Coronavirus

Big Wipes achieves antiviral accreditation

The Big Wipes brand is known for its unmatched cleaning power, packing a punch to grease, grime and bacteria on the go. Now that punch is even mightier, as Big Wipes achieves antiviral accreditation. They are the first industrial-grade cleaning wipes in the world to gain EN14476, the stringent European Antiviral Standard for chemical disinfectants. […]

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Demand for boilers plunges by 34% due to coronavirus

New data from Rated People suggests people are failing to upgrade or service their boiler. Not only could neglecting our boilers cost households significant sums of money each year, but there are also important health and safety factors to consider. Find-a-tradesperson service, Rated People, reveals that there was an overall 34% year-on-year decrease in people […]

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Tackling the ‘silent pandemic’ threatening construction

Amid rising rates of suicide and mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, many large construction firms have stepped up to boost mental health support for their employees. Paul Reeve, Director of CSR at electrotechnical trade body ECA, highlighted the magnitude of the problem faced by the industry: “On average, two construction workers take their […]

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CIPHE issues updated Coronavirus advice for plumbing and heating engineers

Following the news of the latest lockdown, plumbing and heating engineers must continue to prioritise personal and public safety, says the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). Tim Sainty, membership director at the CIPHE, explains that while plumbing and heating engineers are permitted to work throughout the lockdown period, it is especially important […]

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Construction Scotland urges sector to comply with updated safe operating guidance

Construction companies and workers have been urged to follow updated COVID-19 guidance after industry leaders issued new Safe Operating Guidance for the construction sector. Ken Gillespie, Construction Scotland, Industry Leadership Group and member of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum Executive Group, has urged all of the construction industry to “play its part” during the latest lockdown by following safety measures to […]

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