CDC will be exhibiting at London Build 2019

CDC Group will be exhibiting at London Build, the leading construction and design show for London, being held at the Olympia London, 27 – 28 November.

CDC is a nationwide construction training provider specializing in NVQ on-site assessments, CITB Site Supervisors & Management Courses, Health & Safety Courses, First Aid, 18th Edition for Electricians, and CSCS/ECS Cards for the industry.

Rated #1 on Trustpilot, we have provided world-class training to both Principle Contractors in the sector but also to individuals.

„This is CDC’s first participation and we are excited to share our expertise with the over 25,000 London Build attendees, while also making the most of this great opportunity to get our services in front of construction professionals and network with individuals across the industry. We look forward to welcoming visitors at our stand N22 in the Central Hall, Gallery Level to present our training portfolio and discuss partnership opportunities.”, said Andrei Muntean, Managing Director at CDC.

London Build 2019

London Build (27-28 November, Olympia London) has firmly established its reputation as the leading construction and design show in the UK. The show is free to attend and features 500+ speakers, 220+ hours of CPR, 350+ exhibitors and unrivalled networking events. Attend to learn of all the latest developments and opportunities in residential, commercial and infrastructure build across Greater London and the UK. Connect with 25,000+ industry professionals and meet senior figures from across all top 100 companies from tier 1 contractors, general contractors, architects, developers, house builders, engineers, government and 33 local councils across greater London. This is the place to be if you are keen to position yourself in front of all the UK construction industry’s key players!

This year’s event will host the largest ever meeting of women in construction in the UK, the launch of the LinkedIn Networking Lounge; a first ever initiative of its kind and enables attendees to network and to make new contacts offline at a live event, and attempt to break the world record for the most Movember Moustaches at a single event.

For more information or to register for your free ticket, visit www.londonbuildexpo.com

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We have chosen WoRC to be our partner charity this year

CDC is delighted to sponsor WoRC – Work Rights Centre.

WoRC is a registered charity dedicated to ending in-work poverty by helping workers exit precarious work: poorly paid, unprotected, and insecure employment. Our common aims and mission are to help workers across all industries to learn about their rights and help them spot the signs of unsafe working conditions.

All workers in the Construction Industry must have the required skills, training and qualifications (NVQs). Incorrect training poses also a high health and safety risk to workers and construction companies.

The Construction Industry is a major component of the UK economy. In its diversity, it may range from infrastructure to mining, or from maintenance to workforce training. In 2014, construction output was £103 billion, 6.5% of GDP and in the first quarter of 2019 registered an output of £28.5 bn. In terms of employment, over 2.1 million people are employed in the Construction Industry. This places a huge responsibility on all stakeholders involved to protect all workers and prevent the exploitation at all levels. It is key therefore for construction workers to know how to access adequate training and recognized qualifications.

CDC is committed to working with all partners in the sector to help meet their social responsibility commitments and build meaningful support for causes such as combating precarious work.

Join us in supporting the Work Rights Centre by donating here.

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New Qualification Checking System launched by the ECS and City & Guilds

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) certifies the skills of electrotechnical workers across the UK.

Holding an ECS card proves your qualification status, main electrical occupation, identity, your health and safety awareness, as well as any additional disciplines in which you are skilled to work.

Many people try to falsify this certificate by lying. In order to keep the public safe from anyone who isn’t fully competent, the ECS and City & Guilds have launched a new qualification checking system. This checking system consists of a specially-designed computer programme which allows qualifications to be verified during an ECS card application and it has been developed by the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme and City & Guilds.

When an application is made to the ECS, the qualification details are searched for directly within the City and Guilds database to check the certificate number, name and date. In this way, fake certificates will be discovered easier. The new online system will also replace the previous method of manual checking between the two organisations, making the application process more efficient.

Anyone who is applying for an ECS Card should be prepared to have their qualifications checked. People who are trying to fraud the law are referred to the Fraud Investigations Team and to the police if necessary. They will investigate and decide upon appropriate action.

Martin Thurbon, ECS Contact Centre Operations Manager, said:

“We are continuously looking to improve our service and the robustness of the scheme overall. Our work with City & Guilds and other partners not only makes the application process more streamlined for customers but also importantly catches and deters those who attempt to gain an ECS card under false pretences. These people are potentially endangering the safety of themselves and others if they are carrying out work for which they are not qualified.”

David Phillips, City & Guilds Executive Director, Market Strategy, Products and Services, said:

“As an organisation, we are always looking to continuously improve our operational processes. This newly designed interface will ensure both organisations’ systems are communicating by providing a layer of security in identifying fraudulent certification and raising standards within the electrotechnical industry.”

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