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Operative Safety and Health Awareness Day 2017: In Review

27 Mar 2017

Huge thanks to Forterra Building Products for hosting our latest SHAD. Delegates participated at all six learning stations: risk perception, safe manual handling, dust, drugs and alcohol testing in the workplace, noise and vibration, and cancer awareness.

Andrew Dix FCIPS

24 Feb 2017

It is with deep regret that we have to announce the sudden passing of Andrew Dix. Andy was both President of British Precast from 2012 – 2016 and Chairman of the Precast Flooring Federation until May last year.

Safety and Health Awareness Day 2016: In Review

25 Nov 2016

Our second SHAD (Safety and Health Awareness Day) of the year took place on 24th November at the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull. The event was a huge success, with over 70 delegates from over 30 companies in attendance. Members travelled from as far afield as Ireland and Cornwall to take part in the day.

Howard Taylor

18 Nov 2016

It is with sadness that we advise of the death of Howard Taylor: a champion for our industry for decades. His commitment continued for many years into his “retirement” with active involvement in codes and standards work, education activity and his own consultancy endeavours.   For example, he was chairman of BSI Committee B/524 Head Code Precast Concrete Products, and his final meeting was due to be on December 6th.

 

 

Minimising Fire Risk

18 Oct 2016

Meeting Building Regulations is not enough to minimise fire risk. Regulations do not cover property safety nor construction stage. Construction stage fire safety is the remit of the HSE.

The HSE say: “All those making design and procurement decisions that significantly affect fire risk should consider and reduce the risk and consequences of fire during the construction phase through DESIGN.” (HSE emphasis).

To do this, choose non combustible materials: choose precast and masonry. Read more.

In Pursuit Of Silence - Feature Film Release

11 Oct 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), who regularly work in partnership with British Precast, is thrilled to share the news of a recent feature film release ‘In Pursuit of Silence’.

"The Biggest Beams In The Country?"

27 Jul 2016

With recent investment at its Nottinghamshire plant, our Full Member ABM Precast Solutions has increased its prestressed beam range, to include U & W beams.

Note to Editors

British Precast is the trade association for precast concrete manufacturers and members of the supply chain. The main aims of the federation are to promote precast concrete in the construction market and to disseminate information, through a range of industry representation and by shared knowledge, to add value to its member companies. With a growing membership of over 60 precast concrete manufacturer members, and more than 100 supply chain organisations, members' interests are continually developed through our team of dedicated professionals who have extensive connections with organisations in the UK and worldwide.

British Precast is an affliate of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.
 
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