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How to manage expired CSCS cards during current pandemic

How to manage expired CSCS cards during current pandemic

*Update The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has impacted CSCS’s ability to issue cards to some first-time applicants or those wishing to renew their card prior to expiry as all Health, Safety & Environment (HS&E) test centres have been closed until further...

Coronavirus: managing risks to your business, staff and workplace

Coronavirus: managing risks to your business, staff and workplace

FIS Statement on Coronavirus FIS is closely monitoring the development of the Coronavirus situation and is receiving regular briefings from the Civil Service and will continue to follow official advice from Government and the Health Authorities.  We are very mindful...

Combustible Materials Consultation ‐ deadline extended

Combustible Materials Consultation ‐ deadline extended

The deadline for the consultation on the review of the ban on combustible materials in external walls has been extended to 25 May 2020 in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Build UK will be submitting a response to the consultation and please send any comments to...

Government Response to Building a Safer Future

Government Response to Building a Safer Future

The Government has published its response to the Building a Safer Future consultation, setting out how it intends to establish the new Building Safety Regulator. The new regime will initially apply to all multi‐occupied buildings of 18 metres or more in height but may...

Barbour ABI – Economic and Construction Market Review April 2020

Barbour ABI – Economic and Construction Market Review April 2020

FIS has teamed up with Barbour ABI to bring members deeper analysis and intelligence on the construction market. This next level of analysis will help members to forecast trends and assist in your business planning. In this issue... Contract awards robust for March...

NHBC withdraws use of MgO boards on sites offering a warranty

NHBC withdraws use of MgO boards on sites offering a warranty

Magnesium Oxide building boards (MgO) NHBC has recently updated its website regarding the use of MgO boards in essence they will not accept MgO building boards on buildings where the foundations are begun on or after 30 April 2020 under its insurance warranty....