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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.

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Bull’s alarm innovation protects UK’s largest power station

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has supplied its prestigious Cygnus wireless alarm systems to the current phase of one of the largest construction projects in the UK – Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset. 

The £18billion project will involve more than 5,000 site workers at peak periods and the development of two nuclear reactors, which will supply seven per cent of the country’s electricity consumption. The project will provide power for more than six million homes and will also be the most expensive power station in the world. 

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