disruptive works

ISG Sharing Updates on Noisy and Disruptive Works with the Community

On a recent ISG project, the organisation’s Sustainability Manager shared information with residents on upcoming noisy and disruptive works. Part of the company’s social value plan, the plan saw residents living in close proximity to the site kept up-to-date. The Sustainability Manager responded by keeping the community informed of upcoming works by producing a simplified […]

social procurement

New Social Procurement in Construction Guide Launch

Supply Change is launching a guide to social procurement for the construction industry on the 23rd September 2021. Support for the guide comes from partners and sponsors The Wates Group, the Community Impact Partnership, and CIP Books. With Central Government implementing the new Social Value Model earlier this year, Supply Change is responding to the need […]

climate change

UKGBC responds to IPCC’s Report on Climate Change

In August the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) responded to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at UKGBC said: “This report should be a massive wake-up call for governments across the globe. It reinforces the growing evidence base that too many commitments are being missed, and that […]

construction suicide

Construction suicide rates on the increase

The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity commissioned Glasgow Caledonian University to research suicide statistics from 2015 to 2019. Alarming results show suicides increased in construction. Analysis of suicides by job showed the number per 100,000 for construction workers rose from 26 to 29 between 2015 and 2019. The overall ratio stayed the same. Construction industry workers […]

warning cameras

House builder backs plant warning cameras on all sites

House builder Countryside is the first developer to demand all telehandlers on its sites feature the latest worker proximity smart warning cameras. Countryside is working in collaboration with technology partner Safety Shield Global and Ardent Hire Solutions. As a result, all of its forklift telehandlers will now feature collision avoidance artificial intelligence cameras. These cameras […]

wellbeing at work

CIP publishes Part 4 of Mental Health Blog – Implementing Wellbeing Strategies

Wellbeing at work is a vast topic, and there’s a wealth of information out there. So, for any organisation getting to grips with mental health support in the workplace, it can be difficult to know where to start. CIP is looking at this important topic in six parts across the year. Part four offers advice […]

Updated COVID flowchart

Updated COVID-19 flowchart from Build UK

Build UK has issued an updated COVID-19 flowchart.  This useful flow chart illustrates when to self-isolate. The Government has confirmed that, in exceptional circumstances, critical workers may be able to leave self‐isolation to go to work. As a result, eligible businesses will receive a letter from Government naming individuals. Find the latest version of the flowchart […]