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FIS launch Specifiers Guide to Drylining

FIS launch Specifiers Guide to Drylining

FIS has today launched its Specifiers’ Guide to Drylining to help specification writers fully understand the criteria when writing a specification for drylining, including partitions, wall linings and shaft wall systems. The Specifiers’ Guide – Drylining was produced...

Regional Events Are Back:  Responding to labour shortages

Regional Events Are Back: Responding to labour shortages

FIS is excited to announce the return of Regional Workshops, with the first event since before the pandemic scheduled for Central London on the 22nd March.  This will be followed by a series of events in Bristol, Leicester, Dartford, Manchester and Glasgow running...

Government publishes ‘Living with COVID‐19’ plan

Government publishes ‘Living with COVID‐19’ plan

The Prime Minister has announced the Government’s Living with COVID‐19 plan, which will see the remaining coronavirus restrictions in England lifted from 24 February 2022. Emphasising the need to ‘begin to treat COVID‐19 as other infectious diseases such as flu’, the...

Changes to Right to Work checks

Changes to Right to Work checks

Temporary changes to right to work checks introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic have been extended again and will now end on 30 September 2022. Employers can continue to undertake checks via video calls and use scanned copies rather than original...

Search on for CLC Co-chair as Andy Mitchell steps down

Search on for CLC Co-chair as Andy Mitchell steps down

Mitchell will step down as co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council in Spring 2022. Andy Mitchell, who co-chairs the CLC alongside the Minister for Business and Industry Lee Rowley MP, was appointed in October 2018 and has since guided the sector through the...

Cost pressures fail to dampen optimism for 2022

Cost pressures fail to dampen optimism for 2022

Fourth-quarter surveys of the construction supply chain showed that the industry ended 2021 on a positive note. Construction product manufacturers, SME builders and chartered surveyors all reported further growth in sales or workloads in Q4. Despite falling from Q3,...

Scotland transitioning at pace to Net Zero

Scotland transitioning at pace to Net Zero

Are you a leader working in the Construction, Manufacturing or Transport sectors seeking to drive and influence meaningful change in relation to Net Zero ambitions? Fully funded, CPD certified training is now available to ensure that you are upskilled with climate...

How to report an accident: must-knows for employers

How to report an accident: must-knows for employers

Hazards and risks are present in any workplace. The truth is, accidents happen and are sometimes unavoidable. But, as an employer, you do have certain legal obligations when it comes to recording and reporting near misses, accidents, and incidents in your workplace....

Philip Brown steps up to Vice President at FIS

Philip Brown steps up to Vice President at FIS

FIS is pleased to announce that Philip Brown has been elected as Vice President of its executive board. A member of the FIS board of directors for six years, Philip has more than 45 years’ experience in the construction industry. He started out as an electrical...