Cyclists protest for new investment to make roads safer

posted 03.12.2013

Recipro recently wrote about the spate of deaths experienced on London?s roads.  Last Friday witnessed a mass protest of over 1,000 cyclists outside the Transport for London Headquarters. The demonstration to encourage the authorities? greater investment in road safety in London took the form of a mass ?die-in protest?. The 15 minute lie down in the road saw riders and their bikes sprawled acro...

Category: general, in the news, Mike Close

Crane Collapse Kills Two at World Cup Stadium Construction Project

posted 28.11.2013

In recent weeks here at Recipro we have reported on many safety concerns in the preparation for the Qatar world cup, however, it this time it is Brazil under the spotlight as an accident left two dead in the construction of a world cup stadium for 2014. The tragic accident followed the collapse of a crane at the Sao Paulo stadium in Brazil. The stadium is due to host the opening ceremony at next...

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

Contractors and Clients Sign Up to Government Scheme to cut Carbon

posted 28.11.2013

A new Government scheme to reduce carbon emissions in major infrastructure work has received backing from nine contractors as well as major clients, consultants and trade bodies. It is the aim of the initiative to reduce as much as 24m tonnes of carbon a year by 2050. It is hoped that this can be combined with some sizable cost savings with 1.46bn being targeted a year. Contractors to have sig...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Mike Close

Blacklisting Saga Continues

posted 22.11.2013

Blacklisting has once again dominated the news in the construction industry this week, firstly protests were held this week leading to one protester being hospitalised. It has also emerged that 1200 blacklisted individuals could be in line for compensation. Scuffles broke out at a demonstration at a construction project in Leeds the week, campaigning against the process of blacklisting, the proce...

Category: industry, legislation, Mike Close

Celebrating Social Enterprise Day

posted 21.11.2013

 Today is Social Enterprise Day, a day set up to celebrate and recognise the achievements of the social enterprise sector around the world. The Social Enterprise movement started over two decades ago but has emerged and grown into a significant contributor to the British economy. There are now over 68,000 social enterprises in Britain including some household names such as The Cooperative Group, ...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

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