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April 19, 2022

PREMIER MODULAR IS AWARDED EUROPE’S FIRST ESG CERTIFICATION

Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has been awarded Europe’s first ESG certification. Following a rigorous independent audit conducted by global testing, inspection and certification specialists SGS, Premier has been assessed and certified for its management and performance in Environmental, Social and Governance. According to David

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First residents set to move in at Meppershall development

Davidsons Homes is set to welcome the first residents into their new homes at a housing development in Meppershall. The developer is building a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes at Woodlands Rest, located off Shefford Road. Of the 145 homes being built, two are due to be

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BOMAG GB appoints new MD to lead it through next phase of growth

World-leading compaction equipment manufacturer, BOMAG, has appointed a new managing director in the UK to lead the company through its next phase of growth, as it launches new products built specifically for the British market. Market stalwart, Alan Batty, who had led BOMAG GB for 18 years, has retired and Stuart Truckel, a

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Headingly Stadium ready for key refurbishments

The unique design of a new double-faced sports stand that works seamlessly for both Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the rugby league Super League club Leeds Rhinos posed a unique set of challenges for ironmongers Em-B and architects DLA in Leeds. Security, public safety, and access control were all key

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7 Things To Know About A Tourniquet Kit

A tourniquet is an essential gear used to stop bleeding in an extremity. A tourniquet kit also comes with an emergency bandage or pressure dressing and (optional) hemostatic agent. These kits are quick and simple to use and are designed for individuals without any medical training.  The most common construction

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April 19, 2022

PREMIER MODULAR IS AWARDED EUROPE’S FIRST ESG CERTIFICATION

Premier Modular, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has been awarded Europe’s first ESG certification. Following a rigorous independent audit conducted by global testing, inspection and certification specialists SGS, Premier has been assessed and certified for its management and performance in Environmental, Social and Governance. According to David Harris, Managing Director of Premier Modular, “Our aim is to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment with our approach to construction, and to generate social value across all our building projects and operations. We are therefore delighted to be the very first company in Europe to receive the new certification developed by SGS. This is the next step in our ESG journey, and it demonstrates our serious commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.” “This independent endorsement gives all our stakeholders – staff, customers, supply chain, and investors – complete assurance that we are evaluating our ESG performance in line with the latest best practice, and that our ESG data and analysis are both accurate and transparent.” “This has been an important initiative in helping us to advance our commitment to reducing carbon emissions within Premier and in the long-term operation of our modular buildings for both rental and permanent space. And by prioritising social value in everything we do, we have the potential to unlock a range of social, economic, and environmental benefits for the communities we work in.” Jonathan Hall, Global Head for Certification Services at SGS said, “The ESG standard developed by SGS focuses on the most important environmental, social and governance risks to a company. This enables Premier to better assess, monitor and evaluate ESG at different stages, allowing it to further reduce energy consumption across its operations, optimise material efficiencies in manufacturing, manage risk more effectively, demonstrate strong leadership in ESG, and enhance employee engagement.” “The Premier team has worked really hard to attain this European first and we would like to congratulate them on this significant achievement.” A key aspect of Premier’s ESG commitment is reducing carbon footprint and a number of new initiatives are underway. An R&D project is in progress looking at alternative materials for modular building manufacture, which have lower embodied carbon, and Premier will be launching a new range of sustainability and fabric first options for its building rental fleet this year. Premier has a zero waste to landfill policy in the manufacture of its buildings. Its modular buildings are fully re-useable, reconfigurable, relocatable, and the steel-framed structures are infinitely recyclable, meeting decarbonisation goals. Low and zero carbon technologies can also be specified to incorporate renewable energy into its buildings for both rental and permanent space. For further information, visit www.premiermodular.co.uk, call 0800 316 0888 or email info@premiermodular.co.uk.

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First residents set to move in at Meppershall development

Davidsons Homes is set to welcome the first residents into their new homes at a housing development in Meppershall. The developer is building a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes at Woodlands Rest, located off Shefford Road. Of the 145 homes being built, two are due to be occupied and 26 have sold so far off-plan. Simon Tyler, Sales Director for Davidsons Homes South Midlands, said: “The first homeowners moving in will mark an important milestone at Woodlands Rest. “Ever since we released the first homes for sale last spring, we’ve experienced incredibly high demand at the development. We’ve received interest from buyers locally as well as further afield, including buyers from the outskirts of London who are looking to relocate to a quieter village location. “We’ve also found that buyers are attracted to the development for our high quality and traditional style of build, as well as its central location with a wealth of amenities close by. “We look forward to seeing buyers settle into life at the development and to witnessing this brand-new community start to take shape.” Two new showhomes and a brand-new sales office were opened at the end of January at Woodlands Rest by Councillor John Thompson, Chairman of Meppershall Parish Council, and the Parish Clerk Alessandra Marabese. Simon added: “The recent launch of our Winchester and Barnwell showhomes gives house-hunters the perfect opportunity to get a feel for the luxurious and spacious interiors of the homes on offer here at Woodlands Rest.” There is currently a selection of three, four and five-bedroom homes available to reserve at Woodlands Rest, with prices starting from £419,995. For more information, visit davidsonshomes.co.uk.

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BOMAG GB appoints new MD to lead it through next phase of growth

World-leading compaction equipment manufacturer, BOMAG, has appointed a new managing director in the UK to lead the company through its next phase of growth, as it launches new products built specifically for the British market. Market stalwart, Alan Batty, who had led BOMAG GB for 18 years, has retired and Stuart Truckel, a former director of Bearmach – the specialist Land Rover parts supplier – has been drafted in. Alan has been instrumental in achieving market leader status for BOMAG GB in the compaction industry, having successfully navigated the pandemic and Brexit periods, and won contracts with HS2 – taking it to £37.5m turnover and a 35-person team. Now, with almost 25 years’ experience under his belt, from working within the aggregates and waste industries at Finning UK, to being responsible for export markets and product development at Bearmach, Stuart is well-placed to navigate BOMAG through its next phase of growth, as the construction markets continue to thrive post-pandemic and post-Brexit. Simultaneously, BOMAG has introduced two new products to the British market, following an extensive research and development phase, including a 1m and 2m milling machine.  Experienced headhunter Simon Robinson, co-founder of Red Diamond Executive, was appointed to source Alan’s replacement, following BOMAG’s extensive search for a recruitment partner. Commenting on the appointment, Jonathan Stringham, vice president of sales and marketing at BOMAG, said: “When Alan told us he was retiring, we commenced the recruitment process straight away, to ensure that his incredible knowledge and experience could be passed over seamlessly.” Speaking about their experience with Red Diamond, Jonathan continued: “We were lucky enough to recruit two managing directors at the same time in two different markets. We were able to compare both recruitments and partners. What particularly impressed us was the seriousness, professionalism, and support from Red Diamond. “Simon took the time to understand BOMAG’s challenges, philosophy, and corporate culture. His approach is very structured, and customer focused. He was very active in finding candidates who could best meet our expectations while being able to challenge himself if necessary. Finding a successor for Alan was not easy because he has unparalleled experience in this market. We are excited by Stuart’s complementarity, his enthusiasm, and his dynamism.” Speaking about his new role, Stuart said: “Alan has left a strong legacy, which in turn leaves a very strong business and one that will sustainably embrace the new product introductions and the exciting years ahead with HS2 and other projects. “The way Simon dealt with myself during the process was second to none and what most impressed us was his understanding of the expectations BOMAG had for both the role and the person. All the way through, Simon was communicative, responsive, and concise with his feedback. I’m looking forward to leading the business through its next phase of growth.” BOMAG has a turnover of £750m globally.

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Headingly Stadium ready for key refurbishments

The unique design of a new double-faced sports stand that works seamlessly for both Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the rugby league Super League club Leeds Rhinos posed a unique set of challenges for ironmongers Em-B and architects DLA in Leeds. Security, public safety, and access control were all key considerations throughout, all on a project specced to the highest standards of design and finish of the hospitality industry. The unique concept of a double-sided, jointly owned stand posed double the amount of challenges for Em-B who were appointed following a successful project on Headingley’s East Stand 15 years ago. Two clients, two architects, two designers with completely different needs to deal with, plus the demands of different door suppliers to coordinate. Em-B was tasked with coordinating all these different elements, acting as technical consultant for door hardware and access control throughout, checking compliance across the piece and bringing the project together. The Emerald Headingly Stadium is home to both the Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club and Yorkshire County Cricket Club, both of whom had very differing needs and requirements for the project in terms of security, accessibility, and aesthetics. Em-B worked on both sides of the stand including boxes, changing rooms, hospitality areas and concourses: a complex brief. The owners, Caddick Group, brought in Em-B as the result of previous successful projects, bringing them in at a very early stage of the process to consult on security and access control. The project had been planned by architects DLA for six years. The spec, especially for the hospitality areas, was exceptionally high. The client wanted the directors’ suite to have the finish of a high-end boutique hotel rather than a sports stadium, combined with high levels of security for corporate and players’ entrances. “Em-B worked closely with us to manage all of the hardware requirements for the complex Headingley stand project. We have worked with Em-B in the past and knew we could rely on them to deliver the outcomes we wanted.” said Chris Wilson, of client Caddick Construction. The project was a complex one with different requirements from the cricket and rugby clubs  – from high security access control to high-end hospitality areas across both sides of the stand. Em-B coordinated two architects, two designers, steel door and shutter manufacturers to deliver an end product that looks great, works seamlessly and is totally compliant with all the regs.” Em-B is a thriving, well-established architectural ironmongery practice and supplier of door solutions based in Leeds established in 1998. The firm regularly win awards for its architectural ironmongery schemes on some of the UK’s most prestigious projects, working for household name architects and clients. Em-B’s success is built on working as a true partner within the construction process from drawing board to installed product and beyond.

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7 Things To Know About A Tourniquet Kit

A tourniquet is an essential gear used to stop bleeding in an extremity. A tourniquet kit also comes with an emergency bandage or pressure dressing and (optional) hemostatic agent. These kits are quick and simple to use and are designed for individuals without any medical training.  The most common construction injuries used for these kits include gunshot wounds, hunting accidents, knife cuts, and on-the-job injuries.  Below are seven things to know about a tourniquet kit: Tourniquet Kits Come In Different Sizes First, tourniquets come in different sizes. Some, such as the Special Ops Tactical Tourniquet (SOF-T), are designed on large appendages. Others, such as the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT), are made to handle small limbs. Some tourniquets come in one size and can be adjusted to fit all-sized limbs. On the other hand, some tourniquets are designed for infants (the Wymedi Infant TK4L). You can visit https://www.sammedical.com or other medical stores to get any tourniquet kit, regardless of the size. A Tourniquet Kit Can Provide Instant Stopping Of Bleeding A tourniquet kit can stop bleeding quickly and effectively, which is extremely important when someone needs emergency medical attention. Whether you’re clearing debris and sudden injuries on the job site, or you need to stop blood loss in a car accident, a tourniquet kit will do the trick. You might think this sounds great, but how quickly can a tourniquet work? Like any other piece of equipment that saves lives, the amount of time it takes for the kit to work will vary based on the situation. However, experts say that using a tourniquet can help slow down arterial bleeding from minutes to seconds. Tourniquet Kits Are Designed To Be Used By People Who Have No Medical Training It’s important to remember that tourniquet kits are intended to be used by people with no medical training. Anyone—regardless of whether they know how to perform a tracheotomy or set a bone—can use the kit to save their own life or the life of someone else in need. A tourniquet is an easy-to-use device that prevents hemorrhaging from a severed limb. It also prevents excessive blood loss from wounds like deep gashes and gunshot wounds. In some cases, it can also cut off blood supply to a limb before amputation. All Tourniquet Kits Require The Same Basic Steps Once you’ve found an appropriate tourniquet kit, you’re ready to apply for it. Here’s what you do: Wrap the tourniquet as tightly as possible around the limb above the wound. Tie the ends of the tourniquet together securely, and cinch down until bleeding stops. Tie a knot in place, or secure with provided clips/clamps. Do not loosen or remove it unless instructed by medical personnel. Seek medical attention immediately! These steps are essentially universal for any tourniquet kit. However, you’ll need to be able to apply its use before using one for either yourself or another person. Different Tourniquets Work Better On Different Body Parts There are several types of tourniquets, as previously mentioned. Each works better on specific body parts in case of construction injuries. The combat application tourniquet (CAT) is great because it’s so simple. There’s no windlass, and you don’t have to do anything fancy with your hands. So, it’s a good option for shoulders, thighs, or calves. However, applying to the upper arms or lower legs can be challenging, where there isn’t much room for your hands. A cravat tourniquet works best on arms and legs because of its flexibility—you can tie it how you like and adjust it for comfort. You loop the cravat around the limb, tighten it by twisting the two ends together (or using something like a stick), then secure it by tying off around one end so that it doesn’t unwind. Tourniquets Can Only Be Left On For A Certain Amount Of Time Before Requiring A Check If you’ve tightened a tourniquet properly, it’s important to note that it cannot remain in place indefinitely. Although the amount of time a tourniquet can be left on safely depends on the person and the type of tourniquet used, all should be checked at least every 30 minutes.  If blood is seeping through the bandage, make sure that you tighten it again until the bleeding stops. However, if there are signs that the tourniquet is cutting off circulation (for example, if your skin begins looking blue or gray), loosen it immediately so that blood can flow again. Tourniquets Can Cause Damage To The Limb If Misused If you’re going to apply a tourniquet in an emergency, it’s vital that you do it correctly and that the venous blood flow is cut off completely. Even after the bleeding has stopped, it’s important to remember that tourniquets are only meant to be temporary. They should not be left in place for longer than two hours. If they are, the patient can lose their limb or die of sepsis. Conclusion The bottom line is an everyday-carry tourniquet kit can help you stay prepared for a potentially dangerous construction situation. However, you shouldn’t just grab a random kit and toss it in your bag without understanding its features and how to use it correctly.  To get the most out of this equipment, do your research!

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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BOOKING VACATION HOMES IN SEA ISLE CITY, NJ     

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Sea Isle City every year, making it one of the most spectacular and popular tourist destinations in New Jersey. The best thing about touring this fantastic city is that there are attractions that appeal to people of all ages and travel tastes. The city is known for its beautiful beaches, museums, and festivals. Unsurprisingly, Sea Isle City rentals have skyrocketed in recent years, as most folks prefer renting fabulous beachfront vacation homes, spectacular accommodations in town, and gorgeous homes by the bay to explore the city at leisure. This way, tourists can stay as long as they want and see everything they wish to at a comfortable pace. Therefore, tourists can rent stunning local homes since most of the homeowners in Sea Isle city list their second properties as vacation rentals. Folks residing in nearby or faraway states planning a trip to Sea Isle City might want to know about vacation homes here. The region is frequently visited by travelers from New York City and Philadelphia who often book such accommodation. The ensuing points highlight the most crucial aspects of renting these fabulous homes, helping first-time visitors understand how amazing they can be. But first, What is a vacation home? Before booking a rental home for your vacation to Sea Isle City, understand what such a home means. Typically, a vacation home is one that locals in your travel destination offer on rent to tourists visiting the area on holiday. It can be an apartment, a condo, an independent unit, or a beachfront home with spectacular sea views. Furthermore, as the name suggests, a vacation home in Sea Isle and other New Jersey cities is your home away from home. In short, it offers all the essential services and comforts you enjoy in your own home. For instance, many city homes come equipped with functional kitchens, a fireplace, private pools, parking, etc. Depending on your convenience, budget, and other requirements, you can pick any one of these. However, if you prefer mountain adventures, Moonlight Basin Big Sky in Montana offers luxurious amenities of a vacation home, along with the serenity and natural beauty of a mountain landscape. Key things to know when renting one Sea Isle City population barely exceeds two thousand at any given time, with most crowds being made up of tourists. The number can go upto forty thousand or more during the summers, its peak visiting time. But in the off-season, it can be a relatively less-crowded place to explore if you visit. You can attend the famous Sara The Sea Turtle Festival, visit Gillian’s Wonderland Pier amusement park in nearby Ocean City amusement park, explore John F. Kennedy Boulevard, or walk along the fantastic promenade that stretches for approximately a mile and a half. Even the vacation homes will come cheaper at this time, ensuring you enjoy a holiday that does not burden your financial situation. Here are some specific things to note when looking for a suitable vacation home in Sea Isle City: Finding a reliable rental company It is pivotal to find a dependable company to book the most stunning homes when it comes to Sea Isle City rentals. Look for professionals who have at least a decade of experience, if not more, offering a sea of spectacular homes in the area. Check their reviews, read customer testimonials, find what kinds of owners they deal with, and make an informed decision at the end. Ideally, you should consider local companies that offer the most gorgeous Sea Isle City homes at affordable prices, enabling you to enjoy a budget-friendly trip. You should be able to book beautiful homes for any number of travelers at short notice. So, keep these critical points in mind and find a reputable company to help you find your dream vacation home. It can make an incomparable difference to your travel experience, making your visit more memorable and enjoyable.

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