Month: August 2016

Be prepared for the deadly dust cloud

Cutting with cut-off Saws – Wear good quality respirators. Every day landscapers and construction workers use petrol driven cut-off saws (disc cutters) to cut slabs, bricks, block paviours, roofing tiles and a host of other materials. Natural stone and concrete materials used in landscaping and construction contain Silica, and in some instances the material can be up to …Read more»

Always wear protective gear and choose the right diamond blade

Council fined £500k for safety failings A London council has been fined after a road worker suffered a serious injury whilst cutting trees using a Sthil cut-off saw fitted with an inappropriate blade. Southwark Crown Court heard how the employee of London Borough of Havering sustained a serious cut injury just above his left knee. The blade …Read more»