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The time is now right for VAT cut on renovation work - FMB

1 February 2020 Email this article

Commenting on the recommendation in today’s final report of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission that VAT on repair and renovation work should be zero-rated or at least charged at 5%, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders, Brian Berry said: “I am glad the Commission has highlighted the perverse situation where people are incentivised to ... more

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Builders waiting for the 'BORIS BOUNCE'

1 February 2020 Email this article

Workloads for small building companies fell in the final quarter of 2019 but builders are more optimistic for 2020, according to a recent survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The key results of the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for Q4 are: In the three months to December 2019 builders workloads fell into negative territory with around 21% of firms reporting lower worklo ... more

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Ladders and towers Test & Research Centre now open

1 February 2020 Email this article

Back in 2018, the Ladder Association agreed to support the establishment of a UK testing centre for access equipment. We wanted to see a facility where ladders could be put through their paces. Where access products could earn their own quality mark. Where there was plenty of space for indoor work at height training. And, crucially, where research could be done to help improve height safety. To ... more

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Councils bans use of ladders

1 February 2020 Email this article

Article from the Sun Newspaper:  CAUTIOUS town council has banned workers from using ladders because they breach health and safety rules. Ringwood Town Council said its maintenance team can no longer climb ladders to put up banners in the Hampshire market town because it is too dangerous. 15ft high banners have previously been attached on lampposts to advertise charity and group events in ... more

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BREXIT Transition period

1 February 2020 Email this article

The UK has now left the EU. The transition period is in place while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements for a trade deal. It will end on 31 December 2020. Your responsibility to protect the health and safety of people affected by your work activities remain the same during the transition period. The guidance health and safety made simple: the basics for your business, will help you to ... more

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Roofer suffers serious injury falling from ladder

1 February 2020 Email this article

 A roofing company has been fined after a worker suffered serious back injuries when he fell from a ladder whilst transporting a bucket full of broken tiles. Folkestone Magistrates’ Court heard that on 2 October 2018, AU Roofing and Building Ltd workers were working on a roof in Elmes Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent where they were required to carry buckets of materials by hand down the scaffol ... more

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Our super team - Facelift, AFI and Wilson access

4 January 2020 Email this article

Ben Cross our South East Sales Manager captured this shot of six spider lifts and two mast booms working together to complete the redecoration of a swimming pool in south west London. Facelift also provide full IPAF training and PPE for the operators. ... more

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Facelift - Highway structure team

4 January 2020 Email this article

Bridge and Underbridge Inspection Routine maintenance and scheduled inspections of Highways structures can cause many issues, but the most important question is... How to access the worksite in a safe and cost effective manner? We offer a comprehensive range of services to enable our clients to reach their worksite, free On-Site Surveys to ascertain client requirements, and assistance with the p ... more

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Build UK outlines priorities in letter to the new Prime Minister

4 January 2020 Email this article

CEO of Build UK Suzannah Nichol outlines clear priorities for the new government. Our request is simple: in order to provide sufficient homes, keep businesses moving, and grow the economy, we would ask you to include the following in your priorities: 1. Publication of a national strategy for infrastructure, that includes housing and provides certainty on major projects including HS2 and the Heat ... more

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We can be a critical friend of government - states BSC

4 January 2020 Email this article

“We can be a critical friend of government” says Chief Executive Mike Robinson as he congratulates Prime Minister Boris Johnson The British Safety Council has today pledged to work with the newly-elected government to ensure that workers’ rights are protected and to improve regulation around mental health, clean air and workplace health, safety and wellbeing. Early in the electi ... more

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