FeRFA E-Newsletter January 2019

IN THIS ISSUE

TRAINING NEWS - Updates from January training modules
ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - This month we look at ACO, Innoveo and Sureset
OTHER NEWS - Latest news from the industry
MEETINGS, SEMINARS AND EXHIBITIONS 2019 - Dates for your diary
MEMBERS NEWS - News stories from FeRFA Members
FeRFA MEMBERS BENEFITS - Cobra’s bespoke insurance service plus H&S advice and Business Shield from Stallard Kane & Associates
RECYCLING - Are you taking part?

TRAINING NEWS

RESIN 22 COMPLETE BACKGROUND SURFACES MODULE

The Preparation Group were the hosts for Resin 22 this month.  The group covered the essential techniques of proper floor preparation and continued, through a combination of classroom teaching and practical experience, with the various methods of surface preparation and choice of equipment available.

Apprentices in this group are: Nicholas Dinsdale (IRL Group), Marvin Hall (KDH Projects), Sam Nunn (Ryebrook Resins), Benjamin Vaughan (Euro Resin Solutions Ltd), Joshua Jordan Smart (Euro Resin Solutions Ltd), Adam Chantry (TPS360 Limited), Ieuan Harding (TPS360 Limited) and Bradlee Williams (TPS360 Limited).

CITB FUNDING

Boost skills for Business Growth with the Skills and Training Fund

Do you need your staff to have a blue CSCS card?

Need staff to have a NVQ Level 2 or above?

Are you CITB registered?

CITB have an opportunity to gain the qualification at no cost!

There is up to £5,000 funding available for those employing fewer than 49 employees, £7,500 for employers with 50 – 74 employees and £10,000 for employers with 75 – 99 employees.  This fund can be used to support the training costs around On-Site Assessment & Training NVQs (OSAT) as well as other construction skills training.

Further information and a short one-stage application form can be found by following this link, support can be offered by your local CITB Advisor or FeRFA representative.

 

NEW APPRENTICESHIP STARTS

FeRFA are looking at starting a new RESIN apprenticeship scheme at the end of March, along with a SCREEDING apprenticeship, also at the end of March.

As mentioned above, generous grants are available to eligible CITB levy payers and FeRFA are able to help with the grant application process.

Further information about FeRFA Apprenticeship schemes can be found here. Please register your interest by emailing secretariat@ferfa.org.uk.

 

ASSOCIATES SPOTLIGHT

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 our website.

01462 810400

www.aco.co.uk

ACO Business Centre, Caxton Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0LF, United Kingdom


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 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 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


SureSet UK Ltd

SureSet, the UK’s manufacturer of permable resin bound paving, supplying high quality paving surfaces for residential, commercial and public sector since 1997 with a 21 year guarantee. Offering a full supply and installation service, the company’s extensive range of products has brought life to projects around the globe. The complete SureSet range includes a wide variety of colour and texture options, from natural aggregates to recycled materials, providing an almost limitless option. SureSet systems not only provide beautiful and long lasting surfaces, but also deliver a number of sustainability benefits, particulary with regard to water management.

01985 841180

http://www.sureset.co.uk

32 Deverill Road Trading Estate, Sutton Veny, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7BZ


OTHER NEWS

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT FOR FeRFA MEMBERS FROM PRA

New 5% discount exclusively for FeRFA members from PRA on all market reports including the new for 2019 Global Floor Coatings market report.

For further information on what PRA has to offer please follow the link.

 

BUILD UK EXCLUSIVE EMPLOYMENT LAW AND HEALTH AND SAFETY SEMINAR

As part of the Build UK member benefit service from Croner, FeRFA members are invited to an exclusive employment law and health and safety seminar.

You can register directly by downloading the invite, the scheme number is 80274.

 

 

MEETINGS

APPRENTICE 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 6 – 9: March 5 – 7 at The Drilling and Sawing Association, Nottingham

MOD 11: May – date and Venue TBC

Prep 9 Assessment
Prep 10 MOD 14: Feb 12 – 13 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln

FeRFA MEETINGS AND EVENTS

 

FeRFA Technical Committee: 6th March 2019 *please note new date

FeRFA Council Meeting: 13th March 2019

MEMBERS NEWS

SIKA DELIVERS SEAMLESS FLOORING PERFORMANCE AT THE HOME OF RUGBY

Sika ComfortFloor® supplied the superior surface solution as part of a major overhaul of the ‘home of rugby’.

Read more

Sika

HOW ARTISTIC FLOORING IS REFLECTING ARCHITECTURE

Flowcrete is contributing to the latest interior design trend by providing artistic flooring that reflects the architecture of the host building.

Read more

Flowcrete 

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS RENOVATE IT!

UltraFloor, part of the award-winning Instarmac Group plc, are delighted to announce the launch of Level IT Renovate – a flexible and versatile smoothing underlayment ideal for refurbishment projects.

Read more

Instarmac

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.

 

COBRA LAUNCH FeRFAssure

FeRFA and COBRA are excited to launch the NEW and EXCLUSIVE facility which gives all your resin floors protection with an INSURANCE BACKED WARRANTY.

The scheme has been set up so that all your customers benefit from the security of an Insurance Backed Warranty once you are signed up. You pay an upfront premium based on your annual turnover and then simply register each resin contract online when completed.

Interested in getting involved? It’s really easy and won’t take long, simply follow the link https://www.ferfainsurance.co.uk/ferfassure/ and complete the online application form or contact Howard on 07779 888399 or howard.collins@cobrainsurance.co.uk.

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.

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.