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Architect under Paperwork
Enough with the health and safety paperwork already

Over the years, health and safety provisions have become synonymous with bureaucracy. Ask any construction site manager or foreman and they’ll tell you – health and safety is nothing but…

Construction workers whistleblower
Am I my brother’s keeper? Keeping colleagues safe on site

Most businesses have a responsible person tasked with ensuring health and safety standards are upheld on site. They will also draw up workplace risk assessments, confirm that employees understand how…

construction site road safety
Raising standards by making health and safety fun

Health and safety is unsexy and boring. In fact, of all the many factors involved in a project, health and safety is one of the least popular. Media coverage of…

Architects discussing construction fire safety
Improving Construction Site Fire Safety

London Fire Brigade chiefs are calling for more to be done to prevent fires on construction sites. Ever since the Grenfell Tower tragedy claimed the lives of 71 people, fire…

Men at work in Construction
What are the most dangerous jobs on a construction site?

Construction remains one of the most dangerous industries in the UK – the HSE recorded 43 construction-related deaths between 2015 and 2016. All jobs on a construction site carry an…

HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction
HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction

HSE announces priorities for health and safety in Construction Construction remains Britain’s most deadly industry, with site accidents accounting for 210 fatalities in 2016. Consistent effort by the HSE and…

Health and Safety is important for everyone
Health and Safety is important for everyone

Health and Safety is important for everyone If you watched the BBC One drama ‘The `Interceptor’ recently, you will have heard Trevor Eve’s character, Roach, bawling at one of his…

Building Basements? Keep it Safe When You’re Going Underground!
Building Basements? Keep it Safe When You’re Going Underground!

Building Basements? Keep it Safe When You’re Going Underground! Building a basement is definitely a tough job – even for the most experienced of us! But it’s still appalling to…

Risk management and assessment of construction safety measures

Construction, the most dangerous land-based work, is fraught with a number of fatalities and risks. There is a large incidence rate of fatal occupational injuries in most construction sites. The…

Construction Worker Injured – Results in Fines for Contractor

Construction firm fined for neglecting contractor training A maintenance fitter who had been contractor by Van Elle Ltd in Nottingham suffered injuries to his person when he was working on…

The Health and Safety Advantages of a Construction NVQ

The Construction Industry is an employment sector that is constantly developing and evolving, and it currently employs over 2 million workers in the UK. At present there are more construction…