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November 30, 2020

CITB agrees sale of National Construction College Midlands to Walsall College

November 27, 2020

Vehicle safety systems improving safety for night time road construction workers

November 27, 2020

Almost a third of tradespeople have experienced a mental health illness during the pandemic

November 27, 2020

Local charities in call to win a share of £6,000 funding

November 26, 2020

G-DECK launches affordable, robust lift shaft gate

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CITB agrees sale of National Construction College Midlands to Walsall College

Walsall College will purchase CITB’s National Construction College (NCC) facility based at King’s Norton, Birmingham, on 30 November. The sale includes the land, buildings and business, with all 17 staff members being transferred over as employees of Walsall College. An experienced construction skills provider, Walsall College will look to further

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Vehicle safety systems improving safety for night time road construction workers

Night time road works and motorway improvements have increased in recent years with many road construction companies now choosing to undertake improvements overnight. While operating overnight provides clear benefits for those using the road network, minimising disruption and reducing diversions for commuters, there are serious implications for construction workers’ safety

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The steps we should take when ‘working at height’ on a ladder

Everyone, at some point, will use a product to access a task at height. Whether it is in a domestic setting (a kitchen step or a loft ladder) or a commercial one, choosing the right product and using it safely is a task that people may undertake without considering any consequence. Andy Ferris, Commercial Director

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Is construction output on the up? Or do the figures flatter to deceive?

Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards reports on construction contracts from June to August, stating that the trend is upward, but the detail might raise concerns. June The government looked to construction to lead the nation out of recession with the promise of a £5 billion infrastructure cash injection. However, overall contract awards failed to break

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Scaffolding leaders turn to technology to prepare for the post-COVID world

As we adjust to a post-COVID world, a lot of uncertainties are emerging around safety, productivity, supply chain management and labour availability. In this Opinion piece, Andrew Smith from Avontus discusses the way forward. Around the world, industry growth has been hampered by restricted site operations, disruptions in supply chains, and on-going labour shortages. Yet,

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The steps we should take when ‘working at height’ on a ladder

Everyone, at some point, will use a product to access a task at height. Whether it is in a domestic setting (a kitchen step or a loft ladder) or a commercial one, choosing the right product and using it safely is a task that people may undertake without considering any consequence. Andy Ferris, Commercial Director

Read More »

Is construction output on the up? Or do the figures flatter to deceive?

Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards reports on construction contracts from June to August, stating that the trend is upward, but the detail might raise concerns. June The government looked to construction to lead the nation out of recession with the promise of a £5 billion infrastructure cash injection. However, overall contract awards failed to break

Read More »

Scaffolding leaders turn to technology to prepare for the post-COVID world

As we adjust to a post-COVID world, a lot of uncertainties are emerging around safety, productivity, supply chain management and labour availability. In this Opinion piece, Andrew Smith from Avontus discusses the way forward. Around the world, industry growth has been hampered by restricted site operations, disruptions in supply chains, and on-going labour shortages. Yet,

Read More »