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WernerCo urges employers to consider work at height training

The manufacturer of ladders is urging people to carry out its Ladder Association accredited training to ensure the safety of professionals who work on-site.

WernerCo dispels myths around EN131 ladder standards

Despite having been introduced to the UK over two years ago, there are still many misconceptions around the EN131 standards and what this means to those working at height. As such, WernerCo is addressing some of these to ensure tradespeople are equipped with the right information when choosing a ladder.

You’ve got the power with Makita’s new 40V line-up

The 40V XGT range of machines - including combi drills, grinders, rotary hammers, impact drivers, circular saws and reciprocating saws - offers high output, durability and fast charge times, keeping you working for longer without disruption.

Makita launches new 40V brushless circular and reciprocating saws

Makita UK has added the HS004G Circular Saw and JR001G Reciprocating Saw to its new XGT 40V Max range of high-performance cordless tools.

New general workwear range brings benefits to the roofing sector

The 365 collection of high-quality general workwear from Ballyclare includes a wide range of garments, which have been designed to meet the needs of workers in the roofing sector.

Temporary zero VAT on PPE

HM Revenue & Customs has announced that the purchase of personal protective equipment will be zero-rated for VAT for three months from May 1 until July 31, 2020.

NFRC publishes guidance relating to the correct use of face masks...

As the construction industry starts to return to work, the National Federation of Roofing Contractors has published a Guidance Note relating to the correct use of face masks on-site.

Have you got a head for safety?

MSA Safety has published a new whitepaper that explores the benefits of great head protection.

Snickers launches new stretch work shorts

The new AllroundWork and FLEXIWork shorts are great for working in the warmer months, as they deliver flexibility and comfort, and come in a body-mapping design in a range of new colours including hi-vis options.

Dickies puts your hero tradesperson in the spotlight

The workwear brand is encouraging anyone who knows a tradesperson who is working hard to deliver essential projects during the coronavirus outbreak, such as emergency roof repairs, to share their stories on social media