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Building Safety Act: What you need to know ahead of 1st October

Minett0008From 1st October 2023 a number of new regulations will come into force under the Building Safety Act 2022, and they don't only affect high-risk buildings. Alex Minett, Head of Global New Markets at CHAS highlights some of the key changes.

The Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023 covers a series of new reforms. However, while these reforms might seem more heavily weighted towards ensuring the safety of higher-risk buildings (HRBs), the new regime introduces fresh terminology, roles, responsibilities and other criteria that are important to understand for all projects that fall under building regulations.

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ASFP to exhibit at UK Construction Week Birmingham

PR 294 UKCWT600 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading trade association for passive fire protection, will be exhibiting on stand T600 at UK Construction Week (UKCW) at the Birmingham NEC on the 3 - 5 October.

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GSHPA expresses concern over the phase-out of fossil fuel boilers

Picture 1Ken Gordon, CEO of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) wishes to express our deep concern on behalf of our members regarding the delay to the phasing-out of fossil fuel boilers. This decision poses significant challenges to the UK’s 2050 climate targets and the growing but fragile heat pump industry.

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National Eye Health Week: Understanding the role of the dispensing optician

uvex prescription eyewearTo coincide with National Eye Health Week which takes place from 18th - 24th September 2023, Clair Weston marketing manager at uvex, takes a look at the essential role of dispensing opticians in ensuring workers get the right prescription safety glasses.

Dispensing Opticians (DOs) play a key role in ensuring workers have access to prescription eyewear that delivers optimal protection and comfort. At uvex, we partner with high-quality opticians all over the country to provide customers with perfect prescription PPE.

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Outreach - Construction International - Think sustainable. Think solar

c4AzjaOIn an era where sustainability has become a pressing global concern, innovative solutions are constantly emerging to address environmental challenges. Garic has developed eco-friendly versions of its ever-popular welfare vans and units.

By doing so, they provide a practical solution to promote green practices on-site. By integrating solar power into their welfare facilities, Garic can unlock a range of benefits for the environment and the people who rely on these facilities.

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