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CITB research highlights

Findings show there will an even bigger need “to boost skills transferability as recruitment becomes more difficult post Brexit.”

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CITB research report  
  IPAF updates its global emergency lowering sticker

IPAF has confirmed it has updated one of its most widely used global safety stickers for use on MEWPs - the sticker that is applied to machines to indicate where the auxiliary ground controls are located in case of emergency...

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New emergency lowering sticker  
  CSCS to withdraw 100,000 Visitor cards

The CSCS is taking the next step towards ensuring that all cardholders achieve a qualification, by withdrawing the Construction Site Visitor card. The card was originally introduced for workers who...

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Construction site visitor card
 
  CITB funding to train nearly 2,500 mental health first aiders for construction by 2020

The CITB has announced it has committed £500,000 to train 156 construction workers as mental health first aid instructors, improving the mental health and wellbeing of the British construction industry...

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  ARCA now issuing Supervisor CSCS Cards

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association has announced that it will be making available Asbestos Removal Supervisor CSCS cards under the ARMI Skills Card Scheme. Temporary Red cards and 5-year Asbestos Removal...

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  RoofCert accreditation available from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors

In a bid to combat unskilled and unexperienced people putting themselves and others in danger while completing roofing work, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors is working in partnership with the CITB to develop an accreditation programme...

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  Boost for Thousands of Workers as Agreement Reached on Industry's Largest Pay Deal

Around 200,000 construction workers across the UK will see their pay packets rise following agreement between employers and unions. The Construction Industry Joint Council Working Rule Agreement is the largest of its kind in...

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  Road-rail access platform in moonlight flit

A road-rail access platform performed a moonlight flit earlier this month during an attempt to set it onto rails, reports the Construction Index. On Friday 8th June, the road-rail maintenance vehicle ran away towards Bradford Interchange terminal station...

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  £10 to charity for all IPAF, PASMA and Ladder courses booked in July

We're a charitable bunch here at Facelift, and this July we're donating £10 for every IPAF, PASMA and Ladder training course booked. The money raised will be shared equally between three fantastic charities...

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Martlets, one of the charities we support  
  When you need more height

In another in its 'death wish' series, trade magazine Vertikal has shared this photo of two men in London trying to put up a banner with a combination of access equipment. The magazine notes how...

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Death wish contender  
  London Councils set to launch new and improved website for hauliers affected by the London Lorry Control Scheme

London Councils is in the process of launching a new and improved website for hauliers with the need to undertake business in London during the operational hours of the London Lorry Control Scheme. The new website is expected to be operational by December 2018...

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  Facelift Flashback: Multitels make short work of monastery maintenance

Casting our minds back to June 2013, we were out using our brand new Multitel SMX 225 and SMX 250 to carry out some much-needed maintenance at St Hugh's Parkminster Monastery. With the machines' compact size...

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Multitel at St Hugh's  
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Company fined after worker suffers spinal injuries

Maidstone company fined following death of worker

Two companies fined after worker fell from height
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