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New report highlights crucial impact of construction charity

THE Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has revealed it helped 2,264 families in crisis and delivered £1,287 million of charitable giving in 2020. The figures were...

Human factors hold the key to increased safety

UNDERSTANDING interactions surrounding site banter could help measure human performance and help contribute to a reduction in construction accidents, an expert in human factors...

‘Hard-hitting’ film released to help prevent construction suicides

A poignant new video has been released to highlight the issue of suicides in the UK and Ireland construction sector. Almost 500 construction workers take...

Why communication breakthroughs will be crucial to a healthy post-pandemic sector

By Lesley McLeod, CEO of The Association for Project Safety, and Shachar Harari, chief business officer & head of Cardo Crew COMMUNICATION technology has always...

Managing health and safety risks of outdoor working this summer

By Kevin Rowe, MD of SafetyBuyer.com AS the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ease, construction firms will be looking forward to completing their...

Firms with 10+ staff to have access to free asymptomatic workplace testing

FIRMS with ten or more employees can now sign up for asymptomatic workplace testing as part of an enhanced drive to identify emerging Covid-19...
Paul McDevitt

The importance of a ‘golden thread’

FOLLOWING London’s Grenfell Tower disaster, a review by Dame Judith Hackitt made key proposals relating to the reform of building safety. This has resulted...
Colin Lafferty

Increased safety focus can bring lasting change

SOME of the health and safety measures which have taken on extra significance during the pandemic could have long-lasting positive implications for the construction...

Amey and Mace look to drive gender equality with new resource

AMEY and Mace have teamed up to launch a new digital health platform, Peppy, designed to drive gender equality and diversity and support women...

Easing of Scotland’s Covid restrictions sees change to self-isolation rules

CLOSE contacts of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 will no longer be automatically required to self-isolate for ten days from August 9,...

Housebuilder honoured for health and safety performance

STEWART Milne Group has announced the firm has secured its 12th Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for health and safety...

Materials supplier joins Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme

CONSTRUCTION materials supplier Aggregate Industries has signed up to the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme in a bid to offer better assistance to staff and...

New guidance issued as construction sector warned that Covid remains a ‘very real threat’

SCOTLAND'S Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has urged the industry to focus on health and safety as Covid restrictions continue to ease around the...

Firm scoops award following 15 years of health and safety excellence

CLARK Contracts has been recognised following 15 years of continued health and safety excellence. An Order of Distinction was awarded to the firm in the...

New site manager predicts safer future for construction following time in pandemic

THE newly appointed site manager of Indeglas has revealed his belief that a number of positive outcomes will emerge in the construction sector as...

University looks to construction to help lower farming deaths

THE University of Aberdeen has helped develop a new training course designed specifically for farmers based on non-technical skills from the construction and aviation...

Fears that mental health initiatives may not be reaching those who need them

RESEARCHERS from Glasgow Caledonian University have warned that initiatives aimed at protecting the mental health of construction workers may not be getting to those...

Covid-safe cabins installed at Renfrewshire care homes

A Renfrewshire firm has completed the installation of Covid-safe cabins at three local care homes. Set up by City Gate Construction (CGC), the facilities were hailed...

Tobermore MD honoured for making a difference to workplace mental health and wellbeing

DAVID Henderson, MD and owner of paving and walling manufacturer Tobermore, has been awarded the ‘True Leader’ accolade at the Make A Difference Awards...

Paisley contractor steps up mental health focus

THE JR Group has announced it is prioritising staff wellbeing by encouraging conversations around mental health. The Paisley-based firm recently held a presentation with staff...