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New NASC CEO Clive Dickin takes the reins

clive 1 8The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – highly experienced trade body leader, Clive Dickin.

Clive has worked for more than 25 years as a senior leadership figure within the membership trade association sector – specialising in understanding the needs of membership bodies, ensuring they thrive and grow. He has repeatedly moved organisations to new heights of performance and delivery – and is now shifting his extensive experience and business focus to NASC.

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O'Donovan Waste secure Mission Zero accreditation for second year

Mission Zero for ODonovan 2023 002O’Donovan Waste continues to exceed industry standards in its approach to compliance and safety.  Already a holder of a vast number of rigorous accreditations including several ISO standards and the Gold Standard for the stringently audited the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), the multi award-winning waste management specialist has now secured its Mission Zero accreditation after meeting and surpassing all assessment requirements for the second year.

Mission Zero is a thorough quality standard for the road fleet sector.  Based on a full legal compliance audit, Mission Zero encompasses industry best practice and is officially recognised as meeting contractual requirements including TfL Work-Related Road Risk (WRRR), CLOCS and is equivalent to FORS silver standard. 

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Durite invest to support UK CV fleets as fleet consultant comes on board

120723 Durite invest to support UK CV fleets as Fleet Consultant comes on board 1Durite, leaders in vehicle safety, lighting and auto electrical parts, have appointed a fleet consultant to support transport operators and work closely with insurance and industry bodies.

Adam Wild (pictured) has extensive experience in video and telematics applications and an impressive track record in making fleets safer and more productive. His expertise embraces operator compliance, transport regulations, industry standards and many years’ close cooperation with dedicated commercial vehicle insurance providers.

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GSHPA welcomes call for urgent action on the electrification of heat

laura2 002The GSHPA has welcomed the CCC’s strong support for the electrification of heat, contained in its 2023 Progress Report to Parliament. Despite the Government’s positive rhetoric and targets, the fact remains that the UK heat pump market is nowhere near the trajectory needed to deliver 600,000 heat pumps per year by 2028. The CCC is right to note that the UK Government to date has avoided “big, impactful decisions,” and to emphasise the need for a complete policy framework to be put in place as soon as possible.

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Etex Group launch new offsite construction brand

Remagin Logo Inline 2 cmykGlobal building materials company Etex Group is driving innovation in the construction industry by launching a new brand focused on offsite construction.

The trend towards greater offsite production has prompted Etex Group to leverage its existing offsite construction companies to create a comprehensive, full-service business to meet customer demand and drive performance.

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Boost your business at breakfast with Themis at Burnley College

nTVxKpbThe apprenticeship training arm of Burnley College is inviting business leaders from around Lancashire to join them for a business boosting breakfast.

It’s an opportunity to find out how Themis can work with you to enhance your business, as well as meeting the expert team of Themis advisors and like-minded business people at the college’s industry-leading campus.

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York Handmade plays pivotal role in stunning Cheshire new build home

YHB The KnollThe award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in creating a stunning contemporary home in Cheshire.

The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied specially manufactured bricks for the Knoll, a new-build house in Mouldsworth, eight miles north of Chester.

Altogether York Handmade provided 15,000 bricks, in a contract worth £22,500, for the development of the Knoll.

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Preparing the workplace for a hotter future

chasvfLast year marked another record-beating year for hot weather in the UK and meteorologists predict temperatures above 35C could become the norm. Alex Minett, Head of Products and Markets at CHAS, a Veriforce company, looks at five key questions businesses might have about working during hot spells.

July 2022 saw the Met Office issue its first ever red alert for extreme heat. With four out of ten of the UK’s hottest days on record having fallen in the last two years alone, the figures serve as a stark reminder of the accelerating impact of climate change. 

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Aldermore builds new construction finance team

187x49 home mainAldermore is proud to announce the launch of its new finance proposition specifically tailored for the UK construction sector. The proposition will be backed by a dedicated team that bring a wealth of experience in the sector and will leverage our existing expertise whilst offering a refreshed customer experience.

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International Rugby Experience - a brick masterpiece with Michelmersh products

CW CHM3 716x528Michelmersh is proud to see its products predominantly featured throughout the design of The International Rugby Experience. The International Rugby Experience has quickly become one of the top tourist attractions in Ireland since opening its doors in 2022.

Michelmersh is proud to see its products predominantly featured throughout the design of The International Rugby Experience, Limerick, where it sits on the edge of a conservation area within Limerick’s Georgian Quarter. The International Rugby Experience has quickly become one of the top tourist attractions in Ireland since opening its doors in 2022. The Experience’s verticality was crucial to the project’s success, where capacity was integral to it. The height of the building also provides impressive views over the city with its crowning public hall. The state-of-the-art facility is a must-visit for rugby fans from around the world, with the target of welcoming 100,000 visitors annually. Described specifically as an “experience” and not a museum, guests will be told a story of rugby through five values: Discipline, Solidarity, Respect, Passion and Integrity.

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ASFP releases new passive fire protection guidance

PR285 books 2The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has published three new Advisory Notes and updated another. The documents cover a range of topics related to firestopping, penetration seals and smoke seals.  

Advisory Note (AN) 13 covers the testing of partial penetrations, for example, socket boxes, which are installed into dry wall systems. Firestopping products are made to help maintain the performance of a wall where such electrical boxes have been added. A CEN standard is currently being drafted to cover the testing of these products. However, in the interim period AN 13 suggests that the firestopping of these products is undertaken using an ad-hoc approach, based on testing to BS EN1364-1: Fire resistance tests for non-loadbearing elements. 

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