This is the 18th annual flooring industry awards.
Andrew Ward, of Andrew John Contract Flooring, responds to comments by Barry Ashmore, of Streetwisesubbie, in CFJ (December 2015) that most main contractors are unlikely to voluntarily agree to fair payment: I READ the article by Barry Ashmore of Streetwisesubbie in the CFJ (December 2015) and completely agree with his sceptical stance over the subject.
HEALTH & SAFETY UNDER FIRE!
AN apprenticeship for making coffee? Yes, that is one of many low skilled qualifications starting to multiply in the UK, following the ambitious pledge by David Cameron to generate three million new apprenticeships by 2020. This practice of accrediting low level skills was harshly criticised recently by a man who was appointed by the government to supervise standards in education. The Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw didn’t mince his words when he said that apprenticeships for making coffee and mopping a floor were simply a waste of taxpayers’ money! Read more...
John Mellor, Polyflor market manager for safety flooring, says that some so-called ‘safety’ flooring do not conform to required standards: THERE has unfortunately been an influx of products entering the market over recent months that do not conform to the required sustainable safety floor performance credentials yet they are marketed as fully fledged safety floors. One example appeared in a recent edition of CFJ, where there was an extensive feature on one such manufacturer’s ‘safety’ floor.
‘HOW are you?’ or ‘How’s business?’ probably covers two of the most commonly used greetings socially or in a work
environment. They work as a good
opener. Sometimes only meant
superficially, and then other times...
Smoothing and levelling compounds are key to successful subfloor preparation:
Suppliers in this sector include: BAL’s new Level Max leveller with Fibre Strand Technology is reported to have been praised by flooring contractors. Read more
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