Welcome to the latest edition of the FeRFA enews
IN THIS ISSUE
- NEW MEMBERS - welcome to Hart Site Services, Britannia Industrial Flooring and The Resin Mill
- FOR YOUR DIARY! - FeRFA Awards Dinner and AGM booking form available
- TRAINING NEWS - resin apprentices, upskilling courses and changes to trainee CSCS cards
- RECYCLING - taking part made simpler, top tips for minimising landfill, national rates available
- ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - this month we look at ACO Building Drainage and Incorez
- MEMBER BENEFITS - H&S Advice and Business Shield from SKA
- OTHER NEWS - Annual Accident Survey live, CSCS newsletter and State of Trade survey
- MEETINGS & EXHIBITIONS - dates for your diary
- MEMBERS' NEWS - news stories from FeRFA members
NEW FERFA MEMBERS
We are delighted this month to welcome two contractor companies: Hart Site Services and Britannia Industrial Flooring as well as The Resin Mill as associates.
HART SITE SERVICES
Hart Site Services specialises in Industrial Coatings and Waterproof Linings for refurbishment of existing facilities, and systems for the Food Processing, Aerospace, Retail, and Industrial sectors. Since all of our trades are in-house, we are able to offer the lowest rates with greater control and never compromising our commitment to quality and service. We work to an Integrated Management System with ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001. Our plant and machinery is all owned by ourselves and we have a preventative maintenance plan in place with our key parts suppliers. All our staff are either NVQ qualified or are working towards qualifications in: NVQ level 2 resin systems, NVQ level 3 Supervisory and NVQ level 6 contracts management. All operatives have CSCS and we are CHAS accredited. We have undertaken projects to £500k and are able to organise our own CDM if required. Covering the whole of the UK, regardless of project size and complexity, Hart Site Services can provide the most cost effective, competitively priced solutions to your coating & membrane requirements.
Unit 21A Kinsley Industrial Este, Hoyle Mill Road, Kinsley WF9 5JB / www.hartsiteservices.co.uk / 01977 619120
BRITANNIA INDUSTRIAL FLOORING LTD
Installer of epoxy and polyurethane floor finishes. Also specialists in Polished Concrete and natural stone floor finishes.
Unit 2 Butts Business Centre, Butts Road, Chisledon, Swindon SN4 0PP / www.britanniaindustrialflooring.co.uk / 01793 741383
THE RESIN MILL
Based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, the Resin Mill offers trade supplies of resin bound and bonded surfacing materials to contractors across the UK. Offering specialist advice on installation, next day delivery and some of the highest quality materials on the market. The Resin Mill offers a one stop shop to those installing or setting up within the resin bound industry.
The specialist knowledge that is offered to customers, free of charge, ensures that they have all the information they need to successfully install resin and stone materials. The Resin Mill takes pride in offering this service without baffling customers with unnecessary technical jargon and offer straight forward pricing and guidance that help installers throughout the UK and Ireland.
A large, fully stocked, warehouse based at St Pegs Mill allows quick delivery to avoid disappointment and the next day delivery service offers the option of having materials delivered by tail lift on all day, before midday and before 10am services to ensure installations runs as smooth as possible.
St Pegs Mill, Thornhill Beck Lane, Brighouse HD6 4AH / www.theresinmill.co.uk / 01484 400855
FeRFA ANNUAL EVENT 2016 - FOR YOUR DIARY!
The FeRFA Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner 2016 will be held on:
Friday 11 November at the Belfry Hotel in the West Midlands.
In a change from our usual format, the meeting will be shorter and will concentrate on the formal AGM business and Council elections, giving members plenty of time to get ready for the evening event and allow couples to travel together.
The Belfry was a popular choice with members last year and we look forward to welcoming members and their guests to this event in November.
An advance booking form can be downloaded here, so you can reserve your places and tables. Full details of the event and award forms will be issued soon.
MAPEI HOSTS APPRENTICE TRAINING
The newest group of apprentices (our 17th) headed for Halesowen this month, to take their second block of modules at the UK headquarters of FeRFA manufacturer, Mapei.
Terry Foxley, the FeRFA trainer, Terry Foxley, the FeRFA Trainer, took them through a comprehensive introduction to resin flooring systems, followed by modules on work practice and project planning on the second day. The apprentices were also given time to get familiar with FeRFA's on-line elearning portal and went through the health and safety module and all passed the on-line test.
The apprentices in this group are: Steve Baker, Lee Cornish and Gary Ashby (Polydeck Resins) Jake Brown (Central Flooring Services), Simon Murphy (Ultrasyntec), James Murray (Surtech) and Charles Abel (Hart Site Services), Brian Quinn (Veitchi Industrial Flooring), Daniel Moreland and Mark Harrison from (Reprotec UK).
FeRFA offers a range of one day upskilling courses at a cost of just £50 each (for FeRFA Members) which includes all training, course papers, lunch and refreshments plus a certificate upon successful completion. CITB levy payers may also be eligible for grant funding of £50 (daily training plan rate).
For more details on the Upskilling courses that are available please visit the Upskilling page of the website.
TRAINEE CSCS CARD CHANGES
From 1st August 2016 new rules will apply to Trainee cards. Trainee cards will only be issued for qualifications leading to a skilled CSCS card.
The card will be valid for five years, be non-renewable and require the cardholder to register onto a construction related qualification recognised by CSCS.
Each month we have a special focus on FeRFA Associate members who provide specialist services and products into the resin flooring and screeding markets. This month we are putting the spotlight on EPMS and Component Developments.
Full details on all Associate Members are available in the FeRFA Associates' Catalogue.
ACO BUILDING DRAINAGE
ACO Building Drainage specialises in the development of corrosion resistant drainage systems and building products for applications across the internal and external built environments.
Engineered to eliminate design risk, to optimise installation and to minimise lifetime ownership cost, every product in the range delivers exceptional levels of performance, finish and durability.
For more information on our products and services please visit the ACO website at www.acobd.co.uk
ACO Business Centre,
MK41 0LF / 01462 810400
Incorez Ltd is a leading manufacturer of specialist resins and polymers, excelling in the development of high performance, low hazard materials, particularly waterborne and high solids systems. Incorez is also a global leader in oxazolidine chemistry, manufacturing a range of products marketed under the Incozol® umbrella. The Incozol® range has been widely adopted in 1K and 2K polyurethane coatings, as well as 1K PU sealants, where they operate as moisture scavengers, reactive diluents and curing agents.
In addition, the company is a global partner in waterborne, low hazard technology, manufacturing a wide range of waterborne aliphatic polyurethane dispersions and an extensive range of waterborne epoxy curing agents. These materials, marketed under the Incorez® brand, are used extensively in high performance coatings across a broad spectrum of applications.
PR1 1EA / www.incorez.com / 01772 201964
FeRFA's RECYCLING SCHEME
RECYCLING - ARE YOU TAKING PART?
In the first five months of 2016 more than half the waste collected during 2015 has been diverted from landfill.
The way we gather data from members has been simplified. We now require just two figures per month - total weight collected and total weight recycled or recovered. An easy to use template can be downloaded from the Recycling Section within the FeRFA Members Area. Only those companies that provide waste statistics will be able to display the recycling logo alongside their company entry on the FeRFA website. (If you use Reconomy as your waste provider, you do not have to provide separate statistics.)
If you are a manufacturer, FeRFA Recycling partner, Protech Plastics Containers can supply containers in various sizes to suit your product range, which are now produced from 40% recycled material. Call Protech on 01827 314615.
More details on the recycling initiative are here: http://www.ferfa.org.uk/recycling.php
Site Waste Management Plans and how they can help you save money
73% of construction professionals find SWMP an invaluable tool in the battle against avoidable and costly waste. Although no longert a legal requirement it still deliverys great business value for many companies.
Companies like Crossrail understand the true cost of good waste management. 98% of Crossrail’s construction waste is now reused or recycled. A Site Waste Management Plan (SWMP) gives you a clear planning and tracking framework to help you extract the full value out of your waste, and:
- Make significant savings with waste avoidance and reuse
- Safeguard your organisation against noncompliance
- Strengthen your environmental credentials and attract new business.
Reconomy's eGuide shows you how a Site Waste Management Plan will put your business in control of waste and prepare for the business opportunities of the circular economy. Click here to link to download page.
FeRFA's partner in the recycling scheme, Reconomy, can assist you to reduce your total waste management costs, increase your landfill diversion, ensure compliance, under current Environment Agency legislation, maintain consistency and best practice across all sites and back-office functions.
National rates are available now for both hazardous and non hazardous materials - full details from Reconomy.
Members have a dedicated service team at Reconomy who will assist you with all of your enquiries and purchase orders. Service team members are:
- Marie Castle - FeRFA Business Development Executive
- Alyson Westbrook & Georgina Powell - FeRFA Key Account Team
- The direct telephone numbers for the team are 0800 834 133 and 01952 211790 (from mobiles)
FeRFA MEMBER BENEFITS
INFORMATION FROM STALLARD KANE ASSOCIATES
Stallard Kane Associates Ltd provide a support service to the SME place for both Health & Safety and Employment Law. FeRFA members can access its services for free via the Business Shield - detailed below.
The latest news from SKA looks at:
Employers urged to start considering Brexit implications immediately
Employers are being advised to assess the full impact of Brexit on their workforce and future skills planning, as experts begin to ponder the fallout from the decision to leave the European Union, and 3.3 million non-British EU citizens living in the UK face personal uncertainty over their jobs and future in Britain.
Worker contracts allergic contact dermatitis
A company based in Hereford which manufactures rubber sealants has been fined after a worker contracted allergic contact dermatitis. Read more...
Don't forget you can benefit from FeRFA's FREE Business Shield in partnership with Stallard Kane Associates to ensure you are always up to date.
FeRFA Business Shield has been created to help FeRFA members access professional, competent advice on Health & Safety and Employment Law matters at no extra cost.
The brochure explains the service that you are able to access but key benefits of FeRFA Business Shield include:
- Access to a library of Health & Safety and HR documents and templates
- Unlimited telephone advice for Health & Safety
- Unlimited telephone advice for Employment Law
There is no limit to how frequently you can call either advice line and there is no restriction on the length of each call.
For more details of this free service please see the brochure here.
FeRFA members have been sent a unique username and password for the FeRFA Business Shield website and then you will receive a courtesy call to answer any queries that you may have regarding FeRFA Business Shield.
In the meantime, please feel free to commence using the advice line on 0345 076 6485.
The dedicated FeRFA Business Shield Account Manager is Barry Nicol and should you wish to speak to Barry at any time, you can contact him as follows:
Email: barry @ skaltd.co.uk Tel: 07854 938693
BUILD UK ACCIDENT SURVEY 2016 - LIVE NOW
The 2015/16 BUILD UK Accident Survey is now live for FeRFA CONTRACTOR MEMBERS to submit accident statistics for the last 12 months from 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016 via the following link:
NSCC Accident Survey 2015/16
The deadline for responses to this year’s survey is Friday 29 July 2016 - but please don't wait until the deadline to complete it as we will send regular reminders until it is completed.
It should only take a few minutes to do, and if you have had no reportable accidents it will be just seconds as all you need to give is number of employees for that period, then click NO to accidents and it is done.
Please note that providing annual accident statistics is a requirement of membership for contractors.
A good response to the survey is vital as the information can be used to demonstrate to clients and others that the safety record of members is better than non-members. It can also help to identify accident trends in order to produce guidance which can reduce the risk of similar incidents in future.
SIGN UP TO LATEST NEWS FROM CSCS
To read the latest news from CSCS, such as changes to cards as above, and also sign up to its regular newsletter
click on this link.
STATE OF TRADE SURVEY
Following the first Build UK State of Trade Survey this year which showed that activity and costs continued to rise for Build UK members, the latest survey is available to complete for this quarter.
The findings are extremely useful when carrying out representation on your behalf and the results from the previous survey were covered by Construction News, Construction Enquirer and Building Magazine. Build UK also contributes to the industry-wide quarterly State of Trade report compiled by the Construction Products Association (CPA).
To have your say on the state of trade in the last quarter, please click on the following link:
Build UK State of Trade Survey – 2016 Q2
The deadline for responses is Friday 15 July 2016. The information you provide will remain confidential to Build UK and a copy of the Build UK State of Trade Report for 2016 Q2 is emailed to everone who takes part.
MEETINGS, SEMINARS AND EXHIBITIONS 2016
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS 2016
SURFACE MATERIALS SHOW 2016
FeRFA is an event partner for the Surface and Materials Show to be held at NEC Birmingham from 18th to 20th October as part of UK Construction Week. FeRFA members are being offered enhanced packages and discounts on stands. For more details contact FeRFA on 07484 075254.
FLOORING SHOW: September 18-20 at Harrogate
SURFACE & MATERIALS SHOW October 18-20 at NEC Birmingham
LONDON BUILD EXPO October 26-27 at Olympia, London
FMJ NETWORKING EVENTS are on: Bristol – 7th July and Suffolk – 5th October
APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME DATES 2016
Resin 14: formal modules finished - in Assessment Period
Resin 15: Sep 14-15 for Mod 14 at Instarmac, Tamworth and then Oct 25-27 for Mod 13 at Flowcrete, Sandbach
Resin 16: July 20-21 for Mod 11 at Sika, Welwyn Garden City and then Oct 12-13 for Mod 12 at BASF, Redditch
Resin 17: Sept 21-23 for Mods 6-9 at DSA, Nottingham and then Dec 6-7 at PPC, Lincoln
Screed 1: Sep 14-15 for Mod 14 at Instarmac, Tamworth and then Mod 13 TBA
FeRFA MEETINGS AND EVENTS 2016
Council Meeting: Wednesday 21 September at Protech Plastics Containers
FeRFA Technical Screed Committee Meeting: 14 September at 1.15 (joint lunch with Technical) at Ibis Rugby East
FeRFA Technical Meeting: Wednesday 14 September at 10.00 at Ibis, Rugby East (joint lunch with Screeds Committee)
FeRFA AGM and Awards Dinner: Friday 11 November at the Belfry Hotel
FeRFA MEMBERS' NEWS
FeRFA members can add news stories via the Members Area of the website. For more information on how to access this facility contact FeRFA.
Use the following links for more COMPANY NEWS or you can go to specific CASE STUDIES and GALLERIES
- Arturo brings nature indoors with a stunning floor finish at visitors centre Read more...
- Arturo (part of Uzin Ltd)
- Remmers UK Ltd has given their website a fresh new look and the fluent, responsive design means that it can now also be viewed on both desktop and mobile devices easily. Read more...
- Remmers (UK) Ltd
- Resin Surfaces Ltd (RSL) has handed the top UK sales job in the firm to a consistently high performing Business Development Manager. Read more...
- Resin Surfaces Ltd
- Global building products manufacturer, Sika, has launched Sikagard® a new range of high performance, ultra-low emissions wall coatings that offers the simplest and most effective method of achieving a seamless surface when exceptional hygiene is paramount. Read more...
- Sika Ltd
- A dairy manufacturer in Haverfordwest, Wales required colour coded hygienic flooring for a number of their production areas. Read more...
- Kelray Ltd
- Flowcrete Group Ltd has appointed Craig Brookes, previously the Flowcrete Group Vice-President and International Managing Director, to spearhead global operations as its new President. Read more...
- Flowcrete UK Ltd
- RonaDeck Resin Bound Surfacing was laid to a floating pathway running through an award winning garden at Chelsea Flower Show 2016. The aggregate selection included crushed glass blends of green, blue and purple. Read more...
- Ronacrete Ltd
- Hambleton Farms, based in East Anglia called on The National Flooring to provide a durable resin flooring solution for the refurbishment of the floors in the kitchen and blast chiller at its new premises in Rutland. Read more...
- The National Flooring Co Ltd
- Zenith Pola Flooring Ltd was appointed by contractors, William Gough, to work on the refurbishment of Ward 10 High Dependency Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, located in Birmingham City Centre. Read more...
- Zenith Pola Flooring Services Ltd
- See the latest vacancies in the resin flooring industry
- Visit the FeRFA Situations Vacant page here...
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