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Unlock your future in plumbing with a comprehensive water regulations course

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Are you looking to elevate your career in plumbing and become an approved plumber or contractor? The specialised BPEC course on Water Regulations and Byelaws at Herefordshire, Ludlow & North Shropshire College is exactly what you need to take that next crucial step. The course is for anyone requiring an understanding of water regulations/water byelaws. In particular those wishing to become approved plumbers/contractors.

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Building competent supply chains: The impact of the Building Safety Act 2022

y0hSQaaAlex Minett, global head of new markets at Veriforce CHAS, explores the role of competence in the new Building Safety Act and offers insight on how organisations can foster competence throughout their supply chains.

The Building Safety Act 2022, which took effect on October 1, 2023, represents a pivotal shift in the UK construction industry's regulatory landscape. This legislation introduces stringent dutyholder requirements to enhance accountability, particularly in higher-risk buildings (HRBs). A key component of this act is its focus on driving competence throughout the entire supply chain, ensuring that all parties involved in building projects meet high standards of skill, knowledge, and responsibility.

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Veriforce CHAS contractors lead the way in addressing mental health and wellbeing

CDILcVCIn just two months since the launch of the CHAS Mental Health & Wellbeing Question Set, Veriforce CHAS is delighted to report that more than 5,000 CHAS members have completed the assessment. This enthusiastic uptake highlights the industry’s commitment to managing mental health and wellbeing, while also enhancing their prequalification credentials.

Developed to support Causeway Technologies’ campaign to integrate mental health into procurement conditions for construction contracts, the Mental Health & Wellbeing evaluation was launched at the beginning of May 2024. 

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Health, Safety & Sustainability: Questions every organisation should be asking

alex minettEnsuring a commitment to health and safety is a well-established practice. However, as Alex Minett, Global Head of New Markets at Veriforce CHAS (pictured), explains, companies are increasingly being held accountable for their suppliers' sustainability practices. This shift makes robust prequalification processes and social sustainability assessments essential.

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CMS40 - The Advanced Brick Façade System

w9B4bGHIn conjunction with industry leaders Cladmate, FabSpeed has co-produced the CMS40 Facade System. CMS40 uses mechanically fixed non-combustible brick slips, in a lightweight, easy-to-install cost-effective product. Suitable for volume high or low-rise applications, newbuilds or retrofit projects, internal and external use, CMS40 fuses traditional brickwork façade aesthetics with the latest advanced rainscreen cladding systems. Speak to FabSpeed today.

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Veriforce CHAS address mental health crisis in the construction industry

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In a landmark move to address the pressing issue of mental health within construction, Veriforce CHAS has launched the first Mental Health & Wellbeing evaluation for the sector. The question set is integrated as a voluntary module within the core Veriforce CHAS  assessment and marks a significant step towards embedding a culture of mental health and wellbeing practices across construction businesses in the UK.

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Cut through the noise: how to select safe hearing protection

Alan MurrayIf workers are exposed to excessive noise, high-quality hearing protection is vital. British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) CEO Alan Murray explains how PPE buyers can identify the protection they need – and avoid the large number of substandard products

Construction, manufacturing and engineering workers often face high levels of noise exposure on a daily basis. Excessive noise can impair concentration and focus, potentially increasing the risk of workplace accidents. It can also lead to permanent noise-induced hearing loss and even deafness.

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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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