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Prioritising Mental Health in Advance of World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

UK commercial and industrial fit-outs and refurbishment specialist Pexhurst has been holding Mental Health Tool Box Talks across all of its live sites using professional occupational health and safety consultants, Safety Services UK. The consultants discussed mental health issues with site workers, outlined the support available to them and suggested ways in which they could…


Levelling-Up the Gender Imbalance

Paul Simpson, commercial director of roofing solutions provider, Gradient UK, explains why the European construction sector needs more women in managerial roles. Organised by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Women in Construction Week from March 6th to 12th highlighted the increasing role women are playing in the building sector, whilst emphasising the…


Making Warehouses More Productive

14.10.2021, 14:10 Making Warehouses More Productive With distribution and fulfilment operations in the UK under pressure to perform despite reported labour shortages, Dave Morris, a director of logistics software company Vitesse, explains how businesses can balance the need for capacity against fairer staff outcomes. For a nation that for decades has worried about unacceptable rates…


Covid-19 Impacts Apprenticeships

08.02.2021, 12:03 Covid-19 Impacts Apprenticeships A reported decline of 30 per cent in apprenticeships within the UK’s construction sector during the coronavirus pandemic by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is confirmed by a recent survey of 500 tradespeople   Around a third (31 per cent)1 of tradespeople and employers questioned for the survey which was…


The True Cost of Covid Security

15.09.2020, 19:25 The True Cost of Covid Security Over three-quarters of UK businesses are reporting increases in operating costs following the introduction of safety measures to curtail the spread of Covid-19.   The figures collated by the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the percentage of businesses within each industry that has reported a rise…


Why Security Officers are Susceptible to Covid-19

29.06.2020, 11:02 Why Security Officers are Susceptible to Covid-19 A study sponsored by Corps Security to discover the reasons for high reported death rates for security personnel from the new coronavirus has identified multiple contributory factors.   Researchers from Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International analysed official data sources for clues to the mortality rate which was reported in May at 45.7…

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