Construction


Mental health in construction: What manufacturing businesses should know

The construction industry comes with a wide range of pressures for workers, from tight deadlines and high-pressure contracts to long hours and the physical demands of the work. When you add in supply chain issues, growing costs and the stresses of the pandemic, it’s no wonder that workers in this industry are facing enormous stress which is impacting their mental health. Read More

UK’s digging community ‘safer than ever’

The UK’s safe digging community has never been stronger, with 84% of all projects now preceded by a search for underground pipes and cables, according to Digging up Britain 2022. Read More

Workplace fatality figures released for 2021/22

A hundred and twenty-three workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published by the HSE. Read More

Manufacturing firm and director fined after worker sustained life-changing injuries

A manufacturer of concrete architectural elements and garden ornaments, and its director, have been fined after an employee sustained life-changing injuries when his arms became trapped in a cement mixer. Read More

Cleaning up air quality in construction

As a big focus of the Environment Act 2021, the longstanding fight for clean air is being strengthened by a raft of new targets and legislation. Alex Minett, Head of Product and Markets at CHAS, outlines what businesses need to be aware of. Read More

Construction company fined and director sentenced after workers exposed to asbestos

A construction company has been fined and its director sentenced to a community order of 200 hours unpaid work after workers disturbed asbestos during a refurbishment project. Read More

Men’s health: The mental health crisis facing the construction sector

To mark Men’s Health Week, SHP speaks for four health, safety and wellbeing experts working within the male-dominated construction sector – an area where mental health issues have become hard to ignore. Read More

Sun safety – Outdoor workers at risk of the ‘invisible killer’

As occupational skin cancer cases increase, safety experts warn employers of the risks of UV radiation, as two out of three workers are unaware of risks. Read More

Construction company fined following fatal fall from height

A construction company has been fined for not having safety measures in place for working at height which caused the fall and death of an 86-year-old woman. Read More

‘Our support for Time to Change allowed us to have an open and productive dialogue with our employees around mental health,’ Skanska UK’s Tricia O’Neill

SHP speaks to Tricia O’Neill is Head of Risk Management at Skanska UK about becoming one of the first construction companies to sign the ‘Time to Change’ pledge. Read More



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