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Thorworld Puts Safety First To Protect Goods, Premises, Vehicles and Personnel in the Loading Bay

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John Meale, managing director of leading loading/unloading equipment specialist Thorworld Industries Ltd explains how a positive commitment to safety in and around the loading bay can help firms save money and provide long-term peace of mind.


While the Government has recently initiated a Red Tape Challenge seeking views on health and safety legislation, market-leading loading and unloading equipment specialist Thorworld Industries has issued a reminder that it is in the interest of all businesses not to wait for official guidance and take a proactive approach to protect its own workers and resources.

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UK Timber Industry to Meet Government’s Independent Panel on Forestry

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Some of the biggest names in the UK timber industry are to meet with the Government’s Independent Panel on Forestry in a bid to ensure commercial interests are recognised as part of future policy for forestry and woodland management. 

 A team made up of EGGER (UK) Ltd, James Jones & Sons, BSW Timber and Iggesund Paper Board is to meet with Panel members during their visit to the Kielder Forest in Northumberland on Tuesday (26 July 2011).

 Chaired by the Right Reverend James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, the Panel was established in March 2011 to advise Government on the future direction of forestry and woodland policy in England – and the role of the Forestry Commission in implementing that policy.

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FIND Maps Releases Environmental Data Viewing Subscription Service ‘EnviroFIND’

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 FIND Maps (www.findmaps.co.uk), the UK's most advanced online mapping website for professionals, has announced the launch of ‘EnviroFIND’ – an online commercial environmental data viewing subscription service.

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Remarkable

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Innovative eco-friendly Inventor wins major retail contract with award winning visitor attraction.
Pioneering Worcester based eco-manufacturing company, Remarkable, has won a major retail contract with award winning Lake District visitor attraction, The Rheged Centre.

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Hanson Formpave goes green with Ecogranite at Suscon

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Hanson_Formpave_SusCon_Academy2Helping Achieve Highest Ever BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ Rating For An Educational Building

Hanson Formpave, a leading UK manufacturer of specialist concrete paving products, has supplied nearly 2,000m2 of its EcoGranite paving for the construction of pedestrianised zones at SusCon in Dartford.  EcoGranite is the company’s environmentally aware alternative to natural granite, with up to 77% recycled content.

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Environmental Industry welcomes representation on Defras red tape challenge sounding board

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 – But warns of Environmental Protection

 The Environmental Industries Commission’s (1) Executive Chair, Adrian Wilkes, welcomes the formation of, and his appointment to, the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affair’s "Red Tape Challenge Sounding Board" (2).

 As part of the Government’s Red Tape Challenge to ease the burden placed on business, 278 environmental regulations have up for up for review. This review begins on 1st September 2011, and Defra have formed a ‘Sounding Board’ of key industry figures in the run-up to its launch. Other Members include the CBI, NFU and various NGOs.

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Huge solar electricity contract finished two weeks early

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A Staffordshire company is celebrating after one of the largest factory roof solar pv electricity projects in the UK was switched on two weeks ahead of schedule - allowing thousands of pounds worth of extra savings on power.

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Highbury Gardens Scheme Nears Completion

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     20% of the development’s energy demands to be met on-site through renewable energy
     Modern construction methods ensure the delivery of on-budget high quality homes

Highbury Gardens, the latest mixed-use development by urban regeneration and investment company First Base, is nearing completion.

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Teal join Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme

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Teal has become the latest furniture manufacturer to become a full member of The Furniture Industry Sustainability Programme (FISP).

FISP, which is audited by FIRA International, was launched in 2006 to support and improve the furniture industry's sustainability credentials> FISP has rapidly become established as the industry forum on all environmental and sustainability issues.

Teal is one of the UK's largest manufacturers and suppliers of healthcare furniture, with an outstanding record for quality and reliability. For many years, Teal has been a major supplier to the NHS and healthcare sectors.

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