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Aggregate Industries Employee Celebrates 40 Years with the Company
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Revolutionary Product Provides Smoke Safety
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SFS Intec Appoints New National Manager in Strengthened Sales Team
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MSA Safety’s V-TEC Self-retracting Lifeline is First to use Dampener Technology for Additional Safety
05.07.17MSA Safety’s V-TEC Self-retracting Lifeline is First to use Dampener Technology for Additional Safety MSA Safety is launching its new V-TEC self-retracting lifeline (SRL). It is the first in the market to include an inbuilt retraction dampener which allows the user to release the cable safely via controlled retraction; this prevents potential injury to the user and damage to the main body of the unit. It also offers safe operation and a reduction in costs and downtime. Part of the innovative and easy-to-use V-Series of safety harnesses and SRLs, in addition to the inbuilt dampener, the V-TEC also benefits from patented radial energy absorbing technology, which ensures control over any force exerted on it. Together, the radial energy absorber and dampener translate the latest technology into ease of use, inspection and maintenance. Its construction is based on an award-winning design first used in the MSA Personal Fall Limiter. A clear outer casing allows instant inspection and peace of mind, while the radial energy absorber requires no calibration or adjustment before use. A convenient carrying handle is fitted for easy transport. “The V-TEC carves out new territory in SRL design and shows the kind of engineering innovation and user-friendly features the world has come to expect from MSA Safety fall protection,” says Alastair Hogg, Director for Fall Protection Sales and Business Development, International. “Our team at the Fall Protection Centre of Excellence in Devizes, Wiltshire, deserves much credit for keeping us ahead of the field.” He adds: “The V-TEC SRL and other V-Series products have been designed for use with our Latchways engineered lifelines to bring customers the highest specification of fall protection on the market.” The V-TEC SRL is made using stainless steel and engineered plastics for great durability and, when necessary, its cable, energy absorber and retraction dampener can all be quickly replaced on site. A choice of galvanised or stainless cables is available to meet the needs of different situations. MSA Safety’s new V-TEC 6m self-retracting lifeline is now available from registered suppliers. Other lengths will be launched later this year. For further information please contact your local MSA affiliate...
Everyone’s Going Grey!
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JET Cox Rooflights in a Different League at Top Training Facility
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David Wilson Homes Specifies Forticrete Roof Tiles for New Luxury Development
05.07.17David Wilson Homes Specifies Forticrete Roof Tiles for New Luxury Development Forticrete’s innovative Gemini roof tile has been specified by David Wilson Homes (North West) for use across Bollin Park, a stunning collection of stylish and distinctive four- and five-bedroom properties in the affluent town of Wilmslow, Cheshire. The 24 acre development was designed to create a bespoke and prestigious range of properties. To ensure exactly that, David Wilson Homes specified Forticrete’s Gemini roof tile in Grey and Mixed Russet. Tony Sutton, Technical Director at David Wilson Homes (North West), commented: “With Wilmslow such a sought-after location and one with a considerable appetite for bespoke, exclusive homes, it was vital that we specified materials that reflected exactly that. Forticrete’s Gemini tiles certainly didn’t disappoint.” Forticrete’s Gemini interlocking tiles have been specifically designed to replicate the look and feel of traditional plain tiles, maintaining the appearance of a traditional plain tile roof. They have 50% less CO2 emissions per m2 roof and improved coverage, using less tiles per m2, making it a much more cost-effective solution. The roof tiling solution features increased tile strength and an even stronger, tighter interlock as standard, and because they are so simple to install, the cost to lay them is also significantly reduced. As well as being extremely energy efficient, these next generation roofs tiles are aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-install and high in quality. They have been specifically designed as interlocking tiles which are just 270mm x 337mm overall, yet because of a carefully judged central groove and innovative ‘double cambered’ design, they have the appearance of two traditional plain tiles side by side when laid, effectively laying two tiles at a time. For more information on Forticrete's range of products, visit their website ...
Bicester Takes the BCP Route
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Xtralite Joins BIM Library
28.06.17Xtralite Joins BIM Library The national Building Information Modelli...
Centaur’s Growth Continues
28.06.17Centaur’s Growth Continues Leading liquid roofing manufacturer Cen...
Conservatory Conversion Company Chooses YBS
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AREA SALES MANAGER
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Roofing’s Top Ten Apprentices Tough it Out in National Final
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Leak-Free Roof at Last for Layfield
20.06.17Leak-Free Roof at Last for Layfield Not long after it was finished, ...
Redland’s Fontenelle Provides the Finishing Touch at Finningley
20.06.17Redland’s Fontenelle Provides the Finishing Touch at Finningley As...

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NFB Calls on Government to Step up House Building Proposals
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Scaffolding Firm Hopes to Attract Female Trainees
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Curtis Moore Adds Sparkling Support to Charity Lunch
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New Construction Computer Game Aims to Inspire Next Generation
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Government Urged to End Health and Safety Deregulation Following Grenfell Tower Blaze
21.06.17Government Urged to End Health and Safety Deregulation Following Grenfell Tower Blaze The UK Government has been urged to scrap its approach to deregulation of health and safety legislation in the light of the Grenfell Tower blaze. In an open letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, more than 70 leading organisations and figures from the UK’s safety and health profession have jointly called for a political sea change in attitude towards health and safety regulation and fire risk management following the tragedy. The collective has also pressed the Government to complete its review of Part B of the Building Regulations 2010 – the regulations which cover fire safety within and around buildings in England – as a matter of urgency, and to include a focus on improved safety in the forthcoming Parliament. The letter is signed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Park Health & Safety, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the British Safety Council. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), Trades Union Congress (TUC) and Unite the union have also given it their backing, alongside senior health and safety professionals. ‘Preventable risk’ “We believe it is totally unacceptable for residents, members of the public and our emergency services to be exposed to this level of preventable risk in modern-day Britain,” the letter states. “At this crucial time of national reflection and sorrow, we urge all politicians to re-emphasise the need for effective health and safety regulation and competent fire risk management. These are fundamental to saving lives and sustaining our communities. “We believe it is vital that this disaster marks a turning point for improved fire safety awareness and wider appreciation that good health and safety is an investment, not a cost.” Calling on the UK Government to complete its review of Part B of The Building Regulations 2010, the signatories add: “Together, we offer our organisations’ support in undertaking the review – we all have valuable links to experts in this area who can advise on best regulatory outcomes. In the meantime, we welcome the Government’s commitment to act and to implement the interim findings of the forthcoming public in...
Get Immigration Right or Construction Will Grind to a Halt
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CITB Plans to Cut Levy Rate
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South West Construction Summit Success
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Stay Safe in the Sun Warning to Site Workers
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‘Polyurethane Foam Could Help Bring Homes up to Standard’
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Global Solar Council Appoints New CEO
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New Project Helps Disadvantaged Construct a Career
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Festool Urges Tradespeople to Use Pedal Power to Help Charity
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General Election Silver Lining for Construction
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What a Hung Parliament Means for the Construction Industry
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