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CITB helps crack down on rogue traders, Asbestos Boss Ltd
Following an investigation carried out by Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE, UK Manager for Asbestos Boss Ltd, Daniel Cockcroft, has been brought to justice with the help of the CITB Quality & Standards Team. Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE were first alerted to the rogue traders back in September 2021, when the company removed the asbestos insulating board from a domestic garage, with little to no control measures in place. The investigation later revealed several similar cases, with one case deemed such poor quality that the site owners received quotes up to £64,000 to put it right.
Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 5 May 2021
Today’s email details the CITB’s plans for returning to face-to-face customer support, and our end of year review.
Nation Council Chair vacancies: Help shape the future of construction skills
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has Nation Council Chair vacancies for England and Scotland.
Skills needs, new recruits and the challenges ahead - CITB’s England Plan 2021/22
Helping employers with their immediate skills needs, clear information to attract new recruits including from FE, and tackling long-term challenges underpin CITB’s England Plan, published today (7 April).
Rupert Perkins: speaking up for SMEs as a member of CITB funding committee
Rupert Perkins is Managing Director at John Perkins Construction, which has offices in Bristol and Newport. Here he discusses his role as a member of the CITB Industry Funding Committee.
CITB responds to Government announcement on Lifetime Skills Guarantee
Today the government made the announcement that tens of thousands of adults in England will potentially benefit from almost 400 free courses from April 2021. The courses will be available to adults without a full qualification at Level 3 (A-level equivalent) from April 2021 to help them gain in-demand skills and open up further job opportunities.
Free online Covid-19 e-course launched by CITB
A new e-course was launched last week by CITB, titled Covid-19: Setting up and operating a safe construction site (External link - Opens in a new tab or window).
Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 21 October 2020
The pandemic has brought significant challenges, but also caused people to come together, generating new ideas and opportunities that have gained traction at a faster pace than may have been the case. Working with Training Providers, Site Safety Plus centres and Approved Training Organisations, CITB has expanded the range of remote learning opportunities available that have allowed many in our industry to continue learning during this time.
Come along to CITB roadshows this Spring
Construction employers are being invited to attend the latest roadshows to shape how CITB serves industry and meets employers' training priorities.
One new vacancy on CITB England's Nation Council
CITB is seeking a senior construction industry professional to join its England Nation Council.