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The Truth About Health and Safety in Construction

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Health and Safety Gone Mad? Roger’s rant: Roger’s not finished with health and safety just yet, but this isn’t a rant. ▶ HSE Information about health and safety at work:

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Snickers’ Work Gloves For Healthy Hands

Snickers’ Work Gloves For Healthy Hands

There’s one thing that Professional Tradesmen and Women can’t do without if they want to get their jobs done properly – Healthy Hands!

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#9 ~ Mental Health & Dealing with Stress

Podcast 9 - Mental Health

The podcast is back and we're tackling mental health, depression and anxiety. The building industry has a huge problem with mental health issues and its workforce suffers more than average.

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World’s first high visibility wellingtons launched at Safety & Health Expo

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The simplest ideas can be the best. BrightBoot has launched a unique range of high-vis wellingtons at this year’s Safety & Health Expo 2018. Skill Builder Editor Georgina Bisby visited the event to find out more about the latest in safety footwear. Brightboot says it has delivered a world first by combining safety footwear protection with compliant high visibility performance …

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CHAS & NFB partner to promote health & safety standards


The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) and The National Federation of Builders (NFB) have announced a new partnership to raise health and safety standards in the UK and make the world of work safer. The NFB represents small to medium-sized builders, regional contractors and house builders across England and Wales. As one of the UK’s longest standing trade bodies, …

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UK Government urged to end health and safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze

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The UK Government has been urged to scrap its approach to deregulation of health and safety legislation in the light of the Grenfell Tower blaze. In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, over 70 leading organisations and figures from the UK’s safety and health profession have jointly called for a political sea change in attitude towards health and …

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Festool Launches Cycle Challenge to Promote Lung Health to UK Trades

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Festool, the supplier of high-end power tools and accessories, has launched a new Cycle Challenge to raise money for the British Lung Foundation (BLF) and to promote lung health to UK tradespeople. The Cycle Challenge will feature two static Wattbikes that will join Festool’s impressive UK roadshow on its European leg in July. Members of the trade will have the …

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Crossrail Creates 6 Hard-Hitting Health & Safety Video Resource

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Crossrail is encouraging construction firms large and small to make use of a series of videos that have been created for the Crossrail project which focus on some of the health impacts and safety risks faced by construction workers. The six films use different fictional scenarios to depict realistic situations, which could happen when basic health and safety controls are …

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Construction group launches mental health campaign

Mates in Mind

The Health in Construction Leadership Group supported by the British Safety Council has announced the launch of Mates in Mind – a sector-wide programme intended to help improve and promote positive mental health across the industry in the UK . Every year, one in four people in the UK will experience either stress, anxiety or depression. In the most extreme …

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Construction industry and Samaritans join forces to tackle mental health

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The Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA), the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) and the CIBSE Patrons are joining forces with the Samaritans on a campaign to address the growing problem of mental health and workplace stress in the construction industry. This initiative will begin with a jointly hosted seminar to be held in central London. BESA chief executive Paul McLaughlin, …

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Contractor fined for health and safety failings on roof work

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A Bedford based contractor has been fined for failing to comply with a Prohibition Notice, which was served after the contractor was witnessed carrying out roof work in an unsafe manner at Premier Motor Company, Manton Lane, Bedford. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how tradesman Bernard Buck continued the reroofing work at Premier Motor Company’s Manton Lane site with subcontractors, without …

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This Is Why You’ll Have to Work Longer

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Newsletter ▶ ◀ Roger loves working and needs to feed his holiday addiction. Working beyond the average retirement age in the UK can be influenced by a variety of factors, with both economic and personal dimensions playing a part. Here’s why someone might choose or need to work longer, along with the benefits this can offer: Economic Factors • …

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Lead Flashing Broke All the Building Codes | James Is Back to Fix It!

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Buy one of James’ T-shirts! 👇 🛒 Awful lead flashing in need of repair! James is back for a one-off job. ____________________________________________ Mastering Exterior Lead Flashing Repairs Repairing exterior lead flashing is a task that typically involves several careful steps to ensure both the effectiveness of the repair and the safety of the person performing the work, especially considering …

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