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SOCOTEC launches bespoke health and safety training day for new recruits

SOCOTEC, the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, has launched a bespoke health and safety training day for new starters within its Ground Investigation division.

Ground Investigation staff will be required to complete this training day early on within their employment and prior to them undertaking other accredited courses, such as the Site Management Safety Training Scheme and/or Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme. Every new recruit will be required to participate, even if they have completed health and safety training in a previous role. 

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Bull maximises fire safety during major London demolition

Bull Products, a leading manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has been selected to supply its Cygnus Wireless Alarm System to protect the demolition of London’s Landmark House and Thames Tower.

Commencing in January 2020, the demolition of the high-rise office buildings will make way for a new development that will be split into three buildings, accommodating two office blocks at six and 22-storeys, as well as a 22-storey hotel.

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Cemfloor Liquid Screed awarded BBA Accreditation announce suppliers

Mick George Concrete, official suppliers of Cemfloor Liquid Screed and Cemfloor High Performance - Self Compacting Concrete, are pleased to announce that after extensive testing by the British Board of Agrément, Cemfloor has become the first cement based liquid screed to be awarded BBA Certification in the UK & Ireland.  

Padraic McGrath, Head of Research & Development said that the Certification was “the result of a continuous commitment to ensure that Cemfloor is of the highest standard. The BBA issued this certificate after a rigorous testing period that showed the reliability and high quality of our product.”

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Mick George set to commence earthworks at new crematorium in Gwent

A project to create a ‘state-of-the-art’ crematorium in Blackwood, Gwent is underway with the Mick George Group set to commence Earthworks and Stabilisation works on behalf of Wales based Encon Construction Ltd.

The development is considered by local residents to be ‘much needed’ as the crematorium represents the first to be built in Caerphilly county borough and will be the nearest facility within a 30-minute drive of the 154,000 population. 

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Nationwide Platforms commits to improving mental health

The UK’s leading powered access rental company, Nationwide Platforms, is making strides towards battling mental health with the launch of a mental health colleague support programme.

The initiative named ‘Hey… you ok?’ is designed to foster a culture of awareness throughout Nationwide Platforms and the UK arm of the Loxam Powered Access Division to remove the stigma surrounding mental health, whilst providing the company’s 1,140 employees with a wealth of advice, guidance and support.

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