construction

Two fifths of construction workers say an accident is “inevitable”

The latest research from Slater and Gordon shows that 78% of construction workers have been involved in an accident in the workplace.    The specialist legal services company surveyed 500 people that work in physical construction jobs across the UK to determine just how safe they believe their work is. When asked, 40% of those surveyed […]

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Construction industry set for growth despite potential supply issues

The Construction Products Association (CPA) forecasts that output in the industry will grow by a robust 4.3% in 2022, slowing to 2.5% in 2023 compared to the 13.3% seen in 2021. This demonstrates the remarkable resilience of the sector to the initial Covid-19 lockdown and the end of the Brexit transition period in 2020. Housebuilding, […]

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Continued growth for UK construction despite supply shortages

Glenigan has released the July edition of its Construction Review which shows industry recovery is maintaining momentum, despite supply shortages setbacks. This monthly report provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of construction data, giving built environment professionals unique insight into results from the second quarter of 2021. Continued optimism There are reasons to maintain an […]

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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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