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Reduce costs with Bull’s fire protection asset management service

With housebuilders and construction companies constantly needing to find ways to reduce costs during site projects, an asset management service has never been so important.   

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, is enhancing the customer experience through its asset management service, which allows housebuilders and construction companies to maximise the use of their fire protection equipment.

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Using drone technology for inventory management

Every year, companies carry out expensive and time consuming inventories within their warehouses and outside storage areas.

These inventories require a huge mobilisation of material and human resources, which often involves stopping onsite activity. This can have a detrimental impact on a company’s business.

Our drone inventory management process has been designed to automate inventories with very little human intervention. As a result of our efficient workflow process, we can save our clients a lot of money while also producing the digital inventory data very quickly and in various formats that haven’t been available until now.

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CISRS partners with providers to offer subsidised CPD courses

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) is marking the first anniversary of the introduction of CPD courses for scaffolders by running a number of subsidised courses across the UK. 

CISRS has reached an agreement with a number of training providers that will enable them to deliver the CPD programme at only £50 per head – a price reduction in excess of 80%. A total of 13 courses will be delivered between June and August, allowing for up to 156 scaffolders to take advantage of this offer. 

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Mick George strike gold

There are a whole host of reasons why Mick George Ltd has managed to increase its presence in the Construction industry, not least its simultaneous focus for operational, administrative and legislative matters of concern. 

Consequently, the business has managed to progress its Constructionline status to ‘Gold – Level 3’ following their most recent audit, further emphasising the company’s continued efforts to improve its offering across a broad range of contracting services. 

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FIS and CITB to attract 1,500 new entrants with new £2.1m project

A new £2.1m partnership has been agreed between the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). 

The Fit-out Futures programme will address key challenges faced in the finishes and interior sector, including skills shortages, lack of new entrants and difficulty in accessing quality training. 

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University accommodation protected with Bull Products

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has supplied its prestigious Cygnus wireless alarm systems to St Stephens Towers – a £45m revamp which will provide multi-storey accommodation for more than 700 students.   

Bull has been contracted to supply its Cygnus alarm devices during work on the site, which when complete, will provide purpose-built apartments with social spaces featuring a cinema, gymnasium, study rooms, and a series of lounge spaces for the students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norwich University of Arts.

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Obart Pumps assigns DX Delivery as their main delivery solution

Like any business that delivers a product, the supply chain is the lifeline of the sales process. Without it, customers do not receive their purchases. 

In today's competitive world, markets are saturated with competition, all striving to make as much money, as quickly as possible with reduced investment.

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Mick George to conduct earthworks for Birmingham student accommodation

A prime site in Birmingham’s Southside district has been secured for a major new student development, which will see a 399 room, purpose-built accommodation complex erected at approximately £38m GDV.

The location on the corner of Upper Dean Street and Pershore Street, located close to the popular Bullring Shopping Centre and Wholesale Markets has been granted full planning consent for a mixed-use student bedroom and communal facilities, as well as ground floor retail units.

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First CISRS CPD scaffolding courses delivered internationally

Safety & Access in conjunction with their partners Special Technical Services (STS) in Oman have successfully delivered the first ever overseas scaffolding CPD courses.

The CISRS Overseas Scheme (OSTS) has developed the two day course to mirror the UK requirements and the first courses were delivered this week by Safety & Access Senior Instructor Rob Nicholls at the accredited scaffolding training centre in Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman.

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Innovative new tool supports engagement in health and safety training

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I will learn”

Puzzle manufacturer Ethentic specialise in the design and manufacture of health and safety knowledge checking puzzles for use as teaching aids.

The puzzles are designed to offer training providers and employers a wider range of options for knowledge checking across many different subject areas.  In addition, the puzzles help to introduce an element of fun and competition into the learning environment, essential ingredients for an effective lesson.

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Mick George appointed for demolition works at Acton Gardens

Progress on the award-winning Acton Gardens development in West London is steaming ahead, with Mick George Demolition Ltd appointed on behalf of Countryside Properties and L&Q to complete the forthcoming demolition works of Charles Hocking House as part of Phase 6.2. 

This sequence of work will focus on community facilities designed to support a reinvigorated neighbourhood. A new nursery, doctor’s surgery, retail space and incubator office locations are all set to be created, anticipated for completion by Summer 2020.

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