News

Welcome to our new members

We have had several new members over the past months and would like to welcome the following on board: RCS Group Renfrewshire Council – Building Services Division JM Services Frontline…

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Another new member

A big welcome from BCTG to Domco Groundworks who joined us in December. Domco are a small groundworks contractor based in the Bellshill area and are a Marshall’s recognised contractor…

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H&S – A masterclass

Kevin Myers is one of the most renowned figures in the health and safety industry. He joined HSE in 1976 and has held a range of operational posts with the…

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CDM course online

The new CDM Regulations came into force on 6 April 2015. Glasgow Caledonian University has produced an online CPD course which will outline the key changes and describe what they…

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New members

We have had several new members join the training group during August and September and we would like to welcome the following on board: Advance Building Contracts Dalziel Services McNee…

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New member – Prestonfield Building Services

We would like to warmly welcome Trevor MacMillan at Prestonfield Building Services to the BCTG. Prestonfield Building Services is a small general building company specialising in extending and renovating domestic…

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CITB Grants 2015/16

Just a reminder about the shift in funding from CITB, reducing the supplementary grant and focusing it on technical and professional for the 15/16 grant year, see below from CITB:…

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Employer Recruitment Incentive

Scotland’s Employer Recruitment Incentive continues to deliver the Scottish Government’s commitment to help unemployed young people who are facing significant challenges. The aim is to encourage employers to recruit young…

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Welcome to our new members

We have had a couple of new members this month, namely Maxi Construction, Dickie and Moore and MacGregor Flooring. Maxi Construction is building contractor based in Livingstone with around 38…

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Health & Safety Scotland Event

Established since 2010, Health & Safety Scotland returns to Glasgow’s SECC on 22nd/23rd April 2015. Bringing together the wider health and safety community in Scotland this event is a must-attend…

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Streetworks Qualifications

Please be advised that as of the 1st April 2015 SWQR will no longer be accepting re-registration applications from candidates whose card has expired for longer than 3 months. As…

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Waste Regs Update

Amendments to the duty of care requirements introduced under The Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2012 have been in effect just over a year, since they came into force on 1 January…

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Parental leave change

Parental leave has been available to parents of children under 5 years of age for some time. From 5 April the current age limit will be removed and all parents…

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Welcome to Ronald J Carson Ltd

We have another new member join our training group this month – Ronald J Carson Ltd based in Kippen who are a small construction company with around 9 employees.

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Need funding for recruitment or training?

Our Skillsforce brought to you by Skills Development Scotland brings together free information, advice and funding from Scotland’s public sector, all in one place. From business-wide challenges to a specific…

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Lanarkshire business show 2015

The Lanarkshire Business Show 2015 is being held at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports venue and will consist of a morning of Business Opportunities, Speed Networking, Seminars and Business Exhibition. Meet…

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CSCS New Website

CSCS have launched their new look website which is designed to be a One Stop Shop for all your CSCS enquiries. With simplicity in mind, they have completely redesigned the…

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CITB CDM Workshops

As you are aware, the CDM Regulations have undergone change and CITB are holding workshops up and down the country to make people aware of the changes. The workshops are…

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Training Group AGM

Just a reminder of a date for your diary – 25 March for the Building Contractors Training Group AGM. Please remember that it is part of your terms and conditions…

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New year – new board at CITB

James Wates, chairman of the Wates Group, has been announced as chair of the new board of CITB. Nick Boles, UK minister of state for skills and equalities, said the…

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CDM Regulations

Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. Further information can be found on HSE’s website where…

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Happy Christmas

Now that the year is coming to a close, it is that time when we can look back and reflect on the exciting year it has been for the Building…

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CSCS card checking changes

The Phoenix online CSCS checker is being phased out and will be unavailable from Monday 22nd September. CITB have brought in a new online system which now brings up the…

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Winter is coming

The days are getting shorter and winter is just around the corner so it makes sense to be prepared for what may lie ahead. Here are some useful links with…

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New online equality toolkit for business

Skills Development Scotland have launched a new online toolkit aimed at SMEs which will enable businesses to examine and refresh their employment practice in relation to gender equality. The toolkit,…

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Welcome to our new members

We have had a few new members join our Training Group during August and would like to welcome the following: G D McFall Building & Roofing Contractor Thomas McMaster &…

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CSCS Provisional Card

On 1 July this year CSCS introduced a new card called a Provisional Card. This card is for those • working through probationary periods whilst employers assess their suitability for…

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Macform – Be Fair Accreditation

One of our member companies has recently achieved a new accreditation introduced by CITB called Be Fair aimed at demonstrating a commitment to fairness, inclusion and respect within the workplace   They…

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Welcome to our new members

We have had several new members join our Training Group over the past few months and would like to welcome the following:   Allma Construction – Barrhead T & A…

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Healthy Working Lives Free Events

Healthy Working Lives help employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. They work with all kinds of businesses, completely free of charge, offering practical information and advice to…

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New Flexible Working Arrangements

New Flexible Working Regulations As of today (30th June 2014) new Flexible Working Regulations and Part 9 of the Children and Families Act 2014 will come into force. This will…

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Pride of construction awards

You may already be aware of the Pride of Construction awards which are being held in London by CITB and nominations are open for the CITB Gold Awards. Showcase your…

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HSE Help for Small Businesses

If you are a small business with a H&S query then check out the HES’s online SMES guides Easy ABC: http://www.hse.gov.uk/abc/ and join them on their #askHSE Twitter chat on…

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Linkedin

The Building Contractors Training Group now has a Linkedin page. Please follow us to increase our visibility and attract more members to the Group. Remember, the more members we have…

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Welcome to Your New BCTG Website

Welcome to the new BCTG website! We hope you find the new BCTG website site useful not just for information on courses and course bookings but also for the news…

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Fully Funded VQ’s

If you are interested in obtaining VQ’s in Construction Site Supervision/Management etc for your workworforce which would have the added benefit of being able to apply for a Gold or…

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CITB Discount

If a Training Group member company is booking a course through NCC directly, they are entitled to a 10% CITB discount.  Just quote the name of the Training Group you…

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CSCS Certificates withdrawn

CSCS is withdrawing its Certificates of Commitment with immediate effect. CSCS Chief Executive Graham Wren says: “Certificates were introduced in the early days of the scheme aimed at those companies…

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CSCS Raises Standards

From 1st July 2014 the green Construction Site Operative (CSO) will no longer be issued. If you have a CSCS green CSO card that expires after 1st July 2014 you need…

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Health and Safety Law Poster

Employers have a legal duty under the Health and Safety Information for Employees Regulations (HSIER) to display the approved poster in a prominent position in each workplace or to provide…

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