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Do you know a roofing hero? NFRC needs your nominations

3 March 2019 Email this article

If you know a roofing contractor who you think is a local hero, now is the time to help them shine. It's time to celebrate all the good things that roofing contractors do, either at work or in their own time. UK Roofing Awards headline sponsor, SIG Roofing, has teamed up with National Federation of Roofing Contractors  (NFRC) to search for the 2019 Local Hero. If you know a Roofin ... more

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New skill card for the asbestos sector launches

3 March 2019 Email this article

The Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management (FAAM), Asbestos Control and Abatement Division (ACAD) and The National Organisation of Asbestos Consultants (NORAC) have formed a collaboration to bring a new skills certification card, displaying the CSCS logo, to Asbestos professionals. The project brings together organisations representing consultancies, Licenced Contractors and Asbestos p ... more

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Rogue roofers identified as a blight on under-appreciated trade

3 March 2019 Email this article

‘Weeding out’ rogue roofers is the most pressing issue for the roofing sector, accord to new research carried out by Chandlers Roofing Supplies in association with Fix Radio. In the nationwide survey of 499 respondents, almost three quarters (72%) said that work carried out by unscrupulous roofers was the top issue for the trade. A further 73% said they had been called upon to ... more

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Facelift flashback: Facelift kit makes the news in BBC Crossrail feature

3 March 2019 Email this article

Back in February 2016, Facelift made it onto the small screen as one of our Niftylift X-Trax 12 machines was spotted in the background of a BBC London feature filmed at the Crossrail site. The machine was on hire to Hochtief-Murphy JV for four months in the Woolwich Tunnel for Crossrail Project. The news item featured an interview with Labour’s Sadiq Khan, at that time mayoral candida ... more

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Manufacturer fined after contractor suffers fatal fall through skylight

3 March 2019 Email this article

A carton manufacturer has been fined after a contractor suffered fatal head injuries after falling through a broken skylight at their site in Birmingham. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 27 October 2017, a contractor working for Landor Cartons Limited at Devon Street, Birmingham, suffered fatal head injuries when he fell six metres through a broken skylight in the roof to the fac ... more

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Construction firms fined after worker suffers fatal fall

3 March 2019 Email this article

Two firms have been fined after the “entirely preventable” death of a worker at the Green Man Lane estate in the London borough of Ealing. Oliver Connell and Son Ltd and Rydon Construction Ltd were prosecuted by the HSE after a worker fell to his death after a temporary platform collapsed. Southwark Crown Court heard how, on 24 July 2015, Mr Vasile Nichitut was working on the fifth f ... more

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Builder jailed after exposing roof workers to health and safety risks

3 March 2019 Email this article

A self-employed builder has been sentenced after exposing roof workers to fall from height risks. Wolverhampton Crown Court  heard how Mr Ranjit Singh Reehal, a self-employed builder, was contracted by a company in Oldbury in the West Midlands to re-line two valley gutters in a roof during July 2016. Mr Reehal’s workers used an angle grinder to cut back asbestos cement sheeting to allo ... more

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Facelift flashback: £7,500 raised for Chestnut Tree House

4 February 2019 Email this article

Back in January 2012, Facelift started the year with a bang, as it announced that it had raised a huge £7,500 for Chestnut Tree House, a children’s hospice, via its Christmas appeal. As part of the initiative, the business donated £2.50 for every hire booked during November and December 2011. All money raised went towards supporting the Arundel-based hospice in its work providi ... more

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Employment Law: What to expect in 2019

4 February 2019 Email this article

Croner, a partner of trade body Build UK has compiled a helpful guide for some of the changes in employment law that employers should be mindful of in 2019. Covering rules around pay reporting for businesses with more than 250 employees, changes to the minimum wage and auto-enrolment pension contributions, as well as how employers can navigate the EU Settlement Scheme, the guide covers all ... more

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Major new partnership to improve the image of construction

4 February 2019 Email this article

The CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) has joined forces with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) in a milestone partnership aiming to improve the image of the sector in England, Scotland and Wales. The aim is to help the industry attract, develop and maintain the highly skilled workforce it needs. This includes support for potential entrants into the industry as well as con ... more

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