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Safety & Access announce successful transition to latest BS EN standard

Safety & Access are delighted to announce their successful transition from ISO9001:2008 to the latest standard BS EN ISO9001:2015. A thorough audit on all systems and procedure has taken place this week and our independent auditors NQA have given the business a clean bill of health with a few valuable suggestions to take the process forward.

Seen here at the Nottingham Office are Nigel Turner, Regional Assessor from NQA and Hayley Williams, Training Manager at Safety & Access Ltd.

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Firemac receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018

North Berwick-based Firemac Limited has received a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, for its Firemac FM Fabric PSA, a high performance self-adhesive glass woven fire resistant fabric that is applied to galvanised steel ductwork to create a fire-resistant ductwork system.

Firemac FM Fabric PSA is the latest innovation from the company which revolutionised the fire-resistant ductwork sector when it first introduced its third-party certificated fabric-based Firemac FM Fabric system to the UK some 15 years ago. 

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COSAC becomes first to offer online CSCS training

For the first time, UK construction workers seeking to obtain the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Labourer card will now be able to complete a course online.

Operated by COSAC, the work-focussed training academy based in Runcorn, Safe2Site is the first online course approved by CSCS as a route to the Labourer Card.

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Healthy and Safety Event a huge success for MSA

With safety standards more stringent than ever, the demand for high quality safety equipment has never been more important. MSA Safety’s attendance at this year’s Health and Safety Event at the NEC provided the perfect opportunity to experience first-hand how its simplified state-of-the-art engineering solutions can minimise risk in complex modern worksites. 

This was MSA’s first exhibition at a major UK event since its acquisition of Latchways plc in 2015 doubled its global fall protection business. MSA has used this time to grow and expand its offering, cementing its place as one of the largest and most innovative providers of highly engineered fall protection systems in the world. 

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How to make the most of a small washroom

Naturally, washrooms tend to be on the small side. It doesn’t take much space to ‘do your business’, so it makes sense to maximise your square footage by keeping toilet facilities compact.

There are multiple factors to weigh up when choosing the best toilets for your premises, and with 25 years’ experience in the washware industry, I’m well-versed in the art of helping clients make the most of every square inch.

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NASC’S Scaffolding Safety Report reveals on-site accidents fell to record low

The number of accidents and injuries recorded by NASC members fell to an all-time low in 2017, with just 89 incidences occurring on-site throughout the year. 

The figure was revealed in the NASC 2018 Safety Report, which documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members – representing more than 16,000 scaffolding operatives across the UK – in the previous calendar year.

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Bull’s alarm innovation protects UK’s largest power station

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has supplied its prestigious Cygnus wireless alarm systems to the current phase of one of the largest construction projects in the UK – Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset. 

The £18billion project will involve more than 5,000 site workers at peak periods and the development of two nuclear reactors, which will supply seven per cent of the country’s electricity consumption. The project will provide power for more than six million homes and will also be the most expensive power station in the world. 

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Mick George Demolition achieve latest milestone

Mick George Ltd have made no secrets of their intentions when it comes to quickly establishing a growing presence in the construction industry, but what is the business doing that distinguishes them from those that have failed beforehand?

The latest milestone that the company has achieved could be a key indicator. Mick George Demolition, a trading division within the parent business was launched just two years back and already they have surpassed the 120-project mark.

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Rainclear’s World Cup Wall Planner Prize Draw

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems would like to invite you to celebrate the World Cup with them via their World Cup Wall Planner. Share the journey with them to enter the prize draw for a chance to win a PS4 and FIFA 18 game.

Spend over £300 on a Metal Rainwater System with Rainclear in May and they will send out a FREE World Cup Wall Planner. The Wall Planner offers you the opportunity to keep track of all the fixtures (and tear off the teams to put in a hat to play a sweepstake amongst yourselves) and if you send them a photo of your team with the Wall Planner, recording your experiences of the build-up; the highs and the lows along the way, for every image they receive that they can share on social media you will be entered into the draw for a chance to win a PS4 & FIFA18 Game.

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New HAKI.com website goes live

Leading worldwide scaffolding, weather protection and stair tower manufacturer HAKI Scaffolding are proud to unveil a brand new global website: www.HAKI.com.

The multi-language website launched on April 17th replacing the old websites, which featured separate HAKI domains in different languages for different markets within the HAKI sales network. Now these are all housed under one user friendly .com site, with translations into English, French, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish easily available from a menu on the website’s header.

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GDPR and CCTV – preparing your construction business

As of next month, the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force, changing the way personal data is handled and stored, and therefore strengthening compliance requirements for all EU businesses. 

With hefty fines of up to 20 million euros for non-compliance, it’s time to wake up to the new challenges of data protection and start taking GDPR seriously. 

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