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Next government must reverse decline in construction skills

2 December 2019 Email this article

 Investment and policy reform are urgently required in order to remove barriers to builders to train more apprentices, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), in response to the Conservative Party manifesto launched yesterday. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The construction industry must not face a 'cliff edge' when it comes to skilled migrant l ... more

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Cut the VAT on maintenance and improvement works to people's homes...

2 December 2019 Email this article

 VAT cut on home improvements could generate £15bn in new taxes, create 95,000 jobs and unlock £1bn green revolution. A coalition of business groups and organisations from across the property and construction sectors have joined forces to urge the next UK government to cut VAT on maintenance and improvement works to people’s homes. Reducing VAT from 20% to 5% on home impro ... more

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Facelift flashback - Christmas lights, camera, action: Facelift featured in Ridley Scott Associates' film

2 December 2019 Email this article

We’re always ready for our close up here at Facelift, so we were delighted to be asked if we would like to feature in Sainsbury’s new Christmas advert – ‘Christmas in a Day’ – which was created by eminent director Ridley Scott’s film company Ridley Scott Associates (RSA). Stop-frame footage filmed by us of our team assembling the lights on the Christmas ... more

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Shortlisted for Construction news awards 2020

2 December 2019 Email this article

AFI Uplift has been selected as a finalist in the Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year category of the 2020 Construction News Specialists Awards, the only national awards that recognises the best specialist contractors from across the UK. AFI will now attend face-to-face judging by our panel of more than 60 judges, made up from the UK’s largest construction firms and the ... more

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Xmas training - Win £100 voucher

2 December 2019 Email this article

Book any Facelift Training course between the 1st and 22nd December to be put into a prize draw to win a £100 Love to shop voucher just in time for Christmas.  Find a course that suits you - https://www.facelift.co.uk/training/ ... more

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Trainees shine at the 2019 SkillBuild final

2 December 2019 Email this article

Nearly 80 construction trainees were in the spotlight last week for the Construction Industry Training Board’s 2019 SkillBuild final, held at the NEC in Birmingham. SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade competition in the UK, showcases the talent of construction trainees and forms a part of WorldSkills UK LIVE  This year’s three-day event attracted roughly 70,000 people from ... more

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HSE's Twelve myths of Christmas

2 December 2019 Email this article

Christmas is a special time of year. Even so, it doesn't stop health and safety being - wrongly - cited as a reason for preventing pretty harmless activities from going ahead. Not only does this needlessly ruin the festive spirit but it also trivialises the true purpose of health and safety: protecting people from real risks at, or connected with, work. Follow the link for the full top twelve fes ... more

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Facilities Management and the challenges of managing Health and Safety compliance

2 December 2019 Email this article

The main framework of Health and Safety legislation has remained the same for 45 years in the form of The Health and Safety at Work etc Act, however, business has been far less static.  As the work we undertake in the name of FM becomes more complex, so does the risk; and in turn, the controls to keep our industry safe at work are bigger and better than before, but are we keeping u ... more

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Employer sentenced after painter sustains serious injuries falling from height

2 December 2019 Email this article

 A Northamptonshire painting and decorating employer has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling from height. Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 7 August 2018, an employee of Ian Ramsay was severely injured when he fell from height whilst installing a roof ladder on a pitched roof at a property in Mawsley, Northamptonshir ... more

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Book any Facelift Training course and be in with a chance to win!

25 November 2019 Email this article

Magical ChristmasCompetition Book any Facelift training course online or via the phone to WIN £100 LOVE2SHOP VOUCHER 1st December – 22nd December 2019 Call 0800 521 595 or visit www.facelift.co.uk/training to book your course and take advantage of this magical promotion. Terms and Conditions 1.    Book any Facelift training course between 1st – 22nd Decem ... more

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