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Hands off my crane

Brady Corporation has launched the new Pendant Control Safety Cover, an innovative Lockout/Tagout solution that enables complete access control to crane and hoist pendant buttons for increased worker safety.

Increased worker safety

The new Pendant Control Safety Cover can completely cover a wide range of crane or hoist pendant controls to prevent anyone from pressing any pendant buttons before removing up to 4 padlocks. Padlock keys can be held by supervisors or workers operating outside crane operator view to avoid undesired use of the crane or hoist. Accidents and severe injuries resulting from collisions with hooks or crane cargo can be avoided, and worker safety can be increased with the Pendant Control Safety Cover.

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ASFP announces Firex International Workshops

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be hosting a series of Practical Workshops and Lunchtime Lectures each day at Firex International on 18-20 June 2019 at ExCeL London. The Workshops and Lectures will be offered in a special presentation area within the ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone on stand FX 228. 

The focus for each day will be on a different aspect of construction, with two ASFP Practical Workshops delivered by the Association and its members:

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Inspirational line up to speak at Safety & Health Expo 2019

Safety & Health Expo is delighted to announce its line-up of inspirational speakers set to entertain and inform at ExCeL London on 18-20 June – not long to go now.

The event will host presentations from a rugby legend, a sporting icon and an expert reporter, whose diverse experiences can provide key lessons for health and safety professionals. The speeches will take place across all three days of the event.

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New Mountsorrel concrete batching plant

There are positive noises coming out of the construction industry in and around the Leicestershire county with a plethora of exciting new developments currently in-running.

The encouraging signals have been reinforced by Mick George Ltd, one of the major construction firms in the region who have installed a brand-new Concrete Batching Plant at its Mountsorrel site to serve many of these commercial projects and local tradesmen, including the new Leicester City Training Academy. 

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Mick George lands Personality of the Industry

The Tip-ex Tank-ex Awards took place last week at the Royal Hall, Harrogate and was attended by individuals, teams and businesses shaping the tipper, tanker and bulk haulage industries. 

A previous winner of the main Tip-ex accolade, Mick George Ltd were back among the awards, this time specifically recognising the driving force behind the brand, Mick George himself.

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Safety & Health Expo – the main event for 2019

18-20 June 2019, ExCeL London

Safety & Health Expo 2019, the UK’s biggest event for health and safety professionals, opens its doors at ExCeL London on 18 June for three days of product launches, business, learning, networking and debate.

The exhibition, together with its free-to-attend CPD-accredited seminar programme, is a global hub for the profession, with products and solutions stretching across PPE, site safety, hazardous materials, hygiene, lone worker safety, training and more.

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Schools not preparing leavers for technical careers

School leavers are rarely well-prepared for apprenticeships or careers in the electrotechnical and engineering services sector, according to a new report from The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), of which ECA is a leading member.

Over half (52%) of employers said that unsatisfactory attitudes and behaviours are the biggest barrier to the recruitment of apprentices. In addition, employers cited a lack of knowledge and qualifications among candidates, and a general shortage of good-quality applicants, as being factors in their inability to bring in the people they need. (see figure 1 in notes to editors)

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Keeping SMEs on track as British Steel goes into insolvency

by Steve Noble, COO at Ultimate Finance

Rescue talks between the Government and Greybull, the owner of British Steel, have collapsed, with headlines highlighting the terrible impact the insolvency will have if a new buyer isn’t found. Whilst the Government continues to consider an alternative plan, 5,000 jobs are directly at risk while 20,000 more depend on its supply chain.  The knock-on impact to the local area will also be significant. 

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Global optical manufacturer to open new facility in the region

USA based Thorlabs Ltd, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of photonic tools will shortly see work commence on its purpose-built 10,335m2 UK headquarters based at Lancaster Way Enterprize Zone, Ely.

More than familiar with the territory, local firm Mick George Ltd has been contracted to imminently undertake enabling works on behalf of MJS Projects.

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FIS and SCI launch the Steel Framing System Guide with industry partners

FIS, representative body for the £10 billion finishes and interiors sector in the UK and the Steel Construction Institute (SCI), launched the much-awaited Technical Report ED017 – Design and Installation of Light Steel External Wall Systems guide with a consortium of industry partners on 16 May 2019.

The launch was well attended by industry partners and the guide will be an invaluable tool for all those working with Steel Framing Systems, designing and installing them.

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Mick George land £31m highways earthworks package

The £373m project to upgrade the M1 in Northamptonshire to a smart motorway continues to make progress, with local contractor Mick George Ltd now appointed to complete verge enabling works in a £31m contract.

Under the programme, the 23-mile section of M1 between junctions 13 and 16 will be upgraded to an all-lane running smart motorway, providing a continuous smart motorway from the M25 all the way through to junction 19 at Catthorpe.

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