Construction


Construction industry charity gives out £1.25m to help workers

New figures released by the charity show it received calls from a total of 1,662 families and construction workers in crisis last year. Read More

Wireless fire alarm systems: Sounding the alarm

A look at why latest generation wireless fire alarm systems that incorporate medical response and other functionality are transforming safety on construction sites. Read More

‘Virtual construction site’ technology aims to improve safety

A state-of-the-art virtual reality room has been developed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of estimators and engineers and assist with safer project proposals. Read More

Understanding contractor risk in the construction industry

This whitepaper from Alcumus SafeContractor looks at the construction sector, focussing on the potential hazards and risks contractors can bring to your business and provides guidance on how to mitigate these risks and avoid damage to your business and brand reputation. Read More

How to prevent fire spreading on construction sites

Safety device specialists Bull has issued advice on how to prevent fires from spreading on construction sites. Read More

Workers at risk from strikes to the UK’s utility infrastructure

The unintentional striking of underground assets, such as cables and pipelines, can cause life-changing injuries to construction workers. Therefore, asset owners and local authorities have a duty of care to better protect those working on the frontline, as well as the general public. Read More

Control of contractors made simple

Gary Duce, Managing Director of Reset, looks at how organisations can better manage contractors working on their premises and ensure compliance. Read More

Innovation in construction: Improving safety on the railways

SHP caught up with Ian Raxton, HM Principal Inspector of Railways at Office of Rail and Road, and Louise Ellary CMIOSH, Health and Safety Leader, Laing O’Rourke to find out how safety is manged on some of the UK’s major rail projects. Read More

‘I’m a total health and safety geek – and proud of it’

Warm clothes and thermal underwear – two important bits of kit for any construction worker and the first essential purchases Laura Williams, an HSEQ Advisor for geotechnical solutions specialist Keller Ltd, advises newcomers to the industry make. Read More

The health & safety servant leader

"The servant leader’s attributes of genuine care for others, as well as a deep empathetic approach to understanding the psychosocial factors in the workplace and how people interact within a system, can really prove effective to better understand the dynamic nature of risk." Read More


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