MENTAL HEALTH – AN EMPLOYER’S RESPONSIBILITY

MENTAL HEALTH – AN EMPLOYER’S RESPONSIBILITY

Mental health is a huge issue in the UK construction industry. According to statistics, men who work on construction sites are six times more likely to die by suicide than from falling from a great height. Shockingly, on average, two workers kill themselves each working day. That is a terrible statistic and, whilst the industry has seen a huge increase in awareness of the issue of mental health and male…

Hand Arm Vibration Symptoms you need to be aware of

Spotting The Signs of HAVS: Symptoms you need to be aware of

Spotting the Signs of HAVS: Symptoms you need to be aware of Hand Arm Vibration is a medical condition caused by the prolonged over exposure to vibration, usually via hand held power tools or machinery. It’s commonly diagnosed as an illness, however, HAVS is actually a fully preventable condition. Symptoms of HAVS can be subtle and often go unnoticed, but due to the severity of the condition, any symptoms that…

Taking a hold of HAVS

What is HAVS? Taking a hold of Hand Arm Vibration

What is HAVS? Taking a hold of Hand Arm Vibration Around 2 million people in the UK alone are at risk of developing HAVS at some point in their life. Currently, there is no cure for the dibilatating condition. Instead, innovative technology and strict guidelines are being rigorously implemented across construction to try and protect everyone from the devastating effects it can cause. What’s HAVS? Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)…

5 construction technology trends for 2020

Construction Trends to follow throughout 2020

What are the top Construction trends to follow throughout 2020? Throughout recent decades, technology has driven the path for major innovations in a vast range of industries. Netflix and Prime have reshaped TV streaming and Just Eat puts thousands of restaurants at everyone’s fingertips. No one knows where the next mainstream technological advancement will come from. But one industry seems to have fallen behind in the digital age, and was…

Construction and the Productivity Puzzle

Construction and the Productivity Puzzle By Jake Fowler, Digital Marketing Executive at VJ Technology The construction industry has become renowned for being wildly inefficient. Technological advances that have been seamlessly adopted by other industries haven’t had the same effect on construction, leaving countless companies and projects struggling to meet demands. Although readily available, uptake on efficiency solutions throughout the industry seem to be nominal – but just how bad is…

WHY COMPETENCE IS KEY

By Mark Tomlin, Chief Executive of VJ Technology The construction industry is at a turning point. The tragic fire at Grenfell Tower two years ago has resulted in a lot of difficult questions being asked and in many cases the answers were not what the industry was hoping for. The shortcomings of the industry have been laid bare and it is clear that a lot needs to change. However, with…