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There's no need for rain to stop play: We have wet weather training facilities available

29 September 2017 Email this article

Do you need to organise training, but don’t fancy your chances in this wet weather? Fear not, we have indoor training facilities at our Birmingham, West London and Liverpool facilities, meaning wherever you are in the country, your team can stay safe without getting soggy. We are an IPAF certified Senior Instructor Training Centre and offer a range of training courses, including IPAF Operat ... more

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UK Government signals end to MOT exemption for HGV-mounted MEWPs

29 September 2017 Email this article

Following a wide-ranging industry consultation, the Government has announced the end of the current exemption for HGV-mounted Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) from annual MOT inspections. The announcement, made by Jesse Norman MP, minister for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution, warns that the current exemption for specialist vehicles mounted on a HGV chassis will be removed from May ... more

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Looking for a new role? Come and work for us.

29 September 2017 Email this article

Due to a client base that just keeps on getting bigger and bigger, we’re always on the look-out for driven, customer-focussed people to join the team. We’re currently recruiting for HGV drivers/operators, 7.5T drivers/operators, delivery drivers and, training instructors and depot service technicians. To find out more and apply, visit our recruitment page. ... more

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Not enough being done to tackle work-related ill-health, say Britain's business leaders

29 September 2017 Email this article

Almost half of Britain’s industry leaders do not feel enough is being done across industry to tackle cases of work-related ill-health, according to new research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). This comes as HSE figures show that work-related ill-health is costing the economy more than £9bn with 26 million working days being lost per year. The research – which sought ... more

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Colwyn Bay pier: Asbestos 'could contaminate beach'

29 September 2017 Email this article

Concerns are increasing that asbestos from the derelict Grade II-listed Colwyn Bay pier in Wales could contaminate the beach. Asbestos sheeting was used in the construction of the main pavilion in the 1930s and a report by Conwy council said the sheeting could break up if the pier was hit by bad weather and wants to dismantle it as soon as possible. However, the permission of the Welsh Government ... more

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Calling all roofing talent! It's time to enter the UK roofing awards 2018

29 September 2017 Email this article

The 2018 UK Roofing Awards are now open for entries, with 14 categories to choose from including Roof of the Year, Green Roofing and Heritage roofing. Now in their 12th year, these awards recognise the most outstanding roofing projects in the UK as well as individuals who have demonstrated excellence across the roofing industry.  And this year, there are three new categories to choose from: ... more

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Skills card launched for edge protection installers

29 September 2017 Email this article

Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET), the trade body for providers fall arrest and fall prevention systems, has launched a qualification scheme for installers of edge protection. The new training course and assessment scheme covers the theory and practical aspects of the BS EN 13374 standard for edge protection. Those who complete the training and assessment will be entitled to a blue C ... more

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Fujitsu makes breakthrough in bridge inspection

29 September 2017 Email this article

  Fujitsu has developed a new way of estimating the degree of internal damage in bridges by analysing data gathered from sensors placed on the surface. The Construction Index reports that the technology, which is implemented with the help of artificial intelligence technology, is designed to improve maintenance and management by making it possible to carry out bridge inspections remotely ... more

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Facelift Flashback: A Nelson's eye view over London

29 September 2017 Email this article

The figure of Horatio Nelson in Trafalgar Square one of the most famous landmarks in London, but hardly anyone has ever seen things from his perspective, 52 metres above ground. However, this time five years ago, photographer Mark Mercer managed to capture a Nelson’s Eye view of London using a Facelift machine. View the panoramic photo here ... more

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Roofing contractor given suspended prison sentence

29 September 2017 Email this article

A roofing contractor has been sentenced today for safety breaches after workers were left at risk of falling from unprotected roof edges. The failures of C Smith Roofing were discovered by health and safety staff who could see unsafe scaffolding from their office window. Leeds Crown Court heard that in November 2015 Mr Smith was contracted to carry out some roof repairs to a Guest House roof i ... more

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