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United Kingdom Conformity Assessment  Mark (UKCA)

United Kingdom Conformity Assessment Mark (UKCA)

From January 2021 Organizations putting their products on the market will be able to use the UKCA mark which replaces CE marking in the UK after a transitional period of 12 months until January 2022; This will require products to be handled by a UK notified body...

Fire safety in construction – roles and responsibilities

Fire safety in construction – roles and responsibilities

The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) Managing Risk Well Working Group on fire has produced the Construction fire safety: Responsibility and competence matrix for fire safety in construction. Hosted by the Construction Health & Safety Group (CHSG),...

FIS joins the UK BIM Alliance Affiliate Programme

FIS joins the UK BIM Alliance Affiliate Programme

In a bid to drive a greater understanding and support the implementation of BIM in the fit-out and finishing world, UK BIM Alliance is delighted to announce a formal affiliation with the trade body for the sector Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS). Iain Mcilwee,...

Can the FIS Kickstart Gateway organisation help you?

Can the FIS Kickstart Gateway organisation help you?

With the news this week that unemployment surged to 4.5% by August as pandemic hits jobs, this is the highest UK unemployment rate in three years.  There is also clear data showing redundancies have risen to their highest level since 2009.  The National Office of...

Health and Safety Testing in Wales

Health and Safety Testing in Wales

Following the announcement from the Welsh Government, Test Centres in Wales will be closed from 23 October (6pm) and will re-open on 9 November.  There is no need to contact Pearson VUE.  All booking will be cancelled with no charges and refunded back.  If the booking...

Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

Rishi Sunak has announced big changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) – set to replace furlough in November.   The Chancellor has announced an expansion of the Job Support Scheme ahead of its launch on 1 November 2020. Employees will now be required to work at...