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Demolition Daily #33
Last night, I listened to a Content with Media podcast that talked about how the construction industry charity - The Lighthouse Club - is attempting to help workers and their families impacted by the Coronavirus whilst trying to plug a financial hole in the charity's coffers also caused by the pandemic.
Today's episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream is my reaction to that podcast.
You can hear that podcast right here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8hobrt
Demolition Daily #4
In today's episode, we look at the industry's response - or lack thereof - to the COVID-19 threat and the ongoing failure to close all non-essential sites.
We also welcome guests Mike Kehoe of &D Consultancy and David Cant of Veritas Consulting to discuss the health and safety implications of the Coronavirus and how this outbreak might change attitudes in the future.
Demolition Daily #3
We have a bumper edition of the Demolition Daily LiveStream for you today with no less than three (count them, THREE) guests.
This episode features Danny Kearney of Prosafe Consultants who talks about the likely mental health impact of the current COVID19 lockdown upon demolition and construction workers.
We speak to self-employed and self-funded excavator operator Nigel Williams who yesterday parked up “Kelly the Kobelco” and who currently has no idea when he might return to work. And, if you fast forward to the 26.45 mark, you can hear Maylarch chairman Nick Williamson sharing his thoughts on how the asbestos industry might be of assistance during this unprecedented crisis.
Demolition Daily #2
Although this episode suffered an attack of the gremlins halfway through, the content of our latest daily LiveStream is still worth a listen.
Our guest - operator Nigel Williams - was cut-off in the midst of all this so we will be revisiting him soon.
Demolition Daily #1
In direct response to the COVIFD-19 outbreak, DemolitionNews has committed to producing a daily LiveStream to help keep the industry informed during this unprecedented criss.
The first issue is reproduced in audio-only format here (you can watch the video edition here).
We will be broadcasting live on our Facebook page each day at 3pm (UK time). You can watch, comment and even appear on the show.
COVID-19 PPE Campaign
The National Federation of Demolition Contractors was born out of the Second World War; the industry coming together for the greater good to make safe buildings damaged in the Blitz on London.
And now, as the country finds itself facing the COVID-19 threat, that same spirit is driving a campaign to source vital PPE for front-line NHS staff.
That campaign is led by Paul Ford of DE Group, and by Cantillon managing director Paul Cluskey.
We caught up with Paul just a few moments ago to find out more about the campaign.
Please take a few minutes to give this a listen and – just as importantly – please share it with those in the demolition or the wider construction industry.
This is a vital campaign that could save lives.