As COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, CICV Forum issues new health and safety animation, urging workers to keep protecting themselves and others

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued another in its series of engaging advice videos, reminding workers how to keep themselves and others safe as the COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. The 90-second animation is the latest in a string of easy-to-follow Forum films designed to help construction workers protect themselves and their colleagues, Continue Reading

Strong performance for the Health and Safety Products market due to Covid-19 Pandemic

The UK market has continued to perform strongly, buoyed by increased demand for PPE and hygiene products due to Covid, although overall market performance differs dramatically by sector, due to the lockdown measures imposed on businesses in 2020/early 2021. Given increased demand for many of the health and safety products Continue Reading


Devon based company Wooduchoose Limited have utilised features of their wood products comparison website to help combat the nation shortage of timber, which is beginning to seriously effect the UK construction industry. The shortage in timber supply in the UK has been caused partly by the increase in construction and Continue Reading

16% decline in Suspended Ceilings and Partitioning Market due to Covid-19

The UK suspended ceilings and partitioning systems market was worth an estimated £283m in 2020, having declined by an estimated 16% due to the impact of the pandemic. The overall market for suspended ceiling and partitioning products is relatively mature and primarily dependent on   construction and refurbishment activity in the Continue Reading

RMI Contractor’s output down due to Covid-19 pandemic

RMI contractors’ output in 2020 fell due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. While most social housing providers have been able to maintain essential responsive repair services, the provision of planned maintenance has been impacted. Capitalised RMI expenditure for the year was £1.6bn, against a £2.4bn forecast for the year as of January Continue Reading

Connected Vaccination Management Platform for Construction and Film/TV Production Industries

Tento Applied Sciences and IHP Safety partner to improve personnel safety with a confidential, secure, and fully integrated COVID diagnostics system NEW YORK and LONDON, June 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Occupational health and safety specialists, IHP Safety is extending the Tento Applied Science connected data management and exchange platform to the Construction and Film/TV Production Continue Reading

New guidance to help manage transition back to the workplace

The “How Business Owners Can Use Partitioning and Ironmongery to Help Manage Social Distancing” guide, jointly produced by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and FIS, which represents the Finishes and Interior Sector, has been updated following changes to UK conformity marking. Developed to help those involved in managing workplaces understand key considerations they Continue Reading

Care Homes market suffer short term effect from Covid-19 pandemic

The care homes industry was hugely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic during 2020, with mortality rates disproportionately high amongst the care home population and the UK’s older age groups (those aged 70+). This led to a sharp drop in the care home population and hence occupancy levels during 2020. Total care home sector revenue in 2020/2021, Continue Reading