FeRFA E-Newsletter December 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

TRAINING NEWS - Updates from December training modules
ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - This month we look at Brett Specialist Aggregates, Dural UK and Geveko
FeRFA MEMBER BENEFITS - Cobra’s bespoke insurance service plus H&S advice and Business Shield from Stallard Kane & Associates
OTHER NEWS - Latest news from the industry
MEETINGS, SEMINARS AND EXHIBITIONS 2019 - Dates for your diary
MEMBERS NEWS - News stories from FeRFA members
FeRFA RECYCLING SCHEME - Are you taking part?

CHRISTMAS CLOSURE 2018/2019

Please note that the FeRFA office will be closed from 17:00 on Friday 21st December and will re-open at 9:00 on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We wish all members a happy and prosperous 2019!  

TRAINING NEWS

SCREEDING APPRENTICESHIP STARTING JANUARY

FeRFA is starting a new apprenticeship scheme in In-situ Flooring: Screeds on January 29/30th 2019 with special funding arrangements for CITB registered employers with eligible candidates – offering great benefits to the cashflow of your business while allowing you to train for the future.  Places are limited to please hurry to submit you learner’s details for registration. The 18 month scheme leads to a NVQ Level 2 Diploma and a Blue CSCS Skilled Worker Card. More details on the apprenticeship schemes are available here http://www.ferfa.org.uk/apprenticeships/. To pre-register for the Screeding scheme, please download the candidate enrolment form and return to FeRFA http://www.ferfa.org.uk/pdf/Training/CandidateEnrolmentForm.pdf If you wish to enrol an apprentice or have any other queries about the schemes on offer and their benefits, please email secretariat@ferfa.org.uk or call FeRFA on 07484 075 254.

PREP 10 COMPLETE POLISHING MODULE

The 10th Group of apprentices on the Prepare & Profile Substrates course took their module on Polishing this month.

The two day course, hosted by The Preparation Group, combined classroom theory and practical sessions on subjects including selection of equipment, types of surfaces and stages of polishing. Apprentices in this group are James Brown, Kevin Webster, Benjamin Sibbons (The Preparation Group), Kristen Coussens (GSB Surface Preparation Ltd) and Brian George (Prep 9 – Veitchi Flooring).

ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT

Brett Specialised Aggregates

Brett has been supplying high performance, high-quality dried aggregates into a wide range of sectors for over 30 years. We manufacture bespoke dried products such as fine-sized aggregates, including market leading brands such as Durite Calcined Flint, Permwhite White Calcined Flint and Flintag, for use in flooring applications. As part of the Brett Group a large percentage of our materials are sourced from Brett-owned quarries giving additional control throughout their supply chain.

0845 608 0572

www.brettspecialisedaggregates.co.uk

Sturry Quarry Fordwich Road Sturry Canterbury Kent CT2 0BW


Dural (UK) Ltd

Dural (UK) Ltd is a German owned company established in the UK in 1992, offering high quality products and service levels, and marketing support such as catalogues and samples. Providers of accessories and profiles for increasing the longevity of resin installations, from various capping profiles to preformed Speckled Movement Joints which can be completely colour matched to your projects. Dural’s catalogue is just the starting point providing bespoke profiles to solve the problem faced on site.

01924 360110

www.dural.co.uk

Unit 6a Wakefield Business Centre Denby Dale Road Wakefield West Yorkshire WF2 7AZ


Geveko Markings

Geveko Markings manufacture and supply road, line, decorative and skid resistant markings to markets around the world. Based in Dorset, UK Geveko is a leading manufacturer of decorative, resin surface systems. A beautiful, modern alternative to traditional paving products, resin surfacing has increased in popularity for use in both commercial and domestic areas. Geveko Markings are able to supply all the materials required to create stunning resin bound and bonded surfaces. Geveko’s resin paving systems provide durable and attractive surfacing solutions that are cost-effective alternatives to other paving products and are ideal for use on: driveways, footpaths, patios, swimming pool surrounds and much more. Geveko Markings resin bound system is a combination of natural aggregates with a resin binder that creates a smooth, permeable surface that can be used for surfacing urban tree pits and used as part of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). Geveko’s bonded system is created by applying a thin layer of resin binder directly to an existing surface then scattering natural aggregate over the top, ideal for conservation and heritage areas.

01963 362640

www.geveko-markings.co.uk

Gibbs Marsh Trading Estate, Stallbridge, Dorset, DT10 2RY, United Kingdom


FeRFA MEMBER BENEFITS

COBRAS BESPOKE INSURANCE SERVICE

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 ADVICE AND BUSINESS SHIELD FROM STALLARD KANE ASSOCIATES

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. In this edition, Stallard Kane look at requesting annual leave and the management of sub-contractors. Read Stallard Kane’s Latest Business Shield article here.

BUSINESS SHIELD – free to FeRFA members and 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

Agile Working Toolkit Published 

Build UK members have asked for support on implementing agile working arrangements in order to attract the next generation of construction works and improve staff retention.  Build UK has collated the best tips and tools from employers and Government, making it easier for businesses of all shapes and sizes to introduce more agile working.

FeRFA GUIDE TO THE SELECTION OF SYNTHETIC RESIN FLOORING

An updated edition of the FeRFA Guide to the Selection of Synthetic Resin Flooring has been published by the FeRFA Technical Committee and is available to download from the website here.

MEETINGS, EXHIBITIONS AND SEMINARS 2019

APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME DATES 2019

Resin 19 Assessment
Resin 20 MOD 13: Feb 5- 7 Venue: Resdev Ltd, Elland MOD 14: April 3 – 4 Venue: TBC
Resin 21 MOD 11: Feb 13 – 14 at Sika, Welwyn Garden City MOD 12: May 8 – 9 Venue: TBC
Resin 22 MOD 10: Jan 22 – 23 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln MOD 6 – 9: March 5 – 7 at The Drilling and Sawing Association, Nottingham
Prep 9 Assessment
Prep 10 MOD 14: Feb 12 – 13 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
Screed 2 MOD 1 – 3: Jan 29 – 30 Venue TBC

FeRFA MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  FeRFA Resin Bound/Bonded Technical Sub Committee: 22nd January 2019 FeRFA Technical Committee: 26th February 2019 FeRFA Council Meeting: 13th March 2019  

MEMBERS NEWS

IFT installs flooring at Glasgow’s new So LA restaurant

IFT was appointed by Rusk & Rusk to install flooring at the new So L.A. restaurant on Mitchell Street in Glasgow. Working alongside the main contractor, the team at IFT installed 300 sqm Mapei Ultratop Light Grey as finished floor including seal coat, 200sqm Uzin NC170 industrial floor screed including seal coat, 100sqm Altro Stronghold sheet vinyl, 50sqm Ege Highline Carpet to basement and stairs, as well as 100sqm of Hygienic Wall Cladding. Read more Integrated Flooring Technologies

FeRFA RECYCLING SCHEME

ARE YOU TAKING PART?

If you are not already submitting your recycling data  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. You can also read Reconomy’s brochure here. The data shown may be incomplete due to GDPR issues.  Members have been sent consent forms and are urged to return them as soon as possible to ensure that the recycling data reported is as accurate as possible.

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:  Click here or 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.