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Red flags for construction sector as growth continues to slow

31 October 2017 Email this article

Growth among construction SMEs slowed in most parts of the UK in the third quarter of this year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey, a quarterly assessment of the UK-wide SME construction sector, found that ·       Q3 2017 was the 18th consecutive quarter of positive ... more

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Facelift flashback: We carry out crucial repair work at one of Cheltenham's oldest churches

31 October 2017 Email this article

Back in the autumn of 2014 the Facelift team once again played its part in helping to preserve the heritage of our nation, as we were called in to repair the roof of one of Cheltenham’s oldest churches. St Philip and St James’ Church needed urgent repair work after the roof and stone works were damaged in winter storms which left the Grade II-listed building no longer wind or water ti ... more

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Book PASMA training for Tower Safety Week

31 October 2017 Email this article

For this year’s Tower Safety Week (13th-17th November), we’re offering £20 off per person for PASMA training courses booked to take place before Friday 22nd November. This offer applies to the Standard Tower for Users Course and the Combined Tower Course only. Both courses cover issues such as tower assembly, stability, regulations and standard and care and maintenance and will ... more

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Suspended sentence for contractor after worker seriously injured

31 October 2017 Email this article

A contractor from London has t been given a six month prison sentence suspended for eighteen months after an employee fell from height. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 11 November 2016, James Gibson was undertaking a refurbishment project when a worker fell through an unprotected hole in the ground floor. The worker fell through the hole measuring approximately 1.5 metres by 3 metre ... more

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Building company fined after worker fell three metres

31 October 2017 Email this article

A building firm has been fined after a worker suffered injuries to his arm, after falling through a fragile opening on a roof. Ipswich Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 29 October 2015, a Polycastle Limited employee who was installing a conservatory roof to a domestic property in Lowestoft fell approximately three metres through a pre-cut Velux window opening, which was concealed by a wet w ... more

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Construction firm fined after worker fell from height

31 October 2017 Email this article

West Hill Projects Ltd has been fined more than £95,000 after a worker fell from height. Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court heard that on 5 December 2016 the individual was working next to a large opening in a flat roof on Wandle Road in London. He fell about 3.3m through the opening to the ground below and suffered four fractured vertebrae, a fractured rib and a scalp wound. He was unab ... more

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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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