BSG Updates

EH40/2005 update

EH40/2005 updated to include new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits

22nd January 2020

EH40/2005 has been updated to include new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) for carcinogenic substances.
On 17 January 2020 the HSE published a revised version […]

Investors in people logo

Investors in People Accreditation – BSG Retains Accreditation Again

20th December 2019

The Building Safety Group is proud to announce that it has retained the Investors in People accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good […]

Exposure to welding fume

HSE BLITZ – EXPOSURE TO WELDING FUME

15th December 2019

HSE Blitz Notice with focus on Exposure to Welding Fume
As part of HSE’s unannounced inspection work, there will be an increased focus on engineering and […]

BSG Winter 2019 Training Newsletter

BSG Winter 2019 Training Newsletter

11th December 2019

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

Passing your NEBOSH – BSG’s top 10 […]

December 2019/January 2020 Newsletter

BSG December 2019/January 2020 Newsletter

5th December 2019

BSG’s December 2019/January 2020 Newsletter is now available for members to download from the Secure Area.
This month’s issue includes:

BS5975:2019 Code of Practice for Temporary Works […]

HAVS Court Case

HAVS Court Case: Property firm fined £600,000 after five of its employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

27th November 2019

Latest HAVS Court Case – November 2019:
Property giant Places for People has been fined £600,000 after five of its employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome […]

BSG Awards 2019

BSG Awards 2019 Special Edition Newsletter

15th November 2019

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

BSG Annual Awards
Winners and Judges’ […]

Exposure to welding fume

Exposure to welding fume – Revised guidance

12th November 2019

HSE has now revised its guidance on exposure to welding fume.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health direct advice for welding to help make sure […]

WWT Construction

WWT Construction Occupational Health and Fire Safety

11th November 2019

WWT Construction Occupational Health and Fire Safety – 14th Nov 2019 Gloucestershire College
Join us this Thursday at the WWT Construction Occupational Health and Fire Safety […]

BSG Byte – Fire on a Construction Site

30th October 2019

What are ‘BSG Bytes’?
BSG Bytes are a series of short videos discussing topical industry health and safety matters.
BSG Byte – Sherri masson
Our new BSG Byte […]

HSE Inspections

Digger death leads to builder being jailed

23rd October 2019

The director of a building firm has been sentenced to ten months’ imprisonment after he fatally crushed an employee with a digger.

Image credit: HSE
Robert Harvey […]

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 […]