CITB announced changes to the Site Safety Plus Scheme Rules with regards to the way delegates renew their SMSTS and SSSTS certificates.
There is currently a six month grace period in which delegates can sit a refresher course after the date their certificate has expired, as of 31st December 2015 there will be no grace period after your certificate expires. This means that you must now sit a refresher course before your current certificate expires, failure to do so will mean that you have to sit the full course again.
The changes mean all workers who hold these certificates must be aware of their tickets expiry date and ensure they book on to an SMSTS or SSSTS Refresher course before the expiry date. There will be no exceptions to the new rule without a formal appeal being submitted to the CITB for approval.
FOMAC are supporting CRASH’s No Christmas Card Appeal. CRASH is the construction and property industry’s charity for homeless people.
With the UK bracing itself for a record cold winter, many of us take solace in the knowledge that Christmas will be spent in an environment of warmth, kindness, support and love. For the thousands of homeless in the UK, the festive period has different associations: Isolation. Rejection. Fear. Uncertainty.
As such CRASH is again appealing to the industry to make a practical contribution as part of its No Christmas Card Appeal. As always, the premise for the appeal is very simple: CRASH is asking companies to donate their full Christmas card budget. The money raised will then enable CRASH, through its unique relationship with its patrons, to construct and renovate emergency night shelters, hostels, day centres, hospices and move-on accommodation, providing a safe and welcoming refuge for people in need, not just for Christmas, but throughout the coming year and beyond.
Crayford Arrows Black Under 13’s team has gained a new supporter in the shape of leading specialist recruitment company FOMAC.
The specialist construction recruitment agency is sponsoring the junior football team, which plays its home matches in Bakers Field, for the current 2015 season in the Selkent League. The young soccer stars will sport their kit in their upcoming match against Phoenix Sports Lions this Sunday 06/12/2015.
Under 13’s Team Coach Danny Jinks said: We are really grateful to FOMAC, without companies like this sponsoring junior teams like ourselves with new kits it would be very difficult and expensive. I have been a coach for this team for some time and it has been a pleasure to see them develop and grow. Many thanks to FOMAC for allowing us to look the part, play football and enjoy it with confidence.“
Skills and Talent shortages within the Construction Industry
Recent Article by Construction Enquirer states: “The number of specialist contractors struggling to recruit skilled labour is at its highest for 14 years according to the latest trade body survey. As a result of the yawning skills gap over a quarter of firms say they are being forced to turn down work”
The REC Jobs data proved that there are currently 47 areas of skills shortages, with construction falling into this, encompassing as it does a wide range of disciplines from structural engineering to architecture, bricklaying to surveying and has resulted in employers finding it difficult to recruit talent.
The most important step to landing a job is being prepared for your interviews
By doing some preparation you’ll feel more in control, and will appear cool, calm and collected as a result to your prospective employers – qualities always looked for in the perfect candidate.
Here are some preparation tips to help you make a big impact.
The government has recently changed the rules again regarding agency workers, here’s a guide to help explain these changes.
The new changes comes into force from the start of the new tax year (April 6th 2015) and agencies will be required to submit a report for their non PAYE workers on a quarterly basis. The first report will be due on 5th August 2015.
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