Aegis makes charitable donation to hospice

Aegis has shown its support for St Catherine’s Hospice by raising money so the Lostock Hall-based organisation could buy an important piece of equipment.

As part of its ongoing support of St Catherine’s and other charities in the local area, Aegis donated  £250 towards the cost of a “Billy Goat” – an industrial leaf blower for collecting leaves on site.

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Guidance on the threat of terrorism

Recent terrorist attacks in the UK and abroad have demonstrated a shift, which presents new challenges to the construction industry and beyond.

It has resulted in the government updating its terror advice for employers to keep workplaces safe.

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When should you review your fire risk assessment?

A fire risk assessment is one of the most important safety procedures there is, ensuring that premises meet all current fire safety standards.

It’s also a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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Aegis retains Registered Corporate Practice status

Construction and design management (CDM) services provider Aegis has retained its status as a Registered Corporate Practice of the Association for Project Safety (APS).

This is the third year running that Aegis has achieved the standard required by the APS to achieve this certification. The certification also demonstrates competence as a safety systems in procurement (SSIP) business, with regard to CDM services.

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HSE 2017-2018 business plan revealed

Each year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publishes its business plan detailing what the HSE has achieved in the previous year, and discussing its plans for the next twelve months.

While the plan does not cover everything the HSE will do in the next year, it does highlight the specific priorities for the following 12 months.

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How might Brexit affect the CDM Regulations?

It is clear from the Queen’s Speech that Brexit-related legislation will dominate parliamentary business for the next two years – with potentially enormous implications for the construction sector.

As CDM professionals, the team at Aegis are aware that there has been much speculation about how Brexit might affect the CDM Regulations. This debate is especially relevant because the regulations – widely regarded as highly effective – were introduced to ensure UK construction law was compliant with EU legislation.

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Number of fire incidents dropped by half in last 10 years

Data published by the Fire and Rescue Service has revealed that the number of fire incidents in England has halved in the last 10 years.

Over the last decade, the total number of incidents the Fire and Rescue Service attended has dropped from over one million to 529,000.

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Team Aegis wins Myerscough College charity golf event

The Principal’s charity golf day at Myerscough College saw a team from Aegis take home the top prize – and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the process.

Dozens of golfers teed up for the event in May, which generated more than a thousand pounds for the charity.

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