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UKCA marking with BSI - the new product marking for Great Britain

The UKCA (UK Conformity Assessment) mark is the new UK product marking that will be required for certain products being placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). It covers most products that previously required the CE mark.

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York Handmade plays pivotal role in stunning Mayfair development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in a stunning development in the heart of London’s West End.

The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied thousands of specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development in Mount Row, Mayfair – opposite the iconic Connaught Hotel.

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PASMA joins CSCS Partner Card Scheme

PASMA, the recognised authority in access towers, and CSCS, the leading card scheme for the UK construction industry, have teamed up to help managers check that anyone working with complex access towers is suitably qualified.

Starting in 2021, Access Tower Specialist cards issued by PASMA will carry the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) logo, providing a familiar and reliable way for clients, employers and contractors to verify qualifications and training.

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Broker boosts healthcare division with new director appointment

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has grown its healthcare division with the appointment of a new director.

Based in Derbyshire, Mark Lawson will enhance MAF’s coverage for healthcare businesses across the country, specialising in the pharmacy and dental markets.

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SHP Awards 2020 – deadline extended to Tuesday 3 November

The SHP Awards are an exciting annual opportunity to support and reward the very brightest and best of the UK’s health and safety community – and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of celebrating achievement has become more important than ever.  

To give you enough time to enter or nominate a potential winner, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday 3 November.

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Extra 7.5% off Harmer aluminium roof outlets and selected drainage

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems and drainage solutions are offering an extra 7.5% off the most popular Harmer Aluminium Roof Outlets and other selected drainage products in November 2020.

Harmer Aluminium Roof outlets are held in stock for next day delivery in the popular AV ranges, with various grate configurations, the two way parapet outlets, and the BO balcony outlets. The others are available in 5 days direct from the manufacturer.

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ASFP responds to industry competency proposals in Setting the Bar report

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the latest proposals on competence requirements for those working on higher risk buildings released by the Competence Steering Group (CSG) on 4 October in its final report ‘Setting the Bar’.

The report proposes an overarching system of competence made up of four key elements: a new competence committee sitting within the Building Safety Regulator; a national suite of competence standards – including new sector-specific frameworks developed by 12 working groups; arrangements for independent assessment and reassessment against the competence standards; and a mechanism to ensure that those assessing and certifying people against the standards have appropriate levels of oversight. 

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NSG Group and University of Cambridge sowing seeds for future glass applications

The NSG Group and University of Cambridge are collaborating on ground-breaking new glass applications, while using the latest technology to realise the future of manufacturing.

The Group, which owns Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, is currently working with the University’s Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing team (FIAM) to establish a way of printing conductive materials onto wide areas of curved glass surfaces. 

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Constructionarium reopens for business for the new academic year

Constructionarium Ltd are delighted to announce that they are now open for business for the new academic year after being forced to close in March due to the pandemic. 

On Sunday 4 October they welcomed 60 students from the University of Southampton who spent the week on site on the Constructionarium site at Bircham Newton, Norfolk undertaking three projects: the Milau Cable Bridge, The Brewery Wharf Footbridge and the Gherkin.   

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NASC launches dedicated careers website

The NASC has launched a dedicated careers website aimed at encouraging would-be employees of all ages and backgrounds to take up a position in the scaffolding industry. 

The site - scaffoldingcareers.nasc.org.uk - features more than a dozen detailed overviews of a variety of careers, from labourer and scaffolding operative through to SHEQ manager and estimator, each providing information such as what the role entails, what the responsibilities are and what key skills are advantageous. 

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Myerson advise on successful enforcement adjudication based on Bresco

Hot on the heels of the Supreme Court decision in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd,  law firm Myerson Solicitors have successfully represented Styles and Wood (in administration) on what may be the first summary judgment to enforce an adjudicator’s decision in favour of a party in administration, following the principles laid down in Bresco.

Styles & Wood (S&W), entered into a building contract with GE CIF Trustees (GECIF) acting through DTZ Investors for an office to residential conversion project at St Ann’s Square, Manchester. Following completion of the works, a dispute occurred regarding the final account of the multi-million-pound account.

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