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CLC publishes Brexit data protection and GDPR guide

A new guide has been published by the Brexit Working Group of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to help companies manage their data protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance ahead of the UK’s exit from the transition period ...

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Lone workers

Lone workers are those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision, and they can be found in many working environments. EXAMPLES OF LONE WORKING INCLUDE: People working alone in premises, such as shops or kiosks Home workers People ...

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Proposed changes to 18th Edition Wiring Regulations now open for public comment

A raft of updates are being proposed to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations – BS 7671:2018, with a consultation opened today to engage with industry on the potential for a 2nd amendment. The changes, led by IET and ...

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Learnings from COVID-19 should extend beyond the crisis, finds construction report

Balfour Beatty, GKR Scaffolding, Kier, Mace, Morgan Sindall, and Skanska have published a new COVID-19 industry research report, conducted by Loughborough University: “COVID-19 and construction: Early lessons for a new normal?”. The independent report, based on research conducted by Loughborough ...

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Vulnerable workers

Where workers are more vulnerable to accidents or work related ill health, employers have an enhanced level of responsibility to ensure their health and safety. The groups of workers who may be at increased risk include new and expectant mothers, ...

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New management team at phs Compliance

A new management team has been appointed at property and facilities management services firm phs Compliance. Dan Lee will lead the phs Compliance business as Managing Director, having been appointed from crate rental provider phs Teacrate, which are both part ...

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Mobile/travelling employee safety and COVID-19

As the UK begins to ease its way out of the current COVID-19 lockdown measures (albeit at different speeds across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland); employers may be thinking about asking their employees to begin travelling for work again ...

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Covid-secure workplaces

On 11 May 2020 the UK Government published ‘Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Strategy’ together with eight workplace-specific guides. These documents provide an overview for employers as to how they can safely get their employees back ...

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Returning to work safely with SWG

Emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown, businesses across the UK welcome the government’s phased return to normality, starting with those who cannot work remotely. Employers now need to think carefully about their workplace strategy. Facilities & HR managers face a particular ...

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Statutory inspections during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a range of challenges for businesses with many restrictions on normal operations. This includes difficulty of getting support from contractors in carrying out statutory inspections, examinations and tests of plant and equipment or the need ...

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