Building Products Delivery Working Group

British Precast work closely with the Building Products Delivery Working Group (BPDWG), whose aim is to aid in the development of good practice for loading, transporting and unloading goods for the building products supply industry. Guidance has been developed for Working @ Height, Delivering Safely and recently Load Security during the transportation stage. Further information can be found at the BPDWG website.

Health & Safety News

SHAD 2017

27 Mar 2017

Huge thanks to Forterra Building Products for hosting our latest SHAD. Delegates participated at all six learning stations: risk perception, safe manual handling, dust, drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace, noise and vibration, and cancer awareness.

Minimising Fire Risk

18 Oct 2016

Meeting Building Regulations is not enough to minimise fire risk. Regulations do not cover property safety nor construction stage. Construction stage fire safety is the remit of the HSE.

The HSE say: “All those making design and procurement decisions that significantly affect fire risk should consider and reduce the risk and consequences of fire during the construction phase through DESIGN.” (HSE emphasis).

To do this, choose non combustible materials: choose precast and masonry. Read more.