Agriculture Industry Has ‘Worst Rate’ of Worker Fatalities

Agriculture Industry Has ‘Worst Rate’ of Worker Fatalities

The latest report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revealed that the agriculture industry has the worst rate of worker fatalities in Great Britain, with 21 people killed last year… including one child. The biggest leading cause of death was transport-related incidents, such as being struck by a moving vehicle or a vehicle overturning. Approximately half of those killed were over the age […]

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Retraining? What Are Future-Proof Jobs?

Retraining? What Are Future-Proof Jobs?

There’s a lot of talk about Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and the increasing automation of a number of processes. As a result, many jobs could be made obsolete, or certainly change considerably, due to the introduction of this new technology. But there are some professions that are set to stick around (more or less) in their current form for some time to come, which means […]

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Construction ‘Needs 1 Million More Workers By 2020’

Construction ‘Needs 1 Million More Workers By 2020’

The construction industry in the UK is in need of a million more skilled workers by 2020 and one chief is urging every corner of the industry to help bring new talent into British building. Leo Quinn, chief executive of Balfour Beatty, one of the country’s biggest construction companies, has called for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to do more to address the skills […]

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