BSG Updates

BSG October 2019 Newsletter

2nd October 2019

BSG’s October 2019 Newsletter is now available for members to download from the Secure Area.
This month’s issue includes:

BSG Awards 2019
HSE conducts construction site health blitzes
Construction […]

Working Well Together Safe Excavation

Safe Excavation – BSG Attends Working Well Together Event

1st October 2019

In September, BSG attended a Working Well Together event on Safe Excavation at the Construction, Skills & Innovation Centre (CSIC) in Taunton.
The free half-day event […]

Increase in Subscription Fees

1st October 2019

Following ongoing investment into BSG’s service provision, the Board of Directors (who are all BSG members) have decided to increase annual subscriptions to £96 per […]

HSE Inspections

HSE Conducts Construction Site Health Inspections Starting in October

27th September 2019

BSG understands that a new Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspections initiative has been scheduled to start on the 7th of October.
HSE inspectors will be […]

Hand-arm vibration exposure calculator and publication updated

20th September 2019

Hand-arm vibration exposure calculator
HSE has made updates to their hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure calculator.
HSE’s HAV exposure calculator helps estimate and record workers’ exposures to HAV […]

Electricity breaches up 31% on construction sites

12th September 2019

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 31% increase in the number of electricity breaches occurring on construction sites. BSG’s report was based on […]

BSG Autumn 2019 Training Newsletter

11th September 2019

BSG’s Autumn 2019 Training Newsletter is now available to download below.
BSG Autumn 2019 Training Newsletter
This month’s issue includes:

CITB skills and training fund for micro and […]

BSG September 2019 Newsletter

2nd September 2019

BSG’s September 2019 Newsletter is now available for members to download from the Secure Area.
This month’s issue includes:

BSG’s top 12 rules to reduce workers’ exposure […]

Free Working Well Together Event – Safe Excavation

21st August 2019

Working Well Together are holding a free Safe Excavation event on Thursday the 19th of September 2019, 08:30 to 13:00, at the Construction, Skills & […]

Look Out Look Up! to reduce overhead power line incidents

14th August 2019

On average, one person dies or is seriously injured each month as a result of contact with overhead power lines. Data from the Health & […]

New second edition Hand-Arm Vibration: The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (L140) guidance available

1st August 2019

The highly anticipated second edition of L140 is now available. The new guidance has been updated in keeping with changes to related legislation, technical advances […]

BSG Byte – Timber Frame on a Construction Site

29th July 2019

What are ‘BSG Bytes’?

BSG Bytes are a series of short videos discussing topical industry health and safety matters.

BSG Byte – Shane Ponting

Our new BSG Byte […]

Noise breaches up 25% on construction sites

24th July 2019

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 25% increase in the number of noise infringements occurring on construction sites. BSG’s report was the result […]

BSG Safety Alert: Spontaneous Combustion of Linseed Oil

19th July 2019

BSG’s latest safety alert reports on the risk of fire from the spontaneous combustion of linseed oil.Rags soaked with linseed oil (especially when stored in […]

BSG July/August 2019 Newsletter

17th July 2019

BSG’s July/August 2019 Newsletter is now available for members to download from the Secure Area.

This month’s issue includes:

Hard living: What does concrete do to […]

Don’t fall victim to the ‘invisible killer’

10th July 2019

As occupational skin cancer cases increase, safety experts warn employers of the risks of UV radiation, as two out of three workers are unaware they […]

Chris Nicks appointed as Non Exec Director at BSG

27th June 2019

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Chris Nicks who has recently been appointed as a new Non Executive Director for the Building […]