safe systems of work to keep workers safe in the course of doing their jobs. The regulations and practices that have evolved are eff ...

Listen and learn I believe that success with service or product  provision is to give the customer what they need to help run a successful business, and show them how it works best for them.  The SiteZone team does its best to work to those rules, especially since the SiteZone system has become more widely used and evolved into other associated products. You’ve really got to ...

The SiteZone proximity warning system (PWS), was never intended to replace existing safety protocols or methodology.  It was supposed to be an addition – a complementary system to enhance what existed.  That’s how SiteZone still works today – using RFID (radio frequency identification) to warn vehicle operators and pedestrians of a potential collision risk. PWS continues to be ...

The relationship between feeling good and working well I have no doubt that there’s a strong correlation between your health and how you work. Especially when it comes to mental well-being at work – stress can be a distraction, and a real danger if you work in a high-risk industry. Work-related mental health is being discussed in the open now – the dialogue has begun to help ...

Proximity warning specialist SiteZone Safety hires new business development executive as the business plans next phase of growth.

Danger that doesn’t move Our safety focus has always been on preventing collisions between workers and plant vehicles. Construction sites and depots can be very dangerous places due to a lot of activity, as people, machinery and vehicles move around in close proximity to one another. Being lulled into a false sense of security about how close one is to machinery, coupled with ...

For us to develop and continue to refine SiteZone technology and its application, the most vital elements of our informed decision-making comes from users. We listen to the concerns of health and safety managers and the operators of site vehicles of all types and sizes who work and drive around their workmates daily. Without taking this information on board, SiteZone wouldn’t ...

There’s no price big enough to put on a life.  It may sound a little dramatic to say so, but as a someone involved in safety  for over 20 years I’ve seen the devastation that breaches in work-related protection can cause.  It means there’s more to be done when a worker goes home injured, or worse, doesn’t go home at all because of an accident at work. Having invested time and ...

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