BSG Updates

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 […]

BSG Byte – Noise on a Construction Site

25th April 2019

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

BSG’s Risk Assessment Software Partnership with SELECT

17th April 2019

The Building Safety Group Ltd (BSG) have set up an arrangement with SELECT Ltd whereby all SELECT members will have access to FREE online ‘Risk […]

HSE increases FFI charge by almost 20%

16th April 2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has increased its fee for intervention (FFI) hourly rate from £129 to £154.
FFI was designed to recover costs incurred […]

New COSHH guidance published for woodworking

9th April 2019

HSE’s suite of direct advice sheets specific to the woodworking industry has been updated, and can help employers, the self-employed and franchisees comply with COSHH […]

Getting to Grips with Vibration

5th April 2019

BSG has reported a 33% year-on-year rise in the number of ‘Hand-Arm Vibration’ breaches recorded on construction sites. The increase is based on over 42,000 […]

BSG April 2019 Newsletter

3rd April 2019

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

Getting to grips with vibration
‘Time to Breathe’ campaign […]

CSCS to withdraw ‘grandfather rights’ cards

2nd April 2019

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is to phase out cards issued under industry accreditation – also known as grandfather rights.
The cards allowed workers to […]

Construction workers’ desire for summer sun tan putting them at heightened risk of skin cancer

26th March 2019

Construction workers’ desire for a summer sun tan could be putting them at heightened risk of developing skin cancer, new research has shown.
A new study […]