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How to manage expired CSCS cards in a Lockdown

How to manage expired CSCS cards in a Lockdown

Update 6.1.2021 CITB Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) testing centres operated by Pearson Vue in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland remain open, those in Wales have closed based on Government guidance.  Other Independent Test Centres may be open at their...

New competency standard – have your say

New competency standard – have your say

We would like to hear your comments on a new competency standard that will be published this spring. Government through the Ministry of Housing Community and local Government (MHCLG) have commissioned the production of a new competency standard (BSI Flex 8670 Built...

COVID Update Scotland: Briefing from the First Minister

COVID Update Scotland: Briefing from the First Minister

In her address to the Scottish Parliament today First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon announced plans to tighten lockdown measures from midnight tonight. The First Minister used evidence of accelerating spread of COVID-19 in Scotland (a further 1,905 new cases were reported...

Construction Skills Certification Scheme Annual Review 2020

Construction Skills Certification Scheme Annual Review 2020

CSCS published its Annual Review in December 2020 containing ‘Highlights and Accomplishments’ and ‘Priorities for 2021’, for full details please visit CSCS_Annual_Review_2020_final.pdf  Here is a summary of the areas we feel are applicable to FIS members. Industrial...

Prime Minister Heralds a Jumbo Canada Plus Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Heralds a Jumbo Canada Plus Brexit Deal

In a press conference this afternoon, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that a deal has finally been agreed in principle with the EU.  A full 1,645 days since the referendum, tens of thousands of hours of negotiation and with just seven days to go, it would...

List of UK Market Conformity Assessment Bodies Confirmed

List of UK Market Conformity Assessment Bodies Confirmed

In what looks to be a good news day for Brexit, the list of UK Market Conformity Assessment Bodies has been published.  This means that systems can now be put in place to support the application of UKCA Marking from the 1st January. In further good news for the sector...