Allegations made over construction conditions in Qatar

posted 27.09.2013

Despite being nearly 9 years away the Qatar 2022 World Cup has again been in the news. The controversial choice of host for the tournament has been criticised following a report by the Guardian looking into working conditions on construction schemes in the country. The investigation has alleged that migrant workers predominantly from Nepal have faced some appalling and unacceptable working cond...

Category: health and safety, in the news, Mike Close

Huge increase in construction workers falling from heights

posted 25.11.2012

In the last three months there has been a huge increase in the number of people falling from a height within the UK construction industry. Although there was a 21% decrease in the number of accidents overall, from 226 during May to June down to 177 during August to November, the amount of workers who fell from a height rose by 140%. A fall from a height is now accounts for 23% of all accidents...

Category: health and safety, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Renegotiation of Section 106 to kick-start housing projects

posted 13.08.2012

Hundreds of housing projects could be given the go ahead following the proposed renegotiation of Section 106 obligations. The Section 106 agreements are a requirement for housing developments which states that developers should make a financial contribution to the local community or provide additional infrastructure, amenities or housing as part of the proposed development. Communities Secreta...

Category: general, health and safety, Mike Close, Our News

Olympics construction gets top marks for H&S

posted 26.10.2011

The London Olympics has been praised for its excellent health and safety record. The huge project which has taken 66 millions man hours to complete has only had 14 injuries sustained. A report released today by the Health and Safety Executive found that only eight "dangerous occurrences" had been reported. It is seen as a marker that the entire UK construction industry should look to achieve. ...

Category: health and safety, industry, Paul Jones

Perspectives on Green Engineering Principles... BASF

posted 16.09.2009

We've found that interesting abstact from a BASF article on Eco-Efficiency Analysis; Life without chemicals would be inconceivable, but the potential risks and impacts to the environment associated with chemical production and chemical products are viewed critically. Eco-efficiency analysis considers the economic and life cycle environmental effects of a product or process, giving these equal wei...

Category: environment, health and safety, industry

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