Mental Health Campaign to Pause Construction Activities in October

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Full article with thanks to: www.constructionnews.co.uk/health-and-safety/industry-urged-to-down-tools-for-mental-health-29-07-2021 Construction businesses are being urged to down tools for an hour in October to address physical and mental health problems. The Construction Leadership Council is backing the ‘Stop. Make a Change’ (SMAC) campaign in October, which is urging all staff working in the construction industry to have an hour-long health and safety standdown to … Read More

UK On Course for Hydrogen Production by 2030

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Full article with thanks to: www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/uk-sets-out-course-for-hydrogen-power The government has published a plan that it hopes will promote the production of hydrogen as a major source of low-carbon fuel. The UK’s first Hydrogen Strategy sets the foundation for how the UK government will work with industry to meet its ambition for 5GW of hydrogen production capacity by 2030. Current thinking is … Read More

Material Shortages Impact Onsite Work in Construction

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With full credit to: www.constructionnews.co.uk/supply-chain/onsite-work-slows-as-material-shortages-bite-05-08-2021 Material Shortages Hitting the Construction Industry Post-lockdown growth in the construction sector shrunk back to its slowest pace for six months in July, according to the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) of industry activity. The reduced pace of recovery followed a sharp peak in growth during June, which was not sustained, according to the long-running index … Read More

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK: MAKING MENTAL HEALTH MATTER

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Full article with thanks to https://www.ioshmagazine.com/2021/04/28/making-mental-health-matter The IOSH-funded MENTOR study explored the role of mental health first aid and barriers to its success. Three years on from its publication, in the midst of a pandemic, how has mental health support progressed? At the beginning of the year, nurse-led wellbeing service RedArc announced specialist support for mental health first aiders (MHFAs) … Read More

Trail launched for low carbon 3D construction printing

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Full article with thanks to https://www.pbctoday.co.uk/news/construction-technology-news/3d-construction-printing/95896/ A new partnership between United Utilities and Changemaker 3D Ltd has moved forward the possibilities of concrete printing technology to benefit the construction industry The methodology, a first for the UK, was developed by ChangeMaker 3D and was incubated in the North West water company’s latest innovation lab. It could have enormous environmental, time and cost savings and … Read More

Construction industry urged to adopt contract clauses to manage market volatility

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Full article with thanks to https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/construction-industry-urged-to-adopt-contract-clauses-to-manage-market-volatility The construction industry is experiencing unprecedented uncertain times but most forms of construction contract have seldom used provisions that now need to be brought into use. Andy Mitchell, co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council, has written an open letter to the UK construction industry to provide reassurance on the availability and pricing volatility of … Read More

Above all else, let’s focus on jobs, pay and working conditions

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Above all else, let’s focus on jobs, pay and working conditions

Full article with thanks to https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/skills/above-all-else-lets-focus-on-jobs-pay-and-working-conditions-02-07-2021/ Above all else, let’s focus on jobs, pay and working conditions Gerard Coyne is one of three candidates standing in an election to replace Len McCluskey as Unite’s general secretary For jobs, pay and conditions across our construction industry, Unite the Union needs real change. Following nominations from a host of branches and workplaces, … Read More

How to Improve and Promote Safety in Construction

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Full article with thanks to https://www.ehstoday.com/construction/article/21165175/how-to-improve-and-promote-safety-in-construction Advice for managing safety in the construction industry, including four ways to get buy-in and seven areas to focus on. The construction industry poses unique health and safety challenges for its workers. In fact, about one out of every five workplace deaths in calendar year 2019 were construction-related, according to OSHA. Luckily, health and safety … Read More

Construction Industry Supports The Government Initiative

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Full article with thanks to https://www.hich-ltd.co.uk/blog/construction-industry-supports-the-government-initiative/ The UK government wants to maximize the capacity of the construction industry. Much has been made of the unpublished planning bill, but the government has indicated a direction of travel with the technical document “Planning for the future.” Richard Beresford, executive chairman of the National Federation of Builders (NFB), said: “The current system allows … Read More

Adult learning body sues CITB over skills card scheme

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Full article with thanks to https://www.constructionnews.co.uk/skills/adult-learning-body-sues-citb-over-skills-card-scheme-08-06-2021/ The National Open College Network (NOCN) – adult learning body – is taking legal action against the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) over problems with the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS). Adult learning body NOCN bought the skills cards scheme from CITB in a deal worth around £3.5m in March 2019, operating them under … Read More