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Natural Zinc – now in stock – for next day delivery

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems, has once again responded to the demand for its Natural Zinc Rainwater System by adding it to the huge ranges it stocks in its two warehouses in Swindon, for next day delivery to mainland UK addresses.

The Natural Zinc was only added to website, originally with a 15day leadtime, in April. The response has been such a success that they recognised the value to customer of having a shorter leadtime and so will begin stocking the range, in 115mm half-round profile gutter and 80mm diameter round downpipe, from the 5th July 2020.

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Leading work at height training centre re-opens adapted to “the new normal”

Leading work at height training provider, 3 Education has re-opened its doors in the wake of the UK’s Coronavirus peak, with strict safety polices adapting to “the new normal” – offering low number, socially distanced training courses to rigorously enforced safety policies. 

A thorough package of safety measures have been set up in the niche training facility in Westcott, near Aylesbury, specifically designed to protect course delegates and 3 Education employees in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak peak, as the construction sector tentatively returns to work. 

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New hand sanitiser station supports the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity

Biosite Systems Ltd has introduced a portable Hand Sanitiser Station for deployment on site in areas where hand washing facilities are not available or practical to install. Developed in response to the latest construction industry guidance* recommending enhanced hygiene procedures on site in the fight against COVID-19, the station provides a solution for operatives to access hand sanitiser gel quickly and easily. 

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Mick George Group land £20m multi-service extension package

The Mick George Group, a Cambridgeshire based Construction specialist which operates two sites within the Leicestershire region has landed a multi-service construction package worth circa £20m for works to be completed at Magna Park Lutterworth, Europe’s largest dedicated logistics and distribution park.

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Casella announces May training webinars for OSH on workplace noise and vibration

From 2005 to the present trends in employees working remotely have increased by 159%; more than 11x faster than the size the workforce as a whole has increased. Demand for flexible work practices has been on the rise, and resources to meet this demand are becoming more valuable and, given the current global health situation, a necessity for many.

Casella, industry-leading world expert in monitoring solutions for noise, air sampling and vibration, has been committed to providing accessible training across its areas of core competency in the form of one-day introductory courses and on-site product training.

Read more: Casella announces May training webinars for OSH on workplace noise and vibration

Financial business launches new scheme to help the NHS

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the launch of its new ‘Help to Supply’ scheme.  

Aimed at providing the NHS and its staff with additional equipment, the scheme will see the East Midlands-based partner with professional firms across the country. 

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NASC 2020 Safety Report shows record low accidents

The number of accidents and injuries recorded by NASC members fell to an all-time low in 2019, with just 74 incidents to operatives throughout the year.

This figure is revealed in the NASC 2020 Safety Report, which documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members – representing more than 17,000 scaffolding operatives across the UK – in the previous calendar year.

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Mick George Group provide complimentary package to support Covid-19 testing lab

As part of the UK Government’s announcement of a new five pillar plan to boost testing for COVID-19, AstraZeneca, GSK and the University of Cambridge have formed a joint collaboration to take action to support this national effort.

A new testing laboratory will be set up at the University’s Anne McLaren Building which will be used for high throughput screening for COVID-19 testing and to explore the use of alternative chemical reagents for test kits in order to help overcome current supply shortages. 

Read more: Mick George Group provide complimentary package to support Covid-19 testing lab

Scaffolding Association announces launch of COVID-19 Wellbeing Guidance Notes

Whether you are still working onsite, in the office, working from home or have been furloughed, COVID-19 will have had a huge impact on your wellbeing. With this in mind the Scaffolding Association has launched three new Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes (SIGNS) aimed at supporting individuals during the pandemic.

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Elecosoft support to furloughed planners

Elecosoft is offering introductory training and complimentary software for the personal development of planners who are currently on furlough leave. Receive 30 days access to Powerproject project planning software and undertake free CPD accredited introductory training online from your home.

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Red7Marine supports Jackson Civil Engineering on flood remediation scheme

Leading marine construction and consultancy organisation, Red7Marine, was recently contracted by Jackson Civil Engineering to respond to a flood incident as part of their Collaborative Delivery Framework with the Environment Agency and its Emergency Flood Response arrangements across Lincolnshire.

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