AFI News 26/02/24

AFI News 26/02/24


Countdown to Open Doors 2024

Open Doors 2024 will kick off in less than a month with more than 210 events across Great Britain set to take people behind the scenes of construction.

Littlewood Group are promoting the career path in fencing and helping the next generation of fencers understand what a great career fencing can be during National Apprenticeship Week 2024.

They are proudly supporting Build UK #opendoors24. Apprenticeships are a great place to start within the fencing industry so book onto their workshop on 19th March to find out more


Common Assessment Standard Update

The Common Assessment Standard, developed by Build UK, is transforming the construction pre‐qualification process, improving efficiency, reducing cost and raising quality standards. The established third‐party certification scheme is now backed by the industry’s largest Contractors and Clients, specified by the Government for use in the public sector, and has more than 18,500 certified companies. There are two levels of certification ‐ desktop and site‐based ‐ and companies can apply to any one of the Recognised Assessment Bodies for the level that is most appropriate for their business based on a range of factors including trade, size and the requirements of their clients.

Build UK is currently finalising an updated version of the Common Assessment Standard, which includes a new Building Safety section, ensuring it can be used to demonstrate companies have the organisational capability to fulfil their duties under the Building Safety Act. Version 4, which has also been consolidated and streamlined following the withdrawal of PAS 91 last year, will be available from Q2. If your organisation is interested in specifying the Common Assessment Standard for your supply chain or membership, please email Build UK.