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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. 

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

A14 Highway borrow pits activated

When Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme was officially announced, there was no doubting the challenge ahead. However, thanks to meticulous infrastructure planning by the A14 integrated delivery team (IDT), a joint venture between Costain, Skanska, Balfour Beatty and designers Atkins/Ch2M, driving the initiative on behalf of Highways England, some two years on the project is on course for its intended completion date in December2020.

A potential obstacle identified from the outset was the requirement for more than five-million cubic metres of additional fill material.

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Innovation + Acrow Prop = UNI-PROP

Introducing UNI-PROP - The latest Acrow Prop design with NEW combined HYDRAULIC function. Buildingproducts-online.co.uk, the internet’s No. 1 supply resource for Builders, Scaffolders & Homeowners, are excited to introduce the innovative UNI-PROP to its offer online. We usually agree with the old adage that if something works, don’t try and fix it! But in this case the added safety, accuracy and speed make this new product the exception to that rule.

The UNI-PROP offers temporary support up to 2000kg and is load tested to BS EN 1065, just like you are used to, but unlike the old solution where you have to strike the threaded collar to move those final millimetres, with the chance you could knock the support away entirely, risking a collapse of the very structure you are trying to underpin! the UNI-PROP detachable hydraulic ram speeds up the process, while taking away this risk and the requirement for any brute strength effort on your part. 

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Bull’s fire equipment protects 16-storey student accommodation

Manufacturer Bull Products has enhanced health and safety on a student accommodation site with its life-saving fire protection equipment. 

Set to open this September 2018, Bull has been protecting Chaucer House in Portsmouth over the last two years with its Cygnus Fire Call Points and First Aid Alarms, Cygnus Heat Detectors and Fire, First Aid and Spill Responder Stations.

Read more: Bull’s fire equipment protects 16-storey student accommodation