FeRFA E-Newsletter July 2018

IN THIS ISSUE

FeRFA AGM & AWARDS DINNER EVENT - Join us at the resin flooring industry's event of the year!
TECHNICAL GUIDANCE NOTES - Updated resin bound technical guidance note now available
TRAINING NEWS - Resin Group 20 Apprentices complete resin seals and coatings module
ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT - This month we look at SureSet UK Ltd and Resin Mill
FeRFA's RECYCLING SCHEME - Are you taking part?
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 Industy, Build UK Accident Survey now live
MEETINGS, SEMINARS & EXHIBITIONS 2018 - Dates for your diary
MEMBERS NEWS - News stories from FeRFA members

FeRFA AGM & AWARDS DINNER EVENT

JOIN US AT THE RESIN FLOORING INDUSTRY'S EVENT OF THE YEAR!

The AGM and Awards Dinner provide the ideal opportunity to meet with colleagues old and new, and network over afternoon tea and dinner in convivial surroundings. You will find out what’s happening in the industry and to hear about the latest benefits and services available to FeRFA members.

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2018
St Johns Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham B91 1AT

Situated in the charming West Midlands town of Solihull and within walking distance of the town centre, this stylish hotel offers superb conference facilities and an excellent leisure complex with pool, sauna and gym.

FeRFA has negotiated a special rate (payment on booking, non-refundable) at the St Johns Hotel of £109 + VAT per double room and £99 + VAT per single room. Please book before 1 October for this rate calling the St Johns direct on 0121 711 3000, quoting FeRFA Awards when booking.

Thank you to our Sponsors of this year’s event:

Altro
Conica
Preparation Group
Remmers

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The FeRFA AGM and Council elections will commence at 3pm; this will be a short formal meeting and will include plans for 2019 and details of the latest benefits and services available to FeRFA members.

There is no cost to attend the AGM but booking is essential, please complete this booking form.

KYRAN BRACKEN CONFIRMED TO HOST 2018 AWARDS DINNER

The FeRFA Awards Dinner will be a glittering event in the Park Suite and an ideal opportunity to entertain customers, reward staff or enjoy a pre-Christmas get together with friends.

Our host for the Awards evening is former England rugby player Kyran Bracken.
Kyran played rugby for England for 10 years, gaining 50 caps. After retiring Kyran swapped his rugby shirt for all-in-one lycra and agreed to appear on ITV’s Dancing on Ice. He went on to win the contest. The spray tan and sparkly outfits clearly made their mark – Kyran’s passion for ice skating continues. But he’s also stayed close to rugby as a coach at Leicester.

The 2018 FeRFA Best Practice Awards will be presented after dinner and we will be honouring this year’s Apprentice Graduates with the presentation of their NVQ diplomas and certificates. FeRFA graduation is supported by CITB.

You can then dance the evening away or enjoy a drink in the Park Suite Bar.

The cost for the dinner is £75 (plus VAT) with discounts available for tables of 10+.
Dress: Black Tie

If you would like to attend the AGM and/or the Awards Dinner, please complete this booking form and email to secretariat@ferfa.org.uk.

FeRFA BEST PRACTICE AWARDS 2018

FeRFA’s Annual Awards will be presented at the event dinner and this is the time of year when we ask you to start thinking about your entries and gathering the information to put forward in the following categories:

LARGE COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(awarded jointly to a FeRFA Manufacturer & Contractor)
sponsored by Stallard Kane Associates
SMALL COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(awarded jointly to a FeRFA Manufacturer & Contractor)
sponsored by Innoveo
Innoveo
SMALL INDUSTRIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(awarded jointly to a FeRFA Manufacturer & Contractor)
sponsored by Boud Minerals
SKA Logo
LARGE INDUSTRIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
(awarded jointly to a FeRFA Manufacturer & Contractor)
sponsored by ACO Building Drainage

NEW INNOVATION AWARD!

This year we have a new award category which is open to all members of FeRFA (Manufacturers, Contractors and Associates).

The Innovation Award will be judged on a company’s success through the introduction of an innovative product, process or step which has delivered business improvement and/or technological step change.

INNOVATION AWARD
(open to all member categories)
sponsored by Cobra Insurance Brokers

Read our hints and tips on submitting an entry here!

Download your entry form(s) by clicking on the individual Award title above and post TWO copies of your submission to FeRFA, PO Box 3716, Stone, Staffs ST15 9EU for the attention of Becky Hadley.

We would also welcome electronic copies of any photographs you are submitting for use during the marketing and promotion of the Awards. These can be emailed to secretariat@ferfa.org.uk

The closing date for entries is Friday 12 October.

TECHNICAL GUIDANCE NOTES

UPDATED RESIN BOUND TECHNICAL GUIDANCE NOTE NOW AVAILABLE

The FeRFA Guide to Resin Bound Systems for External Applications is now available. The guide gives recommendations for the selection, design, substrate preparation, application, maintenance and for the inspection and testing of surfacing. Its scope includes resin bound surfacing applied to concrete, asphalt concrete conforming to EN 13108 – 1 and hot rolled asphalt conforming to EN 13108 – 4.

Read now

FeRFA also has a wide range of other guidance notes covering topics such as Specification & Application of Synthetic Resin Flooring, Specification & Application of Screeds, Deck Waterproofing and Wearing Surfaces for Car Parks, Comfort Resin Flooring Systems, Seamless Resin Terrazzo, Slip Resistance amongst other, which can be found here.

TRAINING NEWS

RESIN GROUP 20 APPRENTICES COMPLETE RESIN SEALS AND COATINGS MODULE

FeRFA trainer Terry Foxley led the two day course, covering types, application techniques and substrate preparation. The second day covered testing, slip resistance, waste disposal and environmental considerations, as well as giving the apprentice hands on experience of mixing and applying the materials..

Apprentices in this group are David Lee (L&S Finishes), Thomas Ward (Surtech), Khian Humphreys (Page Industrial Coatings), Gerard McNulty, Matthew Longhorne (Reprotec).

ASSOCIATE SPOTLIGHT

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


The Resin Mill Ltd

The Resin Mill are a specialist supplier and one stop shop of resin bound materials. Operating as a one-stop-shop and offering nationwide delivery, we are proud to offer the highest quality UVR resin and a huge selection of resin bound colours, carefully mixed to ensure strength as well as cosmetic appeal. Offering an unrivalled service and sharing all of our install knowledge, we continually promote the highest standards across their permeable paving resin bound industry. We have a dedicated training academy, The School of Resin and have a nationwide approved contractor scheme for homeowners.

01484 400855

www.theresinmill.co.uk

St Pegs Mill, Thornhill Beck Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4AH


FeRFA's RECYCLING SCHEME

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:  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.

FeRFA MEMBER BENEFITS

COBRA's BESPOKE INSURANCE SERVICE PLUS H&S ADVICE AND BUSINESS SHIELD FROM STALLARD KANE ASSOCIATES

COBRA’s 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 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 the latest HSE report on workplace fatalities, the importance of an induction for new employees and flexible working.

Read Stallard Kane’s Lastest 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

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES LOOK TO INCREASE WORKFORCE DESPITE CAUTIOUS EXPECTATIONS OF A WEAKENING IN OUTPUT

Results of the first Build UK State of Trade survey for 2018 show that contractors have become more cautious over their prospects. In the short term a modest recovery in workload was anticipated during the second quarter after a first quarter that was disputed by adverse weather conditions, although a general weakening in workload was anticipated for the next twelve months.

The survey, which was undertaken with Glenigan, found that a balance of 9% of contractors expect their workloads to rise in 2018 Q2, but 27% of firms expect their output to fall over the next 12 months.

Read the full report.

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.

CSCS ANNOUNCE PRICE RISE

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (this includes VAT) with effect from 1st September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS.

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. A CSCS card provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

The last price increase occurred in 2010 but since then costs associated with running the scheme have increased significantly.

Graham Wren, CSCS Chief Executive said: “We have managed to maintain the current card price for the last eight years however inflationary pressure, together with increased costs associated with combatting fraudulent activity, have pushed our costs up to the point where the current price is not sustainable. In addition, with our current contact centre provider CITB having served notice to exit the service contract the CSCS Board have agreed to invest in new technology and systems to ensure the application process is modernised.”

Read more.

TAX GUIDANCE FOR BUILD UK MEMBERS – JULY 2018

FeRFA Contractor members can access the Construction Industry Joint Taxation Committee’s (JTC) monthly tax guidance newsletter as a key benefit of Build UK membership.

The July edition includes:

  • Reverse charge VAT – coming 1 October 2019, and perhaps is one of the biggest changes in VAT for those currently working in construction
  • Changes to the CIJC Working Rule Agreement
  • Real Time Information Reporting (RTI) penalties:3-day grace period extended to 2019.

Read the newsletter.

MEETINGS, SEMINARS & EXHIBITIONS 2018

APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME DATES 2018

 

Resin 18 Assessment
Resin 19 MOD 13: Sep 4-6 at Sika, Welwyn Garden City
MOD 14: Oct 3-4 at Instarmac, Tamworth
Resin 20 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 14: Sep 12-13 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
Assessment
Prep 10 MOD 12: Sep 17-18 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
MOD 13: Dec 5-6 at The Preparation Group, Lincoln
Resin 22 START: Sep 26-27

FeRFA MEETINGS AND EVENTS 2018

FeRFA Council Meeting: Sep 19
FeRFA AGM & Awards Dinner: Nov 23
FeRFA Resin Bound/Bonded Technical Sub Committee: Sep 11
FeRFA Technical Committee: Dec 5

INDUSTRY EXHIBITION DATES 2018

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

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