Audio – Training Talk Episode #2…

It’s cards on the table time in our second training-specific audio show. Regular readers will know that we recently launched a new audio podcast called Training Talk which – as the name suggests – focuses upon the subject of demolition training. Some might also recall that the launch episode was actually the first in a…Read moreRead more

Audio – An act of desperation…

One man’s moment of madness highlights a deeper issue in the UK construction sector. Unless you have been living in a cave this past week, you will likely be aware of an incident in Liverpool in the UK during which a mini excavator operator drove his machine through the reception of a newly-built hotel to…Read moreRead more

Audio – New Year upsurge for scrap…?

It’s been a tough year for the scrap market. But 2019 might start with some positivity. 2018 was marked by double-digit percentage drops in the price of many of the scrap metals most regularly encountered on demolition sites. Against a backdrop of a US/China trade war and the widespread imposition of tariffs, aluminium was down…Read moreRead more

Comment – We need to talk..

Suicide Prevention Day highlights dangers in demolition and construction. Young men working in the demolition and construction industries represent the highest suicide risk of any industry. Yet while we quickly latch on to issues that might impact upon physical well-being of demolition and construction workers, their mental well-being is still being overlooked, even though this…Read moreRead more

Audio – ScrapChat podcast goes live…

Demolition News Radio unveils fourth audio show. It is just under a year since we launched the Demolition News Radio audio podcast. In that time, we have attracted well over 15,000 listeners; seen our audio output appear on iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify and a whole host of other podcast broadcast platforms; and we have…Read moreRead more

Comment – Silence is complicity…

Time to speak up and speak out against site accidents and deaths. The latest episode of the Demolition News Radio podcast addresses a subject that is seemingly taboo, off-limits and forbidden. And that subject is site accidents and site deaths. We live in an age of transparency, when every aspect of our business and personal…Read moreRead more

Have your say…

Demolition News Radio is opening up the airwaves. Unless you have been living in a cave these past 10 months or so, you will know by now that DemolitionNews has a dedicated demolition podcast that you can hear on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and a whole host of other audio outlets. Despite being purely about…Read moreRead more

Audio – Loneliness of the demolition man…

Demolition News Radio looks at the issue of isolation when working away from home. Under normal circumstances, I tend not to publish our audio content here. We figure that if you want to listen to a podcast, then chances are that you will do so through a dedicated app on your smartphone. However, earlier today,…Read moreRead more

Mick George Ltd hit with hefty fine…

Firm fined after tipper came into contact with overhead power lines. Northampton Crown Court heard that on 9 March 2016 a driver employed by Mick George Ltd was emptying a load of soil from his tipper vehicle at a site in Northampton. Mick George Ltd had already identified the need for Permanent Protection Structures (goalposts)…Read moreRead more

Audio – Pre-launch furore…

Our new show isn’t out yet; and it’s already famous in the US! Earlier this week, we dropped an audio trailer of a new podcast series we have planned called “Birth of a Demolition Company”. That show will follow a new demolition start-up as it takes its first tentative steps on the demolition ladder, and…Read moreRead more