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Firestopping Best Practice Guide receives RIBA approval

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has approved the recently launched Firestopping of Service Penetrations, Best Practice in Design and Installation Guide as assessed Continual Professional Development (CPD) material. This enables architects to download and read the guide and log this towards their 35 hours of required CPD each year.

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UCLan's first building services degree apprentices complete training

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is marking National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February) by seeing its first cohort of building services design engineer degree apprentices complete their training.

The six learners’ primary role is to work with other construction professionals to design, install and maintain the mechanical and electrical installations found in buildings. They are now officially Incorporated Engineers having successfully completed their end point assessment with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), supported in their endeavour by staff at UCLan and their employers.  

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Duncan Tanner is new CHAS Marketing, Communications & Content Manager

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has appointed Duncan Tanner as Marketing, Communications & Content Manager in the latest phase of the company’s Strategic Growth Program. 

Duncan joins CHAS from Land Securities Group where he held the position of Senior Marketing Manager for the past six years and he brings over twenty years’ worth of multi-channel marketing and PR experience to the role. 

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CHAS appoints Bindi Lakhani as new Finance Director

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has appointed Bindi Lakhani as Finance Director in the latest phase of the company’s Strategic Growth Program. 

Bindi moves across to CHAS from Merton council where she has been Head of Accountancy for the past 6 years. She brings over twenty-five years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant within both public and private sector organisations.

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PASMA responds to tower fall prosecution

Roger Verallo, PASMA Chairman and Managing Director of Euro Towers commented: “This case highlights the importance of training for all those who assemble, dismantle, inspect or move tower scaffolds. Just look what can go wrong when it’s done incorrectly. Anyone who has completed a PASMA course knows that guardrails and outriggers, or stabilisers, are absolutely essential for fall prevention and stability.

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