BSG Updates

No impact on construction industry following legislation change for self-employed

20th August 2015

The Löfstedt Review of the UK’s Health and Safety legislation, carried out in 2011 at the request of the government, recommended that the self-employed person […]

CDM 2015 – six month grace period revealed. BSG comment in Construction Manager

9th December 2014

The HSE has clarified the “transitional arrangements” for implementing CDM 2015 next year, telling participants at an opening meeting of the Construction Industry Advisory Committee […]

BSG reports 33% drop in Manual Handling accidents

27th November 2014

BSG the UK’s largest construction safety group, has reported a 33% decrease in manual handling injuries for its members.1 Lifting and handling injuries are recognised […]

BSG continues its steady growth

26th November 2014

The Building Safety Group is well positioned to expand further during 2015 as it continues to add new capabilities with the addition of 4 new […]

Highlights of results from latest HSE blitz

26th November 2014

HSE Inspectors visited 1748 ‘targeted’ refurbishment sites during a 4 week period that commenced on 22nd October. The results are published on the HSE website […]

HSE issues tower crane slew brake alert

6th November 2014

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert to advise crane owners and users to ensure that tower crane slew brake release […]

Injury and ill-health highlight workplace dangers

4th November 2014

Figures published recently show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, too many workers are still being […]

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 […]