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ASFP shortlisted for three Association awards

PR302 TAF awards 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is delighted to have been shortlisted for three awards in the Trade Association Forum’s (TAF’s) Awards. The Awards recognise, reward and promote best practice among trade associations in the UK.

The Association’s magazine, Ignite, has been shortlisted for Magazine of the Year. Ignite caters to the needs and interests of professionals within the passive fire protection (PFP) industry. It offers a valuable resource that enhances the knowledge and expertise of its audience. The magazine also promotes best practice and addresses challenges in the sector, facilitating the growth and development of the industry.

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Hoist & Winch designs bespoke electric winch system for ‘wet room’

gNvW1bYAmong many notable recent successes, Hoist & Winch Ltd has come to the assistance of a large UK plant rental company with a very specific request. The company wanted a bespoke electric-powered winch lifting system to raise and lower large vinyl-type sheets in a purpose-built ‘wet area’. With no challenge too demanding, Hoist & Winch stepped up to the task.

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CHAS becomes “Veriforce CHAS”

XDSFKUEFollowing the acquisition of CHAS by Veriforce in January 2023, CHAS has announced its company brand name will become ‘Veriforce CHAS’, reflecting its position as a key part of the Veriforce group.  

The products and services of Veriforce CHAS, including its accreditation offerings and certification, will continue to be known as ‘CHAS’. 

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New services and expanded footprint for VOLOCO as it eyes £1m turnover

VOLOCOoBpOJcr Construction Consulting which provides bespoke flexible services to the construction industry, such as quantity surveying, commercial support, cost management, design management and bid management, is expanding its footprint and key services ahead of 2024. 

Headquartered near Bristol, VOLOCO is growing its offering in the East of England, with new partner Adrian Green joining the Cambridge office as Commercial Consultant. Green brings over 30 years’ experience of measurement, procurement, contract management and dispute resolution in residential, restoration and pharmaceutical sectors. He has worked at City and Country Group and Larkfleet Homes Ltd, amongst others.

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GSHPA spearhead groundbreaking drilling standard and audit

andreasmileMCS and the GSHPA have combined their resources and expertise to pioneer a ground breaking Drilling Standard tailored specifically for the Ground Source sector.

In a concerted effort to improve industry excellence and bolster customer trust, an associated, industry-specific Drilling Audit has been meticulously crafted and is now readily available for registration by drilling companies. This comprehensive audit is designed to showcase competence and instil confidence among consumers.

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Babbage Building is key to University of Plymouth’s future success

CqmpKfCThe final part of almost £100 million-worth of development projects is now open to the University of Plymouth’s students, staff and visitors.

Weighing in at £63 million, the revamped and dramatically extended Babbage Building is now home to the engineers and designers of tomorrow.

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Strokes of brilliance: painting technician earns runner-up accolade

Untitled 5A Gravesend based lecturer has been named as runner-up in a prestigious national award for their work inspiring the next generation of professional painters and decorators.

North Kent College’s Painting and Decorating Technician Joe Love took second place in the Painting and Decorator Mentor of the Year category, run by paint supplies company Purdy.

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Offshore wind farm project empowers learners at Constructionarium

e3iO5HuStudents from the College of West Anglia (CWA) last week took part in a groundbreaking educational initiative, actively constructing a scaled replica of an offshore floating wind turbine at Bircham Newton, Norfolk. Developed by Constructionarium (a specialist in scaled hands-on construction experiences) and funded through the New Anglia Growth Fund, the project, AngliaZero, now stands as a trailblazing achievement and is believed to be the world's first of its kind educational tool.

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ASFP announces the 2023 PFP Award winners

PR300 Award Winners FINAL 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection announced the winners for its 2023 Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Awards on 23 November at the Association’s Awards Dinner at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London.

ASFP Managing Director Mike Ward was joined by guest speaker, comedian Hal Cruttenden, to present the awards to each worthy winner.

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CHAS calls on construction businesses to take mental health pledge

NfN6VWvCHAS, the leading provider of risk prevention, compliance and supply chain management services for clients and contractors, is joining partner Causeway Technologies to ask construction businesses to pledge greater support for mental health. CHAS has also committed to developing new tools for assessing mental health provisions within construction supply chains and will work to establish these as a standard element of the prequalification process. 

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ASFP launches its Competence Framework

PR 299 CompetencyThe Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched its Competence Framework, a free library of information, which defines activities specific to passive fire protection (PFP) across the building lifecycle, providing a benchmark for competence for all PFP activities.

The Competence Framework forms the first step on the ASFP’s Competency Pathway, which aims to support the industry in adopting a unified approach to building, evidencing and promoting competence across the PFP sector. Working with other organisations, the ASFP has developed the Framework to specify what competency in PFP looks like. It brings together content developed by the ASFP and industry groups in a free, easy to use website, which is open to all.

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