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NEWS & EVENTS
May 14, 2019
A recent article in Construction Online discusses the challenges faced by the industry as it faces a severe shortage of available headcount.
The list of skills-short roles is extensive, and looks set to increase as a growing number of professionals across multiple disc...
May 3, 2019
Eight big-name construction firms have been removed or suspended from the government’s Prompt Payment Code (PPC) during the past quarter for failing to pay suppliers.
Over a third of the firms hit by the purge on payment performance came from construction and are major...
Transforming Construction for a Low Carbon Future
November 15, 2019
Public Health England launches mental health campaign
November 4, 2019
CSCS announces plans to stop issuing Site Visitor Cards and withdraw Industry Accreditation
January 9, 2020
Emergency Plan to Save UK Construction
April 1, 2020
COVID-19 Industry Update - 1 April
March 31, 2020
COVID-19 Industry Updates
March 28, 2020
Latest BPF Construction Legal Update
March 20, 2020
Cross-party group warns Government must act to prevent ‘next asbestos’ taking more lives in UK
March 6, 2020
New measures to improve building safety standards
January 23, 2020
Construction Licensing Task Force - latest news
December 20, 2019
In a recent incident, an acrylic panel detached from a lightbox on the rear jib of a tower crane, striking a local resident.
To avoid similar incidents, ensure an inspection is completed on all light boxes and other accessories attached to tower cranes.
Crane manufacturers approval must be sought when accessories (such as signs, lightboxes and lights) are attached to tower cranes and mechanical fixings must be used to secure panels.
From a design perspective, attachments must be designed to take both wind loads and dynamic forces and approved by temporary works.
An inspection and maintenance regime must be put in place and followed.
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