Week Commencing 08/07/2024 – In The News

Rise in workplace deaths shows ‘lessons aren’t being learned’ The global body for health and safety professionals says “lessons aren’t being learned” after it was revealed one worker is killed every week in the UK construction industry. New figures published show that 51 deaths occurred in construction in 2023-24, an increase of four from the previous […]

Week Commencing 01/07/2024 – In The News

Charitable trust fined following death of volunteer A charitable trust has been fined after a volunteer lost his life during restoration work on the Wilts and Berks Canal. Peter Konitzer was fatally crushed when a section of a wall collapsed onto him in an excavation at Pewsham locks on 24 August 2016. The 62-year-old had […]

Week Commencing 24/06/2024 – In The News

Fears expressed over fire safety of new lithium-ion battery storage site Concerns have been raised over fire safety arrangements at a proposed new battery storage site in Scotland, after it was revealed that the local fire service did not have the right equipment to deal with a fire there. Local residents and councillors in Cockenzie […]

Week Commencing 10/06/2024 – In The News

Scientists charge ‘charcoal sponge’ to soak up CO2 Scientists have devised a low-cost, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air, new research suggests. The team at the University of Cambridge used a method similar to charging a battery to charge activated charcoal, which is often used in household water filters to […]

Week Commencing 27/05/2024 – In The News

JUSE and CQI sign collaboration agreement The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) and the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Providing the basis for future collaboration, CQI CEO, Vince Desmond, said, “There are big opportunities for the quality community to help organisations create new value, especially in the rapidly […]

Managing Subcontractors

Ensuring that your subcontractors are compliant and safe on site is essential to overall site safety. A proactive approach to subcontractor management is therefore a key part of the management of a project – keep reading to learn more. How do you ensure subcontractors are compliant? Ensuring a subcontractor is compliant can be a lengthy […]

Top 10 Things You Should Know About Site Inductions

Site inductions are a vital part of construction site safety, and play an important role in building site risk management. Keep reading to learn the essentials, including who site inductions should be attended by, what a construction site induction should include, and more. 1. What a site induction is Like any type of induction, a […]

Week Commencing 06/05/2024 – In The News

Report highlights demanding health and safety workloads New legislation and an increased focus on best practice are leading to heavier workloads and excess pressure on property and facilities managers, according to a new report from health, safety and property compliance firm William Martin. When compiling its first annual property compliance report, the firm examined data […]

Safety Spotlight: PPE and Site Induction

As part of May’s Hazard of the Month, Outsourcing, we’re highlighting two key areas: PPE and Site Induction. PPE Choosing the right personal protective equipment for the job is essential. However, what is equally as important is where your PPE is supplied from – any PPE you purchase must comply with product supply legislation. Regulation 2016/425 […]

Week Commencing 29/04/2024 – In The News

Entertainment safety whitepaper aims to “proactively address risk” Safe Elephant, entertainment safety consultants, have released an industry safety whitepaper called: “Improving Risk Communication in Film and TV”, which they hope can improve safety practices in the sector. Entertainment health and safety holds “unique challenges”, Safe Elephant said, and the whitepaper aims to be a tool […]