Features

Engel high-viz workwear helps the environment

A brand-new range of high visibility protective safety clothing with 50% of the material made from recycled plastic bottles has been introduced by workwear manufacturer Engel Workwear. Called ‘Safety Light’, each item of clothing can be verified to consist of

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Scaffolding Association Issues Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes

The Scaffolding Association has launched two Scaffold Industry Guidance Notes (SIGNS) which address the requirements for scaffolding inspection during COVID-19. Stacey Underhill, Head of External Affairs, said “We have had a large volume of enquiries from contractors and clients asking

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Training & Skills

Apprentice safety on site

CITB has issued a Top Ten Checklist for apprentice site safety during Covid-19. This is aimed at employers and site management to help them ensure that apprentices and others are protected against infection and reduce the spread of the virus.

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New online Site Safety Training from CITB

CITB have introduced a remote learning and examination option for their health and Safety Awareness course, designed to counter the closures of Site Safety Plus training centres. Contact your training centre to reschedule your course onto the online version. Site

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Covid-19 and the impact on CSCS applications

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) are currently experiencing difficulties issuing cards to first-time applicants or those wishing to renew. The problem stems from the need for all applications to be supported by a passed CITB Health, Safety and Environment

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CITB are paying apprenticeship grants in advance

The Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak is putting employers under extreme pressure. However, to help keep valuable skills within the construction industry, CITB are making available advanced payment of apprenticeship attendance grants of up to £2,500 for second and third year apprentices.

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