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Altus Safety celebrates 3 years of success

Safety at height experts, Altus Safety, is celebrating the company’s third anniversary with figures that reveal the business is on track for a £2 million turnover by the end of this year, from a standing start in August 2016.

Established by directors Simon Mealor and Mark Weaver, who met while working at one of Altus Safety’s competitors, the company has completed more than 500 safety at height installations over the past three years. The pair have grown the business from a partnership to a full-time team of 12, along with five installation teams, and Altus Safety has delivered projects for around 300 customers to date.

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Fire resistant concrete repair for vertical and overhead applications

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world, with a wide range of regular uses. However, problems such as freeze thaw, spalling/cracking, carbonation, chemical attack and impact, amongst others, can all result in concrete damage. 

When a repair is needed, reducing downtime and maintenance costs are top priorities. Yet, there can be situations where applications aren’t straight forward, such as overhead and vertical repairs. Using traditional or alternative concrete repair methods can mean more time and costs associated with a repair. Formwork or shuttering is also required to mould the material into shape and provide support during and after the application. Not only does this extend the maintenance period, but also introduces further labour and material costs. 

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Later Living needs 'Hospitality'

The 'Golden Rule'

In hospitality, there is a golden rule: the customer is always right. This philosophy has underpinned the industry – and the services it provides – for nearly a century. And, in the process, has helped evolve, inform and shape the spaces and services that hospitality offers.

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Mick George land university accommodation package

Having recently announced that it has secured construction works of more than £200m to create new student accommodation at the University of Leicester, energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE has wasted little time in appointing an Earthworks contractor.

Local firm, Mick George Ltd who operate two sites in Leicestershire will imminently begin Earthworks for the new regeneration scheme.

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Aluminium Wall Coping: in stock, in Anthracite Grey and in 2 sizes

In response to demand for a quicker turn-around, Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading specialist metal rainwater system stockist and online retailer, are taking  Aluminium Wall Coping in the most popular colour, RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey, and the most frequently requested sizes, SL30 & SL36, into stock for next day delivery.  

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Culture and attitudes impact safe working at height

In July 2019 the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published its annual workplace fatality figures showing that deaths due to falls from height have risen 11% in the last five years, and 14% from last year. In 2018/19, 40 fatal injuries to workers were due to falls from a height.

Falls from height continue to claim more lives in the workplace than any other factor. The latest HSE statistics demonstrate there is not one single industry that can claim it has solved the Health and Safety culture issue which still exists. While some sectors such as construction and agriculture remain the most dangerous, there is still a wide-reaching lack of education for safe Work at Height. This is even in despite efforts from government, regulators and charities to draw attention to the deadly risks.

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FIS launches new project Risk Management Tool to support members

The FIS exists to raise standards within the finishes and interiors sector and at the same time reduce the risk for members. Pivotal to this work is the FIS Product Process People (PPP) Quality framework. The FIS PPP Risk Management tool has been created to help members embrace the thinking behind this quality framework and to encourage a culture of scrutinising risk in a structured way at the outset of a project.

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ASFP announces October seminar in London

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be holding a CPD seminar in central London on 23 October 2019. The seminar, at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, aims to improve awareness of passive fire protection and help delegates to understand the vital role of compartmentation in maintaining fire safety in buildings. 

Understanding Passive Fire Protection provides an introduction to the types of passive fire protection systems found in buildings and explains the importance of the correct specification, installation and maintenance of all such systems. 

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Clark-Drain introduces Technodrain into UK construction

Clark-Drain Ltd unveils Technodrain®, a new addition to its popular linear drainage range that broadens the choice for UK construction. 

Designed for surface water management, the versatility of Technodrain® enables it to be used across all construction environments as a light, robust, technical solution for run-off surface design.    

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Amey signs NASC Safe Scaffolding Charter

Facilities management specialists Amey has become the latest leading organisation to sign the NASC’s Safe Scaffolding Charter

The company, which looks after the maintenance, operation and improvement of 23,000+ Ministry of Defence (MoD) buildings across a network of estates, specifies ‘NASC-only’ for its scaffolding-related works within its Defence contracts.

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Last chance to book Alliance Demonstration Day

The Structural Concrete Alliance is urging delegates to book now to reserve the last available places for its Practical Demonstration Day on Wednesday 25 September at the Resapol Depot, Moss Industrial Estate, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 3PT.

The free event will offer delegates an opportunity to witness interactive demonstrations of key concrete repair, protection, strengthening and sprayed concrete techniques. Delegates will be able to closely examine these specialist products and see first-hand how they can be used in a variety of applications. 

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