Safety at Street Works and Road Works

A Code of Practice

Author: Great Britain: Department for Transport

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780115531453

Category: Roads

Page: 105

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This publication sets out the statutory requirements for signing, lighting, and guarding at street works and road works. This is the core reference manual for utility companies, local authorities, street work contractors and others whose day-to-day business involves street works (works by statutory undertakers and other utility companies etc) and road works (works to maintain or repair road infrastructure). The code, which covers all of the UK and includes national variations, is now compulsory for highway/road authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It applies to all single carriageway roads and dual carriageways with a speed limit of 40 mph or less. The code is now divided into three parts: Basic Principles, Operations, and Equipment and Vehicles; site layout diagrams have been redrawn to make them easier to understand. There is: increased emphasis on using risk assessment and guidance on what to consider in such assessments; strengthened guidance on providing for pedestrians and cyclists and new guidance on traffic control measures related to road closures, one-way working and temporary road obstructions; enhanced advice on other traffic control measures including works near tramways and railways, and mobile/short duration works; and updated advice on high visibility clothing and the signing and conspicuity requirements for work vehicles. Effective from 1 October 2014 when it will supersede the 2001 edition (ISBN 9780115519581).

Safety at Street Works and Road Works

A Code of Practice Issued by the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, the Scottish Executive and the National Assembly for Wales Under Sections 65 and 124 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, and by the Department for Regional Development (Northern Ireland) Under Article 25 of the Street Works (Northern Ireland) Order 1995

Author: N.A

Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)

ISBN: 9780115519581

Category: Pavements

Page: 72

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This title sets out the statutory requirements for signing, lighting and guarding excavations and other street works on all roads except motorways and dual carriageways with hard shoulders. Although the code is directed primarily at the operative, supervisors and managers have an important reponsibility to ensure that all street and road works and operatives are safe. This is a reference manual for utility companies, local authorities, street work contractors and others whose day-to-day business involves street work.

The Urban Tree

Author: Duncan Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351969323

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 6024

There is a growing evidence base that documents the social, environmental and economic benefits that urban trees can deliver. Trees are, however, under threat today as never before due to competition for space imposed by development, other hard infrastructures, increased pressure on the availability of financial provision from local authorities and a highly cautious approach to risk management in a modern litigious society. It is, therefore, incumbent upon all of us in construction and urban design disciplines to pursue a set of goals that not only preserve existing trees where we can, but also ensure that new plantings are appropriately specified and detailed to enable their successful establishment and growth to productive maturity. Aimed at developers, urban planners, urban designers, landscape architects and arboriculturists, this book takes a candid look at the benefits that trees provide alongside the threats that are eliminating them from our towns and cities. It takes a simple, applied approach that explores a combination of science and practical experience to help ensure a pragmatic and reasoned approach to decision-making in terms of tree selection, specification, placement and establishment. In this way, trees can successfully be incorporated within our urban landscapes, so that we can continue to reap the benefits they provide.

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction

Author: Phil Hughes,Ed Ferrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136080619

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 724

View: 1117

This NEBOSH-endorsed textbook is matched to the latest syllabus of the National Certificate in Construction Safety and Health. Within the construction industry the need for specialist health and safety training is high due to the high risks involved. This is reflected in recent legislation such as CDM 2007 and explains the consistent demand for courses and learning materials. The text is easy to read, highly illustrated in full color, and supported with checklists, report forms and record sheets used currently in the industry. Students are supported with end-of-chapter questions, a study skills chapter and specimen assignments including specimen answers. As NEBOSH actively grow their qualifications internationally, demand for this book and it’s sister titles continues to increase overseas. High growth markets are the Middle East, Malaysia, India and China.

Traffic Signs Manual Chapter 8, Design 2009

Traffic Safety Measures and Signs for Road Works and Temporary Situations

Author: Department for Transport

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780115530517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8315

This document provides guidance for those responsible for the design of temporary traffic management arrangements which should be implemented to facilitate maintenance activities or in response to temporary situations. It contains advice relating to traffic safety measures, and the identity and location of the traffic signs needed to guide road users, including pedestrians, safely past obstructions in temporary situations. It is structured to facilitate and reflect the design process for temporary traffic management, from the initial broad brief to details of signing provision. It raises the principal issues that need to be considered in temporary traffic management design and provides advice about their resolution. The document deals with the design of temporary traffic management arrangements on single carriageway roads and dual carriageway roads separately. The design guidance is illustrated by the inclusion of sample plans. This edition supersedes the 2006 edition (ISBN 9780115527388)

Management of electronic traffic equipment

a code of practice

Author: Roads Liaison Group

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780115531699

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 2990

This publication contains important guidance for local authorities that own and operate electronic traffic equipment on their network. This Code of Practice is the first document within the UK which establishes a series of good practice policies and procedures, obtained from experts, on how effectively to manage the maintenance of fixed location electronic traffic control equipment. The growth of technology in the highways sector has led to improvements in congestion control and a reduction in carbon emissions. Adoptions of the recommendations within this code will help local authorities achieve delivery of high quality services.

Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development

Author: CIOB (The Chartered Institute of Building)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118378180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 3141

The first edition of the Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development, published in 1992, was groundbreaking in many ways. Now in its fifth edition, prepared by a multi-institute task force coordinated by the CIOB and including representatives from RICS, RIBA, ICE, APM and CIC, it continues to be the authoritative guide and reference to the principles and practice of project management in construction and development. Good project management in construction relies on balancing the key constraints of time, quality and cost in the context of building functionality and the requirements for sustainability within the built environment. Thoroughly updated and restructured to reflect the challenges that the industry faces today, this edition continues to drive forward the practice of construction project management. The principles of strategic planning, detailed programming and monitoring, resource allocation and effective risk management, widely used on projects of all sizes and complexity, are all fully covered. The integration of Building Information Modelling at each stage of the project life is a feature of this edition. In addition, the impact of trends and developments such as the internationalisation of construction projects and the drive for sustainability are discussed in context. Code of Practice will be of particular value to clients, project management professionals and students of construction, as well as to the wider construction and development industries. Much of the information will also be relevant to project management professionals operating in other commercial spheres.

Jubilee Line Extension

From Concept to Completion

Author: Bob Mitchell

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727730282

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 2508

Jubilee Line Extension from concept to completion should appeal to everyone who is interested in major transportation projects and in learning how the JLE Project was able to deliver a major urban infrastructure project with the minimum of environmental disturbance and an exemplary safety record.

Geometric Design Practices for Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation

Author: Hugh W. McGee

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309143330

Category: Pavements

Page: 101

View: 862

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 417: Geometric Design Practices for Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation documents the current state-of-the-practice related to nonfreeway resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation projects.

Modern Wiring Practice

Author: W E Steward,T A Stubbs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136346341

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

View: 3909

Continuously in print since 1952, Modern Wiring Practice has now been fully revised to provide an up-to-date source of reference to building services design and installation in the 21st century. This compact and practical guide addresses wiring systems design and electrical installation together in one volume, creating a comprehensive overview of the whole process for contractors and architects, as well as electricians and other installation engineers. Best practice is incorporated throughout, combining theory and practice with clear and accessible explanation, all within the framework of the Wiring Regulations. Introducing the fundamentals of design and installation with a minimum of mathematics, this book is also relevant reading for all students of electrical installation courses, such as the 2330 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology, and NVQs from City & Guilds (including 2356, 2391 and 2382 awards), as well as trainees in industry undertaking Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships. This new edition incorporates the latest thinking on sustainability and the environment and is fully up-to-date with the 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations. Illustrations have been completely updated to show current best practice and are now in full colour. Reviews of a previous edition: ‘This book has long been a favourite of mine. Its regular updating by the issue of new editions ensures it is always completely up to date with the requirements of electrical installation. It is a book that I would thoroughly recommend to any person with an involvement in our industry for it is without doubt one of the very best available, written in a clear and readily understandable manner.’ Electrical Contractor ‘Refreshingly practical. This book will prove useful to anyone involved in the design and installation of electrical systems: from the apprentice to the architect.’ Electrical Review

Code of Practice for the Selection of Main Contractors

Author: N.A

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727726186

Category: Construction contracts

Page: 28

View: 7878

This code of practice has been designed to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the construction industry. Main contractors contract with clients to construct (and sometimes design) a project. This code refers to the party employing the contractor as the client, and to the employed party as the contractor. It focuses on the procedures appropriate for the selection of main contractors by competitive tendering. This code of practice is one of a series of documents from the CIB1-5 designed to improve the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of the construction industry. It should be used in conjunction with the other documents in the series. The good practice recommended should be observed in commercial relationships throughout the contractual chain and for the duration of a construction project. Main contractors contract with clients to construct (and sometimes design) a project. This code refers to the party employing the contractor as the client. and to the employed party as the contractor. Main contractors can be selected by competitive tendering, by negotiation or as a result of partnering or a joint venture arrangement. Whatever method is used, selection should be carried out in the spirit of good practice, although specific procedures will vary. This code focuses on the procedures appropriate for competitive tendering. In competition for small or simple works some of the steps described may take place informally For competitive tendering to be effective in providing best value for money it must be seen to be fair and the processes by which decisions are reached must be as open as possible. This applies to all forms of selection. The key principles of good practice to be adopted when appointing contractors are that: clear procedures should be followed that ensure fair and transparent competition in a single round of tendering consisting of one or more stages the tender process should ensure receipt of compliant, competitive tenders tender lists should be compiled systematically from a number of qualified contractors tender lists should be as short as possibles conditions should be the same for all tenderers confidentiality should be respected by all parties sufficient time should be given for the preparation and evaluation of tenders sufficient information should be provided to enable the preparation of tenders tenders should be assessed and accepted on quality as well as price practices that avoid or discourage collusion should be followed tender prices should not change on an unaltered scope of works suites of contracts and standard unamended forms of contract from recognised bodies should be used where they are available there should be a commitment to teamwork from all parties. All construction projects involve risk in a variety of areas. The appropriate assessment and apportionment of these risks is essential to the success of any project. While risk can be transferred to others, this will be reflected in their prices. Selection forms only part of the whole process of construction; the overall success of projects depends on other parts of the process being carried out in the same co-operative spirit. This code stresses the need for clarity and certainty at all times, whatever procurement system is chosen. Compliance with this code will preclude practices such as multiple round tendering or 'Dutch auctioning'.

Business and Professional Skills for Massage Therapists

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032307345X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 7642

Develop the business skills necessary to succeed in massage therapy with help from respected massage educator and business owner, Sandy Fritz! With a user-friendly approach and comprehensive support tools, this authoritative guide delivers a working knowledge of essential concepts for employees or owners of a massage therapy practice and helps you prepare for the professional challenges that await you in the real world. Renowned massage educator and business owner Sandy Fritz presents a practical, proven business philosophy for success in massage therapy practice. Focus on need-to-know business skills for complete success as an employee or the owner of a massage therapy practice. A companion CD with practice management software provides hands-on experience creating client records, setting appointments, entering documentation, and more. Self-Reflection boxes put concepts into a realistic context through Sandy Fritz’s personal experiences in massage practice. Learning Activity boxes reinforce your understanding and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned in an engaging workbook format. Good Stuff from the Government boxes alert you to helpful government resources and help you ensure compliance with federal regulations. Mentor boxes provide real-world insight and advice from experts in massage and business management for successful practice. More than 200 realistic photos and illustrations clarify concepts and familiarize you with typical practice settings and essential forms, records, office equipment, and supplies. Evolve Resources link you to templates for building resumes, letters, advertisements, forms for documentation, and client histories, plus small business resources, annotated web links, a glossary of key terms from the text, and additional exercises and case studies.

Current Law Statutes

Author: Great Britain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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