Tag: sustainability

Week Commencing 23/10/2023 – In The News

Companies fined after labourer fractures skull Two companies have been fined £46,000 in total after a labourer from Runcorn fractured his skull. The man had been working on a new build house when he fell through a stairwell on 3 March 2021. He was working for Total Brickwork (UK) Ltd at a construction site run […]

Sustainability at Work – The Importance of Net Zero Pledges

Sustainability is a hot topic across all industries at the moment, not least the construction industry, where PQQs and SSIPs are increasingly focused on environmental issues – and rightly so! The built environment accounts for 39% of annual carbon emissions worldwide, made up of both operational carbon, which is the ongoing carbon emissions from its […]

Carbon Reduction: Top 10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint At Work

We all have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and waste where possible. From individuals, to SMEs, to corporations, there are actions we can take at every level to minimise our environmental impact. This blog looks at actions those in the construction industry, which is responsible for 10% of all carbon dioxide emissions in […]

Safety Spotlight: Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

As part of June’s Hazard of the Month, Carbon Emissions, we’re highlighting two key areas: Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Proof of environmental training is becoming increasingly in-demand by principal contractors and SSIPs, as environmental issues take a more prominent place in the selection of suppliers and contractors, and the planning of works. The built environment currently accounts […]

Week Commencing 01/05/2023 – In The News

Report gets ‘Under the Surface of Health and Safety’ RS has released the ‘Under the Surface of Health and Safety’ report, based on findings from a survey that aimed to explore challenges and priorities for health and safety professionals in the current climate. The survey was conducted among more than 700 respondents working in health […]

Week Commencing 28/11/2022 – In The News

M&S distribution centre boosts staff safety Marks and Spencer has reduced workplace incidents by 80% just 10 weeks after introducing AI driven health and safety technology from Irish start-up Protex AI to its distribution centre in Castle Donington. Chosen by the retailer for its seamless integration with existing surveillance infrastructure, Protex AI uses CCTV systems […]

Week Commencing 07/11/2022 – In The News

BOHS launches workplace health guide The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), a leading scientific charity and the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection, has released a handy outline of how companies and organisations can link their worker health protection standards directly to sustainable development goals. The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals have become the […]

Safety Spotlight: Environmental Awareness & Resource Efficiency

As part of June’s Hazard of the Month, Environmental, we’re highlighting two key areas: Environmental Awareness and Resource Efficiency. Environmental Awareness Many SSIPs and Pre-Qualification Questionnaires have been increasing their focus on environmental issues – often asking for proof of environmental training undertaken by staff. Everyone in an organisation, both employees and management, can make a difference […]

Week Commencing 21/03/2022 – In The News

Principal contractor sentenced for unsafe excavation work A principal contractor has been sentenced after he was found to have supervised unsafe excavation work at a site in Denton, which put workers in danger and rendered the neighbouring property unstable. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how between 2019 and 2020 Mustapha Matib had employed several groundworkers to […]

Week Commencing 22/11/2021 – In The News

Contractor and security company fined after security guard dies of hypothermia at windfarm Two companies have been fined following an incident where a security guard died after being found lying face down and hypothermic, in deep snow, at a remote hillside in Ayrshire. Ronald Alexander died in hospital after being “exposed to extreme weather conditions” […]