Why is Construction Safety Important?

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Full article with thanks to https://www.onsite-support.co.uk/news/why-is-construction-safety-important Health and safety is one of the most important considerations you should take before any construction project gets underway. You should always make sure that all aspects of health and safety have been considered before you step foot on the construction site. Health and safety in construction are particularly important because the industry is … Read More

Hard Hat Awareness Week Promotes Importance Of Recognising Concussion Within Construction Industry

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Full article with thanks to https://www.headway.org.uk/news-and-campaigns/news/2021/hard-hat-awareness-week-promotes-importance-of-recognising-concussion-within-construction-industry/ During Hard Hat Awareness Week, 14-20th June, Headway – the brain injury association and leading safety manufacturer Centurion are working together to promote the importance of recognising and reporting signs of concussion to hard hat wearers. On modern day construction sites, there is widespread awareness of the need to wear a hard hat, but in a survey … Read More

Innovative health and safety app will drive change in construction industry

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Full article with thanks to https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/innovative-health-and-safety-app-will-drive-change-in-construction.830422 HSEQutive set to rebuild industry’s reputation through increased accountability Falls from height, unsafe makeshift platforms and the failure to wear the standard minimum protective gear are the most common hazards found on construction sites, according to a leading health and safety consultant. Patrick Parnis, founder of Parnis & Associates, believes that although the construction … Read More

Construction of new smart motorways halted until safety upgrades installed

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Full article with thanks to https://www.swlondoner.co.uk/news/28042021-construction-of-new-smart-motorways-halted-until-safety-upgrades-installed/ No new smart motorways will be opened until proposed safety upgrades have been installed, the Government revealed last week. The announcement from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps detailed that stopped vehicle detection (SVD) technology will be installed in all new smart motorways. The announcement comes after Highways England’s first year stocktake into the progress of smart motorways. … Read More

Digital construction consultancy takes key role in industry alliance to implement Building Safety Bill

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Full article with thanks to https://www.bw-magazine.co.uk/digital-construction-consultancy-takes-key-role-in-industry-alliance-to-implement-building-safety-bill/ An innovative digital construction consultancy is working with some of the country’s leading social housing organisations, architects and developers in a government-led initiative to ensure there is never a repeat of the Grenfell Tower disaster. Operance, based at Hull’s C4DI digital hub, is providing both practical expertise and software to the Golden Thread Initiative … Read More

Fire safety: Underappreciated Existing Obligations & Upcoming Changes

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Full article with thanks to https://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/features/underappreciated-existing-obligations-upcoming-changes/ In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, the government and construction sector have reconsidered many aspects of building safety and special consideration has been given to fire safety. To target the factors which contributed to Grenfell and to bolster safeguards, the government has introduced reforms and proposed further legislation. There’s been a … Read More

Independent experts to review safety of construction materials

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Full article with thanks to https://cic.org.uk/news/article.php?s=2021-04-21-independent-experts-to-review-safety-of-construction-materials The Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick yesterday (20 April 2021) appointed former government chief construction adviser, Paul Morrell OBE to chair an independent panel, along with legal expert Anneliese Day QC, lead a review of the system for testing construction products. The review, announced earlier this year, will examine how to strengthen the current system … Read More

Plans for Manchester tower abandoned as HS2 buys site from Ballymore

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Full article with thanks to https://www.building.co.uk/news/plans-for-manchester-tower-abandoned-as-hs2-buys-site-from-ballymore/5111517.article Scheme to build Manchester tower 60-storey block has been mothballed for more than a decade. Plans for a 60-storey residential tower in Manchester have been scrapped, with HS2 buying the site from developer Ballymore. The 188m Piccadilly Tower scheme, which was designed by architects Woods Bagot and Calderpeel, includes 701 apartments, a 220-bed hotel … Read More

CPA sounds warning about materials shortages as fears mount over spiralling construction costs

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Full article with thanks to https://www.building.co.uk/news/cpa-sounds-warning-about-materials-shortages-as-fears-mount-over-spiralling-costs/5111455.article Record number of materials firms report price hikes The Construction Products Association (CPA) has become the latest to sound the alarm over material shortages after a record number of materials firms reported price hikes. Supply chain disruptions due to a lack of available shipping containers and reduced staff at ports has been flagged as the … Read More

CALA Commits to Sustainable Future Strategy For New Build Homes

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Full article with thanks to https://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/news/cala-commits-to-sustainable-future/ CALA Group is pleased to announce the launch of a Sustainability Strategy to help the business achieve its targets of building housing which is operationally net zero carbon from 2030, and reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Scottish Government’s 2045 target and ahead of the UK Government’s 2050 target. The … Read More