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.
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.
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. In the letter, the minister has asked the industry to keep following the rules to allow construction work to continue safely. On
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. The alert came from Russell Adfield, head of construction se
Eleven workers on the Edinburgh St James Quarter site have reported positive test results for Covid-19, forcing a further 39 into self-isolation.
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.
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.
A Scottish Labour MSP has written to the Scottish Government to call for more action to keep construction workers safe during the current lockdown.
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. The Bounce Back Loans Scheme has issued more than 86,000 loans, while m
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.
Construction companies and workers have been urged to follow updated COVID-19 guidance after industry leaders issued new Safe Operating Guidance.
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.
Shipping-container clinics and city centre pod have been proposed by architects to help speed up the process of Covid-19 vaccinations. At the request of the Italian Special Commissioner for the Covid-19 emergency, Domenico Arcuri, the architect Stefano Boeri – together with a team of cons
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.
Construction and other essential work can continue following yesterday's lockdown announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Government has confirmed.