Accidents and injuries on site from wall ties could be eliminated - says wall tie manufacturer Tuesday 10 February 2015 PDF Print Construction companies and major brickwork contractors in the UK could probably eliminate accidents and injuries on building sites involving wall ties, according to a major wall tie manufacturer. Derbyshire-based Tec Ties Limited says that many construction companies and brickwork contractors across the UK are having to fit plastic caps on the ends of wall ties in order to try to protect bricklayers and other construction site workers from being injured. However, Tec Ties believes that accidents and injuries could be avoided if bricklayers used Tec Ties’ tangle free wall ties, which have closed ends. Tec Ties says that injuries and accidents are a particular problem on the 3-storey and above developments such as apartment blocks, office premises and industrial buildings which use the Type 1 Heavy Duty Wall Ties. Bob McGrouther, National Sales Manager of Tec Ties Limited, explains: “There have been reports recently that construction companies and major brickwork contractors have been putting a plastic safety cap on the ends of their wall ties following an increase in the number of bricklayers and other on site workers sustaining bad cuts from the protruding and exposed point of the Type 1 Heavy Duty Wall Tie. “Bricklayers have to put the cap on the end of the wall ties as they lay the inner leaf of the wall and then take the cap off when they lay the outer leaf. “This is time consuming and frankly unnecessary. If construction companies and the major brickwork contractors would use the TT1 Heavy Duty Wall Tie from Tec Ties which has a closed end and is manufactured out of stainless steel wire they would prevent accidents or injury on site and would avoid the resulting compensation claims and visits from the Health & Safety Executive.” Mr McGrouther adds: “We were well aware of the dangers associated with type 1 heavy duty wall ties on the market, therefore, we designed our ties with a closed end and manufactured them out of stainless steel wire instead of stainless steel strip.” “This eliminates the risk of bricklayers and other construction site workers injuring themselves if they walk into or brush past our wall tie.” “This makes our TT1 Heavy Duty Wall Tie arguably the safest type 1 tie on the market - to use and to handle.” “Furthermore, our TT1 Heavy Duty Wall Ties are supplied in bundles, not boxes, so there’s no packaging waste on site too. They are also easier to store, particularly in inclement weather.” Mr McGrouther says that the company’s TT1 Heavy Duty Wall Ties have been fully tested to the European standards and are CE marked. Based in Hurstfield Industrial Estate at Hague Bar, near New Mills, Tec Ties manufactures a comprehensive range of construction fixings, including the TT1 Heavy Duty Wall Ties and distributes its range of products through builders’ merchants across the UK. A short video on the features of the tangle free wall ties is available at http://tecties.co.uk/ The company provides a number of product specification sheets on its website for customers to download free of charge. For further information about Tec Ties, please visit www.tecties.co.uk or ring 01663 749 361. -Ends Caption: Tec Ties’ Type 1 Heavy Duty Wall Tie Issued by: Red Flame Marketing on behalf of Tec Ties Limited. For further information about this press release, please contact Richard Boyd at Red Flame Marketing on 07792 819 059 or 01204 383 547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.redflamemarketing.co.uk For further information about Tec Ties, please visit http://www.tecties.co.uk This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Red Flame Marketing in the following categories: Construction & Property, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.