The results of the 2013/14 National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) Accident Survey show that NSCC Specialist Contractors have maintained their excellent safety record for another year.
On 30 November, a new payment system called ‘Dart Charge’ was introduced at the Dartford Crossing in Kent which requires drivers to pay the toll in advance rather than at booths.
Changes to a number of CSCS cards, relevant to new entrants and labourers, have been introduced from 1 July 2014 which will have an impact on Specialist Contractors in all sectors.
The government has called on the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) to help untangle the mess British industry now finds itself in after a landmark Employment Appeal Tribunal on holiday pay yesterday.
In February 2012, the United Kingdom Contractors Group (UKCG) launched a health and safety training standard which stipulates the level of training required by construction directors, managers, supervisors and operatives on UKCG sites.
Auto-enrolment is affecting every UK employer with more than one employee. It means that every employer will have to meet the legal requirements to auto-enrol their workers into a workplace pension scheme and make contributions on their behalf.
The specialist sector continues to benefit from improving economic conditions according to the latest NSCC State of Trade Survey.
The Drilling and Sawing Association are proud to announce the launch of a one day health and safety awareness course, recognised by the UKCG for Diamond Drilling and Sawing Operatives.