Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

Snickers catalogue

Snickers catalogue

The latest full colour Snickers Workwear Catalogue can now be downloaded free of charge from www.snickersworkwear.co.uk The 148 page Snickers catalogue has all you need to know about the Snickers range of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women. According to the company, this workwear will work hard on site all year round, whatever the working environment you’re in. What’s …

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Three quarters of Brits are fearful of connected homes

connected homes

Research undertaken by MoneySuperMarket has revealed that the nation has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution, despite possible cost savings. 76% of Brits admitting to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns about connected homes include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable by …

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Put a spring in your step

Revolution Infinity

The Revolution Infinity safety shoe from Solid Gear comprises a high degree of cushioning and comfort and has a ‘bounce back’ mid-sole which is designed to give a 55% energy return that will put a spring in your step to reduce fatigue and stress on the back, legs and feet. The shoe’s stretchable upper with Cordura is water-resistant and is said to offer excellent performance when it …

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Shortage of artifical grass installers as demand soars

artificial grass

The rapid rise in popularity of artificial grass in the UK over the last few years has prompted artificial grass manufacturer, NeoGrass to open up applications for approved installers. NeoGrass says it has seen an unprecedented rise in the number of requests for its artificial grass in recent years from schools, homeowners, businesses and commercial developers. In order to cope …

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Makita introduces two new versions of the 10.8v brushless CXT Jigsaw

Makita JV102D

Expansion of the Makita 10.8v cordless range continues with the introduction of two CXT jigsaws, both with Brushless motors and 90mm cutting capacity in wood. Makita says these models will challenge higher voltage cordless products within the current market. The new Makita JV102D features the barrel grip with raised front pommel which allows two-handed control of the machine, whilst the …

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Hi-Vis Tapes

Hi-Vis Tapes

Hultafors new Hi-Vis Tapes are said to provide excellent value and come with an EC Class II measuring accuracy. The Hi-Vis Tapes are also stamped with the Fisco brand hallmarks of quality and reliability. With a tough ABS case that has a high-impact rubber overmould, these tapes combine hardwearing reliability with ease of use. There are 3 different models, available …

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Cable right to call for councils to build, says FMB

councils to build

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says its supports Lib Dem Leader Vince Cable’s call on the Government to allow local councils to borrow to build. Responding to the Party Leader’s speech at the Liberal Democrats’ Party Conference, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “Mr Cable is absolutely correct in saying the Government must be bold if it …

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Is fear of falling fuelling roofing skills shortage?

roofing skills

A survey of over 200 trainee roofers has suggested that fear of injury or death is the biggest concern for 43% of them. Of the 212 surveyed by Redland, 63 said that they were most worried about falling from height, 12 cited health and safety issues, 11 said injuries and five said they feared death. The budding roofers are all …

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Roofing contractor sentenced for incomplete scaffolding

worker set on fire

A roofing contractor has been sentenced for safety breaches after workers were left at risk of falling from unprotected roof edges. The failures of C Smith Roofing were discovered by health and safety staff who could see unsafe scaffolding from their office window. Mr Smith was given an eight-month prison sentence suspended for two years and ordered to complete 200 …

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Celotex suspends sale of five insulation products

Celotex FR5000

Insulation manufacturer Celotex, who supplied insulation to Grenfell Tower, has recalled five polyisocyanurate rigid foam board based product lines after one of the lines failed fire rating tests. In a statement the company, which is part of the Saint-Gobain group, said: “After careful consideration, we have taken the decision to temporarily suspend supply of some of our 5000 product range …

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