The Welsh construction industry is set to grow at nearly triple the UK average annual growth rate, creating over 27,000 jobs in the next five years.
That’s according to the latest industry forecast by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), which predicts an average annual growth rate in output of 7.1% for Wales, compared with 2.5% for the rest of the UK, between 2016 and 2020.
The annual forecast predicts infrastructure projects will substantially drive growth in Wales in the next five years. Developments include Wylfa Newydd, University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s waterside campus in Swansea and a number of major road projects across the country.
Commercial projects such as the Circuit of Wales, BBC Wales’ new head offices in Cardiff and a steady increase in repair and maintenance of existing buildings are also said to be driving growth.
The figures show a strong outlook for the Welsh construction industry, driven by a number of infrastructure projects that have already started or are in the pipeline. All types of training, and especially apprenticeships, will be vital to delivering this pipeline of work.
– MARK BODGER, CITB CYMRU WALES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS DIRECTOR
Source: ITV News
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Skipper post & base system
A fantastic alternative to a cone
The Skipper post & base system is the amazing system for the successful Skipper product line. Its great versatility allows it to be used on both hard and soft ground, indoors and outdoors.
The unique, interchangeable base allows the post to be sunk into the ground with a spike or attached to its sturdy base for use on hard surfaces. Simply pour water or sand into the base for strength and stability.It is the fast, effective way to cordon off hazardous or restricted areas.
Skipper has a collection of other products that can be added to the Post & Base to create a Safety Management Solution:
- Skipper Unit with 9m (30ft) of retractable barrier tape (available in 6 colours & 4 tape colours)
- Spike Base so that the post can be sunk into soft ground or grass
- A4 Sign Holder allows you to easily display warnings, promotional messages and directions (which is attached on top of the Skipper unit)
- Rechargeable Safety Light is a multifunctional LED warning light that is fully rechargeable (which is placed on top of the Skipper unit)
- Recycle Bin for multi-purpose waste and recycling use (which can be attached with our Post & Base Collar)
- Safety Dispenser for easy access to safety equipment such as ear buds and safety goggles (which can be attached with our Post & Base Collar)
The post is available in: Orange, Red, Silver, Green , Yellow & Blue
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