Hudson Contract Services have launched an independ…

The training board is due to consult with the construction industry this year to seek consent for its levy-raising...

Labour Peer Introduces New Payment Bill To Protect…

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2020 Legal Events for Scaffolding Contractors

Scaffolding Association to launch prestigious Year…

January 23, 2020

Business owners depressed and suicidal due to late payment

January 22, 2020

Hudson Contract Services have launched an independent survey of business views on CITB’s levy and grant scheme.

January 22, 2020

Dundee scaffolding company disqualified

January 16, 2020

Register your interest for the CITB Employer Roadshows this spring

January 14, 2020

December 2019 Commentary from CEO of Builders Conference Neil Edwards – A Happy Ending

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Health & Wellbeing

Business owners depressed and suicidal due to late payment

An industry-wide survey has shown the impact of late and unfair payment on mental health in construction.  Nine out of 10 business owners across construction suffer a range of mental health issues due to payment and other business pressures, according to a survey run by leading engineering services trade bodies

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Dundee scaffolding company disqualified

The Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, Claire Gilmore, has disqualified a Dundee based scaffolding company and its director for five years following the repeated unlawful use of a vehicle. The industry regulator concluded AFS Scaffolding Ltd poses “a significant risk to road safety” and that director Ross Findlay “deliberately and repeatedly”

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Uncertain times weigh heavily on our sector

Well here we are again and like you, I had hoped we wouldn’t need to address the issues of BREXIT again having been promised faithfully, we would be leaving on 31st October. Definitely. But after a further delay – at the very least – we still don’t really have a clue where we stand as

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Feasting Upon False Dawns

In a month in which all political, economic and seasonal indicators pointed towards a downturn, the UK construction industry chose to self-identify as upward and upbeat.   Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks on disbelievingly. In March this year, the month in which the UK was originally scheduled to bid a not-so-fond adieu to the

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Using data to keep workers safe

With slips, trips and falls still the number one cause of accidents and injuries on scaffolds, it is imperative that both scaffolders and contractors understand the most common reasons that scaffolds fail the weekly inspection. Ian Chambers, sales and marketing director at SMART Scaffolder software, looks at how digital technology is the key to understanding

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Uncertain times weigh heavily on our sector

Well here we are again and like you, I had hoped we wouldn’t need to address the issues of BREXIT again having been promised faithfully, we would be leaving on 31st October. Definitely. But after a further delay – at the very least – we still don’t really have a clue where we stand as

Read More »

Feasting Upon False Dawns

In a month in which all political, economic and seasonal indicators pointed towards a downturn, the UK construction industry chose to self-identify as upward and upbeat.   Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks on disbelievingly. In March this year, the month in which the UK was originally scheduled to bid a not-so-fond adieu to the

Read More »

Using data to keep workers safe

With slips, trips and falls still the number one cause of accidents and injuries on scaffolds, it is imperative that both scaffolders and contractors understand the most common reasons that scaffolds fail the weekly inspection. Ian Chambers, sales and marketing director at SMART Scaffolder software, looks at how digital technology is the key to understanding

Read More »