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The Newest Clothing Innovations in the 2019 Snickers Workwear Catalogue

Snickers 2019 Workwear

Including market-leading designs and the latest fabric technology innovations from the world’s leading Workwear brand. This 200-page catalogue has all you need to know about the UK’s most extensive range of working clothes for professional tradesmen and women. There’s something for every trade you can name in the Snickers Workwear range – AllroundWork, RUFFWork, LITEWork and FLEXIWork clothing – Trousers, …

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NYEs Building Supplies Relaunch Event

See us this Saturday at DW NYE Relaunch Event

Robin and Roger visit their local builder’s merchant to support the relaunch event. About NYEs Building Supplies Welcome to NYEs Building Supplies. We are extremely proud of our company and the service we provide to all our customers. NYEs Building Supplies started off as D.W.Nye Builders Merchant in 1985 but updated its name in 2019. We are a family-owned and …

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Snickers’ NEW Street-Smart Stretch Trousers For Maximum Mobility on Site

Street-Smart Stretch Trousers

These NEW slim-fit stretch trousers deliver extreme working comfort. Hi-tech fabrics and body-mapping designs in the NEW FlexiWork SoftShell Trousers from Snickers Workwear ensure maximum working mobility wherever you are. The brand new 4-way stretch comfort fabrics integrated into these Work Trousers deliver enhanced freedom of movement as well as improved ventilation and overall comfort. With great fit and superb …

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The Solid Gear OCEAN Safety Shoe – Precision Safety and Comfort

Solid Gear Ocean

Solid Gear continues to modernise PPE footwear with a safety shoe that looks and feels more like a trainer. Combining a lightweight athletic look and superb safety features, the new OCEAN safety shoe is ideal for workers who are constantly on the move. The shoe’s midsole is made of a poured PU rather than a traditional injected PU to give …

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CCF Invests in Hire-It Service in the North East

CCF Hire Newcastle

To help meet the demand from local building contractors and installers looking for quick and reliable access to tools and equipment on a hire basis, CCF has made the service a permanent fixture in Newcastle. The Hire-It service, which was first introduced on a trial basis last year, has been well received by building professionals who can now get specialist …

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Alarming lack of awareness about fire door safety

Fire door safety

Despite the tragedy of the Grenfell fire in London last summer, an online poll has revealed that 50% of tradespeople don’t feel confident in advising customers on fire door safety. Despite extensive media coverage about the dangers of inadequate fire protection in offices and homes since the disaster, less than 20% of tradespeople polled have seen an increase in demand …

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Quarter of Brits Concerned About the Quality of New Build Homes

Small builders

Nearly a quarter (24%) of people consider a lack of quality of build to be a major disadvantage of buying a new build home over an older property, according to a recent survey by BLP Insurance, a specialist residential warranty and commercial latent defects insurer. People living in the north of England (29%) were more likely to view a lack …

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Builder destroys newly built cottages as revenge for not being paid

Builder destroys

A disgruntled builder has destroyed a £2.5 million row of newly built cottages in a dispute over pay.  Neighbours are said to have seen the man laughing and taking photos while he began demolishing the buildings. According to the sun neighbours confronted the builder, concerned their homes would be next but the builder said he was only damaging properties on …

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Property developer sentenced after roof and wall collapse

Wall collapse

A Manchester-based property developer has been sentenced after the roof and part of the rear wall collapsed at one of his properties during demolition works. Manchester Crown Court heard how Riaz Ahmad appointed a group of workers, who had no experience in construction, to carry out demolition work at a property in Oldham. On 11 August 2017, after receiving a …

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Contractor, client and director convicted after dangerous building site conditions

Wall collapse

A contractor, client and director have been convicted after conditions at a building site were found to be dangerous. Southwark Crown Court heard that inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the construction site on Gladesmore Road, London on numerous occasions in 2015 while building work was taking place at the property. Inspectors found poor health and safety conditions …

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Construction boss jailed after death of two brothers

Construction boss jailed

Simon Thomerson has been sentenced to 8 months in custody after pleading guilty to a health and safety breach that resulted in the death of two brothers. Luton Crown Court heard how Mr Thomerson, the sole owner and director of Clearview Design and Construction Ltd, had been contracted by the owners of an industrial park in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire to refurbish …

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Firms dash to comply with new electrical wiring regs

new electrical wiring regs

Develop Training Ltd (DTL), is warning that firms will face a dash for compliance when new electrical wiring regulations are released next month. DTL says many firms will be caught unawares by the scope of the changes in the new British Standard requirements for electrical installations. The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, which form the basis …

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Step towards universal battery system for cordless power tools: Roger comments

Universal battery system

At long last it looks like we might be moving towards a universal battery system for cordless power tools following an announcement this week that nine manufacturers have joined forces to create the Cordless Alliance System (CAS). Metabo, Rothenberger, Mafell, Eisenblätter, Collomix, Haaga, Starmix, Eibenstock and Steinel power tool and machine manufacturers held a joint press conference in the German …

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World’s first high visibility wellingtons launched at Safety & Health Expo

high visibility wellingtons

The simplest ideas can be the best. BrightBoot has launched a unique range of high-vis wellingtons at this year’s Safety & Health Expo 2018. Skill Builder Editor Georgina Bisby visited the event to find out more about the latest in safety footwear. Brightboot says it has delivered a world first by combining safety footwear protection with compliant high visibility performance …

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Balfour Beatty fined half a million pounds for HAVs exposure

HAVs exposure

Contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions has been sentenced after exposing workers to a debilitating health condition over a nine-year period. Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd was fined £500,000 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that workers at the company were exposed to hand-arm vibration between 2002 and 2011 which put them at risk of developing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome …

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