BSG Updates

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 […]

Free to download guidance on temporary granular platforms for construction plant

27th June 2019

Working Platforms – Design of granular working platforms for
construction plant: A guide to good practice will supplement current guidance
and provide an overall approach that addresses […]

Bill Rabbets’ Retirement

18th June 2019

BSG wishes Bill Rabbets a happy retirement and would like to thank him for all the work he has contributed over the past 21 years […]

BSG’s Response to ‘Sun’ Article

18th June 2019

BSG echoes the comments made by the HSE in response to yesterday’s article in the ‘Sun’ about wood dust. Over 1.4 million new or long-standing […]

BSG Summer 2019 Training Newsletter

12th June 2019

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

An introduction to mental health in construction
New: BSG […]

HSE Conducts Construction Site Health Blitzes Starting in June

6th June 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that on the 17 June, HSE inspectors will be conducting site visits on construction sites to ensure […]

BSG June 2019 Newsletter

4th June 2019

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

Dangers of working with lead in paint
HSE conducts […]

BSG Recruits New Trainer

22nd May 2019

BSG has recruited a new trainer to support our growing ‘Plant Training’ operation. Paul Mackley, who joins us from Didac, has over 30 years’ experience […]


9th May 2019

HSE has launched a consultation on proposals to implement amendments to the Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive (2004/37/EC).
This introduces or revises occupational exposure limit values for […]

BSG May 2019 Newsletter

1st May 2019

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

First aid on a construction site
HSE increases FFI […]