UK Construction Sector Need Over 200,000 New Workers by 2025

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Full article with thanks to: citb.co.uk/about-citb/construction-industry-research-reports/construction-skills-network-csn-2021-25 Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic and the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2022. By 2025, the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand. That’s the forecast of the Construction Skills Network (CSN) 2021-25, published by CITB today. According … Read More

What Do Construction Experts Think About Flexible Working?

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Full article with thanks to: constructionnews.co.uk/agenda/worth-more-than-pay-sector-experts-debate-the-benefits-of-flexible-working-24-08-2021 Demand for flexible working has grown in the wake of the pandemic, but does flexibility fit with construction, and can it ease the sector’s gender balance and skills issues? On the panel: Kevin Bowsher, equality, diversity and inclusion lead at Mace Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive officer of BRE Group Kate Gardiner, partner, business transformation at Arcadis Andrew Geldard, head … Read More

Safe use of ladders

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Following a fatal accident investigation in 2017, HSE is strongly advising all duty holders and users of combination ladders to ensure that they: carry out pre-use checks; use them in accordance with instructions; check the locking mechanism(s). Failure to do so could result in serious accidents. Telescopic ladders The use of telescopic ladders is growing more popular due to their … Read More