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CDM Regulations 2015: HSE - you cannot be serious!

Surely the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) cannot be serious about issuing revised CDM Regulations in 2015 that are seriously flawed and will have a detrimental effect on the number of fatal and serious injuries in the building industry.

The HSE issued a draft of the proposed new regulations with a consultation document earlier this year and they have reviewed the submissions that they received. Their latest proposals make little sense and will produce unsatisfactory regulations.

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Born To Build campaign gets off to a promising start

A week after its launch, the ‘Born To Build’ campaign has attracted over 1000 views to its campaign launch video, 1700 unique users to its website and over 1100 tweets of support from construction, careers and educational stakeholders.

The campaign’s focus on successful young professionals, who tell their own story of working in construction through blogs, video diaries and daily tweeting has been heralded as fresh and relevant but there is much work still to do. 

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First sites announced for Open Doors Weekend 2015

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) is pleased to announce the first sites to register to participate in Open Doors Weekend 2015 (on 6th and 7th March 2015). These are the VINCI Technology Centre and the VINCI ‘Bexhill to Hastings link road’ project.

Open Doors gives young people, their parents and local communities an opportunity to visit major construction sites and see what happens on a modern construction project. It is also a chance for young people in particular to learn more about the range of careers the industry has to offer.

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XSPlatforms now a PASMA recognised manufacturer

XSPlatforms has become a manufacturing member of the Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA). As the lead trade organisation for mobile access in the United Kingdom, PASMA ensures that the products' level of safety and quality is represented.

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Sussex Property Alliance gives overwhelming support to Gatwick bid

The Sussex Property Alliance’s September meeting saw Alison Addy and Emma Rees from Gatwick Airport updating members on the bid for a second runway at Gatwick which, along with competing proposals from Heathrow, is presently being considered by Sir Howard Davies, the chair of the Airports Commission for a decision post next year’s election.

Alison, the Planning and Stakeholder Engagement Manager on the Airports Commission Project Team, gave a fascinating insight into Gatwick’s plans before taking part in a Q&A with her colleague Emma Rees, Head of Real Estate and Surface Transport at the airport.

Read more: Sussex Property Alliance gives overwhelming support to Gatwick bid