News October - 2011

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28/10/11 - EFIA First CHAS Assessment

When EFIA member Brian Hull Fencing of County Durham wanted to register for CHAS – the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme - they turned to their trade association.  more info

24/10/11 - Constructiononline Expands To Industry Supply Chain

Constructionline, the Government-backed pre-qualification database, has announced that it is now extending its pre-qualification service to include construction product suppliers.  more info

24/10/11 - BBA Signs Trading Standards TrustMark Inspection Contrac

The BBA has announced that it has signed an agreement with Hertfordshire Trading Standards to inspect their TrustMark approved building tradesmen.  more info

24/10/11 - Credit Easing Scheme for Small Busineses

George Osborne has promised the government will set up a ‘credit easing’ scheme to “inject money directly” into small businesses.  more info

24/10/11 - Building Industry In Nose Dive

The building industry is heading towards a nose dive with workloads now falling for the 15th consecutive quarter.  more info

03/10/11 - THIEVES risked being killed to steal copper from an electricity sub-station near Yate.

THIEVES risked being killed to steal copper from an electricity sub-station near Yate. They dug under a 7,000-volt electrified fence in order to take 46 copper earthing straps, leaving the site in Lark's Lane, Latteridge, in a potentially lethal condition, causing considerable damage.  more info

03/10/11 - Word of mouth is enshrined in law

The much-anticipated changes to the Construction Act will come into force on 1 October in England and Wales and 1 November in Scotland.  more info

03/10/11 - Woman Loses Top of Finger Climbing Over School Fence

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after trying to climb a fence surrounding St Gregorys High School, Cromwell Avenue, Warrington.  more info