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Back ache costs billions with millions of days off
AS WINTER approaches appeals are being made to workers, especially those in construction trades, including floorlayers, to take care of your backs. Musculoskeletal disorders, specifically back problems, are the UK’s most common type of work-related injury.
The latest figures from HSE shows that work-related ill health or injury means a loss to the British economy of 27 million working days a year. And the biggest cause of workplace injury is Read more

Ebola may have been spread by illegal logging, say scientists
ILLEGAL logging in the Liberian jungles may have been a factor in Ebola’s spread through...
Concern over sheep at Harrogate street corner
CONCERN has been expressed about the welfare of nearly a dozen sheep kept in a small...
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 EDITORS COMMENT

GREENWASHING AND HYPOCRISY!
MANUFACTURING in general is not particularly environmentally friendly. It consumes raw materials, frequently having to be transported to the factory, with processes often requiring massive use of valuable resources such as energy and water, and it can also cause pollution and waste, Read more...

 POINTS OF VIEW
Green is the only way to go

Sustainability consultant Alan Best looks at current and recent developments in the global approach to sustainability and how they could impact on the flooring industry: THE world is a changing with regard to sustainability measures and the flooring industry will have to change with it. At the time of writing it was just announced that architects from across the world unanimously adopted the 2050 Imperative which commits them to 100% net-zero energy design and construction by that year. Read more

 CFA COMMENT
Call to action on the skills crisis

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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Voice of resin

Resin flooring is now installed in a wide variety of different locations. Suppliers to this sector include:
Altro products were selected for a new building for the UK headquarters for the company which distributes Yamaha Motor products. Work needed to be carried out in various locations including workshop, reception and training areas. Read more

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Reflecting the white look trend
REFLECTING the trend for white-look wood floors, KÄHRS Oak Arctic is claimed to combine natural style with eco and performance benefits.
Karndean adds
selector app

KARNDEAN DESIGNFLOORING has unveiled its latest app designed for architects, interior designers and contractors to use at the point of specification.
Makita unveils paddle mixers
MAKITA has launched a new series of paddle mixers to assist painters, plasterers, floor screed applicators and others who require mixing capacity for...
Mapei demos are on the move
MAPEI (UK) has launched Pamie – the Mapei demonstration vehicle, to assist with the presentation of products and provision of on-the-road...
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