BSG Updates

Ladder Exchange now in its Eighth Year

20th August 2014

Trade body The Ladder Association has launched the 2014 Ladder Exchange which runs 1 September to 31 December.   Run by the Ladder Association since 2012, the […]

Construction inspections find sites failing to prevent health risks

19th August 2014

A national targeted inspection focussing on health risks for construction workers saw enforcement action taken at one in six of hundreds of sites visited. During […]

BSG add another new Safety Adviser to its expanding team

18th August 2014

Shane Ponting joins The Building Safety Group as a Safety Adviser looking after our members sites in Swindon and the surrounding areas. Shane is passionate […]

City and Country choose The Building Safety Group as its UK health and safety partner

8th July 2014

City and Country have chosen The Building Safety Group (BSG) to be its UK consultants for health, safety and environmental advice. The renowned heritage developer […]

HSE launches occupational disease website

2nd July 2014

The Health and Safety Executive ( HSE) has launched a new website on occupational disease. The site, Tackling occupational disease, states that work-related health issues […]

Changes to CSCS cards

30th June 2014

From the 1st July 2014 the green Construction Site Operative (CSO) card will no longer be issued. There will be a new green CSCS card […]

Abrasive Wheel Course – Did you know…

11th June 2014

Question 1 – Will the operative receive a Competence card after attending and completing The Building Safety Group’s half day Abrasive Wheel course?
Answer – Yes […]

App to give scaffolders compliant designs on the go

5th June 2014

Scaffolding contractor trade body NASC has launched an app version of its TG20:13 eGuide to give users fast and easy access to compliant design details.
It […]

Old Bristol General Hospital given all clear from BSG

22nd May 2014

Dave Dursley, The Building Safety Group’s Principal Safety Adviser for the Bristol area,  has been heavily involved in advising the site for the old Bristol […]

Guidance for keeping old MEWPs going

15th May 2014

New technical guidance on major inspections of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) has been produced to keep equipment safe beyond the manufacturer’s design life.
The guidance […]

BSG’s Managing Director comments on CDM Regulations 2015 in Construction Manager

7th May 2014

Now half way through the 10 week consultation on CDM 2015 and there seems to be two schools of thought on the implications emerging.
One broadly […]

Construction growing its quickest for 20 years

22nd April 2014

Contractors are beginning to turn down tendering opportunities in the face of growing workloads and skills shortages.
The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors survey for the […]

TG20:13 The Highlights

16th April 2014

TG20: 13 is the latest update in guidance on tube fitting scaffolding from the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation. Highlights
of the new guidance include:

All  standard scaffolds […]