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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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23 May 2016 | by

We explore fire extinguishers and similar firefighting equipment. How fire extinguishers are colour coded and what kinds of fires different types of extinguisher can be used on.

29 March 2016 | by

A round-up of the gas safety regulations and guidance for those involved in residential development.

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.

04 February 2016 | by

Large companies in England and Wales can now expect fines of up to £10m for the most serious breaches of health and safety law under new sentencing rules that have come into effect this month.

04 February 2016 | by

There is no panacea for flood events, but there a range of things we can either do better or start doing to mitigate or adapt to them.

25 January 2016 | by

Today marks a new chapter in the life of theNBS.com as we launch a new site that puts the foundations in place for us to provide you with a better service.

05 November 2015 | by

Domestic consumer units must meet the requirements of the IET Wiring Regulations Seventeenth Edition Amendment 3 with effect from 1 January 2016.

10 September 2015 | by

How can cities be designed to accommodate all the advantages – and minimise the disadvantages – of urban living?

01 January 2015 | by

We review the risks to both property and construction activities, how to reduce those risks, and what to do in the event of wind damage.

01 November 2014 | by
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We examine in detail the ‘hard hat’ – or ‘safety helmet’ – an essential item of safety equipment.

22 December 2013 | by

In this programme Philip White, HSE's Chief Inspector of Construction and author of the Plan of Work 2010/11 talks about the HSE's plans to tackle deaths, injuries and lost working days.

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