social procurement in construction

Free Social Procurement in Construction Guide

The Social Procurement in Construction Guide by Supply Change is a practical guide for buyers and social suppliers on how to implement social procurement in the construction sector. With the new Social Value Model being implemented by the Central Government earlier this year, Supply Change is responding to the need for practical social procurement learning […]

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Climate Change Agreements (CCAs): proposals for a future scheme

The Government is seeking views on potential reforms proposed for future Climate Change Agreements (CCA) to follow from the end of the current scheme. In this consultation they have set out: the key aspects of a future scheme where they believe reforms may be required what some of those reforms may entail The current Climate […]

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CIP Environmental Manual Update

Your CIP Construction Environmental Manual has been updated. In fact, we’ve checked and updated references to – and listings of – all external guidance documents and British Standards throughout all sections of the manual. Plus, we’ve also checked and amended or updated, where necessary, all hyperlinks and cross-references. More detailed updates feature in the following […]

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Multiplex leads call for just transition to net-zero

After publishing new climate targets through to 2030 earlier this year, Multiplex has this week published a new social equity strategy which it claims will ensure “no one is left behind in the race to net-zero”. Targets for 2022 include implementing flexible working policies at all project sites and ensuring that half of new graduate […]

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Edie Blog – What makes a great net-zero business strategy?

What are sustainability leaders from some of the biggest names in business doing about their net-zero plans? Following his recent workshop, Re_Set Director of Sustainability, Rick Benfield, shares the thinking. Actions speak louder than words. This has never been truer than when it comes to net-zero. Post COP26, pledges and promises abound, but the question […]

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Sustainability – the biggest challenge facing the construction industry

Sustainability has been described as the “biggest challenge facing the construction industry”. With 45% of UK emissions coming from built construction, it’s a challenge you’re no doubt taking very seriously. So, do you feel like you’re making good headway, or lagging behind? If it’s the latter, you’re not alone. Staying updated on the latest legislation, […]

HSE digital tools

HSE Digital musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) tools now available

Digital versions of HSE tools are now available online. The HSE has announced digital versions of the Manual Handling Assessment Charts (MAC), Assessment of Repetitive Tasks (ART) and Risk Assessment of Pushing and Pulling (RAPP) tools are now live to download. Digitising these popular MSD assessment guides will save the company’s assessors time in populating […]

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CIP updates Construction Health and Safety Manual

CIP has published the latest updates to the Construction Health and Safety Manual and CIP Knowledge. The latest updates include: Updated Site Logistics and Traffic Management Guidance and new appendix giving guidance on People Plant Interface (PPI) Updated Register of Legislation, for England, Scotland and Wales Overall update of the Asbestos Section following release of […]

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HSE Controlling noise at work (L108): updated edition published

Many people experience noise levels at work that may be harmful, leading to permanent and incurable hearing damage. This third edition of Controlling noise at work (L108) is for employers and other dutyholders. It includes the Control of Noise at Work Regulations. Plus, it also features guidance on what the regulations mean, setting out an […]