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Trade union Unite has called for additional protections for construction workers after Professor Calum Semple, a member of Sage (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies), told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday that there were high levels of Covid-19 transmission within the construction industry. The Daily Mail reports that Unite said that the high transmission rates were… Read more »
A Lego Education Academy certified trainer has been visiting children in schools around Hampshire to help inspire them to consider careers in the construction industry.
It’s estimated that there are 2.2 million workers in the construction industry alone who could be at risk of respiratory diseases such as silicosis, cancer and tuberculosis.
The Office for National Statistics has recently published figures that show monthly construction figures grew by 17.6% in July 2020.