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NEWS Big reduction in falls from height injuries BCSA has reported that during the period from 2 1.8 2004 to 2006 there was an 80% reduction in the 1.6 number of reported construction related falls from 1.21.4 height, while there were also no major injuries, 1 0.8 compared to eight for the previous two years. 0.6 Peter Walker, BCSA Health and Safety Manager 0.4 0.2 said the BCSA has been monitoring monthly data 0 from the National Steelwork Contractors Group 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 during 2006. BCSA Accid Frequency Rate HSE - RHS Target Construction Ind Target “In this same period there were no fatal injuries BCSA - NSCG & Industry Targets reported to the HSE,” said Mr Walker. “In fact, the general trend of reportable adequate conditions are in place to allow the safe which are due in April 2007, as they will improve accidents is reducing within the industry which is erection of steelwork,” he added. safety by ensuring that those with on-site influence a direct result of the steel construction sector The BCSA says it welcomes the revised to make work safer do so through better planning working with the main contractors to ensure Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, and management. Warehouse as Project Storm, is nearing completion inA new distribution centre for ASDA, known creates a storm Doncaster.Located on the Redhouse Interchange, one of the region’s largest distribution parks, the warehouse will require Atlas Ward Structures to design, fabricate and erect more than 2,000t of steelwork. Measuring in excess of 220,000m2, Project Storm will be used as a national distribution centre for ASDA’s non-food merchandise. Atlas Ward was awarded the contract by main contractor Simons Construction on behalf of leading sustainable logistics property developer Gazeley. Tubes make waves in Singapore A large quantity of circular hollow sections sup- plied by Corus International’s Singapore office, have played an integral role in creating a surfing theme for the city’s harbour front development known as VivoCity. Designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the wave inspired facade and roof needed 280t of steel, sourced from Corus Tubes. Bernard Chung, Structural Sales and Technical Manager at Corus International Asia said: “This was a truly international project with Japanese, European and other Asian companies all working side-by-side. To minimise cost on project supply, we were able to work closely with Continental Steel, the sole distributor and stockholder of Corus Tubes’ Celsius structural hollow sections.” “This enabled us to eliminate double handling by arranging direct delivery from Corby to the fab- rication yards in full 40t container loads,” added Mr Chung. VivoCity is set to become Singapore’s largest and most diverse retail and lifestyle destination. The development boasts more than 300 retail out- lets, an amphitheatre, a 7,000m2 open-air plaza and a 300m harbour front boardwalk. NSC March 2007 7


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