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Don’t break your back!

When it comes to the term ‘manual handling’, most people think of the guidelines they’ve been taught about the right way to lift a heavy box – knees bent/ back straight etc, etc. But manual handling is much more than that and, alongside other industries like agriculture and healthcare, it’s an everyday practice in the […]...
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Avoid the rogue traders

Choosing a tradesperson to help with a building project can sometimes feel like a game of Russian roulette. If things go in your favour, you’ll find a good, reputable contractor but if things go wrong, you could end up with an incompetent builder or at worst – the rogue trader. While there are loads of […]...
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Construction goes mobile

It’s the smartphone era and, right now, a great number of mobile apps are revolutionising the construction industry. Not only are such apps enabling contractors to improve efficiency in their working processes and practices but many are also raising the levels of professional standards higher than ever before. The tools available seem countless, starting with […]...
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How to get a CSCS card

For anyone looking to secure a job in construction, one of the key steps is to get a CSCS card (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme). Initiated around 25 years ago, this is basically a card that demonstrates an individual has appropriate training and qualifications to work on a construction site. While the card is not a […]...
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How to care for a flat-roof

One of the best things about modern-day flat-roofing is that it’s so much more durable than its predecessors. In most cases, you can now get exceptional waterproofing over a long lifespan – but only if the roofing has been correctly installed in the first place and is correctly maintained thereafter. And, before you groan at […]...
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