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5% Club: Developing the apprentice beyond their apprenticeship

On Tuesday 23 July in Sheffield the 5% Club will hold their next quarterly member event, to run alongside the Invictus UK Trials.  They will be showcasing how businesses can develop apprentices beyond their apprenticeship, developing resilience and skills for life (outward bound courses, WorldSkills,

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Scaffolder fined after unsafe work at height

A sole trader who worked as a scaffolder in London has been sentenced for unsafe working at height. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how, in July 2018, David Redfern and two of his operatives were carrying out work on a scaffold in Kensington High Street without

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Company fined after boy falls from scaffolding

Westdale Services Limited has today been sentenced after a 12-year-old boy slipped off a scaffold ladder, falling approximately 10 metres. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 6 May 2017, two boys were able to climb the rungs of a ladder within scaffolding erected by Westdale

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Company fined after scaffolding collapses at school

A scaffolding company  has been fined after scaffolding it had erected collapsed onto a neighbouring primary school. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard Swain Scaffolding Limited had erected scaffolding 7m high and 8m long at the gable end of a residential property in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan.

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