competence measures

Fire and construction industries set out new competence measures

A wide-ranging set of measures to improve the competence of those who design, construct, inspect, maintain and operate higher risk residential buildings (HRRBs) and make them safer for the public was published in August 2019 by the Competence Steering Group (CSG) of the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

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Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

The use of powered hand tools for prolonged periods of time can lead to Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a painful disabling disease of the hands affecting blood vessels, nerves and joints.
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Noise at work

One of the UK’s largest construction site safety inspection companies has reported a 25% increase in the number of noise infringements occurring on building sites.

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Construction Industry Training Board test changes

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Health, Safety and Environment test has been updated with effect from 26 June 2019.  The intention is to make the test more accessible but also more demanding to pass.

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