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Safety from the ground up

Access platforms must be as stable as possible if they are to be used safely and effectively. It is therefore vital  to know how...

HSE inspections to focus on occupational lung disease

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed it is inspecting fabricated metal businesses across Britain to check they are managing the respiratory risks...

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...

Virtual conference to address mental health issues in construction

THE Association for Project Safety (APS) has announced that moves to improve mental health in the construction sector will be highlighted during a one-day conference...

Glasgow firm fined £150,000 following fatal gas explosion

A Glasgow-based asbestos removal firm has been fined £150,000 after a worker was fatally injured and another seriously injured in a gas explosion. Hamilton Sheriff...

APS launches ninth National Awards

THE Association for Project Safety (APS) has announced the launch of its ninth National CDM and Student Designer Awards. The prestigious annual event will...

HSE launches second phase of site inspection campaign

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced the launch of the second phase of its construction inspection campaign. Those involved in projects across Britain...

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...
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Aye, robot: workers trial innovative exosuit on Forth Bridges

AMEY is trialling an innovative robotic exosuit with operatives working on Scotland’s Forth Bridges, with the aim of reducing the risks posed by manual...

Flexible working could bring health benefits for workers

A new study is looking into the potential effects of flexible working within the construction industry. Bam Construct, Bam Nuttall, Skanska and Willmott Dixon are...

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...

Study finds construction workers put their lives at risk by ignoring alarms

HIGH rise construction workers are ‘risking their lives’ by not treating evacuation alarms seriously enough, according to new research. Researchers from the University of Greenwich,...

Workers can breathe easier thanks to CDP

A new initiative has been launched in the fight to tackle health problems associated with construction workers breathing in dust. Supported by the Health and...

Glasgow hosts health and safety roadshow

GLASGOW has hosted the first in a series of major events designed to discuss the future of workplace health and safety. Organisers - the Health and Safety Executive...

Nicola Sturgeon doubtful of construction restarting as lockdown review approaches

NICOLA Sturgeon has said that, as it stands, it will 'not be possible' to lift the current lockdown regulations come the review date of...

APS awards celebrate health and safety risk management

THE ninth annual APS National Awards resulted in a number of organisations being awarded for work in construction design risk management. Held in London, the ceremony, which...

New hand signal launched to fight modern slavery in construction

A new hand signal has been created in a bid to help fight modern slavery in the construction sector. Launched by Stronger Together, the move...

Three quarters of construction workers would welcome on-site drug testing

THE team at business insurance website www.constructaquote.com has investigated random drug testing on construction sites. Their research follows a recent legal case won by a bus...

Public inquiry to be held over hospital issues

THE Scottish Government has confirmed that a public inquiry will be held to examine problems found at the new Royal Hospital for Children and...

Covid-19 monitors ‘key part’ of Scottish Water’s site success

SCOTTISH Water has said that its £6.9 million project at Loch Thom Reservoir is a 'hive of activity' despite the current Covid-19 restrictions. The loch...
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