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Emcor last week announced it was pulling out of the UK construction market to focus on facilities management services, and now outsourcing giant Mitie is quitting the M&E market.
West Midlands M&E firm Farrelly Building Services also entered administration on 14 May. The company, which has been trading since 1995, worked for clients such as Asda and Hilton hotels, and had a framework agreement with Interserve/PriDE for Ministry of Defence projects.Read more
H&V News has published its retentions survey, and the results make for sobering reading.Read more
Roperhurst is very proud to have been nominated by Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns as his constituency's entry to the Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group's "Made by Britain" listings.Read more
On Thursday 1 March the HVCA became B&ES - the Building & Engineering Services Association. Over 90 per cent of the membership voted to change the name at a special general meeting held in London on Thursday 8 December, following a major consultation exercise.Read more
Three members of Roperhurst's management team have joined the newly formed Institute of Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers (ILEVE).
ILEVE is being developed under the umbrella of CIBSE (The Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers) and aims to provide a higher profile and focus for Local Exhaust Ventilation Engineers within CIBSE.Read more
Two of the HVCA's specialist groups, have elected new chairmen and three of the four groups have also elected new vice chairmen at the Association’s recent AGM and conference in London.
Peter Rogers of Ductwork Projects, Wimborne, Dorset, is the new chairman of the Ductwork Group, taking over from Kevin White of Senior Hargreaves, Bury, Lancs, who will serve as immediate past chairman. Bob Lane of Roperhurst, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, has become vice chairman.Read more
Roperhurst, a long-standing member of the HVCA, is proud to display the Trustmark logo. The government-led TrustMark concept has been established to help consumers ensure that the trades-people they employ in their homes are reliable, competent and fully capable of providing a quality service at a fair price.Read more
In February we reported the HSE's estimate that only 40% of LEVs in operation in the UK were adequate.
Recent HSE data shows a significant increase in prohibition notices issued in 2009/10, which is in line with the HSE's expectation that there are a huge number of inadequate systems in place, and reinforces the need for all employers to give due consideration to their working environments.Read more
Roperhurst attended the recent HSE roadshow in Bradley Stoke which focused on the importance of LEVs within industry. Local exhaust ventilation (LEV) can remove airborne contaminants before people breathe them in.
Roperhurst has been designing and installing LEV solutions for more than 30 years, and our staff have more than 100 years experience in this area. Our work includes the design and manufacture of solutions to extract fume and dust, including filtration and/or scrubbing as appropriate.
"PUBLIC opinion is overwhelmingly in favour of the planned Defence Technical College at MoD St Athan", the First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM told a gathering in Barry on Friday, attended by Roperhurst's Bob Lane.Read more