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Communicate vital information directly on the equipment!

Increase your workplace safety and facilitate compliance with international directives by communicating status information where it can be seen by all workers. Brady’s Visual Tagging systems create a clear audit trail, ensuring you have a permanent data trail of inspections and work carried out as well as evidence in a court of law if you need it.

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Sindrilla is here to combat HAVS

Castle & Pryor have launched a product to eliminate Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) - also known as ‘white finger’ caused by exposure to vibration. Anyone who uses hand-held power tools for a significant length of time is at risk. And until now, there has been no real hands free solution to nerve damage and HAVS when using conventional rotary percussive drills within the construction industry.

Rotary percussion (RP) drilling combines a rotating and percussive or ‘hammering’ action in the same drill. This method is widely used across the construction industry because it’s a cheap and effective way to anchor steel frames into the ground, to drill rough sided holes into concrete, or when you need to connect one concrete slab to another using reinforced steel dowels.

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Health centre achieves Secured by Design’s top award and praise from MP

A new showcase health centre, which includes a GP practice, dentist’s and pharmacy within a single building, has been awarded the highest accolade that can be given by Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative.

The Lister House Health Centre, Harlow, was officially opened by the town’s MP Robert Halfon on Friday, 19 October.

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Record breaking A14 milestone by Mick George

The video below is footage of a ‘record breaking’ concrete pour for Section 2 – Buckden Road Bridge on the A14 Highway Improvement Scheme.

The footage represents the largest single pour made on this section of the project to date. 

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Trade bodies call on chancellor to back SMEs in budget

Ahead of next week’s Budget, BESA and ECA have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond MP to take decisive action to support small and medium sized businesses in the construction and engineering industry.

The two leading engineering services trade bodies have issued a five-point plan to the Treasury, calling for the following to be prioritised in the Budget to boost productivity, jobs and growth:

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