FeRFA e-news March 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of the FeRFA enews
IN THIS ISSUE
FeRFA ANNUAL EVENT 2017 - FOR YOUR DIARY!
The FeRFA Annual General Meeting and Dinner 2017 will be held on:
Following the success of the new format last year, we will again have a shorter afternoon annual general meeting, with time for networking, so that guests can get ready for the evening entertainment and allow couples to travel together.
The Woodlands Suite at the Belfry provides a spacious setting in which to host this popular event and we look forward to welcoming members and their guests in November.
Full details and booking forms will be issued later in the year, but meanwhile please get the date in your diary.
FeRFA GOLF DAY - Friday 16 June 2017
This year we will be returning to the Erewash Valley Golf Club for this year's event on Friday 16 June 2017.
Situated in Stanton By Dale, Ilkeston, the golf club fully deserves its reputation as a top class venue with a well maintained 18-hole course along with a welcoming clubhouse. The excellent and scenic use of natural features provides enjoyable year round golfing and will test the skills of all standards of golfer.
Meet at 9.00 for bacon butties and refreshments, with a first tee-off time is 09.30 for a Stableford 4 balls competition.
The cost for the day's golf including breakfast and prizes will be £35 per player. Details are on the form, but players are requested to pay the fee of £35 per player to Tom Dossett on the day of the tournament. Please complete the booking form here to hold a place for your team.
FIRST SCREEDING APPRENTICES QUALIFY FOR NVQ LEVEL 2 DIPLOMAS
Congratulations to Thomas Henderson and Michael Gibbs (pictured left), from Trent Construction Services, who are the first two apprentices on the FeRFA screeding apprenticeship to qualify under the scheme.
The two year screeding apprenticeship, developed in partnership with and grant funded by the CITB, was launched in March 2015. Trent Construction Services provided excellent support to their apprentices throughout the training and assessment periods, enabling them to become an industry first.
Of their achievement, Chris Henderson, MD of Trent Construction Services Ltd, said, “Thomas & Michael have both worked extremely hard over the past couple of years and we’re proud to see that this commitment has been recognised in them achieving this qualification.”
We are delighted for them both, this is a great achievement. Throughout the two-year pilot scheme, Thomas and Michael have shown such a positive and enthusiastic attitude to learning both the theory and the practical elements for each training module. Their progress has been clearly evidenced by their increased level of skill and competence. The achievement of the NVQL2 is well deserved.
Good luck to them with their careers and we hope to welcome them both to the apprentice graduation at the Belfry in November to receive their framed certificates.
Innoveo Limited is the sole agent of Dorfner in the UK & Ireland. Dorfner mines kaolin and crystalline quartz sand from their own deposits, and through a variety of highly sophisticated refining processes produces the finest quality industrial minerals. Our range of natural and coloured quartz sands and formulated filler systems are used in commercial and industrial resin flooring; in mortars, broadcasting and self levelling floors.
Our well-known brands include DORSILIT- Natural quartz sands, DORSIMIX - Filler blends for industrial screeds and self levelling floors, and GRANUCOL- Coloured quartz sands & blends. The sister company ANZAPLAN specialises in materials analysis and engineering services.
With its 120 year history at the forefront of the minerals processing technology Dorfner is the market leader with its consistent, reliable and innovative products that are highly regarded for their quality & functionality. In addition to our state of the art facility in Hirschau, Germany we are also able to deliver small lots with short lead times from our local storage and blending facility.
6 Lancaster Road, Uxbridge UB8 1AW / www.innoveo.co.uk / 01895 232443
SCHLUTER SYSTEMS LTD
Schlüter-Systems has been the market leader in essential accessories for resin, tile and stone installations since it was founded in 1966. With over 10,000 products in its range, Schlüter-Systems provides second-to-none edge protection, complete system-solutions and dedicated technical support, to ensure you have the perfect support, protection and decoration to your tiling project.
The specialist items for the resin industry include:
Units 3-5 Bardon 22, Beveridge Lane, Coalville, Leics LE67 1TEC / www.schluter.co.uk/ / 01530 813396
If you are not already submitting your recycling data in 2017 please start doing this now to qualify for the the recyling logo within your FeRFA website entry.
It is easy to do using the datasheet (if not using Reconomy) - only two figures are needed per month - total weight collected and total weight recycled or recovered. This is information that should be provided by your waste collector. If it isn't then ask them why not. The spreadsheet includes a graph, automatically generated from your figures - which you can show to prospective clients.
Did you know that the Reconomy Portal will give you round-the-clock access to your key waste documentation and data - across all your construction sites? We would like to show you how to gain:
By giving you an in-depth insight into the handling of waste across all your building sites, with dynamically updated information, the Reconomy Portal offers an unrivalled opportunity to gain control over your waste management.Arrange a free Reconomy Portal demonstration today:
If you would like to improve your company's sustainability and learn more about effective and efficient waste management, why not register your interest in a one day Upskilling course. The course will cover the following topics:
COBRA INSURANCE BROKERS
Cobra Insurance has been working with FeRFA for many years, is extremely experienced in our industry and is able to offer a bespoke range services and products specific to the resin flooring sector, including:
If you have not spoken to Howard Collins before, or it is sometime since you reviewed your insurance needs do get in contact with him, for a FREE insurance health check and a no obligation quote, on 07775 888933 or email here or visit www.cobrainsurance.co.uk
H&S UPDATE PLUS BUSINESS SHIELD FROM STALLARD KANE ASSOCIATES
Stallard Kane Associates Ltd provide a support service to SMEs 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:
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.
SKA understands that busy management teams don't always have the time to keep up-to-date with changes in workplace legislation and health and safety policies, which is why FeRFA has supplied FeRFA Business Shield as a key member benefit
All FeRFA members have FREE access to the Business Shield service giving you:
Further details on the service are available in the brochure here.
All FeRFA members are supplied with a unique username and password for the FeRFA Business Shield and can speak to an advisor to answer any queries that you may have regarding the service.
In the meantime, members can access the advice line on 0345 076 6485.
The dedicated FeRFA Business Shield Account Manager is Barry Nicol, please call him on 07854 938693 for more details.
Revision materials for the CITB Health, safety and environment test will be updated from 1st April 2017. Candidates taking the CITB test from the 1st June should revise from the new version of the revision material.
Candidates taking tests before 1st June can continue to use the 2016 version. Read more
Seven people have been jailed following three investigations carried out by the Home Office and CITB. Five were jailed for a combined total of 30 years for their part in running a ‘fraud factory’ manufacturing fake documents including CSCS cards.
CSCS is urging employers to help tackle card fraud by checking cards electronically. Read more
The latest edition of the Build UK Newsline is available at builduk-newsline.org.uk where you can find more on:
FeRFA is an event partner for the Surface and Materials Show to be held at NEC Birmingham from 10 - 12 October as part of UK Construction Week. FeRFA members are being offered enhanced packages and discounts on stands. For more details contact Jessica Visser on 020 3225 5364 or jessica.visser [@] media-ten.com
|Resin 16|| MOD 14: Apr 19-20 at Instarmac, Tamworth
then in assessment period
|Resin 17|| MOD 12: May 3-4 at BASF, Redditch
MOD 14: Sep 13-14 at Instarmac, Tamworth
MOD 13: Oct 24-26 at Resdev, Elland
|Resin 18|| MOD 10: Apr 4-5 at Preparation Group, Lincoln
MOD 11: Jun 28-29 at Sika Welwyn Garden City
MOD 12: Oct 11-12 at BASF, Redditch
|Resin 19||MODS 4-5: May 17-18 at Uzin/Arturo, Rugby|
|Prep 9||MODS 4-5: Jun 27-28 at The Preparation Group Lincoln|
FeRFA Technical Meeting: Thursday 15 June
FeRFA Golf Day: Friday 16 June at Erewash Valley Golf Club
FeRFA Council Meeting: Wednesday 28 June
FeRFA AGM and Awards Dinner: Friday 17 November at the Belfry Hotel
FeRFA members can add news stories via the Members Area of the website. For more information on how to access this facility contact FeRFA.
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