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Covid-19 awareness through education. An accredited course for all industries, creating safe workspaces for all.

The COVID-19 Safe Working presentations are aimed at employees who are returning to work on construction sites, shops, offices, factories etc. following closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as an induction by...

15th July 2020

Galliford Try confident of strong Covid recovery

Galliford Try issued an upbeat trading statement to the City today despite Covid-19 causing operating losses of 5%. The contractor is well capitalised with £195m of cash in the bank following the sale of...

15th July 2020

Bilfinger bags £350m Hinkley Point pipework deal

Warrington-based Bilfinger has won two new contracts worth £350m to design, fabricate and install pipework and specialist equipment for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. The industrial engineering company will create 350...

10th June 2020

Highways firm trials social distancing tags on sites

Lightweight social distancing tags which can be clipped to a belt, lanyard or hard hat are being used on-site by a leading highways firm. The tags sound an audible warning when workers get too...

26th May 2020

Brick makers have enough stocks to restart sites

Leading UK brick makers are assuring contractors that nearly 480m bricks are currently in stock to help the industry get back to work. Trade body the Brick Development Association (BDA) said its members had...

22nd May 2020

Construction now restarted on 86% of major sites

Major contractors are now working on 86% of sites in England and Wales as the return to work on construction and infrastructure sites gathers pace. An update from trade body Build UK on Wednesday...

21st May 2020

Secretary of State pays tribute to construction industry

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has written an open letter to UK construction thanking the industry for all its help in the current crisis. The letter also confirms the Government’s current official policy on keeping...

1st April 2020

Hard hat cameras help sites keep working remotely

Hard hat cameras linked to the cloud are helping sites continue working safely during the coronavirus crisis. High-end contractor Stoneforce has been trialling new AI-based technology from Oculo.ai for the last six months. And...

31st March 2020

BAM Construct restarts work on sites

BAM Construct restarted work on Monday on a number of sites across the UK after pausing work on all of its jobs last week. But Mace has decided to pause all of its jobs...

31st March 2020

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