The Department for Infrastructure's Planning Portal Project Team have launched a user survey to capture views and experiences of the people who use the current Planning IT System, including the submission of hard copy planning applications and Regional Property Certificate requests.
The regular data produced by the Health and Safety Executive shows that the local construction industry can stand over a much improved health and safety record in recent years…
Through the Federation’s own model, Safe-T-Cert, we can rightly claim to be an industry leader in health and safety standards – and this is something we are keen to advance, in a way that brings direct economic benefit to construction companies.
In a similar way, industry sees itself as a positive setter of higher standards in respect of promoting environmental good practice in its work. The introduction of the requirement to have an environmental management system for all main contractors seeking public sector work is something that we support and we have developed our own construction specific tool, NVIR-O-CERT, to help embed this system.
Members working in GB should be aware that construction sites are to be targeted as part of a month-long respiratory health initiative by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Throughout June, inspections supported by HSE’s Dust Kills campaign will focus on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease.
The Construction Leadership Council have issued a further updated Product Availability Statement.