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BCSA CRAFT Training – A New Apprenticeship Model for Structural Steelwork

Research carried out by The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) shows that many companies in the structural steelwork sector cannot gain access to apprenticeship training for core specialist roles, limiting the take-up of apprentices in small and medium sized companies. In response, BCSA has launched a new apprenticeship training programme that allows companies in the structural...
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Snow Loading on Agricultural Buildings

The United Kingdom is blessed with a fairly mild winter climate, but it is not uncommon for a significant snowfall to occur at least once every winter, bringing with it the usual transport chaos and school closures. In Scotland and North East England, heavy snow is more common and the problem increases with altitude. For...
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Jim Loynes Announced as Honorary Member

The RIDBA Board is delighted to award Honorary Membership to long-serving member, Jim Loynes, BSc (Hons) CEng MIAgrE . RIDBA Chairman, James Anthony said: "Jim’s commitment to the industry and RIDBA is second to none and he is thoroughly deserving of this honour." Jim first heard about the Farm Buildings Association (FBA) while at college when...
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B&CE Gathers Responses to Consultation on Occupational Health Framework

B&CE have been continuing to develop a new, simplified occupational health scheme that works for the construction industry. This summer, they consulted with the industry on the proposed framework, a three-year plan that clarifies the complex health and safety legislation that employers need to comply with. The framework was developed in collaboration with...
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GDPR Set to Transform Data Landscape

It’s nearly 20 years since the Data Protection Act came into force and since then, we have moved into a digital and social media age, with significant increases in data use, processing and storage. It is with these changes in mind that the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be implemented in the UK on...
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Successful Members’ Meeting

The last RIDBA Members’ Meeting took place at the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester and it was great to have such a good turnout despite the weather! Members were given an update on what RIDBA has been doing over the last few months and what plans were in place moving forward. RIDBA’s Technical Consultant, Martin Heywood...
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CITB announces Agenda for Change

As an industry training board (ITB), CITB is asked by the Secretary of State to show that it has continued support from the construction industry every three years – this is knowns as Consensus. With Consensus achieved, the Government can then authorise CITB to collect a construction levy from employers and invest it in the...
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HSE launches Go Home Healthy campaign

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) used its first ever annual conference on 18 September to launch a new occupational health awareness campaign, Go Home Healthy, aimed at a broad spectrum audience ranging from employers, managers and employees to industry sector bodies. Go Home Healthy is seen as an “umbrella” campaign, creating an...
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