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  51 new apprenticeship standards approved

A task force set up in April to shape the future of construction apprenticeships has reached a key milestone, with the approval of 51 new Apprenticeship Standards. The new employer-designed Standards will mean employers of all sizes will be able to access...

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Apprentices  
  Industry responds to Migration Advisory Committee report on EEA migration

Industry bodies have responded to the Migration Advisory Committee’s final report on migration from the European Economic Area in the UK. The National Federation of Builders welcomed the report, which highlights the value of migration to...

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EEA migration report  
  Why safety lapses are never worth it, even if it's "just one time"

Real life stories always hit home more than government reports and warnings. So we were very moved by this video by steel and mining firm ArcelorMittal. It tells the story of Max, an otherwise exemplary employee who made one fatal mistake...

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Video story of safety accident
 
  State of Trade Survey highlights recruitment difficulties

Results of the second Build UK State of Trade survey for 2018 show that labour availability remains a concern for UK builders. 14% of contractors said that the recruitment of experienced and skilled labour had been more difficult than...

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Builders survey
 
  Become a ##DustBuster and show your support for our health campaign

The Health and Safety Executive has launched a new campaign and inspection schedule with the aim of raising awareness of the dangers of dust, and ensuring that sites have the right measures in place to protect workers. Visiting construction sites across Britain, HSE inspectors will be...

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Go home healthy
 
  Aldershot asbestos fly-tipper made to pay more than £1,400 for dumping waste in a park

A woman from Aldershot who dumped demolition waste, including hazardous asbestos, in a park has been fined more than £1,400. Karen Goddard had her patio and garden shed demolished, however, the waste was subsequently found fly-tipped...

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Fly tipped demolition waste
 
  Free Access Guide - Download your copy now

We’re always expanding our fleet here at Facelift, so to make sure you’ve got the lowdown on the latest kit that is available, make sure you download your copy of our comprehensive Facelift Access Guide. The guide, which is available online or in hard copy, is a quick reference...

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Access guide  
  15,000 Jobs from HS2 By 2020

As the HS2 programme moves towards construction, the number of roles directly supported by the scheme is forecast to reach 15,000. Large numbers of engineers, designers, architects and geologists will be required for the construction of Britain’s new high speed railway...

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Nusrat Ghani MP talking about HS2  
  FMB Research dispels myth of tea drinking builders

Builders spend 2½ years driving their van over the course of their working lives and almost one year trying to locate a particular tool, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders....

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Tea drinking builder  
  Flashback: The Stunt that went right

Back in 2011, Facelift was tasked with helping out with the lighting and filming for production of Rocky Taylor’s "The Stunt That Went Right" a charity event held at London's Battersea Power Station. The event featured legendary stuntman Rocky Taylor re-enacting a stunt...

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Rocky Taylor sign  
  The Bottom Line

Devon based welding engineer sentenced after serious injury to worker

Council fined after workers exposed to asbestos

Colchester company fined after walker falls through fragile floor
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