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The Fencing Apprenticeship

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The AFI are pleased to announce that AJS Training are now registered to provide the apprenticeship for all in the fencing industry. This means that any employees or young people…
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What Is ESG and Why Is It Important?

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Environmental, social and governance have become common reporting standards for all businesses. Alex Minett, Head of Product, CHAS explores what they are and why they’re important to your business. ESG…
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The UK Fencing Awards 2022 winners

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The UK Fencing Awards 2022 winners were announced on 13th October 2022 at the presentation day at Twickenham. All finalists were welcomed to enjoy a day together were we celebrated…
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AFI at the Landscape Show

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The AFI will be at the Landscape Show at Birmingham NEC on 28th and 29th September 2022. Come and visit us on stand A5 if you are attending. Fencing is…
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Automatic gates guidance

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Gate Safe have released a new edition to their portfolio of practical and easy to follow guides to assist anyone involved in the installation of gates in a commercial setting.…
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National Safe Digging week

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The Association of Fencing Industries is supporting Safe digging week www.safe-digging.co.uk to help minimise accidents within fencing. A couple of weeks ago saw a fencing accident that cause a gas…
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Accessing mental health support

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As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we’re reminding all AFI members of the access they have to help and support from Perennial. The AFI has partnered with Perennial, a…
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Announcing the AFI Wood Conference

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With the continued apprehension over the longevity of timber in ground contact and the confusion over other offerings that are available and how they can help with the various sectors…
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Enter the UK Fencing Awards 2022

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The sun has been shining and lots of projects are being completed! Entries are coming in for all levels of the UK Fencing Awards, with some interesting submissions for Project…
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The UK Fencing Awards location announced

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Following our announcement of the fantastic sponsors of Heras, McVeigh Parker, Birkdale, Zaun and CLD Fencing Systems for the UK Fencing Awards we’re excited to reveal that the awards presentation…
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Managing your van insurance

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This should not be just the cost of doing business Running vans can be an expensive business. While poor driving can obviously put your drivers and other road users at…
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Common Assessment Standard Updated

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The latest version of the Common Assessment Standard has been published following extensive consultation with members and the wider industry. Version 3 includes new questions on sustainability, diversity and cyber security,…
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End of Red Diesel Rebate

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AFI members are reminded that from from tomorrow (1 April), the entitlement to use rebated red diesel will be removed from most sectors, including construction, which means it will be…
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Cost of living advice

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1 in 4 respondents to the @PerennialGRBS Health & Wellbeing survey reported that their income does not cover their daily living costs. For female respondents the percentage increases to 33%,…
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Living cost advice

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1 in 4 respondents to the @PerennialGRBS Health & Wellbeing survey reported that their income does not cover their daily living costs. For female respondents the percentage increases to 33%,…
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Chancellor’s Spring Statement

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The Chancellor has used his Spring Statement to ‘help people and businesses deal with rising costs’ and strengthen the UK economy in the face of global uncertainty following COVID‐19 and…
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The Landscape Show 2022

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The AFI will again be attending The LANDSCAPE Show this year. We’re also able to offer AFI members  10% discount on a stand! Welcoming over 250 exhibitors with a vast…
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Careers

Physical wellbeing

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Over three quarters of people are experiencing aches and pains, with back and joint pain being prevalent. 78% of respondents to the @PerennialGRBS Health & Wellbeing survey had experienced back…
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CSCS Card checking

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CSCS Smart Check app The CSCS Smart Check app will be rolled out from April 2022, allowing all 2.1 million cards in the construction industry displaying the CSCS logo to…
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Contract advice discount for AFI members

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Protect your business today BEB are passionate about protecting businesses with robust contracts – typically terms & conditions, sub-contractor agreements, shareholder agreements, GDPR policies, supplier agreements, and much more. We…
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Mental wellbeing

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If you’re feeling stressed, you’re not alone. Results from the @PerennialGRBS Health & Wellbeing Survey showed that mental health was seen to be the biggest challenge facing our industry. At…
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Light commercial vehicle safety

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The challenge Commercial vehicles travel billions of miles on our roads every year, transporting goods, trade professionals and service engineers around the country. They, and the roads they operate on,…
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Build UK – Materials Update

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The CLC Product Availability Group has issued its latest statement, confirming that ‘price inflation, largely caused by a shortage of raw materials, rising energy, freight, and labour costs, is of…
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APF Exhibition 2022

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The APF Exhibition is the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing and biomass show and this year the AFI are exhibiting! The show caters not just for the forestry, woodland…
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New AFI members

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The AFI has welcome more excellent members who all share the same commitment to standards and support of the fencing industry. Our new members are: Ground Screw Centre (Fence-Lok Systems)…
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Living with COVID-19

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Living with COVID‐19 Update Following the lifting of the remaining coronavirus restrictions in England, Build UK has updated its COVID‐19 flowchart to reflect the latest Government guidance. Individuals who test…
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Energy and support advice

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AFI partner Perennial, the charity for people working in, or retired from, the industry, is providing support for people who are worried about paying for their energy bills – for…
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The repair after the storms

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With the recent storms and continued high winds The Association of Fencing Industries know that contractors, manufacturers and suppliers are under more pressure than normal. We know that many professionals…
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CHAS renewal

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Looking to renew your CHAS membership? Don’t forget all AFI members get discount across all CHAS levels. Contact us for your unique discount code. CHAS products and packages
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Right to work check and CAS

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Changes to Right to Work Checks Temporary changes to right to work checks introduced in response to COVID‐19 will end on 5 April. Employers can currently undertake checks via video…
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UK Fencing Awards 2022

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The UK Fencing Awards 2022 have proved popular already as we look to recognise the brilliant work of the full fencing sector. The exclusive AFI member contractor category gives contractors…
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Levelling up and Construction recovers

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Levelling Up White Paper Published The Government has released its Levelling Up White Paper setting out how it intends to give everyone the chance to flourish by ‘ending the geographical…
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Benefiting from Perennial

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AFI members can benefit from the help and support of Perennial at all times thanks to their app. Every member now has access to a free Health & Wellbeing App…
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New AFI member benefit

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The AFI is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with Perennial enhancing the benefits for its members. Perennial are a charity that offers professional, free and confidential advice…
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COVID Updates

Covid-19, News
New guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination and self isolation has been released to help employers: COVID‐19 ‘Plan B’ Restrictions to Continue The Prime Minister has confirmed that the current COVID‐19 restrictions…
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Five key updates from COP26

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A suite of announcements that will affect how UK businesses address climate change coincided with COP26. CHAS highlights some of the key developments. Net Zero targets introduced for government supply…
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COVID‐19 Rules Strengthened

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  The Government has introduced a number of temporary COVID‐19 measures from 30 November in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant in the UK: Close contacts of suspected…
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Change to the CHAS package names

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The names of the CHAS accreditation packages have changed to simplify the buying experience for customers and make it easier for you to choose the package level that suits your…
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HS2’s Meet the Contractor 2021

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HS2 Ltd is to begin inviting supplier expressions of interest to attend the 2021 Meet the Contractor events, to take place as follows: HS2 Stations: 15-17 November 2021HS2 Main Works:…
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AFI Chief Executive Role

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After a successful tenure, later this year the AFI chief executive, Ian Ripley, will be retiring. The AFI Board has decided to redefine the role to combine the chief executive…
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Child safety advice from Heras

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Newly rejoined AFI members Heras have produced essential guidance for anyone managing play areas, including sports facilities. To ensure a safe environment the site should be designed from product to…
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CSCS cards are now virtual!

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A new app has been launched by The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) with cards now available virtually. This means you won’t have to carry a physical card and can…
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Updated site operating procedures

Covid-19, News
The latest Site Operating Procedures have been released following the national lockdown. Version 7 sees only minor changes including updated guidance on self-isolation and shielding and the removal of the…
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Face coverings on site

Covid-19, News
Build UK have released further guidance on using face coverings on sites in England. This guidance can be used across all construction based sites. Read further details here or get…
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Agricultural Fencing Association

Newest AFI committee confirmed

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The AFI is pleased to confirm the formation of a new sub committee after a request from the industry to support a much valued sector; the agricultural group will be…
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New AFI Agricultural group

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The AFI is forming an agricultural subgroup to work on the issues this sector experiences frequently and volunteers are needed. The formation of this group has been led by Pete…
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AVS Fencing acquisition

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AVS Fencing & Landscaping Supplies Ltd, the leading fencing and landscaping business in the South and East of England, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Bell Davis Ltd. AVS…
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England lockdown November 2020

Covid-19, News
With England preparing to go into lockdown again from Thursday 5th November, construction and manufacturing will not be required to close. Sites are encouraged to review social distancing. Please ensure…
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AFI in the news!

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New AFI Chairman Cameron Glanvill has been talking to Perimeter Systems about his plans for the association and to continue the growth. Read the full article here
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CLC People Survey

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The deadline for completing the Construction Leadership Council’s second people survey is today, Friday 2nd October, at 4pm. Please complete the survey now to provide valuable feedback. All responses are…
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AFI News

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The AFI is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chairman – Cameron Glanvill of Pembury Fencing takes over from a successful term by Adam Binns. After being nominated…
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Network Rail Glasgow job opportunities

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Network Rail Scotland are advertising for a number of positions based in the Glasgow area. Anyone involved with the fencing industry with asset management skills and demonstrable experience in forestry,…
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Touch Screen Test (TST) links

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Make sure you are using the correct link supplied by the AFI when booking your Touch Screen Test (TST). We are aware of some sites which charge additional fees. The…
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Fencex 2020 postponed until 2021

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With ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19, the organisers of Fencex have wisely decided to postpone the show until 2021. The organisers have made this decision early giving would be exhibitors…
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Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS)

Covid-19, News
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) opens for applications today. Businesses can borrow between £2,000 and £50,000, capped at 25% of turnover, with no fee to access the schemeThe Government will…
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