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    COVID-19 ADVICE & GUIDANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION

    BuildUK support industry with advice, guidance and information

    The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on businesses across the construction industry, many of them SMEs, is proving to be dramatic and unavoidable.

    BuildUK is engaging across its membership and responding to the concerns of the sector. The priority is supporting members and the wider industry with advice, guidance and information on construction-specific issues.

    Details of the financial support available from Government have been collated and Site Operating Procedures have been produced to ensure sites are implementing the Government’s social distancing requirements.

    Build UK advise that businesses should continue to follow the most up-to-date Government guidance and email Build UK with any construction-specific queries.  They cannot guarantee to respond to every message but if aware of sector-specific issues Build UK may have the opportunity to address them collectively.

    Build UK Statements
    • 30 March 2020 – Travelling to Work
    • 27 March 2020 – Industry Support Measures
    • 26 March 2020 – Guidance on Contractual Issues
    • 25 March 2020 – Keeping Sites Operational
    • 24 March 2020 – Site Operating Procedures
    • 23 March 2020 – Financial Support for Business
    • 20 March 2020 – Coronavirus Bill and Financial Measures
    • 19 March 2020 – Guidance for Industry
    • 18 March 2020 – Support for Businesses and CITB Measures
    • 17 March 2020 – Industry Representation
    • 16 March 2020 – Action Being Taken by Members
    Industry Representation
    • Implementing the Site Operating Procedures – 26 March 2020
    • Keeping Sites Operational – 24 March 2020
    • Letter to the Prime Minister – Support for Construction Sector – 17 March 2020
    Government Guidance
    • England – Employees, Employers & Businesses
    • Northern Ireland – Support for Businesses
    • Scotland – Support for Businesses
    • Wales – Support for Businesses
    Advice for Businesses
    • CITB Support
    • Contractual Issues
    • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme
    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    • CSCS Card Applications
    • Cyber-Crime
    • Decontamination in Non-Healthcare Settings
    • Financial Support for Businesses
    • HMRC Late Payment Support
    • Procurement Policy Notice 01/20 – Procuring Goods with Extreme Urgency
    • Procurement Policy Notice 02/20 – Payment of Suppliers
    • Site Operating Procedures
    • Social Distancing
    • Statutory Sick Pay
    • Temporary Homeworking
    • Travel to Work for Employees Letter
    Information for Workers
    • Critical Workers List
    • Renters – Suspension of New Evictions and Other Protections
    • Self-Employment Income Support SchemeSelf-Isolation for Households
    • Universal Credit

    Latest Construction Health and Safety News

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    The addition of content on this website ceased on 17th April 2020.

    Material posted before this date can be found by clicking on our SEARCH NEWS DATABASE function.

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    Posted on 15th April 2020

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    Posted on 30th March 2020

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    Posted on 30th March 2020

    COVID-19 ADVICE & GUIDANCE FOR CONSTRUCTION

    BuildUK support industry with advice, guidance and information

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    Posted on 30th March 2020

    HSE TARGETING WELDING FUME CANCER RISK

    Inspections to enforce improved controls required by new risk evidence

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    Posted on 24th February 2020

    HSE TO OVERSEE NEW BUILDING SAFETY REGIME

    Government to deliver biggest change in building safety for a generation

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    Posted on 21st January 2020

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    Posted on 20th December 2019

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    Posted on 18th November 2019

    HSE LOOK TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR CDM SUPPORT

    Council Inspectors focus on CDM client duties – asbestos, fragility and RCS

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    Posted on 14th November 2019

    HSE WELDING FUME REVISED GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

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    Posted on 14th November 2019

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Posted on 18th October 2019

    HSE RISK REDUCTION THROUGH DESIGN AWARD

    Regulator seeks to promote hazard avoidance and risk minimisation

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    Posted on 18th October 2019

    HSE START PROJECT HEALTH RISK INTERVENTIONS

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    Posted on 30th September 2019

    AIF NATIONAL WORKING AT HEIGHT CONFERENCE

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    Posted on 23rd September 2019

    NEW HSE HAVS CALCULATOR TO HELP CONTROL RISK

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    Posted on 23rd September 2019

    IMPROVING CDM DESIGNER HAZARD AWARENESS

    Research explores power of “multi-media digital tool” for design hazards

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    DEMOLITION FEDERATION ON RECENT INCIDENTS

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    RAISING COMPETENCE AND MAKING BUILDINGS SAFER

    Life-safety-critical disciplines urged to act on Interim Report

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    BUILDING WORKS COMPROMISED GAS SAFETY

    Company and director fined after work created risk to residents

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    Posted on 27th August 2019

    HSE SPEAK AT ACCESS INDUSTRY CONFERENCE 2019

    AIF National Working at Height Conference November 2019

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    Posted on 6th August 2019

    STRUCTURAL SAFETY BODY LATEST NEWSLETTER

    CROSS publishes reports and expert comment on a range of issues

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    Posted on 23rd July 2019

    CONSIDERING TEMP WORKS IN PERMANENT DESIGN

    Useful overview for civil and structural engineers on contemporary practice

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    Posted on 23rd July 2019

    ‘VICTORIAN’ SAFETY AND FATIGUE BEHIND RAIL DEATH

    Investigation report links zero hours contracts to hazardous fatigue

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    Posted on 13th July 2019
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