BSG Updates

Changes to The Highway Code for 2022

25th January 2022

An update to The Highway Code has introduced a hierarchy of road users, which creates ‘clearer and stronger priorities’ for pedestrians.

BSG Safety Alert: HAVS

19th January 2022

A man has received a £100,000 payout after a glazing firm he worked for was fined for breaching health and safety laws.

The man developed Hand […]

New SOP Guide published

18th January 2022

In response to the Omicron variant, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has republished the Site Operating Procedures guide to provide up to date advice for sites. The […]

BSG Hub – Mobile App

6th January 2022

We’re pleased to announce that the BSG Hub is now available to use as a mobile app. Members will be able to use tablets, smartphones, […]

Top 10 expert-opinion pieces of 2021

21st December 2021

From the challenges of a post-COVID-19 world, to climate change and new legislation, here are some of the top 10 expert-opinion pieces of 2021.

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19): Omicron Variant

9th December 2021

Guidance documents for the construction industry, other outdoor work and working in offices have been updated following the emergence of the new ‘variant of concern’, Omicron.

Happy holidays from all of us at BSG!

8th December 2021

As we bid farewell to 2021, we’re looking forward to sharing many more exciting things with you in the New Year.

Please note, our offices in […]

Site managers across the UK are set to lose their Black CSCS

8th December 2021

Under the removal of grandfather rights from the scheme, many are now wondering whether they can continue to work in the industry.

HSE Safety Alert issued: Swing-up stabilisers on lorry loader cranes

8th December 2021

At least one and possibly two people have been killed after being struck by the type or lorry crane stabiliser legs that swing up (also known as ‘tilting’ or ‘rotating’) rather than retract.

Substance use during the holidays

8th December 2021

Seasonal holidays can often create stressors, social influences, environmental factors, and other challenges for people. Sometimes, these can bring on alcohol and/or drug use.

Working safely in the winter

8th December 2021

Winter weather has the potential to hit the UK hard, with strong winds, freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and lots of rain. All these elements can cause hazards for construction workers on site. As the weather is uncontrollable and unpredictable, taking precautions to ensure site operatives stay safe is essential.

Securing your site over Christmas

24th November 2021

When the Christmas shut-down approaches, many people in the construction industry prepare for a well-deserved break, and construction sites across the country are left uninhabited over the festive season.

One in five construction employees have suffered from bullying in the last year, impacting their mental health

16th November 2021

21% of construction employees have experienced bullying in the last year with almost 3 in 10 saying the bullying was just labelled as ‘banter’. Industry workers have reported high levels of stress, anxiety and depression as a result.

Pallet recycling scheme seeks to cut industry waste

11th November 2021

Bam, Morgan Sindall and Willmott Dixon are among early backers of a new pallet recycling scheme for the construction industry.

Working safely in wet weather

8th November 2021

After weather warnings had been issued for the south of England with heavy rain, now’s a good time to familiarise yourself on working safely in […]

55 years on from the Aberfan disaster

8th November 2021

In one of Britain’s worst disasters, a National Coal Board (NCB) waste heap that sat above Aberfan collapsed and slid downhill, engulfing the villiage.

While the […]

HSE issues wheeled loader alert

28th October 2021

The Health & Safety Executive issued a safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels after nine people have been run over in the […]