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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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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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