Construction


Tower crane safety alert

Given the unprecedented situation presently faced with the outbreak of coronavirus, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has issued advice to tower crane users relating to how tower cranes should be left out of service for potentially lengthy periods of time. Read More

If you think safety is expensive… try an accident!

A review of the costs to the construction industry associated with accidents. Read More

‘Non-essential construction must end to keep workers and public safe’

Government must give clearer guidance on building sites says British Safety Council. Read More

Construction that doesn’t cost the Earth

Environmental responsibility is a major concern for the construction industry and it has never been more important for companies to use contractors that meet the latest sustainability standards, explains Ian McKinnon, Managing Director at CHAS. Read More

Nicola Hodkinson of Seddon joins the Mates in Mind Board of Trustees

Mates in Mind has appointed Nicola Hodkinson, Business Services Director at Seddon, as a Trustee Board Member. Read More

Proactive action could have saved three fines

Three companies have been sentenced for failing to take adequate precautions against fire risk when building a timber frame extension to a sheltered accommodation residential home. Read More

‘4 Peak Challenge’ fundraising event to support construction industry

The Lighthouse Construction Industry, a charity designed to financially and emotionally support the construction community and families, has started a fundraising challenge. Read More

Calls for thermal cameras to spot hot works fires

An insurance company has said that the use of thermal imaging cameras should be adopted as standards, to reduce the number of fires caused by ‘hot works’. Read More

Company director sentenced after ignoring notices

The former director of a construction company has received a suspended prison sentence after failing to comply with Prohibition Notices and for carrying out unsafe work at height during roofing work on a new build house. Read More

Worker suffered serious crush injuries

A construction company has been fined after a worker was injured when a water pump set weighing over 700kg fell on him at a construction site. Read More



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