Fears Grow That Colwyn Bay Pier Asbestos Could Contaminate Beach

Fears Grow That Colwyn Bay Pier Asbestos Could Contaminate Beach

A Conwy Council report has issued a stark warning that asbestos sheeting used in the construction of Colwyn Bay pier’s main pavilion in the 30s could break up and potentially contaminate the beach. According to the BBC, the pier has been closed since 2008 and actually started to collapse at the start of the year. A storm resulted in further damage to the structure and […]

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Specialist Fire Safety Staff Numbers ‘On The Decline’

Specialist Fire Safety Staff Numbers ‘On The Decline’

An investigation by the Guardian newspaper has revealed that the numbers of specialist fire safety staff members in fire services across England are dropping. A Freedom of Information request found that the numbers of these workers in 26 fire services around the country have fallen from 924 to 680 between 2011 and 2017. These fire safety officers conduct inspections of high-risk buildings to make sure […]

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Construction ‘Needs 1 Million More Workers By 2020’

Construction ‘Needs 1 Million More Workers By 2020’

The construction industry in the UK is in need of a million more skilled workers by 2020 and one chief is urging every corner of the industry to help bring new talent into British building. Leo Quinn, chief executive of Balfour Beatty, one of the country’s biggest construction companies, has called for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to do more to address the skills […]

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