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UK sets ambitious new 2030s carbon target

The UK has announced an ambitious new carbon target for the early 2030s, allaying fears that the climate goal would be a casualty of the EU referendum.

UCATT: Construction inspections show further decline

The number of vital, unannounced, life-saving construction inspections being undertaken by the Health and Safety Executive declined further last year.

Green really is the new black as Big Oil gets a taste for renewables

The world’s largest oil companies have in recent weeks announced a series of “green” investments – in wind farms, electric battery storage systems and carbon capture and storage (CCS).

UCATT finds high levels of stress and mental illness among construction workers

A survey amongst construction worker members of UCATT has revealed very real concerns about the prevalence of mental health problems in the industry.

IOSH to fund international research into industrial safety

IOSH is to reinforce its international research portfolio after becoming a member of a consortium promoting improved industrial safety across Europe.

ISO 45001 Draft International Standard

ISO 45001 draft international standard delayed

Publication of the new international standard for occupational health and safety – ISO 45001 – is likely to be delayed after participating members of the ISO committee ‘disapproved’ its first draft.

Construction workers win £10M in payouts after ‘blacklisting’ legal battle

256 construction workers are set to share more than £10m in compensation following a lengthy legal battle over the biggest ‘blacklisting’ scandal in UK construction industry.

International Safety Awards 2016: Sector Awards shortlist announced

The British Safety Council has published the names of organisations shortlisted for the Sector Awards of the International Safety Awards 2016.

The winners in each of nine Sector Award categories will be announced by Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of Trustees, and Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, at the International Safety Awards Gala Dinner that will take place at the Grosvenor House in London on Friday 6 May 2016.

This year, 443 organisations achieved a pass or a higher achievement in the British Safety Council’s prestigious International Safety Award scheme. These results were announced on 10 March 2016. Of these winning organisations, 34 have been shortlisted by the panel of adjudicators as deserving candidates for the Sector Awards.

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, said: “On behalf of the Trustees and staff of the British Safety Council we warmly congratulate these 34 organisations that have been shortlisted for a Sector Award. This is the third year we have presented the Sector Awards as part of our long-standing International Safety Awards scheme, recognising those that have been judged by our independent adjudicators as outstanding businesses in their sectors. This accolade is particularly significant since within the very high standard represented by all winners of the awards, these organisations excel in their industries.

“We look forward to announcing the winners of the Sector Awards and to celebrating with a great number of the International Safety Award winners at the Gala Dinner on 6 May 2016.”

The International Safety Awards scheme, now in its 58th year, celebrates organisations from around the world that have demonstrated, to the satisfaction of the scheme’s independent judges, their commitment to preventing work-related injuries and ill health during the 2015 calendar year.

The shortlisted organisations by sector are:

Construction and property services
Bachy Soletanche Limited – Burscough
Carillion Services – Carillion House
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (M.E) LLC – C – Infrastructure   Division, Dubai
Ferrovial Agroman – Chiswick Tower
Imtech Engineering Services North – Calder House
Imtech Inviron – Birmingham Business Park
ISG Fit Out & Engineering Limited – Fit Out West
Kier Construction London – Loughton
Livis Limited – Livis House
Mount Anvil Ltd – 140 Aldersgate Street
Oakray Ltd – Head Office
Tolmann Allied Services Company Limited – Port Harcourt, Nigeria
VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd – Doncaster Carr Depot
UrbaCon Trading & Contracting – Al Jassim Tower

Financial, IT, legal, scientific, technical services and media
Babcock Communications Media Services – Wyvil Court
Middlemarch Environmental Ltd – Triumph House
Oando Marketing Plc – APAPA Lagos
Oando Marketing Plc – Onne Terminal, Lagos

Hospitality and catering
Whittlebury Hall and Spa Ltd

Stellrad Ltd – Mexborough
Texas Instruments (UK) Ltd – GFAB, Greenock

Oil, gas, mining and quarrying
Bahrain National Gas Company – AL SAKHIR 985
Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals Ltd. – Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Petrostuff12 – Port Harcourt Warehouse Offshore Support Base

Power and utilities
BSES Yamuna Power Limited – Karkardooma
Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd – Dounreay
Wessex Water Operations – Bath

Transport, distribution and storage
Delhi International Airport Limited
North Star Shipping (Aberdeen) Ltd
Unipart Aftermarket Logistics – Baginton
Unipart Technology Logistics (UTL) – Burton on Trent
VolkerRail Ltd – Doncaster

Local government, defence and public services
Plymouth Community Homes

Kingston University – Penrhyn Road

The 2016 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, on Friday 6 May 2016 to celebrate the success of the winners. Attendees will enjoy a spectacular evening that includes awards presentations, a fine dining experience, entertainment and dancing.

Find out more about the 2016 International Safety Awards Gala Dinner at: www.britsafe.org/events/galadinner

Original Source: http://www.shponline.co.uk/international-safety-awards-2016-sector-awards-shortlist-announced/

Fears Over Sluggish Growth In Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is growing – but not by much

British manufacturing grew slightly from its weakest level in three years last month but exports and jobs continued to show a decline, figures show.

The closely-watched Markit/CIPS manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) edged up to 51.0 in March, following February’s 50.8 reading, completing one of its weakest quarters in the past three years.

A measure above 50 marks industry growth, while a number below 50 shows contraction.

The survey said the main source of new business was in the domestic market while exports shrank for the third consecutive month, hampered by a tough global environment.

Employment showed a worsening decline. While smaller businesses were hiring, this was offset by cuts at larger manufacturers.

It was the latest unimpressive update from a sector which is still lagging below its pre-recession levels and comes as industry faces fresh uncertainty after Tata Steel said it planned a sale of its entire UK operation.

Rob Dobson, senior economist at Markit, said: “Although March saw modest improvements in the trends for production and new orders, industry is still hovering close to the stagnation mark and will struggle to make a meaningful contribution to the next set of GDP growth figures”.

Howard Archer, chief UK and European economist at IHS Global Insight, said: “About the best that can be said for this survey is that it is a tiny step in the right direction for manufacturers.”

Ruth Miller, UK economist at Capital Economics, said the “dismal” figures “suggest that the sector is still struggling to put its troubles last year behind it”.

There are expectations that manufacturing prospects will improve during the year, however, with global growth expected to pick up slightly but there are still uncertainties due to the upcoming EU referendum and its effect on the exchange rate, she added.

Separate manufacturing PMI figures for the eurozone showed a reading of 51.6 – up from February’s 51.2.

The bloc’s economy grew by just 1.6% in 2015 and first-quarter surveys suggest there is unlikely to be much short-term improvement.

Original Source: http://news.sky.com/story/1670959/fears-over-sluggish-growth-in-manufacturing

Man remains in hospital after ‘serious industrial accident’ at Molesey Business Centre

The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after a man was involved in a “serious industrial accident” at the Molesey Business Centre yesterday.

The air ambulance was called to reports of an ‘industrial accident’.

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance was called to Central Avenue in West Molesey at about 3.30pm along with a car and ambulance from the South East Coast Ambulance Service and officers from Surrey Police to reports of an ‘accidental injury’.

Your Local Guardian: Boy, 15, air-lifted to hospital after falling from bike during race

The man, who is in his 20s, was rushed to St George’s Hospital in Tooting after suffering injuries to his pelvis and upper leg.

A mission report from the air ambulance said “inanimate mechanical forces” had caused the serious injuries to the man.

The air ambulance crew assisted paramedics on the ground before the man was taken by road to the hospital where he remains today.

Original Source: http://bit.ly/1nLuPYI