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Facelift called in to help install new project by world-famous artist in Liverpool

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  Tower Safety Week 2018

The PASMA will shortly launch its annual campaign promoting tower safety. Throughout Tower Safety Week (11th-18th November), PASMA and other related organisations will be campaigning for the safe use of mobile access towers via...

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  We need people to be "100% qualified, not 100% carded", says CSCS chief

The importance of actually being well qualified was emphasised by CSCS' chief executive at the Build UK Member Skills Briefing on 17 October. His message was that people should be "100% qualified, not 100% carded"...

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  Be aware of modern slavery, businesses told...

On Anti-Slavery Day (18th October), the Home Office announced that it is to write to the chief executives of 17,000 businesses, telling them to open up about modern slavery in their supply chains or risk being named...

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  Half of builders fall victim to tool theft

Tool theft is plaguing the construction industry with more than half of builders (51%) in the UK having had their tools stolen, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders...

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  Construction apprentices earn more than university graduates, says research

Young people in the construction sector will go on to earn "thousands" more each year after apprenticeships while university graduates' salaries lag behind, according to industry research. The average bricklayer or roofer is earning...

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  HSE carries out site inspections throughout October

During last month, the HSE carried out around 1,000 construction site inspections, focusing on health issues and particularly asbestos and dust. The HSE estimates that there are around 8,000 work-related cancer deaths a year...

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  Rescues at height made clearer thanks to new 'Rescue of Persons from MEWPs' safety plan

A new concise safety document entitled ‘Rescue of Persons from MEWPs' is now freely available. Published by the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group, the 10-page publication provides guidance to put plans in place to rescue...

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  Have your say on training in plant hire

Members of the Construction Plant-hire Association are invited to become involved in the CPA's Training on Plant in Construction Interest Group. It is hoping to hear from CPA members who are involved in training in...

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  Bridge repair costs have more than doubled because pigeon poo disguised rust

Council officials struck a deal for the work on Conwy Road Bridge in 2016. However, the costs shot up by £844,000 to £1.53m after an inspection revealed rust on the structure was hidden by the birds' droppings...

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  TfL could face independent probe over Crossrail

Transport for London could face an independent probe into delays to Crossrail, it has emerged. Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, revealed in a letter to Caroline Pidgeon that the watchdog was considering...

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  Flashback: October 2012 – Facelift comes face-to-face with a Chinook

Not many people can say they've come face-to-face with a Chinook in flight, but in October 2012, that's just what happened to a member of the Facelift team. Working 35metres above the English countryside in a Bronto 34, he spotted...

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  The Bottom Line

HSE releases Great Britain's annual injury and ill health statistics

Workers death highlights the importance of vehicle safety

Steel fabricator fined after 19-year-old young construction worker falls from height
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