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Red tape drive aims to ease rules for house-builders

10 January 2016 Email this article

A review of rules and regulations has been launched in a bid to reduce the barriers that get in the way of house-builders developing more homes. The Cutting Red Tape review, launched last month, is seeking the views of firms of all sizes about how easing bureaucratic burdens could help kick-start productivity. Following on from the Housing Implementation Task Force, it will examine the experien ... more

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We need industry to take card fraud seriously, says Ian Sidney, CITB Fraud Investigator

10 January 2016 Email this article

The Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) fraud investigator, Ian Sidney, has called upon the sector to do more to combat card fraud. Speaking in the wake of a December episode of the BBC’s Fake Britain, which focused on fake cards in the construction industry, he said that tackling the supply of fake cards was at the ‘forefront’ of improving health and safety in t ... more

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HBF and CITB launch new £1 million fund to train non-construction employees

10 January 2016 Email this article

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have joined forces to launch a new £1 million scheme to train non-construction staff working in the sector. The new fund, which will run throughout 2016, is aimed at ensuring offsite staff- such as sales and marketing or business development employees - are, like their construction counterparts, getting t ... more

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IPAF Training - now supported with e Learning

10 January 2016 Email this article

IPAF’s mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) operator training programme takes a giant leap forward with a new generation of learning tools available from 1 February 2016 in the UK. After two years of research, testing and significant investment, the new learning materials are set to deliver flexibility and interactivity, with the same emphasis on practical training. For the first time, t ... more

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Be ready for the 'Beast from the East' - with the Case snow plough and gritter from Facelift

9 January 2016 Email this article

CASE QUANTUM 75C TRACTOR WITH SNOW PLOUGH & GRITTER FOR HIRE  Don’t get caught out when the snow strikes later this week... Facelift Access have a Case Quantum 75C with snow plough and gritter, ready to hire for a 12 week fixed term to keep your site clear of snow and running as usual.  To find out more call:  0800 521 595  ... more

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Facelift provides ZT Harness Training for Brighton's i360

9 January 2016 Email this article

Facelift and ZT Safety Systems have teamed with electrical services company ES Connect to ensure that Brighton’s i360 observation tower is built as safely as possible. Facelift delivered harness training, while ZT supplied six new harnesses to the team, who are currently working on the tower, which is being built near the West Pier on the city’s seafront.   After careful consult ... more

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Facelift needs you!

9 January 2016 Email this article

Facelift is on the march, as we recruit a large number of new members of staff at depots all over the UK. Drivers and operators are needed at all depots, while the Newcastle, Purfleet and Hickstead depots are all on the look-out for technicians. Training instructors are required at the Birmingham and Purfleet depots, while the Southhampton, London and Essex depots are all hoping to recruit new bu ... more

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Builders take cherry picker on drink-drive ride round city centre after Christmas party

9 January 2016 Email this article

Two builders were suffering a hangover with a working at height twist in December, after rounding off a drunken Christmas party by commandeering a cherry picker and driving it around Cambridge city centre, using it to climb on high buildings. Joshua Kerry, 23, and Liam Laverick, 25, took the cherry picker, a crane with a basket for workers to access high areas, from a site near the Corn Exchange ... more

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Chimney Cherrypicker Cat rescue

9 January 2016 Email this article

A cat was returned to its owners on Boxing Day after it got stuck up a chimney.  An appliance from the town’s fire station was sent at the request of an officer who had been to assess the incident. Due to the location of the cat in the chimney a cherry picker aerial ladder platform was also sent to assist. Despite the difficult access the crews managed to rescue the cat and return it ... more

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Prisoner rescued with cherrypicker from the top of a stadium light is treated for sun burn

9 January 2016 Email this article

A prisoner who sent the Metropolitan Remand Centre into lockdown after a scaling a light pole has been coaxed down after more than nine hours. Images of the shirtless man show him on top of a pole with arms outstretched, next to a basketball court at the Ravenhall prison in Melbourne's west. Dozens of gym mats were placed around the pole in case the m ... more

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