Extreme weather safety guidelines demanded by unions

The construction union UCATT is calling for extreme weather health and safety guidelines to be introduced for construction workers.They are Read More

Call for independent inquiry into “Crossrail workplace abuses”

Construction union UCATT is calling for an urgent independent inquiry into safety and workplace abuses on the Crossrail tunnelling contract Read More

‘Blacklisting’ victory sees £10M pay-out

The biggest ‘blacklisting’ scandal in UK construction industry history has seen the court case end in victory for 256 workers, now Read More

Figures reveal fall in construction inspections

Figures obtained by construction union UCATT have revealed a decline in the number of inspections that the Health and Safety Read More

Banging the health and safety drum

With only five months before the General Election, Stephen Timms outlines Labour’s health and safety ambitions for the next parliamentary Read More

Deaths in construction are highest in the capital

Construction deaths in 2012/13 were highest in London according to research conducted by construction union UCATT. Read More

Nearly half of construction sites fail safety checks

The HSE has revealed that over 1,100 construction sites failed a safety check during the organisation's month-long 'safer sites' initiative in September. Read More

UCATT welcomes CSCS reform following card “abuse”

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is set for reform in 2014. Read More

Day of action planned over blacklisting

Following an announcement by eight companies in the construction industry to set up an industry-funded compensation scheme for workers who were blacklisted from working on building sites, various unions are calling for a day of action against blacklisting. Read More

Safer sites’ initiative reveals good and bad practices

The HSE has revealed that material breaches have been found at nearly half of the sites visited in their month of unannounced site checks. Read More

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