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Calling all tradespeople! Boost your business with TrustMark today

Calling all tradespeople! Boost your business with TrustMark today

Want to be part of the Green Homes Grant scheme? Want to maximise on government funding? Millions of pounds of government cash will be made available through the Green Homes Grant for homeowners this month to help customers across the UK improve the energy efficiency...

Expanding your team with a Government Supported Kickstart Employee

Expanding your team with a Government Supported Kickstart Employee

The Plan for Jobs has introduced new support for FIS members to take on 16-24 for initial six months from the Government’s new Kick-start scheme.  The Kickstart scheme is for employers to create new jobs for those aged 16-24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of...

Working together to prevent suicide

Working together to prevent suicide

Did you know that every single working day in the UK, TWO construction workers take their own life? That's why on Thursday 10 September we will be supporting World Suicide Prevention Day. The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has a number of resources...

Sourcing training – a cautionary note

Sourcing training – a cautionary note

Our Skills and Training Lead, George Swann gives advice on how to choose a good, and swerve a potentially poor training provider Like it or loath it, people need training and there are a lot of training providers willing to take your money, some top quality and some...

Traineeships, offer a trainee a work placement

Traineeships, offer a trainee a work placement

Offering a trainee 2-6 weeks work placement may help bring new talent into our sector and give you first pick. Your business will benefit from government funding while making use of potential talent currently studying a construction traineeship.  Employers can offer a...

FIS releases health and safety guide on plasterboard handling

FIS releases health and safety guide on plasterboard handling

In a bid to curb the nearly seven million workdays lost annually in the UK due to musculoskeletal disorders and to reduce the health risks to construction workers from lifting, moving and handling large amounts of plasterboard, the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS)...

Firestopping of service penetrations: a new best practice guide

Firestopping of service penetrations: a new best practice guide

To assist in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, five leading not-for-profit organisations have launched a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide, Firestopping of Service...