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British Safety Council responds to a "packed Queen's Speech"

4 January 2020 Email this article

The government's proposals for workers' rights must not come at the expense of health and safety says British Safety Council The British Safety Council has responded to the new government’s legislative programme and pledged to work with the government to protect and enhance workers’ rights, reform the regulatory regime for building safety and improve air quality. The Queen’s sp ... more

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IAPAs - Extends submission date to 22nd of January

4 January 2020 Email this article

The IAPAs represent the global access industry at its highest level and encourages all individuals and companies, big or small, that demonstrate best practice through their equipment or services to take part. Enter before the extended deadline of 22 January 2020. The IAPA 2020 Categories are: Access Rental Company of the Year Contribution to Safe Working at Height Digital Developm ... more

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CPA at Executive Hire Show February 2020

4 January 2020 Email this article

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) is exhibiting at the Executive Hire Show for the 14th year running since the event’s inception in 2007. The Executive Hire Show is taking place on 5th and 6th February 2020 at its established home at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry and the CPA will be exhibiting on stand H20. Kevin Minton, Chief Executive of the CPA said: “The Executive H ... more

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Government must deliver on its promise...

4 January 2020 Email this article

Following the  election result - we must draw a line under years of crippling uncertainty that has been so toxic for UK construction, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the General Election result. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The new Conservative Government has a golden opportunity to sort out Brexit and set out its new vision for the UK. Bu ... more

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Immigration points based system must work for small builders

4 January 2020 Email this article

 Points-based immigration system, announced today in the Queen's Speech, must be balanced, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “A skilled construction workforce will be critical to delivering on the Government’s plans for infrastructure and housing set out in today’s Queen’s Speech. Over half o ... more

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Worker suffers fractured pelvis following fall

4 January 2020 Email this article

Construction company LJM Building Services Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after a teenage worker fell three metres to the ground. Grimsby Magistrates’ Court heard that on 8 May 2019, the 18-year-old worker and another colleague were installing a block and beam floor by lifting large concrete beams from a telehandler and placing them onto the first-floor steels at the construction s ... more

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Worker falls through unprotected opening

4 January 2020 Email this article

 Construction company, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches after worker, Mark Smith, fell 4.8 metres through an unprotected opening. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 28 April 2016, Mr Smith, aged 36, was working at Stone Gappe Hall, Lothersdale, Keighley, owned by Richard McAlpine, a director of the McAlpine group of companies. Mr Smith was attaching strap ... more

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Driver falls from trailer - Company fined

4 January 2020 Email this article

 W D Cormack & Sons, a partnership operating a haulage business, has been fined after a driver fell from a trailer to the ground. Perth Sheriff Court heard that on 9 February 2016, the employee was securing a load of grain bags on a curtain-sider trailer, at Thormean Granary, Milnathort, when he fell 2.88 metres from the trailer to the ground. He sustained severe injuries as a result o ... more

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Staying on top of window maintenance

4 December 2019 Email this article

One of our Bronto 52 XDTJ's carrying out window repairs in Brighton. Ben Cross - Facelift Sales Manager - described the task "... at that particular elevation, the building catches the prevailing wind and is therefore subject to some pretty fierce weather. At this time of year - it becomes very apparent when glazing is in need of maintenance - and always better to catch things early be ... more

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A sector hanging in the air

2 December 2019 Email this article

Since the start of 2018 the construction industry has been rocked by problems at main contractors. Last year's index found specialist contractors holding up well amid the turmoil, finance editor of Construction News David Price reveals how they have fared 12 months on. As a snapshot of the period from the start of 2018 to roughly April this year, the 2019 Specialists Index looks positive. The me ... more

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