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Chinese learn how the British build walls!

As part of Bradford College’s approach to becoming internationally recognised as a quality teaching and learning College in the UK, it is hosting a delegation of Chinese tutors over the coming months, from the Shaanxi Polytechnic Institute in the city of Xianyang, Shaanxi Province (Northwest China).

As part of this process the Construction Department within the HE Faculty of Applied Science organised a site visit to a construction site in the heart of the new Leeds City Centre development at Wellington Place. 

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Second CISRS OSTS centre opens in South Korea

CISRS are pleased to announce the accreditation and opening of a second Overseas Scaffolding Training Scheme (OSTS) centre in South Korea.

The new centre in Ulsan, in the south of the country, is opened in partnership with OSTS approved training providers, Safety & Access – celebrating their 25th anniversary this year – and Applus Velosi: Oil and gas industry sector service providers, who focus on vendor inspection, third party inspection, certification, testing, engineering and manpower services for the oil & gas sector globally.

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City & Guilds accreditation for CAI courses

Another milestone in CAI history was recorded at the end of January when a visit from City & Guilds to Communications House, the CAI’s Watford HQ, led to confirmation that a major percentage of the CAI’s Education and Skills programmes would be carrying the City & Guilds logo on certificates issued by the CAI.

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CISRS approves first scaffolder training scheme (OSTS) training centre in Africa

CISRS has just granted training provider accreditation to the first CISRS Overseas Scaffolder Training Scheme (OSTS) training centre in Africa – set up by Simian Skills and Falck Prime Atlantic in Nigeria.

Falck Safety Services (trading under the Falck Group of Companies), is the world’s largest provider of safety training for the offshore industry. Each year, they provide safety training to more than 320,000 employees from shipping companies, military defence units, the aviation industry and the oil industry – and now CISRS OSTS scaffolding in Nigeria.

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Asbestos training being ignored, says UKATA

Following recent stories of asbestos being mishandled across the country, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has issued a warning that adequate training in asbestos safety management is being ignored by many, and the health of many workers may be being compromised.

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