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PPE for women does not fit: Survey shows dangerous disregard for women's safety

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18/04/24  

Women 

Between August 2023 and January 2024, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) surveyed nearly 1500 female workers in UK engineering regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Today, they unveil the results, highlighting the ongoing neglect of women's safety needs in PPE provision.

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HIP Female Skills Competition Grand Final Takes Place This Week!

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16/04/24  

Apprenticeships, Plumbing, Heating, Competition 

We are excited to announce that there are just two days left until the eagerly anticipated Grand Final of the HIP Female Skills Competition 2024! The event is set to take place on Thursday, 18th April, at Stephenson College in Coalville.

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Barking and Dagenham College Student Wins HIP Learner of the Year 2024!

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15/04/24  

Apprenticeships, Plumbing, Heating, Competition 

We are thrilled to announce Daisy Turner from Barking and Dagenham College as the HIP Learner of the Year 2024, following an intense two-day final on the 11th and 12th of April at the JTL Birmingham Training Centre.

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HIP Learner of the Year 2024 Grand Final Takes Place This Week!

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09/04/24  

Apprenticeships, Plumbing, Heating, Competition 

We are excited to announce there are just two days left until the eagerly anticipated Grand Final of the HIP Learner of the Year 2024 kicks off!

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Altecnic Launches Apartment Control Assembly Plus™

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09/04/24  

Industrial Associate, Water, Plumbing 

Altecnic have launched a new product – the Apartment Control Assembly Plus™.

The Apartment Control Assembly Plus™ is a valve assembly made up of three interconnected monoblocs that allows the easy monitoring and control of water supply to a range of residential and commercial multi-occupancy developments.

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Clarification on Professional Construction Consultants demonstrating competence

CIC

09/04/24  

Building Regulations, Construction industry, Health and safety 

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is issuing clarification on Designers and Principal Designers presenting evidence of competence to assist with the demonstration of designer and principal designer competence and to allow for construction site access.

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Changes to Employment Rights and Statutory Pay

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08/04/24  

Law, Business 

On 6th April 2024, new legislation is coming into force that will affect employees rights to time off in relation to paternity leave and to take carers leave to provide or arrange care for a dependant with a long term care need. 

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Government must make up for lost time with an improved plan for healthier, climate resilient homes and buildings

CIC

04/04/24  

Government, Sustainability, Environment 

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has responded to the Future Homes and Buildings Standards consultations, calling on government to accelerate the futureproofing and decarbonisation of our homes.

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April is Stress Awareness Month: tackle stress in the workplace with five steps in five weeks

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02/04/24  

Mental health 

This April, Britain’s bosses are being invited to follow five simple steps to prevent and reduce stress in their workplace.

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