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Leading H&S event returns to Birmingham this Spring

HS event pic1The UK’s premier event dedicated to improving occupational health and safety standards returns to the NEC in Birmingham this spring. The Health & Safety Event will be taking place from 30 April to 2 May, as part of the Safety & Security Event Series.

Health and safety professionals will be able to network in-person with their peers, share best practice and explore the latest innovations and trends in the sector. With over 300 exhibitors, there is no event on the same scale where delegates can meet directly with experts to compare thousands of the latest products and solutions for their health and safety management.

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CHAS members to benefit from discounted vans thanks to Vanaways partnership

vfchas vanVeriforce CHAS, the supply chain risk management and compliance specialist, is excited to announce its latest collaboration with Vanaways, a renowned leader in the van sales industry. This partnership promises exclusive benefits for CHAS members, including substantial discounts on van purchases or leases, cost-effective servicing, and special deals on electric vehicle options.

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ASFP to hold its Annual General Meeting in London

PR 307 AGM square 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is holding its 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Drapers’ Hall, London on 11 April.  This popular annual networking event offers ASFP members and guests an opportunity to receive news of ASFP activities and hear about the Association’s future plans.

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uvex to showcase nxt generation of pheos safety glasses at The Health & Safety Event

9128265 Mainuvex will demonstrate how its new pheos nxt safety spectacles take comfort and performance to new heights at The Health & Safety Event at the NEC (Birmingham, 30 April-2 May 2024).

Building on the success of the original uvex pheos glasses, they introduce uvex aero non-slip 3D side arm components to the design to prevent annoying slipping and drops. The soft, malleable side arms utilise twist technology to adapt ergonomically to any head shape, ensuring a secure, comfortable fit ideal for long periods of use. The uvex pheos nxt glasses are also 10% lighter than the original design for a featherweight feel.

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Championing safety and efficiency in utility infrastructure

CEk23twA focus on safety can expand work opportunities and open up a contractor to new and innovative business areas. KM Group, a prominent civil engineering contractor based across Wales and the South West of England, has carved a niche for itself in the industry through its specialisation in multi-utility mains installation, repair, and maintenance. Renowned for its commitment to safe working practices and ethical operations, KM Group partly puts its success down to its longstanding partnership with the supply chain risk management experts, Veriforce CHAS. 

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Stoke on Trent College officially launches its Construction Skills Hub

P1277802 002The official launch event for the College’s Construction Skills Hub, as part of its new strategy - Skills Ready, Future Ready, was held on Tuesday 5th March. As part of this, the College officially opened its new Advanced Construction Centre at the College’s Burslem Campus in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Construction Skills Hub brings together the industry-standard facilities, expertise and equipment that can be found at the College’s Burslem Campus. It responds to the skills needs set out in the new government Local Skills Improvement Plan led by the Chambers of Commerce.

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East Surrey College gains RICS accreditation – the first in the country!

east surrey college logoEast Surrey College is excited to announce we have been awarded RICS accreditation for our new Quantity Surveying Degree. This is an outstanding achievement and one not matched by any other College in England.

We have been offering the Quantity Surveying Degree for a while in conjunction with University of Chichester. We saw a gap in the market and an opportunity to make the qualification simpler to achieve without taking away any of the quality of the course. Currently to qualify, students undergo 6 years of education, including work placement before gaining RICS accreditation, which is needed to work in industry.

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Innovative offshore wind turbine project completed by students

cnar img 1In a pioneering educational venture, students from the College of West Anglia (CWA) have successfully completed the construction of a scaled replica of an offshore floating wind turbine at Constructionarium based in Bircham Newton, Norfolk. This groundbreaking initiative, named AngliaZero, is the result of a collaboration between Constructionarium, a not for profit educational specialist in scaled hands-on construction experiences, and the New Anglia Growth Fund.

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Inclusivity: five ways construction workplaces can support women

vfc article imgThe construction industry has long been dominated by men, but times are changing, and it's essential for workplaces to evolve with them. Creating inclusive environments for women in construction not only fosters diversity but also enhances productivity and innovation. In the run up to International Women's Day, which takes place on March 8, 2024, Nyaisha Sullivan, Construction Lead at Veriforce CHAS, explores five key strategies to make construction workplaces more inclusive for women.

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Delivering PPE that fits the bill

uveximgWhether workers are male or female, their PPE needs to fit properly to guarantee adequate protection. uvex’s Clair Weston explains how PPE “fit clinics” – and product ranges that cater for all sizes – can help keep employees safe

When it comes to personal protective equipment, it is clear that one size does not fit all. Ill-fitting, uncomfortable, or impractical PPE can pose significant safety risks, hinder performance and erode confidence. If employees find their PPE uncomfortable, it also increases the chances they won't wear it.

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SoTSIoT celebrates exciting construction milestone

IOT GROUNDBREAKING 3 002A traditional ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the first official day of construction on the brand new Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Institute of Technology (SoTSIoT), which will be located off Castle Street at the heart of the new multi-million pound Stafford station gateway regeneration scheme.

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