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03/09/13 - HSE Invites Construction Workers To A Free Seminar

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is inviting representatives of the construction industry to a free seminar about the dangers of dust.  more info

03/09/13 - House-Building Increases In The UK

NHBC's latest registration statistics show that house-building levels in the UK continue to show improvement on recent years, with figures for July being 19% higher (13,539) than the same month last year (11,391).  more info

03/09/13 - Tradesmen Work Between 41-50 Hrs Per Week

Tradesmen are working longer hours than ever, and are willing to sacrifice holidays and weekends in a bid to squeeze more jobs in.  more info

03/09/13 - Building Firm Prosecuted For Unsafe Scaffolding

A Bolton building firm has appeared in court after two workers were spotted replacing guttering in high winds while using unsafe scaffolding.  more info

15/07/13 - Workloads expected to rise modestly in the coming year

Total workloads ticked up in the first three months of 2013 Workload expectations are positive for the coming 12 months Rising input costs keep a lid on profit margin expectations The Q1 2013 RICS Construction Market Survey shows that total workloads edged up over the quarter.  more info

09/07/13 - Construction industry fatalities drop - Health and Safety Executive

The number of fatal injuries in the construction industry has fallen, according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive.  more info

09/07/13 - SMEs still struggling with payment and cashflow

Despite the government’s pledges to invest in the industry, cashflow and funding are still providing major challenges for SMEs, says Peter Vinden, and the chancellor should have done more.  more info

03/07/13 - HSS Acquires UK Platforms

HSS Hire Services Group (HSS), the national supplier of tools, equipment and related services, has acquired UK Platforms, the powered access specialist, from the Haulotte Group.  more info

03/07/13 - Call For Firms To Prepare For Climate Change

Defra is calling on businesses, local councils and communities to get ready for climate change and extreme weather in a report published today, as part of the Government's National Adaptation Programme report.  more info

03/07/13 - Labour Supports Campaign To Ensure Construction Workers Are Safe

Ed Miliband the leader of the Labour party has backed a campaign to reverse the Tory-led government’s attacks on health and safety and ensure construction workers are safe at work.  more info

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