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Peugeot on a Mission to End Reversing Accidents with Surround Rear Vision Technology

Peugeot Reverse Rear Surround Challenge

 Team Skill Builder represent the trades and go head-to-head and reverse around a challenging obstacle course using the Peugeot Partner van with Surround Rear Vision Parking and reversing account for almost one-in-10 van accidents* Surround Rear Vision uses cameras to track the van’s surroundings, with a feed displayed on a digital screen instead of a conventional rear view mirror To …

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5 Ways Builders Can Boost Their Online Presence

5 ways builders can boost their online presence

Caroline Pegden from TempaGoGo, an online temporary recruitment marketplace helping construction companies and builders find temporary staff easily, describes five ways builders can boost their visibility online. What distinguishes the construction sector from other UK industries? Its sheer number of workers who are self-employed. According to a 2018 Briefing Paper from the House of Commons, self-employed jobs in construction account for …

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Robin’s Ashtead Extension Project Tour

Another tour from one of Robin’s projects. This time it’s a single storey extension at a house in Ashtead Surrey.

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How Do Bluetooth Speakers Work?

How do Bluetooth speakers work?

You ever experience a small change and didn’t know its impact until it was right in front of your face? It happens to all of us. It can be something as small as driving another way home because you wanted to break out of your routine. Or, it could be reading a quote leading you to ponder on it, and …

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Roger’s Vlog – Don’t Ignore The Cancer Warnings!

Roger's Vlog

Roundup weedkiller could be pulled from British shelves after a $289m US lawsuit finds a link to cancer. Homebase and B&Q are reviewing weedkiller products after a terminal cancer sufferer was awarded £226m compensation in the US. This has prompted Roger Bisby to look at the products that he uses every day in building work to see if there’s anything …

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Women need more shoes: Why we’re talking about footwear on International Women’s Day

Dr Martens

On International Women’s Day Georgina Bisby shares her findings after trying out some safety boots from Dr Martens new women’s range and discusses the problems women face finding good fitting PPE. It’s International Women’s Day 2018 and as I’ve been trying out some new womens safety footwear from Dr Martens over the past few months, today seemed like the perfect …

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Protect our children and teachers from asbestos exposure at school

asbestos

Lucie Stephens, the daughter of a teacher who died of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, is campaigning for schools to be obliged to warn staff and pupils of its presence. Please sign and share the campaign as we think it’s one that deserves our support.  Here’s Lucie’s story: “Parents have been kept in the dark about asbestos risks for too …

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Taking the complex and making it simple

Fall Protection

Andrew Pass, Global Engineering Manager for Fall Protection Engineered systems at MSA Safety explains why he believes engineered simplicity is fundamental to success in fall protection and explains how this has driven the design of the company’s new V-Series range. A tall order With new designs and modern substrates, fall protection systems need the agility to perform when working on …

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What will 2018 have in store for the construction industry?

construction industry predictions

Ian Anfield, Managing Director for construction audit and contract provider, Hudson Contract, shares his construction industry predictions for 2018. “This time last year, I shared my thoughts on what would dominate the construction agenda in 2017. Some of the observations I made, such as Brexit being linked to skills shortages, were fairly safe, while others, like losing one of the …

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Why the UK housing market is broken and what can be done about it

UK housing market

Michael Holmes, property expert and spokesperson for The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show (3-5 November 2017, HCC, Harrogate), offers some thoughts on the state of the UK housing market. “The cause of the housing crisis in the UK is simple enough for any GCSE economics student to understand: there are too many people chasing too few homes to either buy …

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