Health & Safety

Construction still not taking a system-led approach to fire protection

Two years after Grenfell, only 23% of UK architects say they have worked on a project with a systematic approach to fire protection.

NHS recommends anti-infection action during hospital construction

NHS Grampian has encouraged strong anti-infection measures to protect patients while the Baird Family Hospital and Anchor Centre are being constructed in Aberdeen. 

Recycling company fined after workplace fatality

Liverpool based recycling company Centriforce Products Ltd was fined after a workplace fatality due to falling plastic bales.

NHS Trust fined after construction workers are exposed to asbestos

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been fined after refurbishment exposed workers to asbestos.

Hospital complete after non-combustible insulation added

The construction of the new Royal Papworth Hospital has been completed after the installation of non-combustible insulation. 

Dealing with hazardous waste

Hazardous waste can effect development plans through extra costs and time to dispose of properly.

Parliamentary group addresses height safety

An All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has released recommendations for improving height safety in construction.

Construction charity hosts awards night for mental health action

Construction charity Mates in Mind held an awards ceremony to recognise positive action improving mental health in the industry.

Call for occupational health training following report

Construction companies of all sizes are being urged to provide at least one employee with occupational (OH) awareness training.

Building change: the future of the construction workforce

Find out what needs to be done to future-proof the workforce.