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HSE reward Mick George progress

Having grown revenues by 51% (YOY), Mick George Environmental has received some more welcome news to kick-start 2019. 

The company has been rewarded with an extended 2-year license from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), reflecting the hard work, commitment and continuous improvement that is core to both office and site operations. 

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Heightsafe Systems announce partnership with Fallprotec

Heightsafe are delighted to announce a partnership with innovative European Work at Height specialists, Fallprotec.

Craig Diable, Estimating Director at Heightsafe commented on the partnership: “As a company we have long been admirers of quality engineered safety systems, and are delighted to have entered into a strategic partnership with Fallprotec and their highly skilled team of engineers and designers.”

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Star Platforms provide powered access to bring Madge Gill Mural to life

UK powered access platform rental company, Star Platforms, has worked with Wood Street Walls CIC to provide a Skyjack 6832 Rough Terrain (RT) scissor lift for their recent project; Madge Gill mural.

Wood Street Walls brings public art to East London for residents and visitors to enjoy and called upon Star Platforms once again to help provide powered access equipment for their latest project. The Madge Gill mural project is part of the LDN WMN project, a collaboration between City Hall and Tate Collective. The project is part of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, which marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the UK. In collaboration with local project “Works by Madge Gill”, the community were invited to vote on the background pattern of the proposed portrait of the artist via Wood Street Walls annual “Pick Your Pattern” initiative.

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Group of senior politicians back retentions reform

New supporters revealed as Aldous Bill is moved to Friday 8 March.

A number of the most senior MPs in Parliament are now backing reform of retentions, according to leading engineering services bodies ECA and the BESA. Newly announced supporters of the Aldous Bill include 15 select committee chairs from the four largest political parties, namely:

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Uni-Prop®, the NEW temporary support system - time to replace the old acrow?

Uni-Prop® is an innovative adjustable building support that can be quickly adapted to also deliver hydraulic power. The device is widely regarded as a major development for the general building industry; the first such upgrade on steel temporary supports (sometimes known as Acrows) in over 80 years. 

Renovation is a key application for the Uni-Prop as the application of controlled power of up to two tonnes ensures safety AND avoids damage to the integrity of the brick and plaster-work around it, common in the use of traditional acrows, requiring expensive and time-consuming remedial work adding (now) unnecessary risk, delay and cost to renovation projects.  

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