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Most Young People See Construction as an Attractive Career

A SURVEY OF UK SCHOOL LEAVERS and young adults reveals that over half (56%) consider construction as an ‘attractive’ career, according to research from construction data platform NBS. The news comes after ONS statistics that show construction job vacancies are widespread, despite the slowing economy, with 49,000 unfilled positions. Construction has long suffered from a lack

Guidance on Avoiding MEWP Trapping and Crushing

REVISED SAFETY GUIDANCE on reducing the risks of trapping and crushing incidents when using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP) has been published by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). The 22-page, free to download Good Practice Guidance for Reducing Trapping/Crushing Injuries to People in MEWPs was published by the Construction Industry Plant Safety Group (CIPSG).

Weak Construction Starts Continue in January

WEAK CONSTRUCTION STARTS made a slow start to the year, according to the February Glenigan Index, as construction output continues to falter amid price inflation and economic uncertainty. Recession and climbing interest rates are depressing project-starts across the sector, with a 31% decline against January 2022 figures indicating investor caution in the face of a

Midland Lead Joins Lead Contractors Association

MIDLAND LEAD has become an Associate Member of the Lead Contractors Association (LCA). As a manufacturer of lead products to the construction and healthcare industries, Midland Lead will work with the LCA to promote and support best practice in the application of lead products. Established in 1984, the Lead Contractors Association is owned and run

Continued Southern Success for Russell Roof Tiles

RUSSELL ROOF TILES continues to see an increase in demand for its concrete pitched roof tiles particularly in the South, as planners and housebuilders seek a more sustainable alternative to traditional natural materials. The Midlands and Northern based pitched roof tile manufacturers only recently started penetrating the Southern market. The manufacturer says it is enjoying continued

Construction Sector 2023 Growth Predicted

UK CONSTRUCTION is expected to grow by 3.9% this year, having rebounded from the previous pandemic decline seen since 2020. Additionally, at £97.6bn (2022) the UK construction sector is by far the largest in Europe, according to peer to peer real estate investment platform, easyMoney. The figures show that the current market revenue of the

SkillBuild 2023 Now Open for Entries

REGISTRATION IS now open for SkillBuild 2023, as the largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK returns. The SkillBuild competition is delivered by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and offers an opportunity for talented apprentices and learners of all ages to compete regionally against one another in various trade categories. Prospective competitors

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