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Why wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential

Why wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is Essential In 2015/16 in the UK alone, 621,000 workers industry-wide sustained a non-fatal workplace injury and 144 workers sustained fatal injuries at work. With this being said, the modern workplace can be a dangerous place to work. As a standard in many UK industries, the Health and Safety Executive recommends …

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Women in Construction

Women in Construction It’s no secret that the overall majority of construction workers are men. With women making up less than 20% of the complete workforce. A number that has, surprisingly increased in the last ten years. It’s time to promote the advantage of women in construction. When we’re told to envisage a construction worker, …

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Construction Skills Shortage

Construction Skills Shortage Despite the number of construction workers you’re bound to see on your way to and from work, surprisingly we have a huge shortage for skilled labour in the UK. In the 2009 recession, the redundancy of around 140,000 construction workers were made and the industry struggled to make it past the 2012 …

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Implications and risks of working at height – and how to manage them

Implications and Risks of Working at Height Working at height can occur in many different industries around the UK. From window cleaners to electricians, there are high places that need to be reached. But are you managing the risks effectively and preparing for if the worst happens? If your business or job involves working at …

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Record breaking month for Nottingham based construction skills company

Record breaking month for Nottingham based construction skills company UK Industries Training has experienced its busiest month since they started trading thanks to new courses boosting interest in their business. Specialising in training courses that teach relevant skills and knowledge required to work on construction sites, November saw more than 500 people booking onto classes …

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