Comment – Failure to grasp skills nettle…

Why is so little being done to address the industry-wide skills gap? Redundancies and company closures were the most obvious symptoms of the recession that held the UK demolition industry in its grip for five years or more. But while these symptoms have largely eased, a less obvious but no-less-pernicious malady continues to ail the…Read moreRead more

Comment – Rewarding the true innovators…

PlantworX Awards sees demolition representation on both sides of the fence. Yesterday, the great and the good of the construction and demolition equipment industry gathered at The Gherkin in London to celebrate the winners of the 2015 PlantworX Awards for Innovation. I was honoured to have been selected as the chairman of the judging panel…Read moreRead more

Comment – Repeat offenders…

Is the HSE doing enough to prevent contractors repeating past mistakes? We have all watched enough TV police and courtroom dramas to know how the judicial system works. A first offence for most crimes results in a slap on the wrist followed by a warm hug from a social worker. A second offence is treated…Read moreRead more

Comment – A problem that will never be solved…

Despite industry efforts, plant, equipment and now fuel theft remain a major challenge for the demolition business. DemolitionNews.com reports.