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Large, medium, or small – which truck-mounted crane is right for your project

Through the years, crane technology has advanced and evolved, and there are now many cranes that come with varying features and sizes. But it can be argued that one of the most popular kinds of cranes is the truck-mounted crane by virtue of its versatility and long lifespan, amongst other crucial factors. All the truck-mounted cranes available today come with a distinctly high power-to-weight ratio, and you can operate them in smaller areas without worrying about the crane's load. In addition, most truck-mounted cranes come with a mounted boom, and the truck-mounted crane's reputation remains stellar when it comes to safety, versatility, efficiency, value, reliability, and dependability. Many truck-mounted cranes specialists in the UK like PM Cranes will have extensive solutions and products available for you. if you are on the lookout for one for your site, here's how you can select the proper truck-mounted crane for your project.

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Michelmersh releases 2021 Sustainability Report - Shaping Genuine Sustainability

The Michelmersh Group is proud to release its 2021 Sustainability Report. The Report offers an insightful and detailed account of Michelmersh’s established sustainable practices and its plans for achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Michelmersh is determined to continue being the sustainable face of clay brick manufacturing and with the support of its Chief Executives, its dedicated Sustainability Group and Net Zero Steering Group, it has already undertaken numerous projects to minimise its environmental impact and increase its already efficient production methods with state-of-the-art technology, reporting systems and quality standards.

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Fusion21 announces suppliers appointed to £750m Decarbonisation Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its national Decarbonisation Framework worth up to £750 million over a four-year period.

A total of 50 specialist firms – both SMEs and multinational organisations, have secured a place on the framework, designed to meet the needs of public sector organisations - including housing associations, local authorities, NHS trusts, blue light organisations and education providers.

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NCTS announce return of popular 5-day leadwork course at TRAIN4ALL Taunton

National Construction Training Services (NCTS) have announced the return of their popular 5-day leadwork course 'Essential Lead Welding and Bossing' which will be held at TRAIN4ALL Taunton on 28 March 2022.

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GB MET wins funding bid for Electric Vehicle Project

In response to the climate and biodiversity emergencies, a consortium of Sussex colleges, through FE Sussex, won a successful bid to secure a £6 million Government Skills Accelerator Development Grant to fund five different schemes for a greener future. 

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College is leading the Electric Vehicle Project to establish five electric and hybrid vehicle training centres at Shoreham, Chichester, Crawley, Eastbourne and Hastings, with partner colleges Chichester College Group and East Sussex College Group. In addition, a Land Based Electric Vehicle Centre will be established at Plumpton College.

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Esholt Hall redevelopment provides ‘real world experience’ for Bradford students

Yorkshire Water has joined forces with Bradford College to provide an opportunity for joinery students to gain experience working on grade II listed Esholt Hall.

The building is undergoing a major redevelopment as part of Yorkshire Water’s aim to create a flagship Centre of Excellence for learning and wellbeing.

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Aarsleff Ground Engineering invests in new plant workshop and training centre

Aarsleff Ground Engineering have upgraded and expanded their Newark plant premises which accommodates the company’s extensive fleet of rigs, fabrication shop, training facility, machinery, and equipment available to hire. Despite challenging and uncertainty during the pandemic, Aarsleff Ground Engineering has remained highly active resulting in the decision to upgrade their premises. 

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CHAS launches free legal helpline

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has joined with Irwin Mitchell, one of the UK’s largest law firms, to provide members with free legal advice via a 24/7 legal helpline. 

CHAS members can use the helpline to access advice on all areas of business law, including breach of contract, property law, employment law and intellectual property, along with other legal issues. The service is operated by a team of UK-based professionals who offer straightforward, actionable advice, free from legal jargon.

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The importance of servicing & maintaining heater systems for welfare units

All construction sites are required to provide a suitable welfare unit by law - usually in the form of a temporary portable building. In fact, they are so important, their location on site and the regular maintenance schedule must be considered at the planning and preparation stages of every construction project before any construction work even commences. 

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that, at a minimum, welfare units should provide construction workers with adequate toilet and washing facilities, a place to warm up and eat food or rest, and somewhere to store clothing.

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Evolving Connectivity 2022: AV Reception & Distribution

Evolving Connectivity, being held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, is the UK’s leading trade show for the signal reception, content delivery and smart home industry. Evolving Connectivity allows the showcasing of new industry products along with live seminars from keynote industry speakers about the future changes the industry will experience. 

This one-day event is informative, fun and imperative to attend if you're a new start-up or long-standing business.

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Ten issues that will affect construction supply chains in 2022

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, highlights ten issues that will affect construction supply chains in 2022.

1. The Building Safety Bill

The Building Safety Bill, currently making its way through Parliament, is set to change how certain buildings are constructed, maintained and made safe. It will include regulatory reforms on fire safety and quality of construction products and will introduce a developer levy. Virtually everyone involved in the design, construction and management of higher-risk buildings will be affected.

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