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The International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs)

28 February 2015 Email this article

Jointly organised by Access International, Access Lift & Handlers and IPAF, the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry. More than 95 entries across 13 award categories were received for the IAPAs 2015, which will be held 25-27 March 2015. “There was an excellent range of entries this year from across the ... more

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ZT Safety makes senior business development appointment in Asia

28 February 2015 Email this article

Our sister company, ZT Safety Systems has announced the appointment of Keith Garland as Senior Business Development Manager for Asia. With a wealth of experience in the construction industry, Keith has specialised in risk management for multimillion dollar projects across the region since his move to Hong Kong in 2005. The construction industry in Hong Kong and Macau in particular has experienc ... more

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£60 million grant set to boost jobs and skills in the green energy sector

28 February 2015 Email this article

Work on as many as 30 renewable energy projects across the UK is to be kick-started by a £60 million grant, Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced. Aimed at smaller-scale initiatives, it is hoped the funding will lead to enough green energy to power around 17,500 homes being produced, while also creating new, highly-skilled jobs. Beneficiaries will receive anywhere between £ ... more

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Construction output builds for seventh quarter in a row

28 February 2015 Email this article

The final three months of last year saw the building industry grow for the seventh quarter running, according to new figures from the Construction Products Association (CPA). It said that nearly half (44%) the contractors surveyed reported that their output was higher in the final quarter of 2014 than it was during the same three-month period of 2013. Over half (53%) of those polled say their ... more

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Extra £7 million from CITB to train most needed workers

28 February 2015 Email this article

CITB has freed up £7 million of additional funds to train a new wave of construction workers – in the jobs most needed by industry to train a new wave of construction workers – in the jobs most needed by industry. The funding boost comes from a change to the Grants Scheme which returns the supplementary payment to a flat rate of 10% on 1 August. This change, on its own, will p ... more

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Liverpool NHS Trust in court over deadly asbestos fibres

28 February 2015 Email this article

A Liverpool NHS Trust has been fined £10,000 after it emerged its workers may have been exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos fibres. The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after the fibres were discovered in the basement of its offices at Derwent House on London Road in January 2013. Liverpool Magistra ... more

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Firm fined after worker seriously injured in scaffold fall

28 February 2015 Email this article

An Aberdeen-based building and joinery firm has been sentenced after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell three metres from scaffolding that he was dismantling. John William Wilson, then 47 and from Aberdeen, broke his left ankle, damaged the ligaments in his right ankle was knocked unconscious and cut his head. He was in hospital overnight and remained in plaster for six weeks as a ... more

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Plymouth builder fined for worker’s injuries

28 February 2015 Email this article

A partner in a building and roofing company has been fined after a worker plunged nearly six metres to the ground falling through a fragile roof light and sustaining multiple injuries. Przemyslaw Borkiewicz, 24, of Mutley, Plymouth, was carrying out the work at the Evans Halshaw garage in Saltash in December 2012. An investigation found he wasn’t supervised properly, and had no safety equip ... more

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Congratulations Niftylift!

18 February 2015 Email this article

Niftylift has been shortlisted by the Hire Association Europe (HAE) for 'Equipment Supplier of the Year' at the Hire Awards of Excellence to be held at '8 Northumberland Ave' in London on the 18th April 2015. The 'Equipment Supplier of the Year' award is unique in that it's decided purely on votes (rather than a judging panel), so if like us you'd like to see Niftylift win this award please vote ... more

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Changes to CDM Regulations on there way....

31 January 2015 Email this article

Revised Regulations released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) mean that from now on, all construction projects, including work in private houses, will need a health and safety plan. Developed in consultation with industry and supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the 2015 Regulations aim to streamline the guidance for businesses without compromising safety standard ... more

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