Category: Construction Health & Safety

PAS 91 Updated For CDM 2015

Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 91:2017, an updated version of the pre-qualification questionnaire used by many public sector construction clients, has been published by the British Standards Institute. PAS 91 standardises the questions that contractors, subcontractors and suppliers bidding for work on public sector projects can be asked, for instance on financial status, environmental issues and Read More

MPs Reject Brexit Bill Amendments to Enhance Protection of EU Rights

Measures to enhance the protection of health and safety law and employment rights that have been laid down by EU directives after Brexit have been voted down during debates on the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. In a vote on 15th November 2017, parliament rejected an amendment tabled by the Labour Party which would have increased Read More

Stress Rises to Become Most Prevalent Work Illness

Work related stress has climbed to its highest rate in at least 16 years, according to statistics published by the Health & Safety Executive. Against a background of little year-to-year change in overall rates of occupational ill health, the proportion of people who reported experiencing working-related stress, depression or anxiety last year rose by 7% Read More

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