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Following an investigation carried out by Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE, UK Manager for Asbestos Boss Ltd, Daniel Cockcroft, has been brought to justice with the help of the CITB Quality & Standards Team. Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE were first alerted to the rogue traders back in September 2021, when the company removed the asbestos insulating board from a domestic garage, with little to no control measures in place. The investigation later revealed several similar cases, with one case deemed such poor quality that the site owners received quotes up to £64,000 to put it right.
Today’s email details the CITB’s plans for returning to face-to-face customer support, and our end of year review.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has Nation Council Chair vacancies for England and Scotland.
Helping employers with their immediate skills needs, clear information to attract new recruits including from FE, and tackling long-term challenges underpin CITB’s England Plan, published today (7 April).
Rupert Perkins is Managing Director at John Perkins Construction, which has offices in Bristol and Newport. Here he discusses his role as a member of the CITB Industry Funding Committee.
Today the government made the announcement that tens of thousands of adults in England will potentially benefit from almost 400 free courses from April 2021. The courses will be available to adults without a full qualification at Level 3 (A-level equivalent) from April 2021 to help them gain in-demand skills and open up further job opportunities.
A new e-course was launched last week by CITB, titled Covid-19: Setting up and operating a safe construction site (External link - Opens in a new tab or window).
The pandemic has brought significant challenges, but also caused people to come together, generating new ideas and opportunities that have gained traction at a faster pace than may have been the case. Working with Training Providers, Site Safety Plus centres and Approved Training Organisations, CITB has expanded the range of remote learning opportunities available that have allowed many in our industry to continue learning during this time.
Construction employers are being invited to attend the latest roadshows to shape how CITB serves industry and meets employers' training priorities.
CITB is seeking a senior construction industry professional to join its England Nation Council.