Birmingham college partners with HS2 to support women in construction

SOUTH & City College Birmingham has partnered with several organisations including HS2, Women into Construction, The West Midlands Combined Authority and Birmingham City Council to provide women with increased job opportunities in the construction industry.

Female students are currently being given the chance to participate in a six-week programme specifically designed to improve their employability prospects within the sector.

FMB confirm construction output rises despite Brexit uncertainty

THE Government must not be complacent about the damage a ‘no deal’ Brexit would cause amid positive signs of growth in the UK construction industry, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

The released figures on the construction industry were published by the Office for National Statistics in November 2018.

Sarah McMonagle, Director of External Affairs at the FMB, said: “The UK construction sector grew by 2.1 per cent during September to November 2018 compared with the previous three months.

Safety practise: A ten-step guide to avoiding falls from height by Katharina Busch

Falling from a height is THE single most common cause of occupational fatalities in the UK. Almost a third of all annual deaths in the workplace result from poor health and safety practices involving falls, slips and trips, writes Katharina Busch.

In order to reduce the number of fatalities over the coming years, companies – as well as employees – need to work closely together to create a safer, more productive and enjoyable working environment.

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