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The risk of accidents in the construction industry is relatively high and emergency systems should be tested in conjunction with all the emergency services where possible. 

Regular checks of equipment and processes are essential to prepare for real-life emergency scenarios.

These exercises will provide valuable training to all parties, facilitating a more proactive and effective response to any incidents that may occur.

Examples of how sites have practised emergency procedures include:

  • Emergency systems were fully tested during a major incident event run in conjunction with all emergency services, when a mock scaffold collapse over a river was set up, complete with actors;
  • A mock rescue from a river in conjunction with the RNLI was filmed, as a potential safety video and this introduced a series of lessons learnt talks, as well as procedural reviews, a twenty second stop/ check pause and the introduction of Red Alert days.

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BAM Nuttall Ltd, Monitor's site report, November 2014, Dragados Sisk Joint Venture, Monitor's site report, November 2014


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