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Local employees reach mountain summit for charity

Five courageous employees from Mick George Ltd have returned from successfully completing the famous ‘Three Peaks Challenge’ this weekend, to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

With weeks of training beforehand, Ben Collett, Chris Gunkel, Garry Woodcock, Lee Cox, Anthony McCann and Joe Gossage embraced the ultimate challenge, in the hope to raise as much money as possible for one of Mick George Ltds chosen Charities of the year for 2017/18.

The challenge started off in Scotland, where the team climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis; the largest peak in the UK, before heading down and travelling to Scafell Pike for phase two in the Lake District. The final obstacle awaited the team in Wales, where they conquered Snowdon, all within 24 hours, and partly under the cover of darkness!

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Chartered Institute of Building launches open online sustainability course

The Chartered Institute of Building Academy is launching a new massive open online course (MOOC) on sustainable development. This follows the success of the first ever construction-focused MOOC which the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) ran last year, attracting more than 3000 construction professionals in over 100 countries.

The five-week interactive course, which opens next month, has been developed in partnership with London South Bank University, UK. The course is free and open to anyone working in the built environment sector globally. It has been designed specifically for those working in the industry, and anyone working in or studying construction and the wider built environment will find it useful as it focuses on what is arguably one of the most important issues facing construction today – sustainability within construction and development. 

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Construction workers now CSCS-ready thanks to online training course

Thanks to the launch of a new online CSCS training course early this year, hundreds of UK construction workers have now been able to obtain their Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Labourer card, at a time and place that suits them.

Launched 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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NASC to host Scaffolding Safety Seminar

The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation is hosting a Safety Seminar in Manchester on Thursday 20 September.

The purpose of this informal event is to bring delegates up to speed with how the confederation is continuing to raise health and safety standards in the scaffolding and access industry and explain how this might benefit them.

The event is aimed at representatives from companies that regularly utilise the services of scaffolding contractors. This could include main contractors, local authorities, major housebuilders and developers.   

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New wave of suppliers appointed to Fusion21’s modular building framework

Fusion21 has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its Modular Building Framework – following an expansion worth £175 million, over a four year period.

A total of 8 highly skilled firms have secured a place on the framework which is designed to service the blue light, health and leisure sectors, in addition to providing buildings for educational purposes and wider public use. 

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