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Wetherby Building Systems invests in local students

Haydock based Wetherby Building Systems, the leading provider of external wall insulation (EWI) solutions, has teamed up with St Helens College and invested over £2,000 to provide valuable industry training, knowledge and work experience to its students.

With a widely acknowledged skills shortage in the UK construction sector, Wetherby is committed to helping train the next generation of building professionals and equip them with relevant product and industry knowledge to help prepare them for their entrance into the industry.

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UKATA hopes latest asbestos case raises awareness of family threat

The results of an inquest in Cleethorpes have found that a Lincolnshire woman died as a result of exposure to deadly asbestos fibres whilst washing her husband’s work clothes. Following the findings, the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has issued a chilling reminder that improper handling of the ‘silent killer’ could be more than just a serious threat to your own life. 

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Winners of the eighth National Construction Awards revealed

The best of the construction industry was celebrated at the eighth Constructing Excellence National Awards in London last Friday (November 14). 

The Awards, attended by over 450 construction professionals, reward those organisations, and individuals, setting the highest standard of best practice and collaboration in the construction industry. 

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NASC 2014 Annual General Meeting at Midland Hotel

The NASC’s well-attended Annual General Meeting took place at the iconic Midland Hotel in Manchester city centre on Friday 21st November.

In a packed agenda, NASC MD Robin James reported on the recent publication of the new look NASC 2015 Yearbook, the sales success of the organisation’s “good practice guide for tube and fitting,”TG20:13, the publication of new and revised Safety and Technical guidance, Qualifying the Workforce Funding and the recent promotional work of the organisation at 2014 events, such as the Safety & Health Expo at London’s ExCeL and Health & Safety North in Bolton.

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NASC 2014 Apprentice of the Year announced

The NASC announced the results of its inaugural Apprentice of the Year Award at its Annual General Meeting in Manchester on Friday 21st November.

The new NASC Apprentice of the Year scheme – sponsored by both the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) – is aimed at individuals who are directly employed by an NASC Member company and are either part way through a formal scaffolding apprenticeship with an approved CISRS provider, or alternatively have successfully completed the apprenticeship programme in 2014.

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