£107m to Teesside Wind Farm from UK Infrastructure Bank
The UK infrastructure bank launched in June 2021 has announced its first investment to the value of £107m will be into a 450m quay to service offshore wind farms in Teesside creating 800 jobs. The former steelworks site is now part of the new Teesworks freeport which aims to become a world leader in the field of offshore wind. The author only hopes they find something recyclable to make the turbine blades out of (or a way to recycle them) after this bombshell story revealed all is not sustainable in the wind sector.
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Murphy Trials AI Safety Cameras
Murphy & Sons is trialling onsite health & safety cameras which alert upon entry to an exclusion and danger zones and can even monitor PPE and trip hazards. Called ‘AI cameras’ the devices use machine learning to process data about weather and accidents to make predictive decisions & anticipate accidents.
Lighthouse Charity Partners with Springfield Properties on Mental Health
In partnership with Springfield Properties and other housebuilders the charity will deliver a range of resources for the construction sector including a helpline, phone app & free workshops on mental health & wellbeing. With suicide three times higher than the national average in Construction, Lighthouse Charity has launched ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ initiative which targets mental health in construction on and offsite.
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families. For more information click here