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Mick George Facilities Management appoint new operations manager

Since its launch just over a year ago, Mick George Facilities Management has gone from strength-to-strength. The service, which provides customers with professional and reliable Planned and Reactive maintenance is now working with prestigious brands from across the region, including Lovetts Sales and Letting, Travelex and the East of England Showground.

Keen to advance their offering, Mick George Facilities Management has recently welcomed on board a new Operations Manager. Responsible for introducing and building new relationships as well as pushing the business forward, new Operations Manager, Angus Wilmot has a proven track record within the industry. 

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Blu-3 win eighth consecutive ROSPA award

Specialist infrastructure provider, blu-3, has been recognised once again for its outstanding commitment to workplace health and safety with a prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) award. 

blu-3 has achieved its eighth consecutive RoSPA Gold Achievement Award, earning the company its fourth Gold Medal, handed out to organisations which have achieved five to nine years of consecutive Gold Achievement Awards. 

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CISRS accreditation renewals in Oman & Nepal

We are delighted to announce that following recent stringent audits by CISRS that our partner centres in Oman and Nepal have passed with flying colours.

Our partner STS have a fully accredited centre at Nizwa in Oman and have continued to expand their client base and course capability. A full range of courses are available through STS including Level 1 and 2 Scaffolder Skills training along with inspection and supervisor training. The centre also saw the recent introduction of CPD courses for scaffolders wishing to renew their Level 2 qualification.

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Find the right safety shoe for your company and employees

Being a business owner today isn't just about the bottom line and the profit but involves more than ever before the safety and health of your employees. 

Workplace accidents cause death and injury to thousands of employee's and the onus has shifted to the employer to ensure that this is prevented or at least minimized. The adoption of legislation and standards to ensure employee safety has placed the burden squarely on the employer. The law requires that the employer must ensure that there is no risk at the workplace and if there is, the necessary training and safety equipment must be provided to every employee. One thing that will certainly indicate negligence on the part of the employer will be when the prescripts of the law were not followed or implemented. 

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Headlines that prove it's been a very bad year for Specialist Contractors

In recent months, the events at Carillion and those described in a crop of bad headlines have shocked the UK construction industry and caused untold hardship for thousands of Specialist Contractors!

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Hadleigh Retirement Development by Mick George Ltd

The ancient market town of Hadleigh, South Suffolk is set for a new retirement development on the former Brett Works location that has been laying derelict for over 30 years.

The brownfield site was originally earmarked for a Tesco Superstore, but after being rebuffed by Barbergh District Council following disgruntlement from local residents, the alternative option offered four years on, from developer McCarthy and Stone, was unanimously approved. 

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Dundee students get a taste of the built environment industry

Students from Dundee & Angus College have spent the week with infrastructure giant Robertson after winning a prestigious student challenge. 

The team of four students triumphed over twenty participating teams from higher education bodies across Scotland competing in the Chartered Institute of Building’s (CIOB) Student Challenge – which until this year was only open to universities.

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ZARGES launches fire-proof case to transport lithium-ion batteries safely

Chosen for their low weight and high efficiency, lithium-ion batteries are a central part of electric cars, battery-powered tools and smartphones. However, their extremely high energy density harbours considerable risk of fire. Dangerous goods packaging expert, ZARGES, is expanding its portfolio with the launch of the K470 Battery Box aluminium case, specially designed for transporting and safekeeping lithium-ion batteries. 

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Carpenders Farm Care Home by Mick George

Disused for many years, the Carpenders Park Farm properties on Oxhey Lane, Watford was released for sale back in 2016, and activity will shortly commence on a new 78 bed care home on part of the land. 

Construction specialist Mick George Ltd will begin earthworks for the project on behalf of Wildgoose Construction Ltd imminently. 

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The state of the British construction industry in 2018

imgA turbulent start to the year masked the true potential of the British construction industry in 2018's first few months, as a prolonged winter ended with the disruption of the 'Beast from the East' weather system. Valve and Actuator manufacturer Actuated Valve Supplies discussed further.

This brought strong winds and heavy rain for much of March, and was followed by the less severe 'Beaster' weekend, as further weather warnings were issued in the run-up to Easter.

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Bull’s guide to effective fire safety awareness

The HSE estimates that there are 11 construction fires every day, which can cost the industry over £1 million each day. 

According to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, employers are legally required to provide information, instruction and awareness to employees about fire precautions in the workplace.

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