Construct Recruitment are proud to announce we now offer online Asbestos Awareness training, approved by RoSPA and IATP.
The 30 minute course teaches you all about the appropriate control measures, risk assessments and emergency procedures.
It's suitable for all employees rat risk from exposure, and will help you comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 - Anyone who may come into contact with asbestos fibres at work must be given adequate information, instruction and training.
If you are looking to get a CSCS Blue Skilled card for Carpentry or most other building trades, you will need to use UK NARIC to map across your Australian / New Zealand trade qualification to a UK Equivalent.
The UK NARIC Statement of Comparability is a document that can be used to guide universities, colleges, employers and professional bodies on how your qualifications from back home relate to UK qualifications and certificates.
It is not a compulsory document, but is specifically requested by CSCS, and in general, the document can be of great help when applying for work or study in the UK.
This saw all new work increase by 1.0% for Q2 2015 driven by rises in Private New Housing of 3.9%, Infrastructure by 0.5% and Public Other New Work by 3.9%. For the year, output increased by 2.6% in June 2015 compared to June 2014
Rugby Championship heavyweights New Zealand, Australia and South Africa will go into RWC 2015 as the top three nations in the World Rugby Rankings. On the other end of the table, Namibia, Uruguay and Canada are ranked the lowest.
With the biggest rugby event of the year kicking off on Friday the 18th, we thought we'd throw in a little more healthy competition for another year. Come join our league in SuperBru's Rugby World Cup prediction game for a chance to win a RWC jersey of your choice!
The Construction Products Association published its latest Construction Trade Survey for Q2 2015. The survey shows that most firms across construction reported growth for Q2 2015, making this the 9th consecutive quarter of growth for the construction industry. However contractors did not have it so good, with one in four reporting falling profit margins.
The ONS have released their Output in the Construction Industry figures for May 2015. These show that in May 2015, output decreased by 1.3% compared with April 2015. With repair and maintenance decreasing by 1.0%, made up of falls in non- housing R&M of 1.9% and private housing R&M of 0.8%. These decreases are slightly offset by an increase in public housing R&M of 1.8%. New work also showed a decreased of 1.5%, with all types of new work except infrastructure, with the largest reported fall being total housing, decreasing by 5.8%.
The ONS have released a statement defending their UK construction output data. The statement says that ONS figures were ‘the biggest and best measure of the UK construction sector’. This follows criticism for accuracy of their data by construction economists last month, due to the ONS figures suggesting the construction sector entered recession at the start of 2015.
The Construction Products Association have released their latest State of Trade Survey for Q1 2015. The survey indicates an 8th consecutive quarter of increasing sales for construction product manufacturers, with further growth anticipated for Q2 and further into 2015. This anticipated growth is supported by domestic demand, exports and a reduction in fuel and energy costs.
When you're looking for a job, a recruitment agency can be your best friend. They take your CV, and they do the hard work for you. They match you with jobs, keep an eye out for new vacancies, and then organise interviews for you.
Yet you want to know that you're working with an agency that have your best interests at heart; an agency that want to help find the best role for you, as opposed to just trying to close a deal for commission as quickly as possible.
The ONS have released their Output in the Construction Industry figures for February 2015. Output in February 2015 was estimated to have decreased by 0.9% compared with January 2015, with all new work and repair and maintenance being the main contributors to the fall. When compared with February 2014 output in February 2015 showed a decrease of 1.3%. The ONS also report a decrease in output of 2.6% in January 2015 a fall of 3.1% year-on-year.
You'll have had this experience - you meet a new person and within moments you feel good or bad vibes about them. This is you performing "thin slicing" - deducing information about a person based on "tells", some more obvious than others.
Psychologists have studied this process in detail. For example, they've shown that we form a sense of whether a stranger is trustworthy in less than one tenth of a second. With some accuracy, we can also deduce rapidly more specific information such as their intelligence and sexual orientation.
This post delves into the science of first impressions:
There are a range of revision materials available to help you revise and practice for the CSCS Health, Safety and Environment Test - we usually recommend you use the official CITB-ConstructionSkills revision book. This contains all the questions and answers for the 38 knowledge based questions in the CSCS test.
You should be able to find these in large book stores like W H Smith or you can easily buy them online on sites like Amazon. We also sell them at our CSCS test centre in Acton if that's easier.
With the ICC Cricket World Cup well under way on home turf, it's time for us all to get Cricket Fever! For any newbies to the sport, here's a quick guide to cricket jargon and slang will make you sound like a seasoned cricket follower.
Anchor - A top order batsmen who can bat throughout the whole innings, often scoring slower than the other batsmen around him.
The ONS have released their Output in the Construction Industry figures for December and Q4 2014. These show that output was estimated to have increased by 0.4% in December 2014 when compared with November 2014. Output in December 2014 increased by 5.5% when compared with December 2013, making it the 19th monthly period of year-on-year growth.
With the biggest professional rugby union competition in the Southern Hemisphere kicking off on Friday the 13th, we thought we'd throw in a little more healthy competition for another year. Come join our league in SuperBru's Super 15 prediction game!
All you have to do is predict the results for each Super 15 match: the closer you are, the more points you'll earn and at the end the ultimate winner will be crowned.
It's free, it's fun and anyone (even you Highlander fans) can enter!
Just click here http://www.superbru.com/superrugby/pool.php?p=11359077 and register with your email address or Facebook account. Once you've registered, the quickest way is to just click on this link again and create your profile or you can find us using our pool code: hearhour
If you've done Aussie day right you should be experiencing at least 2 of these 9 types of hangover. Please read sensibly.
CAUSE: 4-6 pints/glasses of wine SYMPTOMS: mild nausea, mental and physical slowness
This garden-variety hangover is usually the result of a 'quick one after work' that went on a bit longer than you'd intended, without things actually getting 'silly'. Like the common cold, it's not debilitating, but it does make performing the simplest of tasks around 30% more difficult and annoying.
In the final quarter of 2013, for the first time in 5 years, the construction industry saw growth over 3 consecutive quarters. This heralded the end of recession, and marked the beginning of growth for the construction industry. So what have been the highlights of 2014 so far? And what could 2015 hold?
The Glenigan Index has been published for January 2015, which covers the value of projects starting on site during the three months to December 2014. These figures show that the index is flat compared to a year ago, with a 14% fall in Civil engineering activity which is masking a 4% rise in non-residential starts. However the data also suggests the industry remains in a strong position going into 2015, due to a growth in project starts of 10% in 2014, matching pre-recession levels.