construction environmental update

CIP updates Construction Environmental Manual

The Construction Environmental Manual has been updated and the latest amendment includes the following updates: A summary of the Environment Act 2021 and an update on the current position relevant to the construction industry. Section 1 Environmental Management – now features the Considerate Constructors Scheme revised Code of Conduct Section 3 Legislation – includes a […]

hydrogen rig

First hydrogen dual-fuel piling rig in trials

The world’s first hydrogen dual-fuel piling rig is in trials, backed by Government funding. ULEMCo, the hydrogen fuel pioneer, Cementation Skanska and the Building Research Establishment (BRE), are working together on the project. They aim to produce and evaluate a dual-fuel hydrogen and diesel piling machine. The project is backed by Government funding from Phase […]

Anglian water

Water company and contractor fined after death of 2,413 fish

Water company Anglian Water and civils contractor Danaher and Walsh received fines totalling £60,000 after raw sewage leaked into a river, killing more than 2,400 fish. On 27 December 2018, a sewer owned by Anglian Water collapsed in Stanground, Peterborough. The water company employed Danaher and Walsh to fix the problem temporarily. Danaher and Walsh […]

smes are investing more in sustainability

British SMEs investing more in sustainability post-lockdown

More than half of the UK’s SMEs have invested in environmental sustainability over the past 12 months. This shows a significant increase compared to less than 20% during the previous financial year, from new research carried out in March. Finance firm Aldermore surveyed 997 senior decision-makers at SMEs across the UK. The research covered all major […]

accident book

The Accident Book: a vital document for your business

The CIP Accident Book is a valuable document that organisations can use to record accident information. You can use it to record details of all work-related accidents. This includes injuries from accidents at work that employers must report under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). In addition, you can also […]

mental health app

Free mental health app – Lighthouse Club construction industry charity

Do you need 24/7 access to support for your financial, mental and physical wellbeing? For UK construction workers, the Lighthouse Club has just the thing. Their Construction Industry Helpline mental health app is FREE to download and is the ultimate self-help tool. It can help you through many of these issues: 🧠 Mental wellbeing – […]

diabetes safety

Managing the risks – diabetes safety in the workplace – free webinar

A free diabetes safety webinar will run this month to mark Diabetes Week, which takes place 13 – 19 June. The Diabetes Safety Organisation, in partnership with Being Well Together, part of the British Safety Council, is offering the webinar to raise awareness for employers and employees. The online event is free and will run on 15 June […]