AFI News 29/01/24

AFI News 29/01/24


Celebrate Your Apprentices!

National Apprenticeship Week 2024 will run from Monday 5 ‐ Sunday 11 February to showcase the positive impact that apprentices make to communities, businesses and the wider economy. The theme again this year is #SkillsForLifefocussing on how apprenticeships can help employers develop a workforce with future ready skills, whilst setting up individuals for a rewarding career.

Get involved in Open Doors ‐ Promote your Open Doors events as a unique way for people to learn more about what it is like to work in the industry and the opportunities available.

Common Assessment Standard Rollout

More than 18,000 companies across the construction supply chain are now certified to the Common Assessment Standard

Contract Terms Recommendation

The business environment remains challenging for businesses across the supply chain and ensuring a fair allocation of risk on projects is more important than ever. Build UK’s contract terms recommendation identifies six contract terms, including fitness for purpose and uncapped liabilities, which should not be used if better collaboration and more successful project outcomes are to be achieved.

Keep an Eye on Electrics & Ply costs in Fencing

The CLC is monitoring any potential impact on the availability and cost of construction products as a result of shipping disruptions in the Red Sea.
With only 24% of products made outside the UK and two‐thirds of those originating from the EU, issues are likely to centre around products from China, such as electrics, lighting and plywood.