Construction


Five construction sites named the most considerate in national awards which return after a four year break

Five construction sites across England and Wales have been named as the most considerate to neighbours, the environment and staff by a national body. Read More

New cladding fire risk identified and could be “tip of iceberg”

A London Council has warned that low-rise timber-frame homes retrofitted with a fire-spreading plastic cladding could be mirrored across the country. Read More

Company fined £450k and director and site manager sentenced following death of labourer

A company has been fined £450,000 and the firm’s director has received a suspended prison sentence after a labourer was crushed to death at a construction site. Read More

Huge step towards inclusive PPE as industry body promises to ensure provision

The construction industry has seen a huge boost to efforts to get properly fitted inclusive personal protective equipment (PPE) for women. Read More

Construction company fined £330k after worker killed by an excavator

A North Yorkshire construction company has been fined after a worker was struck on the head and killed by a 16-ton excavator. Read More

‘Fit clinics’ – Delivering PPE that fits the bill

uvex’s Clair Weston explains how PPE “fit clinics” – and product ranges that cater for all sizes – can help keep employees safe. Read More

Enhancing site safety and security over the festive period

Making arrangement for enhanced site security at this time of year is one task that shouldn’t be left until the Read More

‘It took six years before I realised PPE for women was available’: Katy Robinson on making a difference

Katy Robinson is spearheading a PPE campaign targeting the Yorkshire construction sector. Here, she explains its origin, the progress made, and why there is still much to do. Read More

SHP’s most-read articles of 2023

We've gathered the most-read articles over the year including articles on fire safety, an in court analysis and duty of care. Read More

HSE annual workplace stats: Rise in construction deaths while 1.8m cite work-related ill health

Nearly two million workers in Great Britain reported suffering from work-related ill health in 2022/23 as construction sector reports rise in fatalities. Read More



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