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The cost of not using dust suppression

10 Oct 2014
The cost of not using dust suppression The health and safety of operators, co-workers and the public at large is a concern for all those involved in either awarding or delivering contracts where cutting using a petrol cut off saw creates dust. Suppression of dust and particularly silica dust is essential for public health and with cut- off saws that is generally done with water. The problem with 'cutting wet' when cutting paving slabs or flagstones is how to cut accurately and follow your line.
Now using the new Brickworker Slab Cutting Guide gives you a simple and inexpensive solution that provides an edge to follow, making wet cutting easy. Universally adjustable, the guide simply locks onto the slab, cutting up to 900mm long and 60mm thick and will make the job quicker and safer.
If you cut dry, you also now risk being called on by the HSE to face a heavy charge from them under their FFI (Fee For Intervention) policy which can apply to you either as the contractor of the authority who placed the contract.
Available on line at www.brickworker.co.uk use LS01 code for free delivery.

Look out for a new product launch

14 Sep 2014
October 2014 will be the launch time for another new and exciting product from Brickworker. Again we have researched and listened to our customers and to the construction industry and are almost ready to pre-view what is coming soon - Watch this space...

The 2014 Landscape Show is nearly here

14 Sep 2014
 
 




Only 9 days to go before the opening of The 2014 Landscape Show, come and see us on STAND CP4.
There is a lot to see on the Brickworker stand, find out about the new Petrol Driven Cut-off Saw Operators Training Certificate.
Get a great deal on a Slab Cutting Guide or a Brick Jig and some expert advice on using them effectivly.

Brickworker wins PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD

23 Jul 2014
Brickworker has won a commended awarded at this years CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY GROUP Awards.
The Beaumont Award is to recognise the new products that add the greatest levels of safety into the construction industry.
The Stihl Brick Jigs are a joint design venture between STIHL GB and BRICKWORKER, and are now establishing themselves as a recognised way to safely cur bricks and block paving. 

Safer use of Petrol Cut-off Saws - Get Trained

11 Jul 2014

STIHL, Skanska and the CITB have joined forces to develop a new training course for the safer use of petrol driven cut-off saws (disc-cutters). An important part of cutting is to use the available products to ensure cutting can be done quickly, accurately and safely and not just rely on 'free hand' cutting.
Brickworker has worked with STIHL in the development of their Brick Jigs, which make the cutting of block pavers quicker, more accurate and safer. After the initial set-up which takes just a few seconds, there is no need for measuring of judging angles, the blocks can simply be held in position and cut accurately and safely.

For the landscaper cutting paving slabs, Brickworker has launched the Slab Cutting Guide. This simply attaches to the slab in any required position and give the person cutting a guide to follow instead of a line. This makes cutting easier and safer and importantly allows the cut to be made with water for dust suppression. You can consider taking the cutting out of your own time and into the hands of any competent assistant landscaper knowing the cut will be straight and exactly where you want it.

Come and see us at the LANDSCAPE SHOW  in Battersea Park on 23/24 September. You will find us on stand C4 and talk to us about training and how cutting is made simpler and safer.

Success at the Southern Tool Fair at The Agean Rose Bowl

2 Jul 2014

As the building trade gets busier all tradesmen are looking at ways they can get the job done quicker and without compromising on the quality that wins the next contract. As a bricklayer or a hard landscaper, time spent cutting is time wasted so getting all your cuts done quickly, accurately and without waste is good for business
This has been the view of many tradesmen visiting the Southern Tool Fair at The Agean Rose Bowl, where a good number of them walked away having purchased a STIHL Brick Jig or a Brickworker Slab Cutting Guide.