BSG Updates

Lifting operations on site: what you need to know

12th October 2017

BSG reports a 13% increase in the number of non-compliant lifting operations in the first six months of 2017
Any lifting equipment used at work – […]

BSG Autumn Training Newsletter

6th October 2017

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Released October 2017
BSG Autumn Training News 2017
This month’s issue includes:

Health and safety boring? Far from it mate! – Nebosh case study on Mark […]

HSE launches second phase of construction inspection campaign

2nd October 2017

Construction projects across Britain are being urged to act now to ensure the health and safety of their workers is protected as the second phase […]

Big Ben Silenced

1st September 2017

BSG Comment piece by Chris Chapman, Technical Support Manager
On Monday 21 August 2017 following the 12 noon chimes Big Ben was silenced.
The Great Bell’s striking […]

BSG now accepts card payments

23rd August 2017

At BSG, we are always striving to make business as easy as possible for our members; therefore, we are pleased to announce that we now […]

New Access scaffold and loading bay built for BSG training course

22nd August 2017

A new access scaffold and loading bay has been built by one of BSG’s members, Bryant Scaffolding Services. The scaffold will be used for our […]

Balfour Beatty fined £500,000 due to asbestos exposure in London school

18th August 2017

A former trading division of contractor Balfour Beatty the client and demolition contractor have been fined £1.27m after exposing workers to asbestos during a project […]

Hinkley Point C Project

8th August 2017

Construction has now begun on the Hinkley Point C Project, the biggest construction project in Europe. The project aims to be completed in 2027. Member […]

BSG Summer Training Newsletter

23rd June 2017

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Released June 2017
BSG Summer Training News 2017
This month’s issue includes:

Number of company directors prosecuted trebles
CSkills Awards move to NOCN
Professional NEBOSH qualifications still key […]

John Puck appointed as BSG’s new Membership Development Officer

7th June 2017

The Building Safety Group (BSG) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Puck as its new Membership Development Officer. John will be responsible for […]

Building Safety Group reports 18% increase in Occupational Health breaches

24th May 2017

24/05/2017 The Building Safety Group (BSG), has reported an 18% increase in the number of Occupational Health breaches recorded during site inspections. The increase is […]

BSG Working at Height

‘Working at Height’ remains the biggest danger for construction workers

19th May 2017

Working at Height remains the biggest danger for construction workers according to the Building Safety Group (BSG).
The finding was based on a report which combined […]

poor air quality

Should construction firms be fined for contributing to poor air quality?

12th May 2017

New research reveals that cancer risks are now 10% higher in areas with poor air quality.  Chris Chapman, Technical Support Manager for the BSG (Building […]

BSG COSTS

20th April 2017

To support the continuing investment in services as well as to reflect rising industry costs, the Board of the Building Safety Group (which is made […]

work related illness

Work-related stress and mental illness is worse in construction

5th April 2017

New research reveals that almost half of construction workers lose sleep from workplace stress with budget concerns, workload and client demands cited as the biggest […]

BSG March Training Newsletter

15th March 2017

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Released March 2017
BSG Training News March 2017
This month’s issue includes:

Guidance on Temporary Works Responsibilities
Information about two new courses: CITB Temporary Works Supervisor training course […]

BSG reports 42% increase in Hand Arm Vibration non-compliances

25th January 2017

BSG has reported a 42% rise in the number of ‘Hand Arm Vibration’ non-compliances recorded through site inspections. The increase is based on over 20,000 independent […]