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Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states: “It shall be the duty of every employer to conduct his undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in his/her employment who may be affected thereby are not thereby exposed to risks to their health or safety.”
Health and safety is a key phrase across much of the manual trades industry. With the majority of work-place fatalities stemming from the construction sectors, …Read more
Apple Pay is due to be launched in the US on October 2014 and will be rolled out in the UK in 2015. This will have a huge impact on all businesses looking to keep up with the mobile and online payment market.
eMarketer estimate that iPhone users will account for 30.5% of all smartphone users in the UK in 2014. That means 1 out of 3 customers will be able to use Apple Pay. On top of this, customers can also pay using the new Apple Watch due to launch in 2015.
How it works
Apple Pay works …Read more
Historical partnership between National Express and the Highways Agency has pledged to amalgamate their expertise in order to benefit millions of road users nationwide.
Many British users embark on a daily commute that can often eat into two hours per day and a bad morning commute has the potential of ruining the entire day. The coach operator, which is the largest in the UK and operates 18 million journeys per year, has recently become the first commercial organisation of its kind to sign a …Read more
Balfour Beatty have recently been hailed as the highest earning construction contractor of this year, and now the international infrastructure group have just landed a £70 million contract for Crossrail’s new Woolwich Station.
The project will span over a four year time-scale and is set to secure easier and more convenient travel for commuters from Woolwich to a host of London and South East locations.
It will also support regenerations in the Thames Gateway area and will …Read more
During the three months to May of this year, the construction sectors output fell by a staggering 0.8% from the previous three months. This catalysed concerns that the UK's economic recovery may be in jeopardy.
The construction sector is often the first to recover from an economic down turn, but as it contributes a large portion to the economy, any potential slowdown could have severe effects to future economic recovery.
A jump in new work
In the same manner that poor output has bad …Read more