CSCS Alliance Welcomes Updated CLC Recommendation on Industry Card Schemes

At the beginning of 2015, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) announced that industry should specify and promote card schemes carrying the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) logo with no equivalents accepted. This move remains widely popular as it places the achievement of recognised qualifications at the heart of Construction and the Built Environment. To display […]


Young people in Nottinghamshire have been given an insight into a ‘diamond’ career opportunity as part of a national drive to showcase the construction industry.

The Drilling & Sawing Association (DSA) flung open its training centre doors to offer an insight into how diamond drilling and concrete plays a major role in the construction process. It was part of Open Doors, a week-long event delivered by Build UK from 18 to 23 March, which enables people to visit construction sites, […]


Mental Health First Aid

Course AimAn in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that could affect the wellbeingPractical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issuesConfidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distressEnhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listeningKnowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support – […]


What Is ESG and Why Is It Important?

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 stands for environmental, social and governance. When used in ‌a place of work, ESG criteria means all the factors that a business should consider that […]


Operatives Wanted Throughout The UK

Diamond Drilling & Sawing operatives of all skill levels required for vacancys throughout the UK Please contact the DSA office for further information


Is a more climate-resilient future on your horizon?

Consumer pressure for more climate-neutral, sustainable options has been growing for several years – to the point where, as of March 2022, nearly 90% of Gen X consumers 1 said they would be willing to spend an extra 10% or more for sustainable products. Deloitte reported in 2021 that 28% of UK consumers had even […]


Telematics technology firm ABAX reports the UK has the highest usage of tracking units on plant and machinery across its European portfolio

UK construction businesses clocked up 13 million hours of tool and equipment monitoring with tracking technology and recorded a 278% increase in use of equipment and tool tracking. Machinery and equipment theft continues to plague the UK with a survey by the Chartered Institute of Building reporting that 92% of construction companies claiming they are directly affected […]


How to hold a disciplinary – free guide for members

For most businesses, the past year has brought up some unique people challenges. With having to adapt working styles and communicate their policies surrounding tricky areas such as testing and vaccinations (plus keep up to date with COVID-secure measures), we know that many businesses have struggled with the complex HR issues involved. If you are […]


CHAS Discount for Members

The DSA have now set up a partnership with CHAS, association members can gain discounts on all packages including the Common Assessment Standard. New clients will receive a 20% discount and renewals will receive 10% Discount codes can be provided by the DSA office.