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Seven tips for hearing protection

David Ford, Compliance Lead at CHAS highlights seven areas to pay attention to prevent work-related hearing loss.

Exposure to elevated levels of noise at work can lead to irreversible hearing damage and it remains one of the commonest occupational health complaints, accounting for 75% of all health-related civil claims in industry according to latest HSE data.

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Futurebuild launches The Lost Sessions - webinars to outline climate change plan

Because they don’t want the pandemic to result in lost time in the fight against climate change, Futurebuild is launching The Lost Sessions. The series of webinars will take place from March 2 to March 4, the original planned dates for the physical Futurebuild 2021 show and will identify the actions needed to achieve net zero.

In partnership with the Edge, The Lost Sessions: Positioning ourselves for COP26 and beyond – a plan for the built and natural environment will take place from 12:00pm to 1:15pm each day. Each webinar in the series will explore the key issues the industry must address to trigger systemic change and create a plan for the future of the natural and built environment.  

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Hinowa platforms spearhead hirer's sustainability revolution

Pioneering sustainable access provider 4Hire has taken delivery of a second lithium electric Hinowa spider platform as it powers ahead with plans to create one of the UK's most eco-friendly plant and machinery fleets.

A lithium Hinowa Lightlift 15.70 Performance IIIS was the first machine on the order book two years ago as 4Hire pledged to make itself one of the most sustainable plant hire specialists in the UK.

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Keeping up with modern methods of paving

New guidance from Interpave has just been published on the detailed design and installation of modular concrete paving, covering block paving, flags and kerbs, including the growing use of efficient, fully mechanised site processes. It follows separate guidelines and a new Interpave CPD webinar presented by sustainable drainage specialist Bob Bray on the latest developments in concrete block permeable paving for SuDS.

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UKCA Webinar series - your questions answered

Northern Ireland: UKCA, CE Marking or CE UKNI? 

Thursday 4 March 12:00 - 13:00 GMT

Northern Ireland has had a unique place in the discussions surrounding the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

But what does this mean for those placing goods on to the market in Northern Ireland? And what does the introduction of UKCA marking mean for organizations located in Northern Ireland?

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