Making scaffolding a career of choice

In this Comment piece, Robert Candy, Chief Executive of the Scaffolding Association, talks about workforce issues… The scaffolding and access sector has always had its fair share of challenges. Access to work, labour shortages and payment terms run through the industry like a stick of rock. The UK’s exit from …

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CMA provisionally finds illegal cartels in construction industry

The CMA has provisionally found that 10 construction firms illegally colluded to rig bids for demolition and asbestos removal contracts. Bid rigging conduct relates to 19 contracts worth over £150 million 8 of the firms involved admit participation Met Police Training College, Selfridges and Oxford University among those affected Following

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CLC: Construction Product Availability Statement

Statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group In general, product availability is improving. Some products, including bricks, aircrete blocks, some roof tiles and semi-conductors, which are extensively used

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Health & Wellbeing

Lighthouse Construction Charity Urges “Talk to Us”

July is Talk to Us month and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity have been raising awareness of the importance of talking about wellbeing issues with friends, colleagues and  professional to prevent situations from spiralling to crisis point. Working in construction can be extremely rewarding but has its challenges.  Over 87%

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Mace Group Chairman and CEO chosen as new CLC Co-Chair

One of UK construction’s most recognised executives has been chosen to succeed Andy Mitchell as the new Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council. Following an open recruitment process, an independent panel comprising industry, members of the CLC’s Senior Advisors Group and Government officials, recommended Mark Reynolds (Mace Group Chairman and

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Webinar: Manual handling? Don’t do it until you have risk assessed!

In a webinar, now available to watch on-demand, SHE Advisor at Greggs, Cindy Bell, Head of Health and Safety, Europe at Laing O’Rourke, George Mosey, Head of Product Development at NEBOSH, Matt Powell-Howard, and Principal Ergonomics Consultant at HSE, Matt Birtles, discuss their tops tips for undertaking a risk assessment

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Guidance

Asbestos Risk: A one-stop guide for small construction businesses and tradespeople

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) co-chairs the Supporting Small Employers Group of the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC), alongside the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC’s) Health, Safety and Wellbeing workstream, supported the launch of the ‘Asbestos Risk Guide’ aimed at small construction businesses and tradespeople who are working in retrofitting,

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CLOCS Standard update Version 4

The CLOCS Standard is a set of requirements for all stakeholders to help ensure safer, leaner and greener construction logistics.  It demands collaboration between the construction and fleet sectors to address shared issues and draws together best practice from a number of standards, policies and codes of practice to provide

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CLC: Construction Product Availability Statement

Statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group In general, product availability is improving. Some products, including bricks, aircrete blocks, some roof tiles and semi-conductors, which are extensively used in building services products and

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CLC: Construction Product Availability Statement

Statement from John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation and Peter Caplehorn, CEO of the Construction Products Association, co-chairs of the Construction Leadership Council’s Product Availability working group In general, product availability is improving. Some products, including bricks, aircrete blocks, some roof tiles and semi-conductors, which are extensively used in building services products and

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Vehicle safety in construction still cause for concern

Safety on construction sites has improved greatly over the past fifty years. However, the latest report by HSE (Health & Safety Executive) shows that construction tops the most dangerous occupations in the UK for fatal injuries. In this article Brigade Electronics discusses the issue of vehicle safety onsite. One of the main causes of fatal

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