Roof systems manufacturer Marley Eternit has issued a sun safety warning for all outdoor construction workers, following new research which shows they have a greater risk of skin cancer than any other occupation. The latest study, which appeared in the British Journal of Cancer, looked at the risks
Moray Council has revealed plans to transfer the ownership of historic clock tower in Dufftown to the local community. The clocktower, which stands in the centre of the town and dates from 1839, was declared surplus to operational requirements in 2005. It continued to serve as a tourist information
A man who built his Dundee home using fast-food wrappers and plastic bottles is now planning to create a motor vehicle from waste. Former waste worker Angus Carnie constructed his own house for just £15,000.
Drivers of the latest wheeled loader range from Hyundai will be able to surf the web in their cabs. The new HL965 model contains an automotive 'infotainment' system complete with a smart phone style seven-inch touch wide screen monitor to enable operators to access accurate equipment data in quick t
A construction worker plans to buy a bigger house so his daughters can have their own rooms after he won £300,000 on a scratchcard, The Herald has reported. David Abercrombie, 26, from Irvine, Ayrshire, hit the jackpot – to the disbelief of his workmates – on a Lucky Lines scratchcard from Nati
https://twitter.com/forthroadbridge/status/872737997652971520 The pair of kestrels nesting on the Forth Road Bridge has announced the arrival of baby chicks.
NHBC has developed an online quiz to test people’s knowledge of onsite health and safety signs. The quiz was launched to coincide with NHBC’s 8th annual Health and Safety Awards where house building sites across the UK compete to demonstrate excellence in health and safety standards.
Lego has made the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum the latest addition to its architectural model series to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the birth of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, reports Deezen. The late American architect, who was born 8 June 1867, completed the New York art museum in 1959. W
Construction worker Joseph Mutungi is celebrating after winning the Kenyan lottery. The father of four became the second Lotto Power Draw winner this year, taking home Sh10 million (£75,000) in the Madaraka Day Power Draw.
Staring at modern buildings and the 21st century’s urban landscapes such as the archetypal financial district can give you a headache, according to a new academic study.
Housing maintenance company Mears has banned its workers from having beards, citing health and safety grounds regarding the effectiveness of dust masks. According to the Unite trade union, its members working for Mears in Tower Hamlets were told at a tool box talk that beards were now banned so that
Moray Council is giving local businesses the opportunity to sponsor new street names as a way of raising much needed revenue. The initiative was approved by the council’s planning and regulatory services committee as part of revised policy and procedures for the naming and numbering of streets.
The crimes of cowboy builders are well publicised, but a new study has found that rogue traders may well be out-numbered by rogue customers. Customers having a cavalier attitude towards tradesmen’s safety and wellbeing is common, as are attempts to belittle their expertise, but the worst behaviour
A print of South Tower Yellow Crane created by Kate Downie Scottish arts charity Art in Healthcare is to launch a newly commissioned limited edition print to coincide with the opening of the new Queensferry Crossing, with all proceeds from the sale supporting the organisation’s work.
Padlocks bearing messages of love have been removed from a North-east bridge due to structural concerns, the Press & Journal has reported. Aberdeenshire Council removed 150 ‘love locks’ from the River Cowie bridge in Stonehaven, many of which were inscribed with romantic messages.