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CITB 1 day H&S Awareness Certificate – £150.00

CITB Approved 1 day H&S Awareness Certificate for the NEW LABOURERS card  - ONLY £150.00 FROM 1ST JULY EXISTING GREEN & BLUE CARD HOLDERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON A UKCG SITE WITHOUT THE 1 DAY CITB APPROVED CERTIFICATE! http://www.ukcg.org.uk/fileadmin/clients/UKCG/document/health-and-safety/2013.02.14_UKCG_HS_Training_Standard.pdf The new card scheme is here for Labourers – make sure you have the right [...]

Two arrests in skills card safety fraud swoop.

Two London-based men have been accused of safety test fraud relating to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme following a multi-agency investigation.   Arrests were made in Ilford and Seven Kings following a co-ordinated probe by local neighbourhood policing teams, Immigration Officers, Environmental Health Officers and CITB’s Corporate Investigators.   Both men have been detained, cautioned [...]

HSE launches safety clampdown on construction sites 18th February 2013

Unsafe practices on construction sites are to be targeted as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health. During a month-long drive to improve standards in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will visit sites where refurbishment or repair works are taking place. Between [...]

Small building firms ‘cannot ignore health and safety responsibilities’

It is not just the large, multinational construction companies that have to take their health and safety responsibilities seriously.  Although they may have significantly fewer resources, small builders must also do everything within their power to protect their staff. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has pledged to punish any organisation that fails to appoint [...]