Carpenter, joiner-Facts

Plasterboard is great – but heavy

Plasterboard is good for many, many purposes, but it can be difficult to handle and unwieldy to put up unless you use technical aids. Fortunately there is plenty of good […]

Fitting windows and doors

Fa├žade elements such as windows and doors are heavy and may be difficult to handle. Therefore, you have to take particular care not to strain your body, and use technical […]

Safety manual for thatchers: Take care when you are high up on straw

Roofing seats, walkways, construction hoists, roofing materials. You will find only some of the tools useful when you work as a roofer. You will often have to roof old, worn […]

Technical aids: Doors and windows

What machine for what installation? Manual handling of windows and doors may cause unnecessary ergonomic strains. Therefore, suitable technical aids must be used for transportation (both vertical and horizontal) and […]

Safeguarding against falling through

When carrying out renovation tasks, the existing roof structure may be weakened to such an extent that there is a risk of falling through it. Before work is carried out, […]

Installation of wooden elements

Safe fitting of wooden elements is largely dependent on health and safety being incorporate throughout the entire process – in the project planning, planning and execution phases. Therefore, cooperation between […]

Working in existing crawl spaces

This guide describes the particular risks encountered when working in existing crawl spaces. It also describes how to counter these risks effectively. Crawl space height: You must not work in […]

Take care when laying a new roof

When working on a roof, it is important for you to have plenty of space to move about and for good safety measures to be in place. For example, remember […]

Be inspired by floor fitters

Floor fitters are constantly having to deal with strained working positions. Therefore, a number of new techniques and tools have been developed to take the strain off the body, particularly […]

Requirements for protective equipment

Your personal protective equipment must always be maintained and in good condition, otherwise the protection it offers may be reduced. All protective equipment must: Always provide you with the protection […]

Refuse to do things, call a halt

Always remember to refuse to be part of hazardous situations. Find out more: Refuse to do things, call a halt

Facts on precautionary measures for roof pitches of 15 degrees or above

Before starting work, a scaffold, screen or similar must be set up at the base of the roof; if the height of the base above ground level is more than […]

Personal protective equipment

Personal protective equipment is a concept which covers lots of different personal protective equipment. One thing they all have in common is the fact that they help to enhance your […]

Facts on vibration injuries

The most common vibration injury is “white fingers”. The symptoms are: Tingling or numb fingers. White cold fingers when it is cold. Attacks when touching cold tools. Vibration can also […]

Facts on steps for standing and support

Steps can be placed on the laths to ensure good working positions are maintained. There are also workbenches which can be used for positioning materials/roof tiles and machines. These workbenches […]