NEWS & EVENTS
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
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...
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
Mental Health Awareness Week - 18-24 May 2020
May 5, 2020
COVID-19 Construction Industry Briefing 29 April
April 29, 2020
Covid-19 Construction Industry Briefing 28 April
April 28, 2020
International Workers' Memorial Day 2020 - 28 April
Emergency Plan to Save UK Construction
Latest BPF Construction Legal Update
Cross-party group warns Government must act to prevent ‘next asbestos’ taking more lives in UK
New measures to improve building safety standards
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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