COVID-19

“Giving tradespeople the vaccine is next step towards preventing further spread of COVID-19” – Says Charlie Mullins OBE

Giving tradespeople the vacine is the next step towards preventing the spread of COVID-19, according to Pimlico Plumbers Chairman Charlie Mullins OBE. Charlie is encouraging the government to add professions that rely on workers entering homes and businesses premises to the COVID-19 vaccine priority list. He believes that those employed in essential services, which come […]

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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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CIPHE issues updated Coronavirus advice for plumbing and heating engineers

Following the news of the latest lockdown, plumbing and heating engineers must continue to prioritise personal and public safety, says the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). Tim Sainty, membership director at the CIPHE, explains that while plumbing and heating engineers are permitted to work throughout the lockdown period, it is especially important […]

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Construction Scotland urges sector to comply with updated safe operating guidance

Construction companies and workers have been urged to follow updated COVID-19 guidance after industry leaders issued new Safe Operating Guidance for the construction sector. Ken Gillespie, Construction Scotland, Industry Leadership Group and member of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum Executive Group, has urged all of the construction industry to “play its part” during the latest lockdown by following safety measures to […]

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New CICV Forum campaign urges workers to use face masks properly during lockdown – along with reminder to follow other essential safety measures

With essential construction work set to continue during the latest lockdown, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum is urging operatives to make a safe start to 2021 with a colourful new face mask campaign. The unique collective has launched an animation and downloadable infographic to remind workers that it’s vitally important to help protect everyone […]

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