Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Changes to the CSCS Construction Related Occupations (CRO) Card.

From October 1st 2015, new measures will be introduced which will pave the way for the eventual withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupations (CRO) card.

CSCS have said their primary objective is to provide evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

Friday, 18 September 2015

CSCS Mock Test B: Health and Welfare

Section B of the 2015 CSCS Health, safety and environment revision book (for operatives) contains Health and Welfare questions.

Topics covered are:
  • Health ad Welfare
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Dust and fumes (respiratory risks)
  • Noise and vibration
  • Hazardous substances
  • Manual Handling
Before sitting your test you should be able to answer all questions in this section but here are 10 questions you can use to test yourself.

Monday, 14 September 2015

UK Construction Market Update - August

The ONS have released their Output in the Construction Industry June 2015 and Quarter 2 figures. These show that in Q2 2015, output was estimated to have increased by 0.2% compared with Q1 2015. Also that between Q2 2015 and Q2 2014 estimated output increased by 2.4%.

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

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The World Rugby Rankings pre- RWC 2015

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.