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BAM Nuttall trial Ear Defenders

Civil engineering contractor BAM Nuttall is continuing to explore innovative construction site equipment and techniques with a trial of a dynamic hearing protection solution from health and safety technology company Eave
Engineering Better Mental Health

Barhale launches Engineering Better Mental Health Management courses

Barhale, one of the UK’s largest privately owned civil engineering and infrastructure specialists, has developed an innovative, interactive and thought provoking mental health awareness course
Height Regulations

The Work at Height Regulations: What you need to know

Lauren O’Connor of Zoro, a specialist tool and site safety retailer, takes a closer look at the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and examines some common misconceptions about working at height
make a change

Stop. Make a Change site stand-down scheme set to go industry-wide

The Stop. Make A Change campaign to highlight wellbeing and safety issues is set to expand across the whole construction industry this year after its successful debut in the infrastructure sector More than 60,000 workers on over 1,000 sites took part in events to support the first Stop. Make a...
Excavation work

BSG reports 16% increase in Excavation work breaches

Building Safety Group (BSG), has reported a 16% rise in Excavation work breaches on construction sites
Asbestos management

Asbestos management: Who you gonna call?

The use of asbestos has been banned since 1999 but many buildings predating the change still contain this potentially deadly material. Mick George Ltd, a specialist in all forms of asbestos management, is on the case with a new helpline to offer advice, support and solutions
fire detection

A change in the fire detection and alarm industry

The Fire Industry Association is evolving – and so is its training. Chief executive Ian Moore explains The whole world moves forward and change propels us. 100 years ago, you wouldn’t be reading this blog on your phone or your laptop – it might just be a newspaper column or,...
road worker

Kier handed £1.8m fine for road worker death

Kier has been handed a huge fine of £1.8m following a Health & Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the death of a road worker in Suffolk Subcontractor Sean Hegarty was also fined £75,000 for its role in the accident. Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard that Kier Integrated Services was the principal contractor...
Following Grenfell

Commission launches Following Grenfell

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched ‘Following Grenfell’, to look into the human rights and equality dimensions of the tragedy, and to determine if the State is fulfilling its duties under human rights and equality law
risks for builders

Asbestos and fire: A guide to the risks for builders

Asbestos can present many risks for builders, particularly in a fire. Here, Neil Munro of Acorn Analytical Services offers a guide on what to expect
construction industry

Fire brigade criticises construction industry over fire safety

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has warned there will be an increase in serious building fires unless the construction industry “starts to take fire safety more seriously”
Forward Tipping Dumpers

CPA releases new safety guidance for Forward Tipping Dumpers

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has released a new operational safety guide entitled ‘Staying Safe When Operating Forward Tipping Dumpers’
Traffic Management

BSG reports increase in Traffic Management breaches on construction sites

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 74% rise in ‘Traffic Management’ breaches on construction sites
site fire safety

Checks to Keep Your Site Fire Safe

Construction sites are some of the most dangerous working environments around, but when a site is correctly managed, there is nothing to worry about. Ensuring site fire safety is just one job of a site manager You may be restoring an old structure to its former glory or building a...

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