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BAL offshore

BAL has moved its energy supply contract to offshore windfarm company Ørsted.

BAL, the Stoke-on-Trent-based manufacturer of tile adhesives, grouts, levellers and other ancillary tiling products, has signed an energy contract with Danish wind farmer Ørsted.

Incident

The overturned dumptruck following an incident in which the driver died.

Picture: HSE

A leading construction company has been fined £225,000 and ordered to pay £11,822.90 costs following an incident in which a worker was killed when a dumper truck overturned.

Lime mortar mixer

Lime as mortar for use with stone construction is just a small part of the lime industry, as is clear from the British Lime Association's report.

The British Lime Association (BLA) has published its 2019 Sustainable Development Report, highlighting that the sector maintained its impressive sustainability performance as UK production...

Dust

Most companies producing sandstone masonry in the UK understand the risk from silica dust and take appropriate precautions. The same is not always true in the worktop market, especially outside the factory environment when fixing.

Throughout October the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) once again targeted construction sites with an inspection initiative focussing in particular on measures in place to protect workers from...

Bridge saw

Is it safe? HSE will visit dimensional stone quarries in the new year to see if its guidelines on bridge saw safety are being followed.

14 November 2019
Vibration

£600,000 fine for HAVS offences.

14 November 2019
Annette

Annette Godfrey with slabs of Ceralsio and CRL Quartz in her new role as European Marketing Manager for American company CR Laurence at its European headquarters near Manchester.

8 November 2019
Colour coded

Saw blades from Zambelis are now colour coded so it is easier to identify the one you need for the material you are using.

7 November 2019
Big Issue vendor

David Willett's Big Issue vendor in magnesian limestone will be making its way on to York Minster - without the sunglasses and headphones.

1 November 2019
Prequalifications

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process.

1 November 2019
Pavestone

Tom Parker is the new Chairman of Pavestone while Krystal Williams becomes Managing Director of the landscape division.

28 October 2019
HAVS

The Health & Safety Executive has updated its guidance on hand-arm vibration and its vibration calculator spreadsheet.

25 October 2019
Gerico

Lorenzo Palmeri's 'Gerico' hit the right note with the Icon judges in Verona.

Credit: Digitalmovie for Marmomac 2019

25 October 2019
Biodiversity

With its quarry restoration programmes the minerals extraction industry makes a significant contribution to biodiversity in the UK, as these award-winning projects demonstrate. On the left is Aggregate Industries' Ripon City Quarry and on the right Tarmac's Broom Quarry.

24 October 2019
Belgium Blue

SigmaRoc is buying what is said to be the largest Belgium Blue limestone quarry.

23 October 2019
Modern Slavery

Arrests follow CITB raids on HS&E test centres. Staff are suspected of taking money for giving candidates, some illegal immigrants in modern slavery, the right answers to enable them to work on UK construction sites.

21 October 2019
Diamond tools

D Zambelis has started colour coding its blades to indicate their use. They are (left to right): Stellar, for natural quartzites and engineered quartz; Sapphire, for clean, single pass cutting of granite on saws with motors under 12hp the motor life; Platinum, an everyday blade for granite and engineered stone on saws above 12hp; Emerald, for marble and limestone; Rosso, for all synthetic sintered stones (Dekton, Lapitec, Neolith and the rest) and Porcelain. 

16 October 2019
www.webuyanystonemachine.co.uk

A new website for trade in used machinery.

15 October 2019
Vibration

£600,000 fine for HAVS offences.

Thursday 14th November 2019
Annette

Annette Godfrey with slabs of Ceralsio and CRL Quartz in her new role as European Marketing Manager for American company CR Laurence at its European headquarters near Manchester.

Friday 8th November 2019
Colour coded

Saw blades from Zambelis are now colour coded so it is easier to identify the one you need for the material you are using.

Thursday 7th November 2019
Big Issue vendor

David Willett's Big Issue vendor in magnesian limestone will be making its way on to York Minster - without the sunglasses and headphones.

Friday 1st November 2019
Prequalifications

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process.

Friday 1st November 2019
Pavestone

Tom Parker is the new Chairman of Pavestone while Krystal Williams becomes Managing Director of the landscape division.

Monday 28th October 2019
HAVS

The Health & Safety Executive has updated its guidance on hand-arm vibration and its vibration calculator spreadsheet.

Friday 25th October 2019
Gerico

Lorenzo Palmeri's 'Gerico' hit the right note with the Icon judges in Verona.

Credit: Digitalmovie for Marmomac 2019

Friday 25th October 2019
Biodiversity

With its quarry restoration programmes the minerals extraction industry makes a significant contribution to biodiversity in the UK, as these award-winning projects demonstrate. On the left is Aggregate Industries' Ripon City Quarry and on the right Tarmac's Broom Quarry.

Thursday 24th October 2019
Belgium Blue

SigmaRoc is buying what is said to be the largest Belgium Blue limestone quarry.

Wednesday 23rd October 2019