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Fatal skylight fall – company and director sentenced

A Wakefield roofing company has been fined and its sole director given a suspended sentence after a dad-of-two died in a skylight fall. Jonathan May, 39, from Horbury, Wakefield, fell 12 metres through a skylight to his death. The incident happened when he was working as a subcontractor for Davis Industrial Roofing Limited on a storm-damaged […]

New Drugs and Alcohol Policy in CIP Knowledge – the online H&S and Environmental Manuals

Build UK, working with Eurofins Workplace Drug Testing, has published a template Drugs and Alcohol Policy. The template is suitable for use by the whole construction supply chain. It aims to provide a consistent approach to the use of drugs and alcohol. Recognising the different legal limits across the nations and workplace environments, along with various […]

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HSE help to support workers with long-term health conditions and disabled workers

HSE has published new principles and guidance to support businesses and help them create an inclusive approach to workplace health. Employers can use the simple principles to create an enabling workplace culture, where disabled workers and workers with long-term health conditions feel valued and thrive. The Talking Toolkit can help structure conversations with workers and […]

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MEWP Guidance

New MEWP guidance is now available for construction firms. IPAF has issued guidance on the ‘catapult’ or whiplash effect which can occur when using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and result in occupants or materials being ejected from the MEWP. This will ensure that work at height is properly planned with adequate control measures to […]

New updates to the online Construction Health and Safety Manual – Buy now for a 25% discount

The new version of the online Construction Health and Safety Manual is now available. If you buy it now, you’ll enjoy a 25% discount. The latest updates include: A new Version 4 of the CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) Standard This has led to a revision to Appendix 4 of the Site Logistics and […]

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HSE releases annual health and safety statistics 2021/2022

The HSE has published the latest annual health and safety statistics for Great Britain. The annual report by HSE found that 1.8 million working people are suffering from work-related ill health and that 123 workers were killed at work in this time period. HSE’s statistics website provides detailed commentary on these figures and is supported […]

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Rishi Sunak’s green policy challenges as Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak faces green policy challenges in his new role as Prime Minister. Read edie’s round-up of his key priorities that impact on the construction industry, originally reported by edie on 27th October 2022. Confirming Environment Bill targets The Bill went through a two-year passage in Parliament but ultimately passed into law last November, paving […]

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Health and safety training DVDs now in HD – buy two and save £50

Popular health and safety training DVDs from Paragon Training, supplier of the largest selection of construction training films in the UK, are now available in High Definition (HD). Plus, you save £50 when you buy two on our website. View the full list of DVDs with links to buy online here: Excavator Safety Telehandler Safety […]

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JCB rolls out world’s first hydrogen refueller truck

JCB, developer of the world’s first working construction machines powered by hydrogen, last month unveiled another world first for the industry – a mobile hydrogen refueller. JCB is investing £100 million in a project to produce super-efficient hydrogen engines and has already showcased working prototypes of a backhoe loader and Loadall telescopic handler powered by […]

2022 CIJC Working Rule Agreement

2022 CIJC Working Rule Agreement – now available

The September 2022 CIJC Working Rule Agreement is now available to purchase or download. It details each craft within the industry and incorporates the latest changes from the CIJC.Plus, it also includes the 2022 Pay Promulgation. The CIJC Employers and the Joint Trade Unions reached an agreement in respect of a pay and conditions settlement […]