The HSE is launching a wave of safety checks on London Basement conversion projects from next week. The focal area’s of inspection will be Kensington, Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham following a number of fatal incidents over the the recent years.
CITB have been accused off being sly with the new changes to the levy payments.
Around 16% Of Firms will see their levy bills increase in 2017. Contractors are already warning that will start from this April. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this matter;
One construction boss spoke out saying: “The CITB is obviously sensitive about this issue and has been pretty sneaky in the way it has worded all this.”
The HSE recently started the campaign for Asbestos awareness which is aimed at trades people and workers who undertake jobs which intentionally or unintentionally disturb asbestos. The United Kingdom Asbestos training association have appeared to be arguing against the campaign as they claim it could lead to untrained people attempting to remove asbestos.
The changes of the CDM Regulations were laid before the parliament on the 30th January for approval. The new regulations will be coming into place on the 6th April. A draft guidance has been produced by the HSE for the 5 duty holders; clients, contractors, designers, principal contractors and principal designers. The draft guidance document is available to download from the CITB website. Click HERE to be directed to the draft guidance page.
Exposure to asbestos left a pensioner facing an horrific disease later in life, an inquest has been told.
Peter Mawson LTD pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter in December 2014 but were recently sentenced on 3rd February at Preston Crown Court.
Crossrail workers undertook their latest breakthrough by breaking into the eastern end of Liverpool street station.
CITB Research shows that 200,000 construction jobs will be created in the next 5 years.
Balfour Beatty reveal further profit shortfall of £70m
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have published a draft guide to help anyone who has the duties to prepare for the new regulations.