Poll reveals alarming lack of fire door knowledge across trades

DESPITE reporting a growth in demand for fire safety products and devices in the last year, a new poll by online ironmongery supplier IronmongeryDirect has revealed that over half (54%) of tradespeople do not know how to check that a fire door is operating correctly and complies with regulations.

The poll also found that 84% of respondents don’t believe there is enough fire door safety information readily available to tradespeople, despite extensive media coverage about the dangers of inadequate fire protection following the Grenfell disaster in 2017.

Construction Youth Trust's DIY course helps young people build for their community

IN partnership with CLF Construction Careers, Construction Youth Trust ran a fun filled five-day DIY course at The Curve community centre in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and at Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre in Camden.

The aim of the partnership is to introduce local young people not currently in education, employment or training to construction careers through a practical project that benefits their community.

Making our homes more energy efficient will boost wellbeing, says FMB

MAKING the UK’s homes more energy efficient will reduce energy bills, tackle the scourge of fuel poverty and help address the climate crisis, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), in response to the speech by the Leader of the Liberal Democrats at its party conference.

'EU deal is essential to boosting growth', says FMB

The Government must bring an end to the threat of ‘no deal’ and give clarity to UK businesses by securing a new deal with the EU, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), in response to the Construction PMI data released today.

The data shows construction output has contracted again in August for the fourth month in a row, and new orders fell at the fastest pace for over 10 years.

Bureau Veritas calls for greater focus on 'dropped object prevention'

WITH new statistics revealing the stark danger presented by falling objects (an issue which is being amplified by the UK’s increasingly extreme weather) Bureau Veritas is calling on the construction industry to ensure they have a robust dropped object prevention strategy in place.

The CEA looks forward to new police resource in support of the CESAR network

ORGANISATIONAL and priority changes within the Metropolitan Police led to the suspension of the activities of the Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU) earlier this year. The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) confirms that it is looking forward to the formation of a new national police resource to co-ordinate the fight against plant theft and complement the work of the CESAR Network and that of the Combined Industries Theft Solutions group (CITS).

A guide to doing construction work on your business

MANY businesses struggle when renovating or expanding their business on a budget due to scope creep or poor pre-planning, especially if they are using construction work to build new premises or a new location.

Apart from establishing a stable budget that encapsulates all of your costs such as equipment and tool hire, there are also other considerations that you need to take into account when performing building work on your business.

Why should you renovate?

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