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Workers and charity gain as campaign slashes accidents by 75 per cent at concrete pipe factory

Workers and charity gain as campaign slashes accidents by 75 per cent at concrete pipe factory

A Stanton Bonna Health & Safety campaign has reduced accidents by three quarters while also rewarding the workforce and a charity that helps sick youngsters. The ‘near miss and hazard’ scheme run by the pre-cast concrete manufacturers, based at Stanton-by-Dale, near Ilkeston, has now been running for six years. Operations director Rob Fifer told the workforce: “The accident rate is now a quarter of that it was in 2007 – a dramatic reduction. It’s helping to make this workplace safe.” Chief executive Barry Cooper said; “We are proactive to stop accidents happening, rather than reactive when they have happened. This system is fundamental to that.” He added that among the Consolis group Stanton Bonna is known as safe and secondly as profitable.

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New concrete pipe joint integrity factsheet

New concrete pipe joint integrity factsheet
EN 1916:2002 “Concrete pipes and fittings, unreinforced, steel fibre and reinforced” is the only product Standard for gravity sewer pipes to include a requirement for joint durability. This Factsheet explains how joints in concrete pipes are designed to remain watertight over the long (100+ years) design life of the sewer and whilst doing so, achieves a high contact pressure in the seal to resist root penetration.Download here
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CPSA wins WIAA 2012 H&S Award

CPSA wins WIAA 2012 H&S Award

CPSA has won the 2012 Water Industry Achievements Awards (WIAA) for the best industry Health & Safety Initiative for its recent efforts to introduce the new innovative concrete pipe lifter to the UK market. The new lifter is designed to improve site safety and speed up installation: It removes the need for operatives to be placed on the back of vehicles, eliminating working at height during offloading of deliveries, and can cut pipe installation times by 50%. More information on the pipe lifter can be found here.Image from right to left: Ken Titterton, UK HSE Manager at CH2M sponsors; Francis McCann, Director F P McCann and Chairman CPSA; Stuart Crisp, Business Development Director CPSA; event host comedian Seann Walsh

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Getting on with SuDS” Conference

Getting on with SuDS” Conference
SuDSsource is holding a two-day national conference on the 20 and 21 June at the Oxford Belfry Hotel, near Thame, Oxfordshire. The “Getting on with SuDS”” Conference is intended to bring together the experience of those already implementing SuDS around the country. It aims to consolidate guidance in the context of the draft National Standards and 2010 Flood and Water Management Act. It will explore the real implications of well-designed SuDS schemes and dispel myths, providing support for practitioners, local authorities, SuDS Approving Bodies (SABS), developers and their consultants. For registration and more information please visithttp://www.sudssource.org/
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Managing long term serviceability of sewers

Managing long term serviceability of sewers
Explores the gap between the service life requirement for gravity sewer pipelines and the specified design life of a sewer system. Download here
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