A major benefit of DuraKerb is its vastly superior health and safety features. DuraKerb is not only extremely light but also contains no carcinogenic silica. Both these features benefit the workforce tasked with installing the kerb and aid designers in meeting their legal obligations under the CDM regulations.

The Key Health & Safety Benefits of the DuraKerb

LIGHTWEIGHT

At less than 6kg’s DuraKerb is designed to be manually installed in line with HSE guidelines unlike the concrete equivalent which should only be installed with the aid of lifting equipment

Kerbs and paving material are common construction products. Regularly lifting, carrying or handling then can present significant risks of developing musculoskeletal problems.”

SILICA FREE

Unlike concrete DuraKerb contains no carcinogenic silica & is designed to be cut using a hand saw eliminating the risk of exposure to RCS (respirable crystalline silica) a know cause of cancer.

“An estimate from the cancer burden study of the number of deaths from lung cancer associated with exposure to RCS (respirable crystalline silica) shows there are around 600 deaths per year with 450 of these occurring from exposures in the construction sector.”

“Remember- Everyone has a role to play. All those involved in the construction process have a responsibility in managing health risks. Each must take ownership of their part in the process.”

“The law places a duty on everyone involved in the installation of kerb: Clients, Designers, Principle Designers, Principle Contractors, Contractors & Workers”

“Think about limiting the risks before work starts by avoiding the need for heavy products altogether….use the lightest product that fulfills the design criteria.

“It is for duty-holders to ensure that their chosen design or design concept reduces risks as low as reasonably practicable.

HSE should expect duty-holders to be able to provide evidence that demonstrates that a design reduces risks as low as reasonably practicable.

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