Tackling the ‘silent pandemic’ threatening construction

Amid rising rates of suicide and mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, many large construction firms have stepped up to boost mental health support for their employees. Paul Reeve, Director of CSR at electrotechnical trade body ECA, highlighted the magnitude of the problem faced by the industry: “On average, two construction workers take their […]

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Government publishes Safer Workplaces guidance

The government, in consultation with industry, has produced guidance to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. These eight guides cover a range of different types of work. For tradespeople, there’s a section for construction and outdoor work, as well as one for working in other people’s homes. You may need to use more […]

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The arrival of the Builder’s ‘Thumb’ as workers go digital

A digital revolution is taking place within the construction industry with workers swarming online to search and apply for their next role, according to Scotland’s largest recruitment platform. s1jobs saw a remarkable rise of almost 50 per cent in the number of construction vacancies advertised on the site in April 2014, compared to same month […]

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Construction bringing more jobs and growth

Britain’s leading construction firms have joined a digital celebration of the hundreds of infrastructure projects creating jobs and growth across the country. From bridges to flood defences, firms sent dozens of pictures of the schemes bringing huge benefits to the economy, with signs declaring “We are #BuildingBritain”. The photos, featuring numerous hard hats and high […]

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Construction industry feels let down by the government

Despite Chancellor George Osborne’s budget pledge to ‘get Britain building’, a survey conducted by the Build Show has revealed that nearly three quarters of the UK’s construction industry feels let down by the government, with 71% of builders and contractors claiming they do not feel supported by Whitehall policy. Lack of investment in the sector, […]

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