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 COVID-19 BREACHES DOWN BY 41% ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

COVID-19 BREACHES DOWN BY 41% ON CONSTRUCTION SITES

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 41% decrease in the number of COVID-19 breaches occurring on construction sites over a three month period. BSG’s report is based on 4400...
WATCHTOWER SECURITY SOLUTIONS AWARDED SECURED BY DESIGN

WATCHTOWER SECURITY SOLUTIONS AWARDED SECURED BY DESIGN

High-tech CCTV security system company Watchtower Security Solutions (WSS) has been awarded Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative. This comes at the same time as...
IOSH URGES BUILDERS TO SECURE SITES

IOSH URGES BUILDERS TO SECURE SITES

Building site contractors are being urged to ensure they secure their sites when not being used to prevent people trespassing on them and putting their lives in danger. The warning has come from...
WINNING ‘HEARTS AND MINDS’ ESSENTIAL FOR RETURN TO WORK

WINNING ‘HEARTS AND MINDS’ ESSENTIAL FOR RETURN TO WORK

As the UK government unveils new guidelines for making workplaces ‘COVID-secure’, global health and safety expert Bureau Veritas is advising businesses that their safe return to work...
ENGINEERING SERVICES BODIES BESA and ECA ISSUE CORONAVIRUS SITE SAFETY GUIDES

ENGINEERING SERVICES BODIES ISSUE COVID-19 SITE SAFETY GUIDES

Leading engineering services sector bodies BESA and ECA have jointly developed two new guides to help contractors to manage coronavirus-related issues on site. The new guides will be freely...
CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

CALLS FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENHANCE SAFETY REGULATOR POWERS

As the board charged with implementing the new Building Safety Regulator meets this week and the government begins to frame its legislation, a UK construction body has called for enhanced powers for...
 ARCO ADVISES ON WEATHERING THE STORM THIS WINTER

ARCO ADVISES ON WEATHERING THE STORM THIS WINTER

When workers are uncomfortably wet, cold or hot, it’s not only a wellbeing issue but also a safety risk. Arco, a UK-based health and safety expert, wants individuals and business owners to...
MATES IN MIND COMMITTED TO REACHING 75% OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

MATES IN MIND COMMITTED TO REACHING 75% OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

In January, Mates in Mind joined the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) in a roundtable discussion exploring the prevalence and impacts of mental ill-health in the construction industry. During...
NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGULATOR TO BE ESTABLISHED

The slow pace of improving building safety standards will not be tolerated, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has warned, as he announced that the government is committed to delivering the...
IOSH CALLS FOR “TANGIBLE ACTION” ON IMPROVING BUILDING SAFETY

IOSH CALLS FOR “TANGIBLE ACTION” ON IMPROVING BUILDING SAFETY

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has welcomed new commitments from the UK government to accelerate building safety improvements - and calls for “visible and tangible...

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