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Health and Safety

What to consider to ensure the health and safety of yourself and others on construction projects. Tap into specialist insight and analysis on Health and Safety from NBS.


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21 September 2016 | by

Employers have a responsibility when it comes to providing personal protective equipment (and ensuring it is appropriately used) in the workplace. Here we outline some of the key considerations when thinking about PPE.

11 July 2016 | by

We explore the concept of corporate social responsibility as it pertains to the construction industry and the benefits of adopting a socially responsible mind-set.

14 March 2016 | by

We take a look at some key documentation that will prove invaluable when planning the fire safety strategy of your next project.

01 January 2017 | by

In a bid to make construction sites safer a new colour coded system of safety helmets came into force for Build UK member organisations in January 2017 - with white becoming the most common colour on construction sites.

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20 September 2017 | by

Two new European standards - EN 81-20 and EN 81-50 - have come into effect for all lift installations established from 1 September 2017. Here we detail some of the key changes introduced with the aim of improving passenger and technician safety.

13 September 2017 | by

Top titles on health and safety for construction. If knowledge is power, become powerful with our pick of the best health and safety books. It's essential reading for health and safety for those with responsibilities for safe working and those looking to deliver safe living and working environments.

31 August 2017 | by

Silica is found in rocks, sands, stones, and clay. Exposure is commonplace in construction, especially with those working with products like brick and cement. While there are established health and safety rules concerning exposure, silica dust is still one of the most prevalent causes of respiratory disease, which tells us that there is more that needs to be done.

25 August 2017 | by

Safety briefings and toolbox talks have an essential role to play in ensuring health and safety matters are at the forefront of your workers’ minds, helping to keep your site safe and productive. We explore the requirements for such talks and briefings, what topics they might cover and what form they might take and offer tips for those looking to deliver effective presentations.

25 July 2017 | by

The role of Artificial Intelligence in helping the built environment sector make huge improvements, in terms of delivery, cost and carbon, came under the spotlight in this year's ICE Forrest Lecture.

24 July 2017 | by

There's a packed events programme in store for the remainder of 2017. Don’t miss out on the best conferences, exhibitions, expos and networking events that can add value to your working life in the months ahead.

20 July 2017 | by

A new smartphone app, Eyeware, designed to help you see through the eyes of someone with an eye condition, could help the design community better understand the challenges faced by those with a range of conditions, including cataracts and glaucoma.

10 May 2017 | by

Noise exposure is the main cause of preventable hearing loss worldwide and construction professionals are particularly at risk. We explore the regulations designed to protect us and the role audiologists play in monitoring hearing ability.

15 March 2017 | by

As PAS 1192-6 opens for public comment we re-examine what BIM means for construction health and safety by exploring this NBS book.

01 March 2017 | by

We'll soon be sharing your experiences from the frontline of the digital construction revolution as we've finished crunching the numbers for the NBS National BIM Report 2017. Here we muse on some of the key trends we've been watching for.

28 February 2017 | by

Its versatility led to prevalence. We explore the toxic legacy left by asbestos, its impact on the construction industry, and explore precautions required when managing and working with asbestos.

21 February 2017 | by

Revisions to BS 5266 have been made to better align the document with national and European standards and to reflect the fact that, in some scenarios, such as hospitals or care homes, occupants may need to remain on the premises in safety.

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