UK moves into next phase of vaccine roll-out

15 April 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that everybody in cohorts one to nine — including those aged 50 and over, health and care workers and the clinically vulnerable — has been offered a vaccine.

Employers get thumbs up for being Covid ready

15 April 2021

With non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and other premises now re-opened as England's lockdown eases, the British Safety Council (BSC) decided to check that organisations were prepared.

Clarity in construction product names

15 April 2021

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is pressing ahead with implementation of the ETIM model of data classification which will ensure all users employ the same terms to describe the same attributes and values.

Covid-19 linked to increased risk of mental health disorders

12 April 2021

The largest study yet conducted into the link between Covid-19 and mental health problems has revealed that about one third of Covid survivors have also received a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within six months of infection.

Customers urged to help keep shop workers safe

12 April 2021

As thousands of retailers start welcoming back customers from 12 April, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has reminded the general public that they have a key part to play to creating a safe environment for shop workers.

Final date to order free rapid coronavirus tests

9 April 2021

Organisations in England hoping to order free rapid lateral flow tests to test employees for asymptomatic coronavirus infection must register their interest by midnight on Monday 12 April 2021.

Collaborative reporting on safer structures

9 April 2021

Following the tragedy at Grenfell and the subsequent review of Building Regulations led by Dame Judith Hackitt, a recommendation was made that the CROSS scheme (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety) should be extended and strengthened to cover all engineering safety concerns.

Wales given a roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions

9 April 2021

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has set out plans to further relax Covid restrictions with the aim of taking Wales fully into Alert Level 3 by 17 May, subject to public health conditions remaining favourable.