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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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Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain: What small developers need to know

vc bioWhile February, 2024, saw the rollout of the mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) requirements for larger developments, small sites have until April to adapt. Lucy Dixon, Sustainability Lead at Veriforce CHAS, outlines some key considerations for small site developers aiming for compliance.

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ASFP to host fire safety seminar in Bristol

PR 306 Bristol seminar 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is hosting a CPD seminar at the Aviva Centre in Stoke Gifford, Bristol on Tuesday 12th March 2024. Bringing together a range of expert ASFP and guest speakers, the event will explore best practice in passive fire protection (PFP) design and installation.

Starting with registration at 9.15am, attendees will be welcomed to the event by ASFP Managing Director Mike Ward at 10am. The ASFP’s Technical and Regulatory Affairs Officer Niall Rowan will then kick off the morning session with an introduction to PFP, providing an overview of key concepts, materials, and regulations.

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Paramount praises new 40m Hinowa as a ‘gamechanger'

paramount 1National spider lift rental specialist Paramount Platforms has become the first access hire company in the UK to take delivery of the new Hinowa 40.18 Lightlift Performance IIIS.

Access Platforms Sales (APS) has supplied the company with the tracked spider boom - now the largest in the Hinowa range, with a maximum working height of 40.2 metres.

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Jonathan Gullis - National Apprenticeship Week Visit

SYOIig1On Friday 9th February, Jonathan Gullis, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North visited Stoke on Trent College’s Burslem Campus to highlight the significance of Apprenticeships in driving the economy forward.

The visit was designed to raise awareness of the benefits of Apprenticeships and coincided with the culmination of a week-long celebration and series of events which took place at the College as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2024.

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Veriforce CHAS secures Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award for fifth year

eaz22Q1Veriforce CHAS, the supply chain risk management and compliance specialist, has consolidated its position as the accreditation provider of choice after being awarded the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award for an impressive fifth consecutive year. The award is a testament to Veriforce CHAS's commitment to delivering exceptional service to its contractors and clients.

Each year, Feefo, the respected global buyer review platform, recognises businesses that consistently excel in providing outstanding customer experiences. The Platinum Trusted Service Award is a testament to the positive feedback received from numerous satisfied customers, independently validating the company’s dedication to quality.

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Futurebuild 2024: marketing can deliver a transformative year for construction

YTIUSlHAs a specialist construction marketing agency, BCM works every day with clients who are at the forefront of sustainable building practices - and our message as we exhibit at Futurebuild this year is that in 2024 the UK construction industry is set to enter a truly transformative phase.

The ever-growing importance of sustainability plays a significant part in this, of course, as the UK Government throws its weight behind 2050 net zero initiatives – everything from changes to planning law to an increased focus on retrofitting – and the industry evolves to comply with them.

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Construction apprentices given insight into future industry trends

TBP 6667As we enter National Apprenticeship Week 2024, industry and education leaders are using an innovative apprenticeship approach to attract the next generation of construction workers.

While construction and education bodies have invested money, time and effort into addressing a skills shortage in recent years, Esh Group and the North East Institute of Technology (NEIoT) are hoping that a different tack will bear fruit throughout 2024 and beyond.

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New City Trade Skills partners with Segen offering cutting-edge renewables courses

SegenxNCC 1 003New City Trade Skills, part of New City College Group, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Segen Ltd, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions, to offer a range of innovative courses in the field of renewable energy. This collaboration aims to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the growing renewable energy industry.

With the increasing demand for clean and sustainable energy sources, the need for skilled professionals in the renewable energy sector has never been greater.

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College hosts Construction Sector Green Technologies Advisory Panel

hlnsc badgeHerefordshire Ludlow and North Shropshire College (HLNSC) were delighted to host the first meeting of the newly formed Construction Sector Green Technologies Advisory Panel on Friday 26th January.

The meeting took place at the new cutting-edge training facility dedicated to renewable technology – the Low Carbon Technology Training Centre (LCTTC). Nestled within the scenic surroundings of HLNSC’s Holme Lacy College, this state-of-the-art centre is set to make a significant impact in advancing the adoption of sustainable energy solutions in our region.

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