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April 1, 2020

The Construction Leadership Council has written to the Prime Minister setting out essential actions to secure the future of the sector.

Research last week showed that without further support nearly half of all companies in the sector face potential failure in the next t...

March 20, 2020

This latest British Property Federation update from Ashurst covers the following topics:

 - Grenfell Tower Fire

 - Fire Safety Bill and Building Safety Bill

 - New Building Safety Regulator

 - Cash Retentions

 - Covid-19 Coronavirus: Impact on Contractual Obligations

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March 6, 2020

The CCLG is pleased to support a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Respiratory Health's which urges the Government to take action to prevent the ‘next asbestos’ from taking more lives in the UK. 

The APPG and B&CE’s joint...

January 23, 2020

The Government has announced that a new building safety regulator will be established, as part of a new package of measures designed to improve building safety in residential blocks.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will begin to establish the new regulator which w...

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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.

Crane Signage incident
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