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Berkeley Group has launched a £2m fund to encourage companies and individuals to come forward with ideas to reduce accidents on site.
The UK Certification Authority for Reinforcing Steels will investigate quantities of boron in imported Chinese rebar after fresh warnings from UK Steel.
A 20-year-old roadworker killed after being crushed by a lorry while carrying out overnight repairs on the A21 in Kent has been named locally as Dale Pentney.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched an online resource to showcase the best on-site practice across the industry.
The Health and Safety Executive has published its draft guidance on the new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, set to come into force on 6 April.
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The Health and Safety Executive welcomes any industry initiative to improve health and safety in the construction industry.
Secondary guarding devices have become an important addition to powered access machines, as they can help prevent operators being crushed between the machine and an overhead obstacle.
In most cases, the consequences of fires on construction sites could be mitigated with an appropriate fire alarm system.
On 22 September the Health and Safety Executive announced a national month-long initiative to clamp down on poor standards and unsafe work on building sites.
For those of you like me who have been around the construction industry for a while, you are probably experiencing a sense of déjà vu as once again we await the publication of draft Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.
Roads output is growing strongly once again having crashed during the downturn and recruitment and salaries are increasing to keep pace with demand
Basement projects remain a cause of concern in the housebuilding industry.
In the construction industry, health and safety legislation is an integral part of business life and, 40 years on, the challenges are still very real.
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A report into the fire that destroyed an uncompleted GlaxoSmithKline building in Nottingham has said contractor Morgan Sindall had complied with health and safety regulations.
Three construction bosses have been recognised for their services to construction in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2015.
More than 21 per cent of construction workers do not believe their employers take their health and safety seriously, a survey by Ucatt has revealed, with fears of asbestos contact prominent.
This special Construction News supplement looks at improving health and safety, plus performance and efficiency related improvements, through tackling dust-related issues.
Two men died and six people were injured following the collapse of a balcony in Cadogan Square in Knightsbridge, west London, on Friday.
Elev8 Interiors and Kier Services have been recognised as the most considerate contractors in the UK.
The Health and Safety Executive has found “dangerous practices” at almost one in two refurbishment sites visited as part of its latest month-long inspection drive.
The rate of injury in the construction industry fell slightly in 2013/14 compared with 2012/13, the Health and Safety Executive has revealed.