Construction


Passport to help road workers to be effective and safe whilst on site goes live

A new smart card identification system for road workers has been launched. The system uses technology to reliably deliver and capture real-time information when and where it is needed. Read More

3 technologies that drive safety innovation in site surveying

Over the past years, technology has played an increasingly important role in a wide variety of trades, including construction and surveying. New software and equipment is available more and more to enable automation and simulated environments in a way that was never possible before. Read More

Costain fined £1.2m after MEWP collapse

Costain has been fined £1.2million after a worker sustained life changing head injuries and a second suffered a leg fracture when their MEWP was struck by a collapsing reinforcement cage during the construction of a road bypass. Read More

Construction working hours can be extended to aid safe working practices

Draft guidance has been set out to aid applicants seeking to extend construction site working hours introduced in the Business and Planning Bill, enabling changes to working hours to support safe construction working. Read More

Fast tracking the construction industry back to work

SHP speaks to Ian McKinnon, Managing Director, of CHAS, about how the supply chain risk management firm has been supporting the construction industry in getting back to work safely – from helping members demonstrate they are COVID Secure to enabling organisations to monitor worker health. Read More

Draft Building Safety Bill announced by UK government

Alongside the Fire Safety Bill and fire safety consultation, the Building Safety Bill is said to be bringing the “biggest improvements to building safety in nearly 40 years”. The Draft Bill was announced on 20 July by Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Read More

10-year-old boy dies on construction site

A child has died after reportedly falling into a hole on a building site in Glasgow. Read More

Woman dies after London crane collapses

A woman has died, and four people have been injured after a 20m tower crane collapsed onto a row of houses in Bow, London. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2019/20

The construction sector has had the highest number of workplace fatalities over the last 12 months, with falling from height still recorded as the most common cause of work-related death. The latest HSE figures also highlight the risks to older workers, with 27% of fatal injuries occurring to workers aged over 60. Read More

Re-focussing on accidents that don’t need to happen

As the return to work continues and businesses focus on being COVID Secure, Dr Karen McDonnell, Head of RoSPA Scotland, reminds us that none of the risks inherent in construction have vanished and should not be forgotten about. Read More


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