BSG Updates

Construction set to grow 23% by 2018

30th October 2014

The Construction industry is predicted to grown 23% by the end of 2018 according to the latest Construction Products Association Autumn Forecasts.
Key highlights of the […]

Fire Risk Management of the construction of Timber Frame Structures

29th October 2014

Fire precautions during the construction of timber frame structures fall within the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) remit. For any project, regardless of the construction method, […]

No increase for BSG member subscription fees

28th October 2014

Our members will be pleased to learn that BSG’s subscription fees remain unchanged for the third consecutive six monthly period from December until June 2015. […]

BSG announce New Articles of Association

28th October 2014

Following our General Meeting in October, BSG is pleased to announce that we have prepared ‘New Articles of Association’ as a reflection of our sustained […]

CDM 2015 – BSG’s Seminar

22nd October 2014

Thank you to all our members who have registered to attend BSG’s CDM 2015 seminars. The response has been very encouraging.
CDM 2015 is clearly an […]

Twenty builders a week die from Asbestos

9th October 2014

Twenty tradespeople die every week from asbestos related diseases as an HSE survey revealed the full extent of construction workers’ exposure to the deadly material.
The […]

Construction Dust Partnership

8th October 2014

Construction workers are at significant risk from breathing in dust. This can lead to permanent disability and early death. In response, the industry has launched […]

HSE targeted inspection initiative 2014

23rd September 2014

From 22nd September 2014, HSE Inspectors will carry out unannounced visits to sites where refurbishment projects or repair works are underway.
Throughout the month long initiative […]

BSG announces dates for CDM 2015 seminars

22nd September 2014

Dates for BSG’s forthcoming CDM 2015 seminars have been announced for Bristol, London and Glasgow. Additional dates and locations for seminars that will take place […]

HSE national construction intensive initiative begins

16th September 2014

The Health and Safety Executive inspectors will again be out in force during the month of September surprising construction sites and ensuring that they are […]

Fee For Intervention is working effectively, says report

16th September 2014

According to an independent report, the Fee For Intervention (FFI) scheme, which was designed to shift the cost of regulating workplace health and safety from […]

BSG to host CDM 2015 seminars

4th September 2014

The Building Safety Group (BSG) is planning a series of free CDM 2015 seminars during the autumn for members in selected regions. The seminars will […]

HSE publishes new scaffold checklist

4th September 2014

Following the introduction of TG20:13 by the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation earlier this year, the Health & Safety Executive have now produced a scaffold […]

BSG share opinion on Silica dust in Construction Manager

28th August 2014

Costain is launching new guidance on preventing and controlling exposure to silica dust on its construction sites.
The move follows an HSE blitz on small sites […]

HSE consults on changes to confined space ACoP

26th August 2014

The HSE has opened a six week consultation on changes to the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) relating to the Safe Work in Confined Spaces – […]

Building Safety Group comments on new CDM Regs 2015 in ‘Construction Manager’

21st August 2014

The HSE is planning a partial reversal of its plan to abandon the Approved Code of Practice when it implements the CDM Regulations 2015, and […]

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 […]