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Bull’s guide to effective fire safety awareness

The HSE estimates that there are 11 construction fires every day, which can cost the industry over £1 million each day. 

According to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, employers are legally required to provide information, instruction and awareness to employees about fire precautions in the workplace.

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Treat your home to an Infinity Galvanised Steel Fascia & Soffit facelift

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal rainwater systems, have developed unique to the UK market, Infinity Galvanised Steel Fascia & Soffit. 

Why Infinity Galvanised Steel?  

Because it is light and, therefore, easy to handle and install.  Because it is long lasting - not fading or creaking in sun and heat, not rotting in the wet - but adding a touch of class & style instead.  Because it is available with next day delivery in 3 profiles and 3 robust colour coatings, and can also be ordered in almost unlimited colours if you are happy to accept a surcharge and a longer lead-time. Because a value adding facelift that also protects your home from the elements – well, that has to be worth considering, doesn’t it?

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Geared up by success

A leading hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers is fuelling its growth after investing £1.4m in its industry-leading fleet of Scania trucks to increase operational efficiency and customer service. 

Mobile Mini, which has a network of 15 branches nationwide, from Glasgow to Southampton, has taken delivery of eight new Scania trucks.  The new additional vehicles, which take its fleet to a total of 60, represent a major upgrade to the Company’s existing fleet of lorry-mounted loader crane vehicles, the largest of its kind in the UK.

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Further success in the east for Mick George Ltd

Only last month it was revealed that construction specialist Mick George Ltd had acquired fourteen new sites in the Eastern region of the country, as the business seeks to further strengthen its broad contracting operation.

Having already landed two high-profile demolition contracts in the area, the organisations Earthworks provision appears to be achieving similar traction. 

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Reduce costs with Bull’s fire protection asset management service

With housebuilders and construction companies constantly needing to find ways to reduce costs during site projects, an asset management service has never been so important.   

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, is enhancing the customer experience through its asset management service, which allows housebuilders and construction companies to maximise the use of their fire protection equipment.

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Using drone technology for inventory management

Every year, companies carry out expensive and time consuming inventories within their warehouses and outside storage areas.

These inventories require a huge mobilisation of material and human resources, which often involves stopping onsite activity. This can have a detrimental impact on a company’s business.

Our drone inventory management process has been designed to automate inventories with very little human intervention. As a result of our efficient workflow process, we can save our clients a lot of money while also producing the digital inventory data very quickly and in various formats that haven’t been available until now.

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CISRS partners with providers to offer subsidised CPD courses

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) is marking the first anniversary of the introduction of CPD courses for scaffolders by running a number of subsidised courses across the UK. 

CISRS has reached an agreement with a number of training providers that will enable them to deliver the CPD programme at only £50 per head – a price reduction in excess of 80%. A total of 13 courses will be delivered between June and August, allowing for up to 156 scaffolders to take advantage of this offer. 

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Mick George strike gold

There are a whole host of reasons why Mick George Ltd has managed to increase its presence in the Construction industry, not least its simultaneous focus for operational, administrative and legislative matters of concern. 

Consequently, the business has managed to progress its Constructionline status to ‘Gold – Level 3’ following their most recent audit, further emphasising the company’s continued efforts to improve its offering across a broad range of contracting services. 

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FIS and CITB to attract 1,500 new entrants with new £2.1m project

A new £2.1m partnership has been agreed between the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). 

The Fit-out Futures programme will address key challenges faced in the finishes and interior sector, including skills shortages, lack of new entrants and difficulty in accessing quality training. 

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University accommodation protected with Bull Products

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has supplied its prestigious Cygnus wireless alarm systems to St Stephens Towers – a £45m revamp which will provide multi-storey accommodation for more than 700 students.   

Bull has been contracted to supply its Cygnus alarm devices during work on the site, which when complete, will provide purpose-built apartments with social spaces featuring a cinema, gymnasium, study rooms, and a series of lounge spaces for the students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norwich University of Arts.

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Obart Pumps assigns DX Delivery as their main delivery solution

Like any business that delivers a product, the supply chain is the lifeline of the sales process. Without it, customers do not receive their purchases. 

In today's competitive world, markets are saturated with competition, all striving to make as much money, as quickly as possible with reduced investment.

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