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Construction charity gives backing to Men’s Health Week

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is backing Men’s Health Week from June 12-19 by raising awareness of the resources they have to support construction...

Barratt provides site safety session to Edinburgh youngsters

BARRATT Developments has hosted an interactive site safety discussion at Frogston Primary School to remind pupils of the dangers of its nearby building sites...

Kingdom Housing Association earns wellbeing accolade at Fife Business Awards

KINGDOM Housing Association is celebrating after winning the Wellbeing Award at the Fife Business Awards. The organisation said its approach to employee wellbeing delivered initiatives...

Housebuilder installs bench at Kirkintilloch site to boost mental health awareness

HOUSEBUILDER Cala Homes (West) has unveiled a new Breathing Space bench at one of its developments on the outskirts of Glasgow. The firm has installed...

Breathing Space Bench unveiled to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

SPRINGFIELD has announced it has installed another Breathing Space bench at the Kinloch Gardens development in Blairgowrie. In partnership with Kingdom Housing Association, the housebuilders...

Construction industry steps up focus on mental health

CITB has marked Mental Health Awareness Week by pledging its continuing support to training and understanding. A study compiled by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity...

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity announces new initiatives

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced new initiatives to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. It is launching three new masterclasses to complement its...

GMG Energy puts safety first following sawmilling investment

NORTH of Scotland-based renewables and timber-processing business GMG Energy has revealed it has called in risk management and compliance experts to ensure best practice...

Scotland bans combustible cladding on ‘high-risk’ buildings over 11 metres

DEVELOPERS are to be banned from using combustible cladding on 'high-risk' buildings over 11 metres in Scotland. The move follows legislation to improve fire safety...

New study highlights safety benefits of panelised MMC for new homes

A new report has revealed how health and safety hazard exposure on construction sites could be reduced by 20% when using crane-erected panelised modern...

Health & Safety is not a tick box exercise, it’s a culture

By Greg Johnston, HSEQ director at Stewart Milne Group CONSTRUCTION is one of the most regulated industries when it comes to health, safety and...

Construction workers offered free support for sleep issues

TO mark World Sleep Day (March 18), the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is teaming up with Sleepstation to offer free access to support for...

Housing association trainee named Covid Workplace Champion

KINGDOM Housing Association is celebrating after health & safety trainee Fern Barclay was crowned a Covid Workplace Champion by the Royal Society for the...

Moray bridge closes on safety grounds following ‘rapid deterioration’

CLODDACH Bridge in Moray has closed after a specialist inspection revealed 'substantial' corrosion and degradation of the structure. Moray Council said in 2019 the weight-bearing...

Highland Council ‘very close’ to full compliance with new fire alarm legislation

THE Highland Council has said it is 'very close' to full compliance with Scotland's new fire safety legislation. All homes in Scotland are now required...

Industry charity launches new text service

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is launching a new text service to increase the options available for workers seeking to access support. The text HARDHAT...

Seven in ten construction workers ‘experience pain at work at least once a week’

71% of construction workers experience pain at work at least once a week, according to new research. Led by Jacuzzi, the hot tub and...

‘Folk literally won’t sleep at night if the Building Safety Bill doesn’t go further’

By Lesley McLeod, chief executive, The Association for Project Safety YOU'D think building safety would be a no-brainer. You design things carefully. Use quality materials....

Fencing a ‘safety priority’ on Levenmouth rail project

FENCING is being installed as a 'safety priority' along the Levenmouth Rail Link, as Network Rail looks to bring trains back to the line...

Van break-ins leads plumber to create his own solution

A plumber has come up with a patented zonal-based alarm system to protect vans from thieves. The self-employed Yorkshire-based tradesman spent two years developing the...

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