construction


Enhancing site security over the festive period

Making arrangement for enhanced site security at this time of year is one task that shouldn’t be left until the last minute says Simon Baugh at DeterTech, who discusses security threats to consider over the festive period. Read More

85% of organisations have no fire risk assessment for Lithium-ion battery devices on site

Just 15% of organisations say they have conducted a workplace fire risk assessment to cover the risks posed by devices containing lithium-ion batteries. Read More

Major fire at building site in Reading

The blaze broke out in Reading city centre on Thursday (23 November) morning, with the site having to be evacuated. Read More

‘Product transparency and no more designing on the hoof’ – What the national regulator for construction products means for the future of fire testing

A culture of misleading product information and ‘cheapest and fastest’ needs to be replaced with transparency and planned specification. Read More

The Video Surveillance Report 2023

Download the 2023 Video Surveillance Report exploring trends in AI, software, and key challenges ahead for video surveillance cameras & CCTV. Read More

EBOOK: Lessons from FIREX 2023 – Emerging challenges in fire safety

Discover insights from FIREX 2023 in our eBook – explore key sessions, industry trends, and interviews with fire safety professionals. Read More

Two new Experienced Worker Assessment routes approved for fire and security industry

Two new routes to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) gold cards for the FESS sector have been approved. Read More

Construction company fined £20k after building site fire hazards

A Manchester-based construction company has been fined after numerous health and safety failings following an inspection. Read More

CROSS report finds ‘near miss’ incident as combustible cladding material ignited during remediation works

A CROSS report found that combustible insulation on the external walls of a high-rise had been ‘ignited’ during remediation work. Read More

Early engagement: Why the Security Overlay to RIBA Plan of Work is a ‘game changer’ for security industry

Exploring new guidance from RIBA for integrating security into the building design process and its impact on the security industry. Read More

Wireless evacuation and nurse call system launched in Australia

Ramtech has launched its WES3 Wireless Evacuation and Nurse Call System at a construction site in Australia. Read More

HSE publishes fire safety guidance for building planning stage

Advice on the fire safety matters that should be considered at the planning stage, has been published by the Health and Safety Executive. Read More

NFPA 241: An introduction to construction site fire safety in the United States

Ron Alalouff provides an overview of the NFPA 241 code relating to construction site fire safety in the US, based on a talk from FIREX 2023. Read More

Construction products not covered in indefinite extension given to UKCA marking – June 2025 deadline remains

The Government has announced that businesses will be given until 30 June 2025 to apply new product safety marking on construction products. Read More

‘Crimewave’ on construction sites as 9 out of 10 tradespeople victims of theft

Tradespeople are being warned to step up security as new research shows an increase of theft on construction sites in the UK. Read More

The hazards of Lithium-ion batteries on construction sites

There has been a “huge increase” in the use of Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries on construction sites, speakers explained at FIREX 2023. Read More



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