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Major new partnership to improve the image of construction

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  Employment Law: What to expect in 2019.

Croner, a partner of trade body Build UK has compiled a helpful guide for some of the changes in employment law that employers should be mindful of in 2019. Covering rules around pay reporting for businesses with more than 250 employees...

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  144 workers killed at work in 2017/18.

The HSE has released its annual health and safety statistics for the year 2017-18, which revealed that 144 workers were killed at work that year, as well as a further 1.4 million working people suffering from a work-related illness. Key figures included...

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  Health and Safety Executive urges workers to become ##DustBusters.

The HSE is urging workers to show support for its latest health campaign and pledge to become ##DustBusters. HSE inspectors are set to visit construction sites across Great Britain to see if businesses have measures in place to protect...

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  NFB Awards 2019 open for entry.

The National Federation of Builders has launched its eighth annual awards to celebrate the high quality work and commitment delivered by members to improve the built environment. With the aim of reflecting the dynamic nature of the construction industry, the awards provide a unique opportunity for NFB members to showcase...

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  Combined Action Needed To Tackle Severe Skills Shortages.

Nine leading construction bodies have joined together to call for united action between industry and government to address skills pinch-points such as the dearth of supervisors, operatives and quantity surveyors. The organisations...

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  IAPAS 2019 shortlist announced after judges' meeting in Amsterdam.

The shortlist for the International Awards for Powered Access 2019 has been announced, following a meeting of the judges’ panel in Amsterdam, Netherlands. More than 100 entries were received for this year’s prestigious awards...

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  Homeowners should plan seven months ahead for home improvement projects, says Federation of Master Builders.

Demand for builders means that homeowners must plan up to seven months ahead if they want a successful home improvement project, according to research by the Federation of Master Builders...

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  Guidance for businesses: EU Settlement Scheme presents challenges for construction workers, suggests trade body.

The Home Office has launched the public test phase of the EU settlement scheme, before its full launch on 29 March 2019. EU nationals who have the following can now start to use the settlement...

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  MEWP simulators should enhance but not replace existing training, says IPAF..

Technologies including Virtual Reality and Mobile Elevating Work Platform simulators will soon be enhancing operator training, though not likely to replace practical testing in the foreseeable...

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  Cherry picker capers in Gloucester and Leeds.

Cherry pickers in Gloucester and Leeds have been no strangers to adventure in the past few weeks after two models were commandeered, once by criminals and once by the crime-fighters trying to apprehend a thief who had got himself into a tight spot. Gloucester Live reported that last month...

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  Facelift flashback: £7,500 raised for Chestnut Tree House.

Back in January 2012, Facelift started the year with a bang, as it announced that it had raised a huge £7,500 for Chestnut Tree House, a children’s hospice, via its Christmas appeal. As part of the initiative, the business donated £2.50 for every...

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Two companies fined after contractor falls from height

Dorset scaffolding company sentenced after skylight fall

London-based construction company fined after fatal fall
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