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Spot Checks Planned By citb Health and Safety Executive A new national initiative will look at construction sites in a bid to reduce ill health, injuries and death on construction sites. The HSE (citb Health & safety executive) are spending a month visiting UK construction sites where refurbishment and repair work is being carried out. [...]

After studying a series of projects Designed and carried out in Poland it has been suggested that free eye tests would seriously improve the quality of projects completed. I suppose this could be classed as new wave construction. I wouldn’t want to hang the wallpaper! Image source: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_… [Updated 3:30 p.m. Monday, November 26] This [...]

Reduced EFG Lending For Construction The amount of Bank lending to small building firms, through the Government lending scheme has fallen to almost nil, a new report claims. Accounting firm Wilkins Kennedy said that funding from the EFG (Enterprise Finance Guarantee) scheme fell by 86% to £3.5 million in the three months up to June 2012, [...]

All construction projects in England, with a project cost of over £300,000 now have to have a waste management plan in place for the site. This only applies to England, not Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Construction site waste management plans – GOV.UK "All construction projects over £300,000 in England must have a site waste [...]