For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or ‘long COVID’.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently updated its online noise calculator tool for those undertaking noise risk assessments.
The Fire Safety Act 2021 passed into law on 29 April 2021. It was introduced in response to the Grenfell Tower fire which highlighted issues with the existing regulatory framework.
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a condition that is caused by excessive or prolonged use of vibrating tools.
A builder has been jailed for failing to report an accident on site under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR).
With all that we now know about asbestos related illnesses, it’s amazing to think that some asbestos containing materials were still being lawfully used in the construction industry as recently as the late 1990s.
The uncertainty of the last 12-months has unquestionably led to a more stressful and anxious time for people, families and businesses.
Since the Grenfell Tower fire there has been much tighter focus on all aspects relating to fire safety in residential buildings.
One of our neighbours in our business village received a visit recently from someone claiming to work on behalf of the Healthy and Safety Executive (HSE) and wanting to conduct a COVID compliance check on the company.
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has again updated its Construction Site Operating Procedures to reflect recent changes in government guidance for the COVID-19 pandemic.