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Financial business launches new scheme to help the NHS

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the launch of its new ‘Help to Supply’ scheme.  

Aimed at providing the NHS and its staff with additional equipment, the scheme will see the East Midlands-based partner with professional firms across the country. 

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NASC 2020 Safety Report shows record low accidents

The number of accidents and injuries recorded by NASC members fell to an all-time low in 2019, with just 74 incidents to operatives throughout the year.

This figure is revealed in the NASC 2020 Safety Report, which documents and analyses accident and injury statistics for its full contracting members – representing more than 17,000 scaffolding operatives across the UK – in the previous calendar year.

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Mick George Group provide complimentary package to support Covid-19 testing lab

As part of the UK Government’s announcement of a new five pillar plan to boost testing for COVID-19, AstraZeneca, GSK and the University of Cambridge have formed a joint collaboration to take action to support this national effort.

A new testing laboratory will be set up at the University’s Anne McLaren Building which will be used for high throughput screening for COVID-19 testing and to explore the use of alternative chemical reagents for test kits in order to help overcome current supply shortages. 

Read more: Mick George Group provide complimentary package to support Covid-19 testing lab

Scaffolding Association announces launch of COVID-19 Wellbeing Guidance Notes

Whether you are still working onsite, in the office, working from home or have been furloughed, COVID-19 will have had a huge impact on your wellbeing. With this in mind the Scaffolding Association has launched three new Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes (SIGNS) aimed at supporting individuals during the pandemic.

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Elecosoft support to furloughed planners

Elecosoft is offering introductory training and complimentary software for the personal development of planners who are currently on furlough leave. Receive 30 days access to Powerproject project planning software and undertake free CPD accredited introductory training online from your home.

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