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HSE look to industry leaders for bespoke MEWP Technical Awareness Course

The Health & Safety Executive have recently harnessed the expertise of the UK’s market leader in powered access, Nationwide Platforms, to develop and deliver a bespoke MEWP Technical Training Course to their team of Mechanical Inspectors.

The HSE HM Principal Mechanical Inspector approached Nationwide Platforms Health, Safety & Environmental Director, Mark Keily, to develop the bespoke course which looks to upskill HSE Mechanical Inspectors knowledge on MEWP’s.

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Thermal insulation provides corrosion protection with 'cool-to-touch' properties

Industries and facilities around the world face challenges linked to the maintenance of pipework, tanks, and vessels. Damage and deterioration of pipes, valves and fittings are a widespread problem and occur due to corrosion, erosion, thermal cycling, and chemical attack. In order to save energy costs and reduce waste, companies are recognising the importance of insulating their equipment to prevent heat loss and increase efficiency, however, this creates another issue, corrosion under insulation (CUI). CUI is a major issue which occurs on equipment operating in low, ambient, and high-temperature environments. 

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Buildiro app offers 90-minute courier service for small stock items in London

Buildiro, the world’s first mobile app for materials procurement which has been building a loyal fanbase of tradespeople and merchants since its launch in September 2019, is set to introduce a new service.  On 20 January 2020, Buildiro Direct begins, delivering those crucial, small, missing items to tradespeople within London, offering a 0.5% discount off every purchase via a points collection system and free courier returns. 

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NASC launches £30,000 mental health first aid training fund

The NASC has created a £30,000 funding pot dedicated to mental health first aid training.

The fund gives NASC members the ability to claim up to £125 towards the cost of completing a mental health first aid course.  

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Boningale Ltd develops innovative plastic pot recycling process

Boningale Ltd has developed an innovative plastic plant pot recycling process for use by clients, preventing pots from being sent for landfill.

Currently, plastic plant pots containing carbon black pigment are not widely accepted in kerbside collections, meaning many pots are sent to general waste, with landfill as a final destination. With an estimated 500 million plastic pots in circulation every year, the issue is far-reaching, and has contributed to a stigma around industry attitudes towards waste management and recycling. Boningale Ltd’s Potback aims to minimize these issues by reducing the number of pots sent to landfill. 

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