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Working at height accounts for 11% of safety incidents on major public works

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  Get ready for changes to the HS&E test this month.

The Health, Safety and Environment test for the construction industry is being updated on 26 June 2019. From this date, the following changes will be introduced to the test from the CITB: Up to date with current practice and legislation: CITB has...

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  UK roofing awards winners revealed.

The winners of the UK Roofing Awards 2019, hosted by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, were announced at a ceremony hosted in London last month. Celebrating the crème de la crème of all the roofing disciplines, the awards recognise outstanding workmanship, problem solving, environmental qualities and contribution...

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  Construction cartel directors disqualified following CMA investigation.

The Competition and Markets Authority has secured the disqualification of two former directors of CPM Group Ltd following CPM’s admission that it breached competition law. The move follows the CMA’s statement of objections issued on 13 Dec...

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  More flexible approach to immigration required post-Brexit, says NFB.

The National Federation of Builders has welcomed the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid asking the Migration Advisory Committee to scrap plans to impose a £30,000 salary threshold on EU citizens coming into the UK after Brexit. Javid has instead asked the MAC to consider allowing companies ...

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  E-learning launched to beat construction-related occupational cancers.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has announced a new e-learning course 'Occupational Cancers', designed to help the construction industry's workforce to improve its understanding of occupational cancer risks and how to mitigate...

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  Cut VAT on home improvements in order to boost economy, says FMB.

The FMB is calling for a cut to VAT on home improvement work in order to stimulate demand and boost the economy. While there has been a rise in output over the first quarter of the year, construction output decreased month-on-month by 1.9% and the repair and maintenance series fell...

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  Facelift flashback: Facelift photography makes it into Trafalgar Square Café.

Back in May 2013, we were enjoying the result of yet another up close and personal encounter with Nelson's Column, as photography taken during one of our jobs in Trafalgar Square was installed in the café of the Government Office for London. Facelift regularly assists in inspection and maintenance...

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Construction company and director fined for unsafe removal of asbestos

St Albans City Football and Athletic Club Limited fined after fatal fall through fragile roof

Farmer fined after worker suffers fatal fall through roof of milking shed
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