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With 2.78 million people being killed worldwide each year by work-related injury or ill health, the new global standard can encourage “much-needed solutions”, according to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Organisations which adopt the standard – which has been four-and-a-half years in the making – will be required to have proportionate safety...
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Today marks the second anniversary of the introduction of new sentencing guidelines for health and safety and other offences in the UK. It is two years since the implementation of the UK Sentencing Council’s Definitive Guideline for the Sentencing of Health and Safety Offences, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences. In 2017 we...
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CITB has had a contract for the past 20 years with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) to provide card administration services, looking after customers and processing applications. Each year the CITB process more than 400,000 card applications and one million contact centre enquiries on behalf of CSCS. However, CITB has decided that it not...
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More than 60,000 people working on infrastructure sites nationwide will stop work today in a bid to boost health, safety and wellbeing standards.   Around 1,000 sites, office and production facilities up and down the country will halt work for two hours to take part in the Stop. Make a Change campaign. In the largest stand-down...
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The latest Construction Skills Network report from the CITB predicts growth of 1.7% over the next five years, with 179,000 jobs to be created. But the positive figures are heavily dependent on three huge projects – Hinkley Point C and Wylfa Newydd nuclear power stations and High Speed 2 – starting main works on time....
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Research from consultant Arcadis shows the industry needs to recruit over 400,000 people each and every year between now and 2021 – equivalent to one worker every 77 seconds – to cope with predicted workloads. The greatest need is for carpenters and joiners, where demand accounts for nearly one sixth of all national resource requirements. Plumbers, Electricians, and Bricklayers...
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The largest UK fines for health and safety incidents have increased substantially in the past year, with some of the biggest brands in business having to pay millions of pounds for failing to control serious risks to employees and the public. There were 19 fines of £1 million or more in 2016 – the largest...
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Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK are missing out on vital energy savings according to a new ScottishPower survey which has revealed only 1 in 10 claim to have decreased their energy consumption over the past 12 months. The survey – conducted by YouGov – also found that over 60 per cent of...
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Global supply chain risk grew for the fourth consecutive quarter as the CIPS Risk Index, powered by Dun & Bradstreet, rose to 81.6 in Q3 2016 from 80.8 in Q2. The figure is the highest since 2013 and has been driven by increases in supply chain risk in Western and Central Europe. The Index, produced...
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New standards that enable all organisations to report on their economic, environmental and social impacts – and show how they contribute towards sustainable development – have been launched. Developed by the Global Sustainability Standards Board, the GRI Standards are based on years of expert input from a diverse group of stakeholders. They represent global best...
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