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SnapIT Express – the swifter-to-fit modern aluminium system

Rainclear Systems, the UK’s leading specialist metal rainwater system stockist and online retailer introduce ‘SnapIT Express’, a modern aluminium rainwater system with innovative ‘snap together and inject silicone’ system that saves mess, waste and time.

Aluminium gutters are generally known for being a modern, natural product which is fully recyclable, but non-corrosive that offers a lightweight, strong and durable solution, with very little maintenance required.

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Oak Furniture Land extension in Swindon

Work to extend the existing Oak Furniture Land distribution centre located at South Marston’s Industrial Park, Swindon is due to get underway imminently with Mick George Ltd contracted to complete Earthworks for the first time for Glencar Construction Ltd.

The retail giant moved to the 302,000sq.ft DC2 warehouse in 2012 to streamline storage and distribution logistics, but now the current facility owners who took control of the premises in 2014 have decided to expand the warehouse operations.

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Construction courses go the distance

The University of Wolverhampton will be building its construction portfolio by offering two distance learning courses from September 2019.

The School of Architecture and Built Environment will be offering two online Master’s programmes in Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Integrated Construction by Distance Learning and Construction Project Management by Distance Learning.

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NHBC names UK’s best housebuilders

NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider has announced the winners in the first round of its flagship competition dedicated to recognising site managers who achieve the highest standards in house building.

Nearly 450 UK site managers have won a Quality Award in the first round of NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2019, representing the top 3% of the sixteen thousand site managers entered. Being selected as one of the UK’s top site managers is testament to their commitment to delivering quality homes for residents.

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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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