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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...

Council building services staff lead successful defibrillator campaign after loss of colleague

A defibrillator has been installed at Cupar Trading Estate, following a campaign by Fife Council building services staff following the tragic loss of a...

Construction products regulator to be launched once building safety bill passes

THE UK Government has said it intends for its national regulator for construction products to become operational once the building safety bill has been...

New health and safety app launched for painting and decorating sector

THE Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) has produced a new app offering members the latest health and safety advice. The Health and Safety in Painting...

Office buildings tipped to increasingly support health and wellbeing

OFFICE buildings that fail to demonstrate how they support the health and wellbeing of users have been described as being at risk of becoming...

Covid continuing to impact housebuilding programme says Highland Council

THE Highland Council has said it 'remains committed' to carrying out its agreed housing revenue account (HRA) capital programme, despite continuing pressure resulting from...

New research highlights ‘hidden crisis’ of anxiety levels amongst construction workers

CONCERNS have been raised after early findings from a new study revealed worrying details about the stress and anxiety levels amongst self-employed UK construction...

Housebuilder donates defibrillator to Helensburgh community

TAYLOR Wimpey West Scotland has donated a potentially life-saving public access defibrillator (PAD) to the Helensburgh & Local District CPR/Defibrillator Association for the benefit...

Moray Council upgrades 5,000 tenant fire alarms as new legislation looms

SOME 5,000 Moray council homes have had their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors upgraded, the area's local authority has announced. It comes in line with...

SELECT issues reminder as deadline looms large for new fire safety legislation

TRADE body SELECT has issued a reminder to homeowners to ensure they have compliant heat, smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms installed, ahead of...

Business to provide wellness support to help staff tackle festive challenges

PITCHED roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has announced plans to provide mental health support for its 150 staff during the Christmas break. According to...

BESA’s health and safety chief elected chair of SHEP

REBECCA Crosland has been elected as the new chair of the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP). She succeeds Christopher Buxton, CEO of the British...

Construction sector urged to keep following Covid-19 measures to avoid ‘winter of discontent’

THE Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has urged the sector to focus on health and safety to help prevent another 'winter of discontent'. The organisation...

Pitched roof tile manufacturer invests in potentially life-saving equipment for its sites

RUSSELL Roof Tiles has bought new life-saving defibrillator units for its three sites. The manufacturer of concrete derivatives in the pitched roofing market employs around...

Safer Scotland appoints new MD and outlines ambitious growth plans

SAFER Scotland has appointed Phil Bunting as its new MD. The Paisley-based company, which has been employed on hundreds of projects for construction, civil...

New HSE campaign targets good mental health in construction

CONSTRUCTION is one of five sectors to be targeted in a new campaign by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) aimed at helping businesses...

New CPD educates on fire doors

GEZE UK has revised its RIBA-approved CPD, titled Specifying, Installing and Maintaining Ironmongery for Fire Doors. The completely revised CPD includes new visuals and updates...

Russell Roof Tiles launches dedicated programme to support employee mental health

RUSSELL Roof Tiles has announced it is launching its first dedicated programme to support its team's mental health and wellbeing. Unveiled on National Stress Awareness...

Group launches new scaffold inspection service

THE JR Group has confirmed the launch of a scaffold inspection service as part of its new training services division. The service will provide a...

British Safety Council confirms new chairman

PETER McGettrick has been named as the new chairman of the British Safety Council. He succeeds Lawrence Waterman OBE CFIOSH, who stands down after four...

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