Energy Networks Association – Public Safety conference

The Public Safety conference aims to engage industry stakeholders in raising awareness and promoting best practice to wider audiences on a multitude of energy sector issues and keys risks from energy network infrastructure in the public domain. The programme encourages collaboration among key sectors, such as construction, utilities, road haulage, farming, trades and maintenance, landscaping, […]

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85% of organisations have no fire risk assessment for Lithium-ion batteries on site

Just 15% of organisations say they have conducted a workplace fire risk assessment to cover the risks posed by devices containing lithium-ion batteries (LiB), new research finds. As reported by SHP, the data was gathered from over 500 organisations who were surveyed during webinars held by both IFSEC Insider and Firechief Global this autumn. While 15% […]

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Build UK members contribute to latest updates to CIP Construction H&S and Environmental Manuals

Build UK members continue to contribute to Construction Industry Publications Health & Safety and Environmental manuals. Construction Industry Publications (CIP) has continued its work with Build UK to ensure the Construction Health & Safety and Environmental manuals include industry recognised health, safety and environmental policies and standards. To this end, CIP works with both Build […]

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Falcon tower crane jib collapses on London site

The jib of a luffing tower crane collapsed overnight on Friday 12th January on a major residential job in west London. This is the second incident involving a falcon tower crane in the space of three months. Last November, a luffing jib collapsed on a residential construction site in Edinburgh. Crane owner Falcon Cranes said: “It […]

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NEW from HSE: ‘Where Asbestos Hides’ A3 posters

HSE has created two A3 posters on where asbestos hides to help building owners, landlords, employers, and people overseeing building maintenance stay informed about its potential presence within structures. Knowing where asbestos hides ensures you and others stay protected. Asbestos may be concealed within a building, for example: Lagging on plant and pipework Insulation products […]

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HSE launches ‘Asbestos – Your Duty’ campaign

HSE’s ‘Asbestos – Your Duty’ campaign targets those responsible for managing asbestos in buildings (dutyholders).  To support dutyholders, HSE recently updated its web pages for the duty to manage asbestos in buildings. This includes guidance on: what the legal duty is and the steps required to comply with the law who the dutyholder is, depending […]

Breakthrough report focuses on construction packaging sustainability

Breakthrough report redefines built environment packaging

The Supply Chain Sustainability School released a breakthrough report focused on “Packaging Optimisation in the Housebuilding Sector” in September 2023. This comprehensive report addresses a critical issue in the built environment – packaging waste – and provides practical solutions for reducing its impact on both cost and carbon.  Packaging waste is a significant challenge within […]

Considerate Constructors 2023 Award winners

Considerate Constructors announced 2023 Award winners

The 2023 winners of the prestigious Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) national Leading Lights Awards were announced. An eagerly anticipated awards ceremony took place in November 2023 at the Lancaster Hotel, central London. The ceremony showcased the exemplary work of UK and Irish construction organisations, their sites and individuals – celebrating their outstanding efforts in going […]