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Latest issue: July 2019

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Facelift becomes CITB-approved Training Organisation

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  Level playing field needed for SMEs, says Federation of Master Builders

Following the publication of the Government's consultation response to the 'Creating a responsible payment culture' call for evidence, the FMB has called on the public sector to lead by example in order to tackle scourge of late payment. The trade body argues that in order to make things more fair for SMEs...

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  Offsite construction to go mainstream with £1.2m CITB investment

Offsite construction has received a boost, with £1.2m in funding for training materials from the CITB. As a result of this investment, industry and education will have free access to a range of standardised, innovative and blended learning materials focussing on offsite construction – the manufacture and assembly of construction components ahead of installation onsite...

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  CSCS loophole closed

The CSCS skills card scheme is ending an exemption to the CITB health, safety and environment test from September. CSCS card applicants are usually required to gain a recognised construction related qualification (usually an NVQ or SVQ) as well as pass the CITB safety test within the last two years. However currently, if the applicant has achieved an SVQ or...

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  New apprenticeship standard for lift truck and powered access technicians

Following industry-wide consultation, a new Level 3 Lift Truck and Powered Access Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard and end point assessment has been approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education. The 36-month course will be recognised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and...

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  Construction sector launches new mandatory licensing scheme

The construction industry has come together to develop a mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction companies to transform the sector into a high quality and professional industry. A new Construction Licensing Task Force, supported by a range of leading industry bodies, will lead the development of the licensing scheme. The launch of the task force follows a...

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  Facelift flashback: Access gets arty in East London in June 2013

Back in June 2013, Facelift was hanging out in trendy East London helping create street art in Dalston and Shoreditch. Street artist Thierry Noir brought his talent for street art, nurtured on the streets of pre-1989 Berlin, to the streets of the capital, where Facelift’s specialist equipment helped him to reach the heights required to paint a striking yellow, white and blue mural...

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  London's outdoor workers exposed to high levels of air pollution, shows app

Health and Safety at Work magazine has reported that initial data gathered by the British Safety Council’s Canairy app shows that London’s outdoor workers are “constantly” being exposed to levels of nitrogen dioxide, ozone and particulates (PM10 and PM2.5) above World Health Organization guidelines. The council’s head of campaigns, Matthew Holder, told the...

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  The Bottom Line

Roofing company fined after worker falls from height

Welsh roofing contractor sentenced for unsafe work at height

Two contractors fined after worker killed following fall through fragile roof
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