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More action needed by SMEs to tackle modern slavery

Awareness of the importance of addressing modern slavery is high among construction SMEs, but there is a need to move beyond policy to action according to research carried out by CHAS, in conjunction with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab.

CHAS and the Rights Lab surveyed a sample of 229 CHAS member companies, the majority of whom are SMEs within the construction sector. The survey sought to assess current knowledge and awareness of modern slavery along with actions taken to address this problem and identify opportunities for improving engagement.

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aask us launches new interactive website

Leading finishing designer and manufacturer, aask us, has launched a brand-new site featuring innovative 3D experiences. 

Designed to engage and inspire, the website offers a revolutionary user journey that enables visitors to interact with the company’s products in a virtual setting. 

The company’s 3D virtual office space features a number of wall, ceiling and exterior systems, including it’s new glazed partition system, which maximises light, space and social safety. 

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Casella to showcase high flow sampling pump at The Health & Safety Event

Global occupational hygiene and workplace hazard monitoring expert, Casella, will be returning to The Health & Safety Event 2021, September 7-9, NEC Birmingham, to showcase the most technologically advanced high flow pump in the air sampling market on stand 4/F21.

Casella is dedicated to improving health in the workplace and community with life-changing monitoring technology. At the event, Casella will exhibit its advanced solutions for monitoring noise, dust and vibration, alongside its latest innovation, the Vortex3 high flow pump.

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MODULHAUS™ on show at Offsite Expo

Based on extensive market research and utilising Modern Methods of Construction, a new concept in volumetric modular permanent homes for rough sleepers has been developed and rigorously tested to help overcome the nationwide crisis.

MODULHAUS™- a one-person volumetric modular home recently took ‘centre stage' in Westminster to raise awareness of the plight of rough sleepers and demonstrate how modular technology can provide a high quality, cost-effective solution. Government and media interest was intense and now this  homeless solution will be transported from the seat of power to Offsite Expo as a key feature at the conference and exhibition.

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York Handmade plays pivotal role in prestigious housing development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in a new and prestigious North Yorkshire residential housing development.

The Easingwold-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country, has supplied specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development at Ferrensby, near Harrogate.

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