Construction


Alone and at-risk: How construction companies can protect lone workers

Now that more construction workers are likely to be working alone, employers must ensure that they’re taking additional measures to protect their workers and meet their duty of care obligations – and workers need to be aware of how they can avoid the additional risks lone working can present. Read More

‘I believe we should cancel World mental Health Day’: In conversation with Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, SHP caught up with Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity CEO Bill Hill, to learn a little more about the charity, its mission and his vision for improving workplace wellbeing. Read More

Preventing work-related stress in construction

HSE has launched a ‘Talking Toolkit’, which focuses on work-related stress in construction, put together with consultation from the construction industry. Read More

HSE to crack down on dust

Health and safety inspectors across Great Britain will be targeting construction firms from 5 October to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection initiative. Read More

Asbestos training in the construction industry sinks to lowest level for five years

The coronavirus pandemic has seen the numbers of workers undertaking asbestos training drop by over 66%. Read More

Monitor and control: Common construction site hazards and risks

SOCOTEC outlines some of the most common hazards and risks that construction workers may encounter, as well as the relevant legislation and control measures that ensure that the level of risk is kept as low as possible. Read More

How safety systems can aid social distancing in construction

SHP spoke to Tommy Williams, Plinx Founder and CEO, to find out more about the system, how it works and how it has been adapted to help social distancing in construction during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Lighthouse Charity offers free wellbeing training for construction industry

As a direct result of the wellbeing issues presented to its 24/7 Construction Industry Helpline, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has announced that it will deliver £20,000 of free mental health and wellbeing training to the industry for the remainder of 2020. Read More

Hard Hat Awareness Week: ‘Check your hard hat’, urges brain injury charity

Hard Hat Awareness Week runs from 21-27 September and will see a series of activities designed to drive awareness of brain injury and encourage best practice around safety equipment. Read More

New partnership aims to raise safety standards in UK construction

Scaffolding Association and SafetyCulture have joined forces, giving all 465 member organisations in UK given free access to the iAuditor workplace safety inspection app. Read More



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