Lee Marley apprentices continue training despite COVID challenges

Scaffolding and construction company Lee Marley Brickwork has responded to COVID challenges with a revised training plan allowing apprentices to continue their valuable training. With colleges and training establishments being closed across the country Lee Marley Brickwork (LMB) has been continuing its coaching efforts with scaffolding apprentices on-site so they don’t miss out on their practical...

Firm and boss fined after two workers fall from scaffold tower

A north-west roofing supplies firm and its director have been fined after two workers fell from a scaffold, sustaining serious injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard...

Young people receive 100s of new starts in scaffolding

Members of the NASC are providing more than 290+ 18-24-year-olds across the UK with scaffolding industry experience through the Government's Kickstart Scheme, which officially...

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Lee Marley apprentices continue training despite COVID challenges

Scaffolding and construction company Lee Marley Brickwork has responded to COVID challenges with a revised training plan allowing apprentices to continue their valuable training. With colleges...

Firm and boss fined after two workers fall from scaffold tower

A north-west roofing supplies firm and its director have been fined after two workers fell from a scaffold, sustaining serious injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard...

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Altrad post outstanding results despite Covid-19

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Young people receive 100s of new starts in scaffolding

Members of the NASC are providing more than 290+ 18-24-year-olds across the UK with scaffolding industry experience through the Government's Kickstart Scheme, which officially...

New scaffolding training facility provides boost for North Wales

Ambitious plans for the construction industry in North Wales have taken a step forward with the opening of an accredited training facility for scaffolders. The...

Scaffolding training continues despite UK national lockdown

Several CISRS training providers are still supporting the industry, despite the UK national lockdown, it's been revealed. In a bid to curb the second wave...

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Lee Marley apprentices continue training despite COVID challenges

Scaffolding and construction company Lee Marley Brickwork has responded to COVID challenges with a revised training plan allowing apprentices to continue their valuable training. With colleges and training establishments being closed across the country Lee Marley...
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Firm and boss fined after two workers fall from scaffold tower

A north-west roofing supplies firm and its director have been fined after two workers fell from a scaffold, sustaining serious injuries. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how in November 2018, two employees of Rooffabs Direct Ltd...

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Construction output set to rise 14% this year

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Industry calls on government to scrap reverse charge VAT

The largest industry organisations and trade bodies including the NASC and the Scaffolding Association have supported a letter calling on the government to withdraw...

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