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CRA launches new Emerging Talent Award

The Concrete Repair Association (CRA), one of the organisations which make up the Structural Concrete Alliance, has launched a new Emerging Talent Award to recognise the achievements of new entrants to the concrete repair industry. The award aims to provide essential support and encouragement to assist further career progression for a new generation of repair and refurbishment specialists.

Offering a cash prize of £2,000 to the winner, the award seeks to reward individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to a business or project in the sphere of concrete repair and refurbishment.  Its goal is to encourage continued personal development, while bringing new talent into the Association and promoting greater participation in its activities. 

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Rail Tales – Capita to host Women in Health and Safety event

Capita is hosting a free-to-attend event with breakfast and networking. 

The event, called Rail Tales, will take place on Wednesday 17 July from 08.30 – 10.30 at Capita, 65 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7NQ.

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Oak Processionary Moth threatens UK oak trees - Boningale cease importation

Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) outbreaks in the UK pose a serious threat to our oak trees. Boningale are ceasing importation of oak trees effective immediately, and will only be sourcing UK oak stock. 

OPM is already established in greater London and some surrounding areas. Defra have noted that the UK Plant Health Service are taking steps to eradicate recent findings of OPM in Hampshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. These steps may include surveillance, tracing and destruction of the caterpillars and infested trees. 

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3 Education celebrates 10 year milestone and over 8,000 trained

Leading working at height training providers, 3 Education, has reached a business milestone – 10 years independent trading, with more than 8,000 individuals trained.

The 3 Education brand is run by work at height training industry guru, Rob Harris, 54, who’s been at the forefront of safety training – particularly in man safe safety nets, stair towers and temporary edge protection – for more than 25 years. 

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SMART Inspector’s new defects report highlights top scaffold fails

With slips, trips & falls still the number one cause of accidents & injuries on scaffolds, a new reporting system with SMART Scaffolder’s mobile inspection app has for the first time ever revealed the top trends for failures – helping employers to avoid work at height incidents.   

SMART Scaffolder’s award-winning SMART Inspector mobile app has now been used to improve the safety and efficiency of more than 365,000 weekly scaffold inspections. The latest release includes a new report in the desktop web console giving managers a view of the most common failures which can be filtered to show them by site, by customers and even across the entire business.

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