Safety Smart: Monthly Update

15th February 2021 Posted in Blogs

In this month’s edition, we’re asking ‘How Safe Are Smart Motorways?’ as a new survey commissioned by road safety Brake and breakdown recovery firm Green Flag revealed that just 48% know how to use smart motorways and 25% said they don’t know what a smart motorway is.  Read More Here 

As the COVID19 pandemic continues, the latest episode of the IOSH Podcast takes a look at COVID19 and it’s impact on enforcement. Regulatory Lawyer Rhian Greaves shares the impact the pandemic has had on the service our safety, health and environmental regulatory agencies are providing. Listen Here

Mates In Mind are dedicated to improving mental health across the construction industry and now can order flyers, pens, posters, van stickers, lanyards and more to show your support by dropping an email to

In legal news, a scaffolding company has been fined after scaffolding collapsed across the entrance to the car park of Coventry Skydome. Scaffolding, which was approximately 13 metres in length and four metres high and had been erected to protect the public from falling. Read More 

Whilst a sole trader who operated a construction and demolition waste recycling business has been fined after a worker sustained serious crush injuries when he was struck from behind by a 13.5-tonne excavator. Read More 

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