Roger Bisby

Roger Bisby
Roger Bisby is an English television presenter and journalist, known for his expertise in the British building industry.

Workplace fatality figures reveal need for modern training methods

The construction industry must do more to ensure health and safety compliance and avoid incidents, according to specialist training provider Develop Training Limited (DTL). The company’s comments follow publications of the Health & Safety Executive’s annual workplace fatality figures, which revealed that across the UK, more than 135 workers were fatally injured between April 2016 and March 2017 with the …

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PassivSystems partners with ENGIE

smart heating controls

Following ENGIE’s recent move into the UK home energy market ­ the energy and services company has announced it will provide smart heating controls from PassivSystems to customers choosing its new three-year fixed ENGIE Control tariff. The controls, which are part of the PassivLiving HEAT service, will provide homeowners with the ability to regulate their living space and water heating …

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Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander review

Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander review

Roger Bisby revs up with the Triton Geared Eccentric Orbital Sander. Ah! life can get very confusing. No sooner do we all get used to a random orbit and then Triton comes out with ‘eccentric’ orbit. When does an orbit cease being random and become eccentric or is it the other way round? Is there a difference? No sooner do …

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Roxil range review

Roxil patio cream review

Roxil? If you have never heard of it join the club, this is my first brush with the product, says Roger Bisby in his review of the Roxil Outdoor Protection Range from Safeguard Europe. Roxil Wood Protection Cream Roxil Wood Protection Cream is a colourless cream that gives softwood a water resistant silicone coat that also penetrates the fibres to …

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What can you say in one minute?

videos for the building industry

Do you sell products or services to the construction industry? What can you say about your product in one minute? Thanks to our collaboration with video production company Motion, the Skill Builder team are experts in creating videos for the building industry. Watch our one minute video to find out more. Or fill out our enquiry form for a quote.

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Boots with sole

puma v12 work boots review

Roger tries out a pair of Puma IGS boots from V12. These boots certainly turn heads, I lost count of the number of people who said they liked them but all the time I was thinking that the wow factor would soon disappear as they got thrashed and trashed and ended up looking like just another pair of workboots. If …

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Roofing company fined after worker fell through a roof

stepladder fall

A London based roofing company has been fined after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court heard how 56-year old Ali Mucoj, while working for Wessexmoor Ltd, had been completing roof work at a site on Glycena Road in London, when he fell from an unguarded rear roof and suffered multiple injuries …

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Balfour predicts human free construction sites by 2050

human free construction sites

Balfour Beatty believes the construction site of 2050 will be in stark contrast to what we see today – predicting it will be human-free with work moved off-site, remote control of machinery and new materials and techniques exploited to improve cost, safety and efficiency. The international infrastructure group has laid out its vision in its paper “Innovation 2050: A Digital …

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Fischer fixings review

Fischer fixings review

Roger Bisby tries out a dynamic duo from fischer fixings. I am always interested in looking at new fixings. It seems to be one of those Dragon’s Den type products that every Tom Dick and Harry thinks they can improve and in the end most of these bright ideas seem to be variations on the same theme rather than radical …

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Company fined after 500 scaffolding fixings dropped on workers

scaffolding fixings dropped

Two South West based companies have been fined after a 44-year old woman was struck by scaffolding. Weymouth Magistrates’ Court heard how employees of Carter Training Ltd were using a mobile crane on the building project in Queen Mothers Square, Poundbury, Dorchester when the attachment holding 500 scaffolding fittings weighing 2kg each was turned on its side emptying all contents …

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