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HSE URGES DESIGNERS TO PREPARE NOW FOR REGULATORY CHANGES TO BUILDING SAFETY

HSE: PREPARE NOW FOR REGULATORY CHANGES TO BUILDING SAFETY

As part of work underway to establish a new Building Safety Regulator and reform the building safety system, HSE is urging those who design high-rise buildings to act now to prepare for the changes...
CHAS URGES CONSTRUCTION SECTOR TO EMBRACE BUILDING SAFETY SCHEME

CHAS URGES CONSTRUCTION SECTOR TO EMBRACE BUILDING SAFETY SCHEME

Supply-chain risk management expert CHAS has become a registered signatory of Building a Safer Future and is encouraging other members of the built environment sector to do the same.  The...
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEE SUSTAINS MULTIPLE FRACTURES AFTER FALL FROM HEIGHT

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEE SUSTAINS MULTIPLE FRACTURES AFTER FALL FROM HEIGHT

Trevor Cook Construction Ltd has been fined after a roof worker fell six metres through a fragile roof sheet whilst working on a barn at a farm in Amesbury, Wiltshire. Swindon Magistrates’...
THE HIDDEN COST OF IGNORING HEALTH AND SAFETY

THE HIDDEN COST OF IGNORING HEALTH AND SAFETY

More than a third of manual and semi-skilled construction workers in the UK believe their employer is putting profits before people, according to a major new study.    Across all...
MORE ACTION NEEDED BY SMES TO TACKLE MODERN SLAVERY, SAYS CHAS

MORE ACTION NEEDED BY SMES TO TACKLE MODERN SLAVERY

Awareness of the importance of addressing modern slavery is high among construction SMEs, but there is a need to move beyond policy to action according to research carried out by CHAS, in...
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER SUFFERED LIFE CHANGING INJURIES

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FINED AFTER WORKER SERIOUSLY INJURED

Hovington Limited was sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling piece of plant machinery while working on a construction site in Rotherham. Sheffield...
RHCV INVESTS IN HEALTH AND SAFETY

RHCV INVESTS IN HEALTH AND SAFETY

As part of its continued investment RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has appointed its first in-house Group Health, Safety and Facilities Manager. The independent Renault Trucks distributor...
KEEP MASKS ON WHILE WORKING ON SITE, URGES INDUSTRY BODY

KEEP MASKS ON WHILE WORKING ON SITE, URGES INDUSTRY BODY

Building firms are being urged to carry on asking their workforce to wear masks while working in enclosed spaces or on busy sites by the Construction Leadership Council, CLC. The CLC is calling...
UK GOVERNMENT INTRODUCE BUILDING SAFETY BILL

UK GOVERNMENT INTRODUCE BUILDING SAFETY BILL

On 5 July, the Government introduced the Building Safety Bill in the House of Commons. The Building Safety Bill will implement recommendations made in Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building...
CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AT INCREASED RISK OF SUICIDE, RESEARCH SUGGESTS

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AT INCREASED RISK OF SUICIDE, RESEARCH SUGGESTS

Initiatives aimed at protecting the mental health of construction workers may not be getting to those who need them, leading to an increased risk of suicide, researchers at Glasgow Caledonian...

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