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Asbestos alert: 1.3 million tradespeople facing death
HSE (The Health and Safety Executive) has launched a new safety campaign as an average of 20 tradespeople die every week in the UK from asbestos related diseases. Tradespeople, including floor fitters, could come into contact with deadly asbestos over 100 times a year, says a new survey commissioned by the HSE. The survey reveals that people in construction trades work an average Read more

Labour shortage is a worry for specialists
SHORTAGES of labour and materials are concerns expressed in the latest state...
Campaigner against child slavery in the rug industry wins a Nobel Prize
THE 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to founder of the...
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CHRISTMAS MISERY AND SHAME
MOST readers of this magazine who have jobs and are earning decent living wages will be looking forward to Christmas as a time of good cheer, exchanging gifts, enjoying fine food and drink and celebrating with family and friends. But for many in Britain today the so-called ‘season Read more...

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Bridge over troubled water

Sustainability consultant Alan Best discusses what is being done to reduce widespread water pollution and to improve waste water treatment: THE conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held by the UN in Brazil in 2012, identified and prioritised key projects to help the world reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet. One key outcome was a commitment to significantly reduce water pollution and improve wastewater treatment. Safe drinking water and sanitation is now Read more

 CFA COMMENT
Wow! Wasn’t it a busy 2014 for the CFA! Roll on 2015!

MUCH as the Kaiser Chiefs had predicted a riot, I predict a labour shortage. OK, I’m not claiming some sort of visionary abilities here. I mean, the notion has already been covered in
some detail in CFJ and mentioned in
many other areas of the construction
press. Read more

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Going with the grain

Wood and laminate flooring has a growing share of the flooring market:
Atkinson & Kirby has introduced the new Kronoswiss laminate flooring range. Kronoswiss is one of the world’s leading producers of quality laminate flooring and regularly features the latest designs and technological advancements.Read more

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