Making scaffolding a career of choice

In this Comment piece, Robert Candy, Chief Executive of the Scaffolding Association, talks about workforce issues… The scaffolding and access sector has always had its fair share of challenges. Access to work, labour shortages and payment terms run through the industry like a stick of rock. The UK’s exit from …

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HAVSPRO heralds a unique game changer in effective workforce protection

HAVSPRO, a new solution for the accurate, real-time measurement and monitoring of workplace vibration, will protect employees from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Whole-Body Vibration (WBV), while helping employers to not only meet, but exceed Health & Safety standards. With an estimated two million UK workers exposed to the

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Scaffolding Association welcomes CITB investment plans

Scaffolding Association welcomes CITB plan to invest over £233m to support construction throughout 2022/23. The Business Plan which was published on 18th May responds to the estimated demand for an additional 50,000 workers every year and is primarily focused on securing construction’s talent pipeline. CITB will run and support several initiatives to inspire

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BMF forecast highlights price inflation over volume growth

The latest Forecast Report from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) highlights growing uncertainty in the supply chain, stemming from rising energy prices, which has further increased since the outbreak of war in Ukraine. The Report forecasts annual builders’ merchants sales growth of 6.1% in 2022, but cautions that the majority

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Small firms call for action on cost of doing business crisis as GDP falls

Responding to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures showing that GDP fell 0.1% in March and the UK’s trade deficit, at £25.2 billion, is at its greatest since records began, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Chair Martin McTague said:  “Our economic recovery is stumbling when it’s barely had a chance to come out of

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MHF release dates for June Men’s Health Champion Training

The Men’s Health Forum’s continues its mission to improve the health of men in England, Wales and Scotland, and release the dates for their June Men’s Health Champion Training course. “Almost anyone can train to be a Men’s Health Champion. Champions are often members of a group, club, workplace, company

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Lending to small businesses hits all-time low, new study finds, with six in ten impacted by late payment

New findings from quarterly Small Business Index show successful finance applications plummeting to lowest level on record New findings from quarterly Small Business Index (SBI) show successful finance applications plummeting to lowest level on record  Majority of 1,200 respondents say clients are paying late; one in ten plans to downsize this year  Federation of Small

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Scaffolding Association welcomes CITB investment plans

Scaffolding Association welcomes CITB plan to invest over £233m to support construction throughout 2022/23. The Business Plan which was published on 18th May responds to the estimated demand for an additional 50,000 workers every year and is primarily focused on securing construction’s talent pipeline. CITB will run and support several initiatives to inspire people outside of the industry

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Lending to small businesses hits all-time low, new study finds, with six in ten impacted by late payment

New findings from quarterly Small Business Index show successful finance applications plummeting to lowest level on record New findings from quarterly Small Business Index (SBI) show successful finance applications plummeting to lowest level on record  Majority of 1,200 respondents say clients are paying late; one in ten plans to downsize this year  Federation of Small

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Scaffolding Association welcomes CITB investment plans

Scaffolding Association welcomes CITB plan to invest over £233m to support construction throughout 2022/23. The Business Plan which was published on 18th May responds to the estimated demand for an additional 50,000 workers every year and is primarily focused on securing construction’s talent pipeline. CITB will run and support several initiatives to inspire people outside of the industry

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BMF forecast highlights price inflation over volume growth

The latest Forecast Report from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) highlights growing uncertainty in the supply chain, stemming from rising energy prices, which has further increased since the outbreak of war in Ukraine. The Report forecasts annual builders’ merchants sales growth of 6.1% in 2022, but cautions that the majority of this year’s growth will

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