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The first legal action brought by the Government under new powers introduced through the Building Safety Act has seen the Court rule in its favour and issue a Remediation Order requiring the freeholder to fix building safety issues within a mandated timeframe. Under the Act, the Building Safety Regulator, councils, and fire and rescue services […]

Asbestos – Your Duty

HSE’s Asbestos – Your Duty campaign highlights the risk of asbestos in buildings and raises awareness of the legal duty to manage those risks. As part of the campaign resource material available, a new podcast has been launched to help support those with a legal duty to manage asbestos in their buildings. To hear about […]

HSE calls for Clients, contractors and other stakeholders to thoroughly plan, manage, and monitor all demolition work

Incidents of buildings collapsing into roads or because the work has rendered the structure unstable during demolition works have resulted in emergency road closures. This has necessitated interventions by authorities to deal with dangerous structures. Recently, during demolition work on a town centre site, a building collapsed. It breached the hoarding around the site, the […]

CIP H&S Manual Updates

Construction Health and Safety Manual Updates

CIP’s Construction Health and Safety Manual has been updated, and the amendment packs will be available late June. CIP continue their work with Build UK Members to ensure the Construction Health and Safety and Environmental manuals include industry recognised health, safety and environmental policies and standards. To this end, CIP works with both Build UK […]

Six civils clients to switch to low carbon concrete and steel

Six big infrastructure clients have pledged to switch to lowest carbon-sourced concrete and steel on their projects. Anglian Water, Heathrow, The Lower Thames Crossing, National Highways, Northumbrian Water and Sellafield have committed to scale-back use of the biggest contributors to CO₂ emissions – diesel, steel, and concrete. They are the first clients to sign up […]

Against the grain: Britain’s timber construction must grow to save emissions

Writing in the Environment Journal on 18th April Martin Guttridge-Hewitt explores the potential of wooden structures to reduce carbon footprints, and asks if a new UK roadmap can finally unlock the material’s potential to drive net zero development. He firstly reports back on his visit to Skellefteå, a small Town in northern Sweden, where the […]