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Facelift Flashback: January 2012

5 February 2018 Email this article

Back in January 2012, as the country geared up for the Olympics, Facelift was called in to install a lighting system on London’s world famous Tower Bridge in time for the big event. Using two 46-metre Brontos and two 22-metre Ascendants, our team got the system installed in record time. View the video of the installation on the iconic attraction here. ... more

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Could you take on a displaced Carillion apprentice?

5 February 2018 Email this article

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has begun the difficult task of finding new training places for the 1,400 apprentices displaced by the failure of construction giant Carillion. They are particularly keen to hear from employers who can employ joinery and brickwork apprentices and those that are based in Glasgow and require General Construction Operatives. CITB have been workin ... more

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Construction output continues to grow despite increasing recruitment difficulties

5 February 2018 Email this article

Results of the third Build UK State of Trade survey for 2017 showed that construction output grew and contractors anticipate continued growth in workload during the current quarter and over the next twelve months. The survey, which was undertaken with Glenigan, found 13% of firms expect their output to rise over the next 12 months. This positive outlook is despite a dip in new enquiries dur ... more

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Skills card forgers jailed

5 February 2018 Email this article

A criminal gang that sold fake construction skills cards has been sent to jail. The forgers offered counterfeit British passports, residence permits, degree certificates and Constructions Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards to enable workers to gain employment on constructions sites. Prices ranged from £900 for a passport to £200 for a CSCS card or a degree certificate. T ... more

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Company fined after worker falls from height

5 February 2018 Email this article

  A company has been fined after an employee died following a fall through a skylight. Leicester Crown Court heard how the deceased was working with another employee on the roof, re-siting a heater and new chimney flue, when the incident occurred. He suffered severe injuries and died from these injuries approximately 6 months later. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive ... more

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Principal contractor and site manager sentenced following asbestos exposure at a construction site

5 February 2018 Email this article

The principal contractor and site manager of a construction site in Derby city centre have been sentenced after workers were exposed to asbestos during refurbishment work. Derby Magistrates’ Court heard how, on or before 5 January 2017, at the St Peters Churchyard site, labourers removed asbestos insulating board (AIB) ceiling panels from a store room, work which should have been comp ... more

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Construction company fined after worker killed

5 February 2018 Email this article

  A construction company has been fined after an employee died after falling over 6 metres. Plymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of C & R Construction (SW) Ltd suffered fatal injuries after falling whilst carrying out work installing roof sheets on a new agricultural building. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident, which occur ... more

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Access photo of the year competition 2018 - €1000 Prize

1 January 2018 Email this article

We've teamed up with Access International magazine and are once again running the Access Photograph of the Year competition. This is open to all Non-professional photographers worldwide, who are invited to compete for a €1,000 prize. We are looking for a thought provoking photo that demonstrates the safe use of powered access machines. It will need to show best practice, so all relevant saf ... more

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Vision 2020: The Future CITB

1 January 2018 Email this article

 The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today revealed its bold new strategy and proposals for its future offer – Vision 2020: The Future CITB.  These will create the strategic, forward-looking and agile skills body that the industry is seeking.    Plans to modernise and reinvigorate CITB follow the Government’s ITB Review and the triennial Conse ... more

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IPAF makes MEWPs available in global BIM library

1 January 2018 Email this article

A selection of 3D virtual Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) and Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs) is now available in the National Building Information Modelling (BIM) Library due to the efforts of the experts from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). IPAF is in the process of developing scalable 3D BIM MEWPs and MCWPs that can be used to visualise their use in the constr ... more

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