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Access photo of the year competition 2018 - €1000 Prize

1 January 2018 Email this article

We've teamed up with Access International magazine and are once again running the Access Photograph of the Year competition. This is open to all Non-professional photographers worldwide, who are invited to compete for a €1,000 prize. We are looking for a thought provoking photo that demonstrates the safe use of powered access machines. It will need to show best practice, so all relevant saf ... more

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Vision 2020: The Future CITB

1 January 2018 Email this article

 The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today revealed its bold new strategy and proposals for its future offer – Vision 2020: The Future CITB.  These will create the strategic, forward-looking and agile skills body that the industry is seeking.    Plans to modernise and reinvigorate CITB follow the Government’s ITB Review and the triennial Conse ... more

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IPAF makes MEWPs available in global BIM library

1 January 2018 Email this article

A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available in the National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Library due to the efforts of the experts from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). IPAF is in the process of developing scalable 3D BIM MEWPs and MCWPs that can be used to visualise their use in the constr ... more

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Trade bodies launch construction industry Brexit Manifesto

1 January 2018 Email this article

A number of trade organisations have joined together to launch a construction industry manifesto for Brexit. The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), Construction Products Association (CPA), Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Home Builders Federation (HBF) and National Federation of Builders (NFB) have worked together to create t ... more

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Small, local house builders have the most satisfied customers, new FMB Research reveals

1 January 2018 Email this article

Consumers are twice as likely to be 'very satisfied' with the quality of their new home if it was built by a small and medium-sized (SME) house builder, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB's research into satisfaction rates among people who have bought a home in the past five years show that twice as many people (36%) say they are &lsq ... more

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New training initiatives from CITB

1 January 2018 Email this article

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is increasing the standardisation and transferability of training in the construction industry and is launching a Construction Training Directory to support this. The Construction Training Directory is a searchable online directory of construction-related training courses, tests and qualifications which are delivered by Approved Training Organisati ... more

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Working well with towers - PASMA's tower safety week engages members

1 January 2018 Email this article

Tower Safety Week 2017 is over. The only event of its type in the work at height sector – which ran from 12 to 17 November 2017 -attracted enthusiastic support from PASMA members, tower users and the public across the UK. Taking as its theme ’Working well with towers’, the annual campaign promoted height safety, developed industry knowledge and skills, and connected with a wide ... more

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CITB changes the health, safety and environment test

1 January 2018 Email this article

From January 2018, there will be a number of changes to the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test administered by the CITB. In January 2018: • The questions will not change and the test will be updated to include ‘drag and drop’ and ‘multiple choice with images’ question styles. You can see what these questions will look like by visiting the CITB websi ... more

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Sales director given community order and company fined after apprentice falls through fragile roof light

1 January 2018 Email this article

A roofing company was fined and its sales director given a community order after an apprentice suffered severe head and back injuries after falling through a fragile skylight. Coventry Magistrates’ Court heard how the Adam Askey Limited apprentice was injured when he fell over six metres through the factory roof to the concrete floor below. The 18-year-old apprentice suffered severe head, f ... more

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Construction worker suffers serious injuries after fall from height

1 January 2018 Email this article

Two companies, Deans Construction Limited and Universal Coatings and Services Limited, were sentenced after a roofing sub-contractor was ejected from the basket of a cherry picker, resulting in serious chest injuries. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard that, in May 2016, the injured person was carrying out roofing repairs inside a large industrial building at Port Clarence Offshore Base in ... more

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