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Cooper and Turner has become the UK’s first manufacturer to gain CE approval for BS EN 14399 for high strength structural bolting assemblies for preloading. The European standard takes effect on 1 October and from this date all products in the UK must meet the regulations requirements.

Metsec was a finalist in the Em- ployer of the Year Award 2007 at the recently held Apprenticeship Awards. Held annually by the Learning and Skills Council, the Awards are in their fourth year, and recognise and reward employers using apprenticeships to tackle skills shortages.

Lindapter has expanded its range of steelwork clamps for connecting structural steel sections in frictional load configurations, with a high performance M24 bolt version. The new bolt will securely connect channel, angle and I-beam secondary steelwork without drilling or welding, which reduces con- struction time and costs. A pair of M24 Type AF bolts is guaranteed to handle large frictional loads of up to 35 kN SWL (safe working load, with a 5:1 factor of safety).

The BCSA has organised a De- sign Appreciation Course for Technicians at the Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield on 22 Oc- tober. The fee is £150 + VAT for members and £180 + VAT to non BCSA members. Also, on 27 November, the BCSA is running a Steelwork Contractor Designer Course at the same venue for the same fee. To book a place contact email: david. moore@steelconstruction.org

Bob Harrison has stepped down as Managing Director of Glentworth Fabrications and has been replaced by Brian Mosey and Martin Hignell who are now joint Managing Directors. Mr Harrison remains Chairman of the Glentworth Group.

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