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CISRS Introduces Second Round of Subsidised CPD Courses

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) will once again be funding a number of subsidised CPD courses across the UK this Summer/Autumn. CISRS are working with...

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Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme delivers £5.5million of Social Value to Society

Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme delivers £5.5million of Social Value...

Building Mental Health, the CITB and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity have published a report detailing the social value of their Mental Health First...

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What Can the Kickstart Programme do for the Scaffolding Sector?

Skills and staff retention have always been big issues for the scaffolding sector. With scaffolding companies competing for qualified and experienced scaffolders, there has...

Rising materials prices – what can scaffolding contractors can do about it?

It’s been heartening to see how much effort and commitment has gone into revitalising the construction and scaffolding industries since the first lockdown just...

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Scaffolding firm launches Asia-Pacific brand and bags major offshore windfarm deals

A Welsh scaffolding firm has continued to expand after securing major international offshore deals and opening new headquarters during the Coronavirus pandemic. BGB Scaffolding –...

LDS posts 37% turnover increase from record G-Deck sales

LDS Hire & Sales has posted a 37% increase in its business turnover thanks to record-breaking sales of its safety decking systems. LDS, the company...

Scaffolding Firms Invited to Apply for Apprentice Funding Cash Boost

Employers of all sizes can now apply for extra funding to take on new apprentices following the chancellors budget boost to the scheme back...

Scaffold Designers IDH Continue Rapid UK Expansion

Independent Design House (IDH), continues its expansion by announcing its newest office opening in Chorley, Lancashire. With a turnover of over £1.6million and bases in...

TRAINING

Scaffolding Training in Trinidad Resumes

Simian International and its partner SMTL Training are set to deliver three months of back-to-back CISRS scaffolding courses in Trinidad after lockdown restrictions were...

Scaffolding Firms Invited to Apply for Apprentice Funding Cash Boost

Employers of all sizes can now apply for extra funding to take on new apprentices following the chancellors budget boost to the scheme back...

Jason Anker supports colourful life-saving training system

Safety awareness campaigner Jason Anker MBE has given his support to the E-Colors Personality Diversity Indicator (PDI), saying that it could help prevent avoidable...

New rope access training facility opens

TIS (NGA) Ltd, have opened a new Rope Access Training School in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees. The new bespoke training facility has been designed to ensure that...
CISRS CPD

CISRS Introduces Second Round of Subsidised CPD Courses

The Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) will once again be funding a number of subsidised CPD courses across the UK this Summer/Autumn. CISRS are working with a number of training centres enabling the delivery...
Construction job vacancies

UK construction job vacancies rise to highest figure in 20 years

Official data on construction from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the highest number of UK construction job vacancies for 20 years. The data shows between March and May, the number of UK construction...

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UK construction needs to create 217,000 new jobs

New research suggests that the UK construction industry needs to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers by 2025 just to meet demand. Construction has bounced...

Construction sees bumper month as contract awards increase by 58%

In April 2021, contract awards increased by 58% compared to March to £9.1 billion. A level not seen since January 2020, says industry experts. Sector...

Construction activivity dips slightly

The latest information from Builders’ Conference shows that both the number and value of contracts awarded in April have decreased for the first time...

World’s largest construction trade fair postponed

Bauma, the world's biggest and leading construction equipment trade fair held in Munich, Germany has been postponed to autumn 2022. The announcement comes after the...

Pay rise agreed for construction workers

Builders and Unite the union have agreed a 1.5% pay rise for construction workers. The pay rise has been agreed for the 2021/22 year following...

Contract awards return to above average levels since September

Contract awards have returned to above historical average levels for the first time since September 2020. In March 2021, contract awards increased by 22% compared...

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Recession is an opportunity in Wolf’s clothing

There are more opportunities to grow your wealth during periods of world crisis and economic downturns than any other period in history. Simon Boyes asks the question… are you ready to take advantage of it? 2020 has hit the scaffolding industry like a dropped ledger!...

Tomorrow’s Scaffolding Solutions, Today

48.3 is driving the evolution of scaffolding by integrating all aspects of temporary and permanent works design, which results in a much more time-effective, cost-effective and safe solution. 48.3...

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