Does your risk assessment go far enough without anti impalement technology 2018

Being a health and safety advisor and Construction Safety plus trainer , I’m often discussing in depth the five principles of risk assessment. Identify the hazard Who may it affect Evaluate risk and severity Record your findings Review and monitor Recently while having these discussions , I was considering non anti impalement methods of protection […]

Why compliance is more cost effective than negligence

A basic case study using sentencing guidelines for a hypothetical scenario of a company where a foreseeable accident occurred on site causing fatality. Sentencing guideline for an organisation where: Breach of duty of employer towards employees and non-employees Breach of duty of self-employed to others Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (section 33(1)(a) for […]

WISAblock – Further Safety benefits

  Recently before delivering a safety presentation to VolkerStevin I found myself considering the 80% installation time savings of the WISA system and the potential benefits this could bring. If you are not already familiar with our calculation here it is. Time to install a single mushroom cap was estimated at 5 seconds/bar Time to […]

WISAblock Vs Visual aid cap. The Myth that anti impalement methodology is expensive !

During my travels when delivering WISAblock presentations, the question generally arises regarding the perceived expense of anti impalement methodology. This is of course a complete myth. I have had extensive experience during my time as a site manager on Major projects in the use of standard visual aid  caps and have been very much aware […]

‘so far as is reasonably practicable’

A precedent for the definition of the phrase was set by the Court of Appeal when considering the case of Edwards -v- National Coal Board (1949). The plaintiff was the widow of a coal miner killed underground by the collapse of a roadway on which he was walking. The duty holder must weigh the severity of […]

Does your Risk Assessment go far enough

Being a health and safety advisor and Construction Safety plus trainer , I am often discussing in depth the five principles of risk assessment. Identify the hazard Who may it affect Evaluate risk and severity Record your findings Review and monitor Recently during these discussions , I was considering non anti impalement methods of protection on […]

Save a life for 11p

  WISAblock is very proud to have developed a cost effective, “reasonably practicable”(the degree of risk in a particular situation can be balanced against the time, trouble, cost and physical difficulty of taking measures to avoid the risk) and practical solution to anti impalement on reinforced steel starter bars. When Ian and I decided to […]

Don’t be Bill or John

Myths to using plastic safety caps There are many myths relating to the use of plastic protective mushroom caps and safety strips used for covering reinforced steel starter bars. One such myth being that plastic mushroom caps and safety strips provide anti impalement protection for steel starter bars. During many investigations into this subject in […]

Is now the time to think anti – impalement?

The basic mushroom protective safety cap has long been recognised as the industry standard for protective reinforced steel starter bars on UK construction sites. However is now the time to think anti impalement? Although it is extremely difficult to acquire the actual statistics on impalement injuries, we are all aware of the repetitive incidents and […]

Shortlisted Finalist Commercial Innovation 2015

A fantastic achievement by WISA Ltd on being selected as a finalist in the Commercial Innovation of the Year category at the Construction News Awards 2015. What a night! On Tuesday 30th June, WISAblock’s creators rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest companies in the construction industry – SIG Construction Products, CITB, NG Bailey, Skanska Construction UK, […]