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Strategic Partnership with Home Repair Network Limited

The Painting & Decorating Association (PDA) and Home Repair Network Limited (HRNL) have agreed a strategic partnership that will utilise individual PDA Members to undertake Painting & Decorating work as part of an Insurance repair claim The HRNL business undertakes property repair services for several of the leading UK Property Insurance Companies by using vetted and approved local T ... more

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UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group MEWPs Group develops Safety Alert Protocol

A Safety Alert Protocol has been developed by the UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) MEWPs Group. The Protocol describes a voluntary standard for Safety Alerts issued by contractors and others who have incidents they believe may be related to the design, manufacture, maintenance or use of MEWPs. It is intended to guide the author of a Safety Alert so that the alert is seen as authori ... more

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NFRC announce shortlisted finalists for the 2017 UK Roofing awards

The finalists for this year’s UK Roofing Awards have been announced by that National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC).  This year’s categories include green roofing, liquid applied roofing and waterproofing and Mastic Asphalt and Hot Melt. Nominees for this year’s awards include Bridgman & Bridgman LLP for Branshome Pumping Station, Mitie Tillley Roofing for G ... more

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EDF Energy teams up with renewables giant to offer free solar panels

EDF Energy is working with the UK’s largest generator of solar power in a bid to create the biggest challenger brand in the energy retail market by the end of the decade, reports the Telegraph. The Big Six supplier has partnered with Sunplug, a consumer energy project developed in partnership with Lightsource, which provides the solar panels on thousands of British roofs. The Sunplug sy ... more

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Smaller North East firms demand fairer access to projects

Construction Alliance Northeast (CAN), which was officially launched a year ago to represent the interests of over 500 SME companies in the regional construction and contracting sector, has launched a Construction Charter. Its aim is to create awareness about the need to re-think public procurement strategy so that regional SMEs get a better chance to compete for contracts in the open market. ... more

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Big art with a big impact in Aberdeen

Aberdeen has been transformed with a number of intricately designed murals - all created with the help of the humble cherry picker access platform. The city has invited 11 internationally acclaimed street artists to contribute to Nuart, a festival "to stimulate debate about what art is, and more importantly, who it is for." Originating in the Norwegian city of Stavanger, which is twin ... more

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Unconscious Workman left dangling from an electricity pylon for more than an hour

The Daily Mail has revealed shocking images that show an electrician dangling unconscious from a 50ft pylon before eventually being rescued by emergency services using a cherry picker. The workman is believed to have been shocked while working on the top of the pole and is believed to have recovered from his injuries since the accident. View the full story here.  ... more

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Facelift Flashback: Banksy is in Brighton...or is he?

Back in April 2014, World famous graffiti artist Banksy was making headlines yet again, as his famous ‘Kissing Coppers’ art popped up again in Brighton. While the question on everyone’s lips was whether the image was the work of the elusive artist himself or just an excellent reproduction there was one thing that we knew for certain: Facelift’s access equipment was used in ... more

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Roofing contractors sentenced over unsafe roof work

Two local roofing contractors have been sentenced after putting their workers at risk of harm during roof replacement works in Oldham. MKM Fabrications Ltd had been employed as the principal contractor to carry out a roof replacement on one of the buildings at Valley Mills, Millgate, Delph, Oldham which is currently used for textile production. The company subcontracted part of the proje ... more

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Manchester Hostel owners sentenced over asbestos failings

Two family run companies have been fined after admitting health and safety failings at a site in Manchester, where they were carrying out a basement conversion. Manchester Crown Court heard how Hatters Taverns Limited had appointed sister company Hatters Hostel Limited as the main contractor for the basement conversion beneath a hostel at 50 Newton Street, Manchester. The project involve ... more

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