Scaffolding Association announces 100th Audited Member

The UK’s largest trade association for access and scaffolding companies has announced its 100th Audited Member. The Scaffolding Association, which recently reached an overall membership figure of 500 companies, continues to grow as more and more ambitious businesses join. Audited Membership is the highest level available, developed in line with …

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CISRS CPD – Make Sure You Have Your Say

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) survey will close at the end of this month. The views of delegates, employers and those employed in the wider industry will assist CISRS when reviewing Scaffolder CPD. The survey will remain open until February 28 2021. Dave Mosley,

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BigChange Raises Over £75 Million from Great Hill Partners

BigChange, the leading mobile workforce management technology company for the service and transport sectors, have announced that Great Hill Partners, the growth-oriented private equity firm behind Wayfair, ZoomInfo and Reward Gateway, has invested significant capital to drive further growth and innovation. BigChange, which launched in 2013 and based in Leeds,

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20% drop in the roof covering market due to Covid-19

The effect of COVID-19 on the roofing market has been significant, with an estimated 20% decline in market value in 2020, says AMA Research’s Roofing Market Report. Since 2015, demand for roof coverings has been supported by strong growth in housebuilding and domestic RMI, along with increased output in a

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HSE release app for SMEs

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has released a mobile app, designed to help organisations understand the law, their health and safety rights, and their responsibilities. Designed with small and medium sized businesses in mind, the app includes practical advice and step-by-step guidance on a range of topics, including managing

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New employer survey signals renewed optimism

Apprenticeships enable quicker COVID recovery for English businesses: Appetite for apprenticeships and work-based learning on the rise amongst English employers in the wake of the COVID vaccine While hard-hit sectors are still hesitant about hiring apprentices, 66% of employers that have embraced programmes during the pandemic report that they have

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All the resources you need for National Apprenticeship Week

This week is National Apprenticeship Week which gov.uk states “aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.” Apprenticeships and training is vital to industry, and to help we have gathered all the resources you need whether you’re an employer looking

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2020 in a nutshell from Builders’ Conference

December is always a slow month for construction contract awards; and in 2020, the prospects were made worse by a resurgence of COVID-19 that resulted in further restrictions; and by the final completion of Brexit negotiations. What happened next from research carried out by Scaffolding Association partners, Builders’ Conference confounded all good sense and leaves Builders’

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Let’s talk about mental health in construction

In this Opinion piece, Ian Pickard discusses a topic that the construction sector needs to talk about more openly – ill mental health. I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years and in health and safety for 23 years. My ‘journey’ in mental health started five years ago when, at a client’s board

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2020 in a nutshell from Builders’ Conference

December is always a slow month for construction contract awards; and in 2020, the prospects were made worse by a resurgence of COVID-19 that resulted in further restrictions; and by the final completion of Brexit negotiations. What happened next from research carried out by Scaffolding Association partners, Builders’ Conference confounded all good sense and leaves Builders’

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Let’s talk about mental health in construction

In this Opinion piece, Ian Pickard discusses a topic that the construction sector needs to talk about more openly – ill mental health. I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years and in health and safety for 23 years. My ‘journey’ in mental health started five years ago when, at a client’s board

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Is the construction sector carrying on regardless?

The CEO of Scaffolding Association partners, Builders’ Conference, Neil Edwards analyses the results from validated research carried out by BCLive for contract awards during the second wave of Coronavirus and subsequent UK lockdown. When the first wave of the Coronavirus swept across the UK back in March this year, the UK construction sector suffered a

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