Scaffolding Association comments on free courses offered to rapidly upskill in STEM sectors including digital construction

Thousands of working adults are set to benefit from free courses that will help them to rapidly upskill or retrain, as part of the government’s drive to plug skills gaps and boost access to higher-quality training alternatives. Sixty-five short and modular courses will be offered at 10 Institutes of Technology …

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The importance of training and good recruitment

Following a public inquiry on the 16th November, Solid Scaffolding had their licence curtailed to just one vehicle, had the licence suspended for January 2022 and their repute was found to be severely tarnished after it was found that a disqualified operator was helping to run the business. Mr Benson,

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Construction company fined after injured worker loses sight

A Bradford-based construction company has been fined after an employee was injured at work leading to significant sight loss in his right eye. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how Pearl Services UK Ltd had been contracted to carry out refurbishment of a retail store in Cheetham Hill, Manchester. On the 23

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Scaffolding Association announces new partnership with CHAS

Scaffolding Association announces new partnership with CHAS – the award winning and leading accreditation scheme for contractors and supply chain management services. The largest trade association in the UK for the scaffolding and access sector is delighted to announce its partnership with CHAS, providers of accreditation services which help businesses to

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Chartered Society of Designers members eligible for CSCS cards

The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) is now recognised as a professional body by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), meaning CSD members with relevant skillsets are now eligible for CSCS cards. Most people in construction are familiar with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. It’s the card that provides

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Acas publishes advice to help employers avoid fire and rehire practices

Workplace expert, Acas, published evidence on the use of fire and rehire practices at work in June. In response, the government asked Acas to produce guidance to help employers explore all other options first before considering fire and rehire to change employee contracts. This new advice has been published today

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Scaffolding Association comments on latest construction output statistics

Latest construction output statistics show growth in September but quarterly output is still down. Latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that construction output improved in September, growing in volume terms by 1.3% compared with the previous month. It was the first increase since June 2021 and the largest since March

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Scaffolding Association comments on latest construction output statistics

Latest construction output statistics show growth in September but quarterly output is still down. Latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that construction output improved in September, growing in volume terms by 1.3% compared with the previous month. It was the first increase since June 2021 and the largest since March

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“OK October” says Builders’ Conference

The level of construction contract awards in October saw a significant month-on-month downshift. But Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards says this was entirely predictable. And despite imminent and unprecedented cement price rises, he remains positive for a flying start to 2022. According to both the bible and 60s pop band The Byrds, “for everything, there

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