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Aon to host construction risk seminar in Glasgow

PROFESSIONAL services firm Aon plc is set to host the first in a series of construction risk seminars in Scotland. Aimed at construction managers, project...

Aberdeen construction event helps break down stigmas around health and wellbeing

THE importance of emotional wellbeing for construction workers in Scotland's north east was the focus of a recent Cala Homes subcontractor seminar. The Foundations for...

New partner joins HSE campaign to tackle work-related stress

THE Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has been confirmed as the latest partner on the Working Minds campaign launched a year ago...

NFRC issues safety alert urging roofers to check battens

THE NFRC is urging operatives and managers to be aware that a large volume of non-standard battens, falsely coloured and/or stamped with BS 5534,...

New fire doors boost safety credentials of Cambuslang multi-storey

CCG has announced it has completed the supply and installation of 'high-performance' fire doors at a multi-storey tower block in Cambuslang. Undertaken on behalf of...

Mental health service for Borders tenants earns award shortlisting

BeWell, a mental health and wellbeing service that has improved the lives of housing association residents and helped cut eviction rates, became a finalist...

Scottish business runs first onsite trials of exoskeleton suits

THE UK’s first live trial to test the effectiveness of exoskeleton suits in a working factory environment is being run by Kenoteq – the...

New podcast explores preventing construction site injuries

A new podcast for the construction industry has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Supporting the Work Right Construction: Your Health. Your...

Housebuilder helps Scottish schoolchildren to get home safe

TO mark Walk to School month, Miller Homes has revealed it is helping children across Scotland travel to and from school safely by donating...

HSE launches new campaign to prevent construction site injuries

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is launching a new campaign designed to combat serious aches and pains caused by lifting and moving heavy...

Donaldson Group appoints chief risk officer

TIMBER specialist Donaldson Group has confirmed the appointment of Mark Murphy to the newly created role of chief risk officer. The move will see him...

Housebuilder donates defibrillator to Whitburn church

HOUSEBUILDER Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has donated a public access defibrillator (PAD) to St Joseph’s Church in Whitburn. As part of a joint initiative with...

Don’t suffer in silence as cost of living crisis rises

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has told Project Scotland that it expects to see greater demand for its services as the cost of living...

Farrans launches new training course to tackle mental health conversations head on

CIVIL engineering and building contractor Farrans Construction has teamed up with Action Mental Health and Dan Long Associates, to launch an internal training course...

CITB to fund mental health training to support construction apprentices

THE Construction industry training board (CITB) is investing £90,000 to fund a pilot scheme which will provide mental health support for apprentices from the...

Drainage specialist sets gold standard in health and safety

DRAINAGE and wastewater specialist Lanes Group is celebrating after receiving a Gold Achievement Award in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2022. The awards are...

Construction charity highlights rising number of sector workers seeking support

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has revealed a 95% increase in charitable giving last year to £2,511,214. The figure was revealed in the charity's 2021...

Balfour Beatty names new health, safety and environment director

BALFOUR Beatty has announced the appointment of Lee Hewitt as UK health, safety, and environment director. Lee is set to take up the new role...

Paisley construction firm workers learn life-saving CPR skills

15 JR Group employees have received CPR training from the British Heart Foundation to ensure they are equipped with life-saving skills. The charity offered...

Remote monitoring and rails painted white to keep railway moving amidst heatwave

REMOTE monitoring equipment is amongst a series of measures being deployed on Scotland's railway to ensure rail travel can continue amidst the heatwave. Network Rail...