Compensation warning as 100 Scottish construction workers die during pandemic

Employers in the Scottish construction sector could face legal action for damages running into hundreds of thousands of pounds after new figures found the industry has accounted for 100 Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Published 26 April 2021

Number of furloughed construction workers on the rise

There has been a significant rise in the number of workers furloughed in the construction sector this year, with 244,100 people on furlough at the end of January.

Published 4 March 2021

Minister issues open letter reminding construction sector to follow COVID-19 safety guidance

Housing minister Kevin Stewart has written an open letter to the construction industry to thank them for their hard work, and for complying with the lockdown restrictions.

Published 1 March 2021

HSE hails Scottish construction sector's safety guidance adherence

Scotland’s construction industry has been recognised for playing its part in the battle against COVID-19 but has been warned not to take its “foot off the gas” after recent cases were reported on sites across the country.

Published 23 February 2021

50 workers on Edinburgh St James Quarter site in self-isolation following positive Covid tests

Eleven workers on the Edinburgh St James Quarter site have reported positive test results for Covid-19, forcing a further 39 into self-isolation.

Published 19 February 2021

CICV Forum issues new and updated guidance to help workers stay safe

The Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has issued a suite of new essential guidance to help the sector’s operatives continue to work safely on essential projects during lockdown.

Published 10 February 2021

SELECT offers training facility for use as Covid vaccination centre

Construction trade association SELECT is throwing its weight behind the Scottish Government’s vaccination roll-out with the offer of a ready-to-use facility which could accommodate hundreds of people.

Published 3 February 2021

MSP questions safety of coronavirus measures for construction workers

A Scottish Labour MSP has written to the Scottish Government to call for more action to keep construction workers safe during the current lockdown.

Published 26 January 2021

Scotland's retail and construction sectors have benefitted most from UK covid support

Businesses in Scotland benefitted from more than £3.4 billion of UK Government-backed loans to protect and support jobs across the region with the construction sector among the biggest beneficiaries, new data has revealed.

Published 19 January 2021

Construction largely unaffected by tougher restrictions

Nicola Sturgeon has tightened the rules on tradesmen and women entering private homes during lockdown but construction sites are permitted to continue with current operating procedures.

Published 13 January 2021

New safe operating guidance issued for construction sector

Construction companies and workers have been urged to follow updated COVID-19 guidance after industry leaders issued new Safe Operating Guidance.

Published 13 January 2021

Non-essential construction work may stop to 'radically reduce interactions'

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed that she is considering whether additional lockdown restrictions are needed for non-essential work in Scotland to help bring the number of coronavirus cases down.

Published 8 January 2021

And finally... Two architectural proposals to speed up vaccinations

Shipping-container clinics and city centre pod have been proposed by architects to help speed up the process of Covid-19 vaccinations.

Published 8 January 2021

Workers urged to use face coverings in correct manner in new video campaign

With essential construction work set to continue during the latest lockdown, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) is urging operatives to make a safe start to 2021 with a colourful new face mask campaign.

Published 7 January 2021

Essential repairs and home moves ‘can continue during lockdown’

Construction and other essential work can continue following yesterday's lockdown announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Published 5 January 2021