Archive for the ‘News’ Category

07/12/2020

Ventilation & air conditioning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

The law requires employers to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air in the workplace and this has not changed during the pandemic. Good ventilation, together with social distancing, keeping your workplace clean and frequent handwashing, can help reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus. This guidance will help you identify poorly ventilated areas of your […]

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26/11/2020

IOSH Managing Safely Course

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. This course is unlike any other. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and with a […]

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26/11/2020

ICC’s Owner Fined £400,000 After Stage Boss Hit By Falling Weight

A conference venue has been fined after an 11.5kg scenery prop hit a stage manager on the head. Birmingham City Council prosecuted the National Exhibition Centre after the incident on 11 January 2019 at the International Convention Centre (ICC), which it owns. A freelance stage manager was struck on the head by a scenery counter-balance weight […]

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13/11/2020

Covid 19 and RIDDOR Reporting

Who must make the report? RIDDOR requires ‘Responsible Persons‘ to report certain matters to the HSE. Typically employers, the self-employed and others in charge of a workplace will fall into this definition depending on the circumstances. What must be reported? The HSE has identified three COVID-19 specific circumstances in which a Responsible Person should make a report: […]

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13/11/2020

Four-Legged Robot Spot to be Project managers Best Friend

An advanced dog-bot has been let off the leash at the Battersea Power Station project in London to track construction progress on the vast site. The agile inspection robot, known as Spot, is being tested on phase 3 of the project to track workers’ progress and ensure as-built meets as-designed. Architect Foster is working with […]

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30/10/2020

IOSH Managing Safely Course

Managing safely is for managers and supervisors in any sector, and any organisation. It’s designed to get managers up to speed on the practical actions they need to take to handle health and safety in their teams. This course is unlike any other. You’ll find a practical programme, full of step-by-step guidance, and with a […]

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30/10/2020

Now it is more important than ever to tackle workplace stress.

A recent HSE report shows that stress accounts for 54% of all work-related ill health. In addition, when people take time off due to stress, their absence lasts longer than for almost any other cause. Along with that, we are now facing a worrying and challenging time as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to pose challenges […]

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29/09/2020

The director of a scaffolding firm has been handed a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, after an employee sustained fatal head injuries when the structure he was working on collapsed. On 16 February 2017, two operatives were working for Wembley Scaffolding Services, dismantling a structure on Cricklewood Broadway, London. The scaffold collapsed and one of […]

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29/09/2020

The Construction Leadership Council has updated its guidance on wearing face coverings on site. It now recommends that masks are worn where workers on site are not required to wear Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) and their workplace (which may include welfare and changing facilities, office or meetings rooms) meets all of the following criteria: an enclosed space; […]

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24/09/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has cancelled the Autumn Budget as he prepares to unveil ‘furlough 2.0′ today. Construction leaders had hoped for targetted measures to drive forward construction in the November spending statement. But the Chancellor’s plans have been floored by the surge in coronavirus cases, forcing fresh restrictions on social activities. Sunak will use an […]

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