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Scottish Government puts weight behind competence in construction

In what is being described as a boost for health and safety on construction sites in Scotland, its Government is insisting that all on-site workers involved in public-sector construction contracts are registered with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), or equivalent. The new policy, which was proposed by the Scottish Building Federation, was announced before […]

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Welsh consultation on asbestos disease costs-recovery Bill

A Wales Assembly Committee has launched a public consultation on a Bill aimed at recovering costs of treatment for asbestos-related diseases. Proposed by Mick Antoniw AM, a former personal-injury lawyer, the Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Disease (Wales) Bill is at the first stage of the legislative process and is being considered by the […]

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Anger After Asbestos Found In School

Over 170 parents and family members have signed a petition saying they have lost confidence in the local council over its handling of an asbestos discovery at a Walthamstow school. St Mary’s Church of England Primary school located in Walthamstow, East London, was due to move premises to the former Warwick School site as part […]

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Man Charged For Asbestos Fly-Tipping

A man has appeared before court following the dumping of asbestos waste at sites in Thurrock, Essex. The court heard how three people associated with a now redundant company are facing charges brought forward by the Environmental Agency. The trio dumped asbestos waste at sites in Clipper Park, Tilbury, The Glade Business Centre at Eastern […]

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London building deaths raise safety concerns

In the week in which the HSE released its annual injury and ill-health statistics, two fatal incidents on separate construction sites in London have again cast the spotlight on safety in the construction industry. On Monday (29 October), carpenter Justinas Kopickas died at property developer St James’ Langham Square site in Upper Richmond Road, Putney. […]

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