Construction Industry Trends 2017

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As 2017 races forward, developments are afoot in the construction industry. With the many surprises of 2016 behind us, it’s time to move forward and think about what kind of year we’re in for, and what that means for the millions of construction workers in the UK, and all the projects they dedicate their time… Read more »

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Women Construction Worker

How women are finding success in non-traditional occupations.

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The trades were once viewed as a male-centric and decidedly unfriendly to females. That is fortunately changing in the United Kingdom, while women remain under-represented in trade professions, their prospects are improving. Data from the Office for National Statistics indicate that women held around 10% of jobs in the skilled trades between April and June… Read more »

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Safety Tips for Working Outdoors

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It is essential that you consider the risks which could arise whilst working outdoors due to the different weather conditions in the UK. The different environments can have serious effects on your health, whether them kicking in straight away or developing over a longer period of time. Extra risk assessments need to be carried out… Read more »

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Frightened of fixing? Draper Study Reveals Britain’s Biggest DIY Fears

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Draper studied 2,000 people and made some shocking discoveries. One in five britons has tried… unsuccessfully to put together flat pack furniture. The worrying statistics continue: Over 25% of people had damaged walls whilst attempting to put a picture up, meanwhile a rather relaxed 44% has attempted a home improvement job with the completely wrong… Read more »

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Power Tool Safety

Top 5 power tool safety tips

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Power tools can cut hours off a task and help produce more professional results, despite their numerous advantages, power tools do have one element which their non-powered counterparts don’t have, that is the element of danger. This danger is often overlooked as power tools are often used so frequently.  A lot of staying safe with… Read more »

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