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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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Mick George to conduct earthworks for Birmingham student accommodation

A prime site in Birmingham’s Southside district has been secured for a major new student development, which will see a 399 room, purpose-built accommodation complex erected at approximately £38m GDV.

The location on the corner of Upper Dean Street and Pershore Street, located close to the popular Bullring Shopping Centre and Wholesale Markets has been granted full planning consent for a mixed-use student bedroom and communal facilities, as well as ground floor retail units.

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First CISRS CPD scaffolding courses delivered internationally

Safety & Access in conjunction with their partners Special Technical Services (STS) in Oman have successfully delivered the first ever overseas scaffolding CPD courses.

The CISRS Overseas Scheme (OSTS) has developed the two day course to mirror the UK requirements and the first courses were delivered this week by Safety & Access Senior Instructor Rob Nicholls at the accredited scaffolding training centre in Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman.

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Innovative new tool supports engagement in health and safety training

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn”

Puzzle manufacturer Ethentic specialise in the design and manufacture of health and safety knowledge checking puzzles for use as teaching aids.

The puzzles are designed to offer training providers and employers a wider range of options for knowledge checking across many different subject areas.  In addition, the puzzles help to introduce an element of fun and competition into the learning environment, essential ingredients for an effective lesson.

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Mick George appointed for demolition works at Acton Gardens

Progress on the award-winning Acton Gardens development in West London is steaming ahead, with Mick George Demolition Ltd appointed on behalf of Countryside Properties and L&Q to complete the forthcoming demolition works of Charles Hocking House as part of Phase 6.2. 

This sequence of work will focus on community facilities designed to support a reinvigorated neighbourhood. A new nursery, doctor’s surgery, retail space and incubator office locations are all set to be created, anticipated for completion by Summer 2020.

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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.

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