Big London Expansion!
There is set to be a huge opening for construction work with as many as 500 jobs available in London as London city airport is due to receive an extended terminal, new aircraft taxiway and parking spaces for planes! They are also investing into a number of improved transport links, including a bus and taxi access scheme and improving walking and cycle routes to the airport!
A Liverpool based contractor is training staff to fly drones in order to reduce safety risks on site! Lacy roofing has an initiative entitled “robots for roofing” which is also partly funded by the CITB. It entails drones carrying out surveys and finding faults on site in comparison to the workers going up and doing it for themselves. This project has nearly 5 million pounds pumped into it, and if the pilot project is successful, it could be rolled out for the entire industry, how exciting!
New H&S Minister!
There is now a new minister for health and safety. Penny Mordaunt (MP) has been appointed as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work with responsibility for oversight of HSE. To find out more about our new minister please click here!