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£5m boost from CITB to get hard-to-reach candidates into construction

2 December 2018 Email this article

The CITB’s biggest-ever funding opportunity opened last month, with a £5 million commission to help attract under-represented groups into the construction industry. Pathways into Construction will help connect employers with people who traditionally don’t enter construction, including the unemployed, women of all ages and full time learners who study construction but struggle to ... more

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Build UK SmartCard Audit Demonstrates Value of Smart Technology

2 December 2018 Email this article

Build UK, a trade body for the UK’s construction sector, has published the results of its annual audit of industry skills cards which was carried out across member construction sites on 3rd October 2018. The Build UK SmartCard Audit, which was delivered in partnership with CECA, CSCS and Reference Point, saw over 47,000 cards checked across 711 sites. 80% were read smartly, using eith ... more

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Open Doors 2019 – Site Registration live and this time the whole supply chain can take part

2 December 2018 Email this article

Open Doors Week 2019 will take place from Monday 18 March to Saturday 23 March and the website is now officially live for members of Build UK to state their interest in taking part. Open Doors, delivered by Build UK in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of the Inspiring Construction campaign, sees Build UK members open sites for the public to go ‘behind ... more

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Facelift flashback: F100 entry on the Dollis Road Viaduct

2 December 2018 Email this article

This time in 2011, we had a great entry to our regular F100 Facelift photography competition. Our operative Brian took this photo of the Facelift team working at the Dollis Road Viaduct, the highest structure on the London Underground Network. For this job with Tubelines Rail, we deployed a Mantis 22/24, Mantis 38 and Bronto 52m to support us in upgrading and fixing the brickwork on the Vi ... more

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Fulham Company fined for failing to undertake asbestos assessment

2 December 2018 Email this article

A residential property development company was last month sentenced after failing to carry out an asbestos survey prior to undertaking extensive refurbishment works. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, on and before 6 December 2017, Pascal Huser Design & Build Ltd undertook construction work at a property in Fulham, London. The company failed to carry out an asbestos survey ... more

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Construction company fined after worker falls from height

2 December 2018 Email this article

A construction company has been fined after an employee fell through a plasterboard ceiling onto a staircase below at a site in Basingstoke, puncturing his lung and fracturing his ribs, vertebra and shoulder. Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 31 October 2016, an employee of Croudace Homes Limited was working in a loft space when he fell through a plasterboard ceiling onto ... more

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CCTV installer fined after worker falls through roof light

2 December 2018 Email this article

A Manchester based CCTV Installation company has been sentenced after an employee fell through a fragile roof light while working on a flat roof. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on in March 2017, employees of Skycommsuk Ltd were installing several CCTV cameras at a property in Salford. In an attempt to free a cable snagged on a section of pitched roof, the worker who was lo ... more

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Facelift called in to help install new project by world-famous artist in Liverpool

1 November 2018 Email this article

The team from our Liverpool depot played their part in the success of the city’s Biennial last month when they were called in to put up a giant sculpture by the artist Ugo Rondinone. Situated on Liverpool’s Albert Dock, the 10 metre tall artwork is called Liverpool Mountain and is the artist’s first major work in the UK. The project – which is made up of a number of colou ... more

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Tower Safety Week 2018

1 November 2018 Email this article

The Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA) will shortly launch its annual campaign promoting tower safety. Throughout Tower Safety Week (11th-18th November), PASMA and other related organisations will be campaigning for the safe use of mobile access towers via a series of events, safety-led initiatives and educational resources covering everything from safety a ... more

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We need people to be “100% qualified, not 100% carded”, says CSCS chief

1 November 2018 Email this article

The importance of actually being well qualified was emphasised by CSCS’ chief executive at the Build UK Member Skills Briefing on 17 October. His message was that people should be “100% qualified, not 100% carded” as he outlined a number of changes to the card scheme that will lead to the upskilling of the workforce and improved standards on site. These changes were made follow ... more

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