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UK lockdown but what about construction workers?

The UK is in the middle of a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 but since that announcement was made last night there has been much confusion about what construction workers (who cannot realistically carry out their work from home) should do. When questioned about this earlier today, Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove said: […]...
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Could more recycled materials go into construction projects?

Over the last few years, our blog has frequently come back to the importance of recycling materials on site to reduce waste. One area we’ve not covered so far, however, is whether it’s possible to find end-uses for more recycled materials within construction projects. The answer is, of course, yes! Not only is it possible, […]...
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Fire safety on construction sites (part 2)

Health and safety on construction sites has vastly improved over the past decade but one area that is still a concern for many is the risk of injury, death and property damage caused by fire. Looking at the last five years, fires on construction sites have increased overall by 9.6%. The good news is that […]...
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Women in Construction: Is 13% good enough?

The most recent ONS* report on the construction sector (for 2018) describes the numbers of people employed by the sector and how things vary between different regions in the UK (with the South East and London topping the list for construction employment). What it doesn’t include is any mention of the male to female ratio […]...
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Three more issues that can cause accident or injury

Accidents or injuries on site are best prevented by adopting positive behaviours and attitudes which keep everyone safe – good communication, avoiding making assumptions and being cooperative with colleagues for instance. That all sounds pretty obvious, however in practise things can easily go wrong when workers lapse into bad practices. Last week, we took a […]...
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