Cost cutting by CITB will see reduced training and office moves

16 November 2017 - CITB - admin - No Comments

November 16, 2017
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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today revealed its bold new strategy and proposals for its future offer – Vision 2020: The Future CITB. These will create the strategic, forward-looking and agile skills body that the industry is seeking. Plans to modernise and reinvigorate CITB follow the Government’s ITB Review and the triennial Consensus process. […]

Intelligent JCBs set to cut emissions and save fuel

15 November 2017 - Plant - admin - No Comments

November 15, 2017
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  The software was created as part of the Off-Highway Intelligent Power Management (OHIPM) project – a collaboration between JCB, WMG and Pektron, part-funded by Innovate UK – which sought to create the next generation of JCB vehicles. Wanting to produce machines which emit fewer CO2 emissions, and to maintain their business performance in a changing […]

Worker seriously burned after striking cables

14 November 2017 - Accidents in constuction - admin - No Comments

November 14, 2017
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A company undertaking excavation work has been fined for safety breaches, when a worker was burned after striking underground electrical cables. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in February 2016 an employee was excavating the ground at a site on Spare Lease Hill in Loughton, Essex. He struck an electrical cable and was set on fire. He […]

Three quarters of builders suffer from cowboy clients

6 November 2017 - Uncategorized - admin - No Comments

November 6, 2017
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Three quarters of construction SMEs say ‘cowboy clients’ are hampering their business, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s UK-wide research into the impact of ‘cowboy clients’ – clients who delay or withhold payment without good reason or make completely unreasonable demands – on small […]

Plumber sent to jail for doing Gas work

6 November 2017 - Gas safe - admin - No Comments

November 6, 2017
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A self-employed fitter has been jailed after carrying out gas work that endangered a young family-of-four has been sent to prison. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how Eric Parry, trading as EHP Building Services, removed pipework that supplied gas to a cooking hob at a family home in Rhoose, South Wales without sealing the end of […]

Builder fined for workers fall from height

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October 31, 2017
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A builder has been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries after falling from height from a scaffold. Derby Magistrates’ Court heard that on 22 April 2017, a worker for Nicholas Lawrence Birkin fell five metres from scaffolding at a construction site in Heanor, Derbyshire. He suffered deep lacerations to his face which required 40 […]

Demo firm fined £150000 after worker loses arm

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October 26, 2017
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A demolition company and its director have been sentenced after a worker suffered crush injuries when his arms were trapped between two 10 tonne steel girders. Liverpool Crown Court heard how an employee of S. Evans and Sons Limited was injured when the managing director, who was operating machinery to stack the girders, dropped one […]

Father and son injured after fall from tele hander

25 October 2017 - Accidents in constuction, Construction falls - admin - Comments Off on Father and son injured after fall from tele hander

October 25, 2017
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A builder was sentenced today after three workers, including a father and son, fell almost five metres when a work platform became disconnected from a telehandler. Hull Magistrates’ Court heard that on 1 December 2015, Mr Jeremy Waudby was hired to construct a new chicken shed at Argham Fields Farm, Burton Fleming Driffield. He subcontracted […]

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