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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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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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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Layher: we listen, we respond, you succeed
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Demolition company fined after fall from height fatality

A dismantling and demolition company has been fined after a worker fell 30 feet to his death when part of a pipe bridge platform gave way. Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court heard that John Gary Robertson, known as Gary Robertson, employed by CBR02 Limited (formerly known as Brown and Mason) suffered multiple

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New CISRS cards poster issued

CISRS has issued a brand new ‘Have you got the right card?’ information poster. The CISRS poster has been designed to be displayed in site offices, helping Site Managers and Contractors to check and demonstrate that Operatives, Manager/Supervisors and Inspectors of scaffolding hold the correct CISRS cards endorsing the correct

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Consultation launched on the Higher-Risk Building Regulations

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published a consultation on the Higher-Risk Building (Descriptions and Supplementary Provisions) Regulations. This consultation is the first in a series of consultations on regulations which sit under the Building Safety Act 2022. It covers regulations which will complete the definition of

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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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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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May: A month of mixed messages says Builders’ Conference

Office building and road construction is up but contract awards in London are down. The number of new contract awards is up, but their value is down. May 2022 was a month of mixed messages for the UK construction sector. Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards attempts to make sense of it all. The combined value

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