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Half of the Inspected Woodworking Businesses Received a HSE Notice

We previously advised our members, in our April 2022 newsletter, of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) plans to target woodworking businesses, as part of a crackdown on the factors leading to occupational lung diseases. The news followed the NAS’ attendance at the Wood Safety Group a month earlier, where the HSE confirmed that it …

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CIJC: Blanket 5% Pay Increase

Construction unions and contractors have agreed a blanket 5% pay increase, affecting more than 500,000 workers across the UK, including employees within the shopfitting, fit-out, and interior contracting sector. The deal follows months of talks under the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) pay framework, which concluded outside of the planned timetable. Negotiations started early this year …

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Specialist Applied-skills Programme (SAP) for Fitout Sector

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) has received confirmation from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that it can begin the development of a specialist applied-skills programme for the sector. The specialist applied-skills programmes (or SAP, for short) are 18-month long new entrant training programmes, leading to a vocational qualification (NVQ/SVQ), and are considered by …

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Golf Day in Gloucester

Golf Day in Gloucester – September 2022 On 23rd September 2022, the NAS will host a Golf Day at Gloucester Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will be passed to the Lighthouse Club charity. Guests can expect to play 18 holes of the course and enjoy an evening meal with entertainment. Tickets are £198 + …

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Value of CITB Levy

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) has requested that the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) provides information under the Freedom of Information Act about the value of Levy paid and grants returned across its membership. The information from the CITB shows that grants paid to members have more than halved over the past 3 financial …

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CITB Business Plan 2022

Latest CITB Business Plan The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has published its latest Business Plan, the first under new Chief Executive, Tim Balcon. The CITB has highlighted three key challenges facing the construction industry: Responding to the skills demand. Developing the capacity and capability of construction training provision. Future skills needs. The Business Plan …

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Aluminium Slatwall Manufacturer – MicroSlat – For Sale

What is MicroSlat MicroSlat International Limited is a world leading manufacturer and designer of fine pitched aluminium slatwall systems used extensively in retail, office and public spaces globally. The unique and versatile 25mm pitch MicroSlat offers maximum strength and product density where required, utilising all standard slatwall accessories. Designers, architects, planners and shopfitters can stretch …

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SSSTS (Site Supervisor) course with Hamilton Training

Are you considering, or do you already have, supervisory responsibilities? Book onto the upcoming Site Supervisor Course (SSSTS) provided by Hamilton Training and gain your CITB Accredited Certification which will be valid for 5 years. 7th and 8th June 2022 Location: Construction House, Broad Oaks, Sheffield S9 3HH Price £250.00 + VAT per delegate NAS …

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Upcoming NAS Events

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) is returning to its events programme with the first events in 2022. The three events – as part of our Shopfitter’s Social – aim to bring people working across the sector together in a relaxed environment to network, but most importantly to have fun. July darts in Leeds and …

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