What are potentially the most dangerous jobs on a construction site?

Statistically speaking construction is unfortunately still one of the most dangerous industries to work for in the UK. The HSE recorded 43 …

Mosaic Management Systems scoops runner-up accolade in ‘One to Watch Company 2017’ category at The Construction Computing Awards

Mosaic Management Systems was voted runner up ‘one to watch company 2017’ category at The Construction Computing Awards. Judged by a …

5 reasons why you need an online stock & asset tracking system

Keeping track of inventory, such as stock and assets, has never been an easy task. However, in the construction sector the …

What does the latest HSE Labour Force Survey reveal about workforce health & safety in the construction sector

According to the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) annual survey figures, work place fatalities are down but ill-health continues to cost …

Has Time & Attendance software finally come of age in the construction sector?

The construction sector more than ever, requires the precise management of the workforce and their work load. As a Project Manager …

Mosaic health & safety workforce software to be used by Keir BAM on Hinkley Point C earthworks contract

A Kier BAM joint venture has now signed contracts with EDF Energy to carry out £100m+ of site preparation works for …

10 ways specialist health & safety construction software can benefit your business

There are already established technology solutions out there, where software supports and enhances Health & Safety project strategy delivered to a …

Mosaic wholeheartedly supports HSE’s campaign ‘Go Home Healthy’ via HealthCheck module

As HSE (Health & Safety Executive) launches its Go Home Healthy campaign, Mosaic is proud to support this endeavour with the …

Five construction admin challenges, that traditionally revolves around maintaining safe sites

Businesses in the construction industry face a different set of challenges than your average company. Take one aspect: safety. Most businesses …

Managing your stock, assets and inspections was never simpler, via this new app!

A new app joins the Mosaic family! We’re proud to announce the launch of Asset, Inspection & Stock Control Manager. It’s …

So, how can you track mental health in the workplace? Mosaic HealthCheck supplies the answers

You can use technology to monitor health records and set reminders to keep records up to date. In accordance with HSE …

The Mosaic SkillPass App puts the smart phone center stage, supporting worker safety throughout the build

With inductions to consider, stock to monitor, and site staff to manage – there’s a lot of processes and paperwork involved. …

Dont let fatigue be the downfall of your construction site & staff

Tiredness can kill. This well-known slogan is used by the DVLA to warn drivers of the life-threatening risks of driving when …

Mosaic employed to help Costain & Skanska on HS2 enabling works project

Costain and Skanska have been awarded the South Enabling Works Contract for High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. The award is worth …

CDM2015 requirements on inductions – Why online inductions are best for security and safety

Paperwork is essential for any desk or office based business, and when it comes to combining onsite induction processes with paperwork, …

Onsite tracking of time is as important as keeping track of budget

It’s early morning, people are coming and going. You’ve managed to get your first coffee and glance at your emails. You’ve …

Keeping track of tools, plant, stock and PPE just became a whole lot easier

There’s no bigger frustration for Site Managers and contractors to go looking for a piece of equipment to find that it’s …

A step by step guide to getting your site inductions right

Regardless of the size of the construction site and the different processes you may already have in place, you need to …

Mosaic –  The building blocks to safety  

Ensuring safety in the workplace takes a lot of knowledge, paperwork and processes. Everyone involved in construction projects and site management …

Why use our online Mosaic Induction Manager? It’s because we designed it with your needs in mind…

Mosaic Management Systems has focused on the construction sector and for the last decade has designed software for its clients, with their particular needs …

Online induction software to guide site contractors through the induction process

Getting contractors inducted is certainly a challenge. This challenge is twofold. Firstly, getting them booked onto induction courses can prove timely …

Mosaic steps into the breach as changes to CSCS card scheme come into force

As of the 31st March 2017, CSCS now solely issue cards to those with construction related occupations. Historically, Construction Related Occupation …

The automation of site inductions, better helps ensure safety compliance on projects

The majority of senior executives (72%) in regulated companies (from construction to manufacturing) feel that ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements represents …

Asset tagging with RFID technology has always shown strong payback figures

An article, published a while ago back in the July/August 2012 edition of Maintenance and Asset Management magazine’ looks at: ‘benefits …

Helping you with costing your stock, asset and equipment tracking!

Here’s how Mosaic’s Stock, Asset and Inspection module works! All deliveries entering the site can be scanned as stock, using a …

Help with costing your Inductions for construction sites

A study by the Institute for Work & Health (2012) found that the higher risk of work injury among new workers …

Mobile and cloud based is the way for construction to go!

Mobile technology and cloud-based solutions are now altering the way things are done in the construction industry. A study conducted by …

5 Frequently Asked Questions about Online Induction

We can appreciate that moving to an online induction program might through up a few questions before you take the plunge. …

To help avoid workforce churn, plan your inductions with staff in mind

According to the London Coaching Company, 4 out of 5 company offer a below par induction, which contributes to 20% of …

Canadian Study finds persistence of higher injury risk for new workers – are there lessons to be learnt in the UK construction industry?

An interesting study undertaken by the Institute for Work & Health (2012) found that the higher risk of work injury among …

Off-site and online inductions are rising in popularity – we take a look at some of the reasons why!

When you induct new or returning employees, contractors and visitors’ do you always run the induction on-site? or do you give them the …

Simplicity personified! We take a look at Mosaic’s site induction module

Mosaic have developed a simple solution for your ‘project’ induction process needs, and the beauty of our cloud based system means …

Mosaic supports new ‘Spotlight on illegal workers’ campaign

Interesting to read on www.installeronline.co.uk that a new national campaign ‘Spotlight on…illegal workers’ has been launched by the Considerate Constructors Scheme. They …

Mosaic platform delivers ‘Big Data’ opportunities in construction health & safety arena

‘Big Data’ refers to extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating …

Construction sector – Is it really worth not being Health and Safety compliant ?

Research by Arinite found health and safety fines in 2016 by far outstripped the cost of compliance. It found that businesses …

10 questions you are unlikely to hear a Site Manager ask on a Mosaic project

We take a look at how the deployment of a Mosaic Management System can change site working practices and worker behaviour. Below …

Mosaic Management Systems delighted to be returning to the 2017 Safety & Health Expo

All of us at Mosaic are excited to once again be returning to the Safety and Health Expo held at Excel on 20th …

Stop. Make a Change campaign: Fatigue in the Workplace

In April 2017 companies and organisations from across the UK infrastructure sector will take part in a joint national initiative targeting …

RFID technology delivering exceptional returns tracking site stock, tools, plant & PPE

Here’s how RFID works! All deliveries entering the site can be scanned as stock, using a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). While …

As the skills shortage debate comes to a head – we take a look at recent Brexit news that could further exacerbate this

There has been a lot written in the construction media over the last few years about the skills shortage that the industry …

Bio-Metric fingerprint readers configured and dispatched

We are delighted to have finally configured and couriered two bio-metric finger print readers to one of our highway clients. These …

There’s an an App for that – Mosaic has one too!

You can get an App for pretty much anything these days, and Mosaic Management Systems is no different in that respect. …

10 UK construction industry trends that will make an impact in 2017

We’ve identified 10 key construction industry trends set to shape the market this year. Advancements in technology and an increased focus on …

US construction survey reveals lack of technology support for project health and safety issues

In a recent American study, ‘The state of construction management report’ helps appreciate a better understanding of what their industry successes, challenges, products, …

Mosaic’s 10 top tips for maintaining a competent workforce on your construction project

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous places to work on if health and safety rules are not respected. That’s why it is all …

Why Onboarding / Inductions in the UK construction market is crucial for new starter retention

Employees are certainly the most valuable assets of a construction company. In the UK labour market within this sector, the long-term …

Longitudinal health and safety project is a first for UK construction – Thames Tideway project will be used for the fieldwork

Researchers at Loughborough University are embarking on a unique project that will track and inform health and safety leadership, policies, and …

Crime in the construction industry – What steps can be taken to help prevent workforce crime

It is not surprising that the most common forms of crime in the construction industry are theft, vandalism and health and …

Newly privatised oil and pipeline network, requiring that Mosaic on-line reach!

In March 2015, the government announced it had agreed to sell the GPSS (Government Pipeline Storage System) to Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos …

Mosaic helps Costain deliver on marine tunnelling project at Hinkley Point C

Costain, one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, is delighted be a major contract partner in the construction of the …

Work on Thames Tideway Tunnel commences with Mosaic’s Competency Management System at its core

After years of planning, construction work for the new 25 kilometre interception, storage and transfer tunnel running up to 65 metres …

Many construction companies now deliver inductions both online and offline ‘the blended approach’ – let’s review the evidence

Construction companies these days have the option to deliver their inductions both online and offline. In our experience, some chose a …

Importance of company Inductions / onboarding in today’s construction labour market

Employees are a construction company’s most valuable assets, particularly in the UK with the skills shortage we face. The keeping of …

Mosaic ‘Competency Management System’ involved in Crossrail’s delivery of Bond Street station

A joint venture between Costain and Skanska to build Crossrail’s Bond Street station is up and running. This is the last …

When Costain were awarded the £700 million contract to redevelop London Bridge station – Mosaic were delighted to support this venture

Mosaic Management Systems were delighted to be involved in this project when Costain were awarded the £700 million contract to redevelop …

Advancing safety with mobile technology

Mobile technology plays a vital role in the management of assets and employees in most businesses today, whether it’s a colleague …

Pioneering construction: Can health and safety training really be truly EPIC?

What comes into your mind when you think of a day of health and safety training? A day in a cold …

Work related ill health in the construction industry is on the rise

Work related ill health in the construction industry has returned to rates last seen in 2008–09 following an increase of around …

Health and safety statistics for 2015/16 released

Health and safety statistics for 2015/16 released  Using information from the Labour Force Survey, RIDDOR reporting, HSE cost model, death certificates …

Construction in focus

Two years ago the UK Government published a report on worker well-being in the construction sector, arguing how improvements in this …

Innovative construction trends to look out for in the future

The construction marketplace continues to astound us with attractive structures, innovative construction and methods and improved architectural models as more and more …

Importance of managing and implementing health & safety measures in construction

The issue of health, safety and environment (HSE) remains one of the top priorities in the local, regional and global construction …

A14 Extension – Online Competency & Site Management Systems making this more than just a road

The government has now committed up to £1.5 billion investment to improve the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon and Mosaic Management …

WHITE PAPER: Further empowering a competent workforce in the construction sector

One of the most misused words used in the construction industry is ‘competent person’, as any construction site manager after completing …

Construction industry not taking advantage of technology, says KPMG survey

Fewer than one in ten construction companies are at the sharp end of technology and most just follow on behind, trying …

Alcohol and drugs in UK construction industry placed under spotlight

Alcohol and drugs in UK construction industry have been placed under the spotlight by the Considerate Constructors Scheme after a survey has …

Importance of toolbox talks – a common feature within effective site management techniques

A toolbox talk is a very short informal safety talk and all about sharing best practice. Normally delivered on-site (not in …

Virtual reality looking to improve health and safety in the construction sector

While architectural practices and design companies continue to explore the possibilities of virtual reality being incorporated into their design process, the …

Costain Skanska JV wins £40m Paddington underground link contract – Mosaic goes along for the ride!

Costain, the engineering solutions provider, in joint venture (JV) with Skanska UK, has won the contract to create an underground link …

10 survey facts about onsite card checking and fraud

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) joined forces with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) to conduct an industry-wide survey aimed …

CSCS urge employers to check workforce cards the Smart way

Following on from reports in the media last year outlining the dangers of construction card fraud, CSCS is continually trying to urge …

Smart rugged phones for smart site management solutions

The ‘rugged’ phone market, primarily targeting tradespeople,  is forecast to account for around 18 million handset sales from a global predicted …

Top tips for managing fatigue within the construction sector

Construction work constantly involves high-risk activities and to work safely, workers need to be physically and mentally alert at all time. …

Emerging technologies assisting the construction industry

According to a BBC article instead of the workforce in high-viz jackets and hard hats (PPE – Personal Protection Equipment), there …

Health & Safety Executive (HSE) determined to put the myths to bed!

With a view to counteracting the daft decisions being blamed on Health and Safety, the HSE has decided to publish a myth …

Construction site ‘Occupational Health’ solutions delivered by Mosaic

According to HSE (RR584) construction employers should have policies which relate not only to safety but also occupational health strategy and …

London games raised the health & safety bar compared to Rio

The Rio Games have big shoes to fill following the London Olympics, which was statistically the safest Games ever, with a …

What will the Impact of Brexit on Construction really be?

I think it is fair to say that no one can accurately predict with any great precision what the impact of Brexit …

How is your Fatigue Management Policy working for you?

In a recent article in SHP online Clinton Horn, a Health & Safety Manager at BAM Nuttall Ltd, provides a really insightful …

Key US construction study concludes that a health & safety culture really does affect the bottom line

Construction contractors who take safety seriously and invest more in worker safety really do achieve better profitability than contractors who spend less on …

The state of health and safety in global construction – an opportunity for improved PPE policies

According to an article in SHP by Nigel Crunden there has been a considerable increase in major construction projects within the emerging powerhouse …

Building Safety Group says Construction Workers Health Standards Concerning

Serious concerns have been raised over the health standards of construction workers after a series of independent inspections of construction sites …

Top 8 Health & Safety risks found on construction sites

The construction industry accident fatality rate stands at twice that of other sectors. Construction sites are therefore callenging places from a …

Construction industry deaths rise by almost a quarter from last years figures, says the Health & Safety Executive

The number of workers killed while performing their jobs in the UK construction industry grew by almost 23 per cent during last year, …

Definition of a ‘Competent Person’ in Construction

A Misused Word One of the most misused words used in the construction industry is ‘competent person’1.  Any construction site manager …

Mosaic tackles fraud and increases productivity

Mosaic has established themselves as the number one in their market-place as a construction, project and site management Enterprise Resource Planning …

Engaging your workforce in Construction

Construction companies have a general belief that they have a good engagement with their workforce. The argument always is that operatives …

The importance of Onboarding in construction market

Employees are undoubtedly the most valuable assets of a construction company. The long-term success of a contractor depends on the retention …

Mosaic System being used on Costain/Galliford Try Joint Venture

The Galliford Try and Costain joint venture has signed agreement to use Mosaic Management Systems on their project which involves delivery …

Industry’s skill crisis worsen with the dodgy cards exposé

The construction industry’s reputation has come under criticism thanks to BBC Newsnight’s revelation that some workers having been cheating and paying …

Change in pattern of Safety Management

Safety has always had a high profile and priority in construction and engineering. Construction industry by its very nature is a …

Importance of Health & Safety training during Induction

Training operatives in health and safety matters in the workplace such as construction was seen as a time consuming, costly, disruption …

Triple Zero Vision for Thames Tideway Project

The Thames Tideway project team has set an ambitious vision of having a Triple Zero vision which will see zero harm, …

The Benefits of Stock Management Integration

Stock Management is about knowing what you have in your warehouse and where your stock is located. However, unless it’s integrated …

Managing Health & Safety Risks in Construction

Considering the scope and complexity of the construction sector and the statistics relating to the number of incidents, accidents, fatalities and …

Importance of Induction Training for new starters

One of the most at-risk groups when it comes to the potential for accidents or incidents are new starters at the …

Fatigue as an Issue in Rail Industry

Fatigue can be defined fairly simply as extreme tiredness which affects one’s ability to concentrate and work effectively. Why Fatigue is …

Mosaic to exhibit at Southern Water annual Health & Safety Conference

Mosaic Management Systems has been invited to exhibit at the launch of Health, Safety and Wellbeing strategy for AMP 6 and …

Costain & Carillion strengthen ties with Mosaic Management Systems

Costain Group and Carillion Plc have strengthened their ongoing business relation with Mosaic Management Systems by adopting their modules for the …

SEESA selects Mosaic to power on-site competence management

SEESA selects Mosaic to power on-site competence management South East Electricity Substation Alliance (SEESA) has chosen Mosaic software to monitor competence …

Costain/Skanska chooses competency management system from Mosaic

Costain/Skanska chooses competency management system from Mosaic Costain/Skanska have installed a competence management system from Mosaic that has been integrated with …

Countryside Properties breaks new ground with smart site working

Countryside Properties breaks new ground with smart site working Countryside Properties, one of the UK’s foremost housebuilders with a £5.1 billion …

Mosaic provides Carillion with powerful solution

Mosaic provides Carillion with powerful solution for competence and asset management Carillion Eltel is a joint venture between Eltel Networks and …