FeRFA E-Newsletter May 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

NEW MEMBER - Welcome to KT Lake & Son Paving & Landscaping
NEW WEBSITE - new website to be launched soon!
AGM & AWARDS DINNER - date and venue announced
TRAINING NEWS - updates from May training modules
ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - this month we look at Innoveo and Multi-Hire Power Tools
RECYCLING - taking part made simpler, top tips for minimising landfill, national rates available
MEMBER BENEFITS - Cobra's Bespoke Insurance Service plus H&S Advice and Business Shield from SKA
OTHER NEWS - latest news from the industry, Build UK accident survey now live
MEETINGS & EXHIBITIONS - dates for your diary
MEMBERS' NEWS - news stories from FeRFA members

LATEST NEWS

NEW FeRFA MEMBER

This month we are delighted to welcome KT Lake & Son Paving & Landscaping.

KT Lake & Son Paving & Landscaping

KT Lake has over 25 years in the industry. They specialise in resin bound surfacing in both domestic and commercial environments.

River Cottage, Old Street, Newton Flotman, Norwich, Norfolk NR15 1PD / www.ktlake.co.uk / 01603 360176

KT Lake logo

NEW FeRFA WEBSITE TO LAUNCH SOON

We have been emailing all members with this form for you to fill out to ensure we have up to date records to power the search functions on the brand new FeRFA website. Information we are looking for are company details, types of work undertaken and types of FeRFA Types you work with. If you have not already done so, please complete the form and email to secretariat@ferfa.org.uk as soon as possible.

New website

FeRFA ANNUAL EVENT 2018 – FOR YOUR DIARY!

The FeRFA Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner 2018 will be held on Friday 23 November at The St Johns Hotel in Solihull.

This year we are having a change of venue to accommodate the growing number of guests now attending this event. We will be having an afternoon annual general meeting, with plenty of time for networking followed by the evening Awards Dinner.

St Johns
The Park Suite at the St Johns 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 hold this date in your diary.
2018 Best Practice Awards and applications to be announced in June e-news.

TRAINING NEWS

RESIN 21 APPRENTICES RECEIVE AN INTRODUCTION TO RESIN FLOORING SYSTEMS

Group 21 resin flooring apprentices travelled to Altro for modules 4 and 5. This, the second block on their training scheme, provided them with a comprehensive introduction to resin flooring systems and was followed by sessions 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.

Apprentices in this group are James Tyres (Reprotec), Daniel Morgan (Central Flooring Services), Luke Kevan (Coatech), Lewis Bansal, Liam Price, Jamie Carter (TPS360), Scott Ross and Carl Byrne (IRL Group).

Resin 16 Mod 12 Image

ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT

Innoveo Limited

Innoveo Ltd is the UK Agent for Gebruder Dorfner GmbH & Co. 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 commerical 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 and blends. Dorfner is represented by Innoveo Limited in the UK & Ireland.

01895 232443

www.innoveo.co.uk

(UK Agent for Gebruder Dorfner GmbH & Co) 6 Lancaster Road Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 1AW


Multi-Hire Power Tools Ltd

Multi-Hire Power Tools of Warrington, Cheshire offers excellent and reliable tool hire services including a vast array of flooring and surface preparation equipment (grinders, scabblers, planers and sanders, etc.), forced action mixers, 3 phase generators and power tools. Multi-Hire prides itself on offering expertise, exceptional levels of customer service and competitive rates. For 25 years Multi-Hire Power Tools have been in business as a tool hire shop offering a wide range of tough, well-maintained, top brand machines, tools and access equipment to the construction and flooring industries. Additionally, there is a tool and machine service and repair facility staffed with time served expert engineers, as well as selling an excellent range of top quality building and flooring consumables and accessories, including grinding discs. Customer service is our priority to ensure complete customer satisfaction, and the staff at Multi-Hire are friendly and obliging and able to offer advice and useful tips through their unique product knowledge.

01925 653633

www.multi-hire.co.uk

Black Bear Bridge Knutsford Road Warrington WA4 1HN


FeRFA's RECYCLING SCHEME

RECYCLING - ARE YOU TAKING PART?

If you are not already submitting your recycling data in 2018 please start doing this now to qualify for the recycling 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.

More details on the recycling initiative are here.

DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF USING THE RECONOMY PORTAL TO MANAGE YOUR CONSTRUCTION WASTE

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:

  • control over the waste streams generated on each construction site you manage
  • the ability to create detailed reports on your waste management with ease.

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:
Call – 0800 834 133

FeRFA'S PARTNERS IN THIS 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. Contact 0800 834 133 / 01952 211790
    To see Reconomy’s National Rates for FeRFA members please click on this link.
  • If you are a manufacturer, 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.

FeRFA MEMBER BENEFITS

FeRFA INSURANCE WEBSITE SUPPORTED BY COBRA INSURANCE BROKERS

Cobra Insurance Brokers have partnered with FeRFA for over 10 years, gaining specialist knowledge and an understanding of the protection needed for the resin flooring industry. The new website, designed specifically to support FeRFA members and their business activity is now available at www.ferfainsurance.co.uk. The website covers all aspects of insurance, risk management and guarantees, as well as a client login portal where you can view your policy documents. FeRFA Members can also request free access to a vast library of resource material.

Cobra offer a free insurance health check plus no obligation quotes. Howard Collins can be reached on 07775 888933 or emailed at howard.collins@cobrainsurance.co.uk or visit the website.

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.

This month we are focussing on Mental Health and how Stallard Kane Associates can help.

Read Stallard Kane’s Lastest Business Shield article here.

Business Shield - free to FeRFA members - ensures 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:

  • FREE access to the FeRFA Business Shield online portal
  • FREE and unlimited use of the 24hr hotline
  • FREE one hour review of your daily activity and associated risks
  • FREE one hour review of your existing employment contracts

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

OTHER NEWS

CITB’S REFORMING BUSINESS PLAN REVEALED

CITB has unveiled its new, three-year Business Plan, a reforming programme of work designed to modernise its business and relentlessly focus on skills.

Vision 2020: Business Plan 2018-21 is based on feedback from industry and Government and outlines how CITB will become the focused, strategic skills body for British construction.

It adds substantial detail to the Agenda for Change published last year, revealing a massive £689 million investment into construction skills, underpinned by a new set of key performance indicators.

Read more.

BUILD UK ACCIDENT SURVEY 2018 - LIVE NOW

The 2017/18 BUILD UK Accident Survey is now live for FeRFA CONTRACTOR MEMBERS to submit accident statistics for the last 12 months from 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018 via the following link:

Accident Survey 2017/18

The deadline for responses to this year’s survey is Friday 1 September 2018 – 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.

BUILD UK LAUNCHES NEW WORK EXPERIENCE GUIDE

Build UK and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a new work experience guide for the construction industry, designed to make it as easy as possible for companies to provide work experience placements that provide a stepping stone into longer term work or training – building on the excellent work many are already doing.

With almost a fifth of those working in construction aged over 55, and ambitious Government programmes in infrastructure and housing underway, boosting construction recruitment is crucial.

Advice on tailoring placements for school age students, interns and career changers, as well as examples of good practice in the industry are all included in the guide, which has been produced in collaboration with Class of Your Own.

Read more.

MEETINGS, SEMINARS & EXHIBITIONS 2018

APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME DATES 2018

Resin 18 Assessment
Resin 19 MOD 13: Sep 4-6, Venue TBA
MOD 14: Oct 3-4 at Instarmac, Tamworth
Resin 20 MOD 11: Jul 11-12 at Sika, Welwyn Garden City
MOD 12: Oct 17-18 at Arturo, Rugby
Resin 21 MOD 6-9: Sep 19-21 at DSA, Nottingham
MOD 10: Nov 6-7 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
Prep 9 MOD 13: Jun 27-28 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
MOD 14: Sep 12-13 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
Prep 10 MOD 11: Jun 5-6 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
MOD 12: Sep 17-18 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
MOD 13: Dec 5-6 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
Resin 22 New start date in September 2018, dates to be announced

 

FeRFA MEETINGS AND EVENTS 2018

FeRFA Council Meetings: Jun 20, Sep 19
FeRFA AGM & Awards Dinner: Nov 23
FeRFA Resin Bound/Bonded Technical Sub Committee: Sep 11
FeRFA Technical Meeting: July – date TBA

INDUSTRY EXHIBITION DATES 2018

Hospitality Technology Innovation – ExCeL, London: 25-26 Sep

FeRFA MEMBERS' NEWS