Trailblazer apprenticeship developed for fit-out sector


The FIS, the trade association for the finishes and interiors sector, has secured £14,000 funding for the delivery of the new interior systems trailblazer apprenticeship.

London Office Construction at ‘highest level since referendum’


The construction of new offices in central London has reached the highest level in three years, according to Deloitte’s latest London Office Crane Survey.  The poll recorded 37 new office developments in the past six months alone, adding 3.5m sq ft to the development pipeline, up 12% from the previous survey in November last year.

5 steps in tackling mental health in the construction industry


Every single working day in the UK, two construction workers take their own life and a fifth of all work-related illness is due to stress, anxiety and depression.

CITB announces planned changes to the HS&E test


CITB plans to launch its updated Health, Safety and Environment test for the construction industry on 26 June 2019. These changes are being made to make the test even more robust so that operatives can continue to be safe on the job, and know that their fellow workers are just as qualified to contribute to a safe working environment.

What you need to know about the Reverse Charge VAT


The government has introduced a VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services with effect from 1 October 2019.  Main contractors and subcontractors affected by the change need to understand what this means and to start preparing now.

Building survey finds under 30s upbeat about construction


Construction professionals under 30 are overwhelmingly optimistic about their careers and happy in their work, according to a Building survey, which appears to set construction apart from the rest of the UK’s young working population.

Construction Key Health Risks


construction has the largest burden of occupational cancer amongst the industrial sectors. It accounts for over 40% of occupational cancer deaths and cancer registrations.

Personal Protective Equipment


Notes taken from the HSE Government website on Head protection.

Health priority plan: Occupational lung disease


Occupational lung disease continues to contribute substantially to work-related ill health. It includes a wide range of conditions.

HSE Safety Alert – Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume


There is new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans.