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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. 

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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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York Handmade plays pivotal role in stunning London mixed-use development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has provided thousands of high-quality bricks for a stunning new London mixed-use development.

This lucrative commission was worth £200,000 for the Alne-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country.

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Coronavirus: furloughed workers and what it means for business

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is designed to help businesses that would otherwise be forced to lay off staff in the face of the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19, writes Tina Chander of Wright Hassall.

All businesses with a PAYE scheme in place on 28 February 2020, regardless of size or sector, will be able to benefit from the scheme with the government reimbursing employers up to 80% of their employees’ wages, to a maximum of £2,500 per month, plus employer’s NICs and auto-enrolment pension contributions.

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Constructionarium donate vital PPE equipment to NHS

Constructionarium Ltd were pleased to be able to donate PPE from their site in Bircham Newton to The Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital King’s Lynn. Site Manager, Joe Chandler was able to safely deliver the equipment, including gloves, masks, eye protection and protective suits to the QEH this week.

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Construction Workers Family Crisis Appeal

We hope you are all keeping safe and well during these difficult and testing times. As a result of the pandemic our event schedule for the year both nationally and regionally has been virtually wiped out and this will have a huge impact on our income and our ability to fund our charitable work.

All this comes at a time when our Construction Industry Helpline is receiving an unprecedented volume of calls from construction workers and their families seeking our help.

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ASFP online learning resources

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) offers a wide range of online resources which aim to help educate all involved in the built environment.  The available material is suitable for installers, designers, specifiers and contractors, as well as building owner occupiers, risk assessors and enforcement agencies.

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ASFP launches Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover Scheme

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has partnered with an insurance broker to offer a new Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover Scheme for existing and prospective ASFP members.

The move is in response to reports from specialist fire protection sub-contractors that they are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain cover, with many facing significant premium increases or in some cases being refused cover. 

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Ask for a quote for a Steel Rainwater System – be in the draw to win it for FREE!

In an effort to build a greener future Rainclear, the UK’s leading stockist and online retailer of metal roofline, rainwater and drainage solutions, are offering anyone asking them for a quote for Infinity Galvanised Steel or colour coated galvanised steel to compare to their current plastic guttering quote, the opportunity to win that system for FREE.

Rainclear are passionate about helping the construction industry and homeowners to quit the plastic habit and swap plastic guttering with the more sustainable, more durable and more attractive Infinity Galvanised Steel.

Read more: Ask for a quote for a Steel Rainwater System – be in the draw to win it for FREE!