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Manchester Bee Mural

6 June 2017 Email this article

An amazing tribute to the 22 victims of the terror attack in Manchester has been emblazoned on a wall in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Created by graffiti artist Russell Meeham, also known as 'Qubek', who wanted to created something simple but effective. ... more

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Working at height still the biggest danger for construction workers

4 June 2017 Email this article

Working at height remains the biggest danger for construction workers, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). And the three main sources of falls from height injuries and fatalities are fragile roof lights, scaffolding and ladders. The BSG made more than 20,000 site inspections during 2016 and height safety failure was by far the most commonly identified breach. A total of 24,634 non-c ... more

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Would-be apprentices to be able to 'try before they buy'

4 June 2017 Email this article

The CSCS card scheme and the Cross Construction Apprenticeship Task Force (CCATF) have struck a funding deal in order to encourage more on the job training for industry apprenticeships. The Pathway to Construction scheme will financially support on-the-job traning for young apprentices seeking a work trial or work experience. Funding of up to £1,000 per student will help local employe ... more

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Crown Decorating Centre teams up with street artists in Aberdeen

4 June 2017 Email this article

A unique city centre art project in collaboration with a Crown Decorating Centre has seen internationally renowned street artists bring Aberdeen’s streets to life. Adrian Watson, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: "The Nuart Aberdeen festival was a remarkable success and attracted thousands of people to see many colourful street art murals on walls around the city centre. ... more

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Need your machine servicing? No problem

4 June 2017 Email this article

If you’re looking for machine servicing support, look no further as Facelift can help. We can carry out machine servicing for all types of cherry pickers, including Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations LOLER inspections and access platform maintenance. Wherever you are, we can meet your servicing needs by sending one of our fully qualified technicians to your site. All ho ... more

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Facelift flashback: The Royal wedding

4 June 2017 Email this article

Six years ago, more than a million people lined the streets of London to cheer the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day. And Facelift was there to help get footage of the crowds via our platforms. We also found ourselves front of camera when another photography team snapped this picture of one of our 34 metre Brontos towering over the crowd. What a day that was!  We came armed ... more

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CITB to fund over a hundred new on-site training assessors

4 June 2017 Email this article

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it will fund a new £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors. Designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great Britain, the Assessor Infrastructure project will increase the number of construction workers holding nationally recognised qualifi ... more

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CRO card withdrawn by CSCS

4 June 2017 Email this article

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has reminded industry that the Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card has been withdrawn. CSCS stopped issuing CRO cards on 31st March 2017. All 85,000 CRO cards issued since October 2015 will expire on 30th September 2017. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) announced (via the Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025) that skills certi ... more

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Company and director fined after worker fell from height

4 June 2017 Email this article

A company and its director have been fined after a worker fell from height. Taunton Magistrates Court heard how Lewis Harding, 28, had been fitting solar panels on a fragile roof at Venn Farm on the 19 May 2015, while working for Eco NRG Solutions Ltd. He fell more than three metres through a fragile skylight and broke his back in three places. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executi ... more

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Fine for solar panel firm after worker fell through roof void

4 June 2017 Email this article

A Bristol based solar panel installation company has been fined after a 49-year-old worker fell more than 3.5 metres through a void in a roof. The fall inflicted serious injuries on the man, including bleeding on the brain, a fractured spleen and fractured ribs. Bristol Magistrates Court heard how the worker was one of several contracted by Solarjen Limited, known as Paul O’Brien Solar I ... more

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