Category: Occupational H&S

SKANSKA LAUNCH SECTOR LEADING MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE WITH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ENGLAND
Occupational H&S

SKANSKA LAUNCH SECTOR LEADING MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE WITH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID ENGLAND

Skanska, one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups, is launching a new initiative to make its Mental Health First Aiders more visible. …

Demolition work must be properly planned and managed to prevent serious injury
Occupational H&S

Demolition work must be properly planned and managed to prevent serious injury

Great Britain’s workplace regulator is asking demolition and construction firms to double-down on thorough planning, management and control of demolition and refurbishment work. The Health …

Kier is the first UK contractor to tackle modern slavery through its mental health first aiders
Occupational H&S

Kier is the first UK contractor to tackle modern slavery through its mental health first aiders

To take action against modern slavery, Kier is the first UK contractor to train its Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) to spot the signs of …

WernerCo urges tower safety following UK restrictions lifting
Cranes & Lifting

WernerCo urges tower safety following UK restrictions lifting

WernerCo, the leading access equipment specialist which manufactures BoSS® towers, is urging workers and employees to carry out PASMA training to ensure the safety of …

RoSPA welcomes the ban on using handheld mobile phones for any purpose whilst driving.
Occupational H&S

RoSPA welcomes the ban on using handheld mobile phones for any purpose whilst driving.

Rebecca Needham, Road Safety Officer for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) said:   RoSPA welcomes the announcement by the Government on …

Insulation specialist Actis backs HSE's Dust Kills campaign
Occupational H&S

Insulation specialist Actis backs HSE’s Dust Kills campaign

A month-long campaign run by the Health and Safety Executive to raise awareness of lung diseases caused by workplace dust is being backed by insulation …

8 Safety Precautions To Follow When Working With Power Tools
Occupational H&S

8 Safety Precautions To Follow When Working With Power Tools

Throughout the years, power tools have been essentials in home improvement projects and construction sites. The use of these tools is already common, and almost …

World Mental Health Day: Expert gives advice as HALF of UK tradespeople experience mental health problems
Occupational H&S

World Mental Health Day: Expert gives advice as HALF of UK tradespeople experience mental health problems

Bricklayers (73%) are the most likely tradespeople to experience work-related stress  Finances are the most common cause of stress  IronmongeryDirect is working with mental health charity, …

BUREAU VERITAS BACKS THE HSE IN ITS DRIVE TO IMPROVE RESPIRITORY HEALTH IN THE CONSTRUCTION
Occupational H&S

BUREAU VERITAS BACKS THE HSE IN ITS DRIVE TO IMPROVE RESPIRITORY HEALTH IN THE CONSTRUCTION

Bureau Veritas hails month-long initiative as ‘crucial’ in turning the tide on improving overall health in the construction industry  Leading CDM and Occupational Hygiene authority urges industry to eliminate risks associated with …

Safety Helmets Might Fully Phase Out Hard Hats Within the Next Few Years
Occupational H&S

Safety Helmets Might Fully Phase Out Hard Hats Within the Next Few Years

The rising popularity of safety helmets has led some to believe that they will soon replace hard hats as standard construction headwear. Market projections place …