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Orkney Construction Group

The Orkney Association of Scottish Building represents many of the county’s construction firms.  There are more than 16 members in Orkney who operate throughout the islands. Many are experts in specialist trade skills.  The federation’s benefits include advice on day-to-day operations and best practice, support services and representation.  All members are committed to health and safety, skills and integrity and the delivery of the highest standards, professionalism and performance.

Orkney Construction Training Group aims to meet the training needs of its members in the building industry in Orkney.  Training course topics include health and safety, apprenticeships and managements skills. This benefits Orkney firms as they are equipped with the skills they need to take on all kinds of projects, meaning the skills don't have to be brought in from outwith Orkney.  Training courses are held in Orkney after training needs are identified by the firms and employees.

Orkney College runs skills training courses for apprentices of the building trade, such as carpentry, joinery and bricklaying.  These lead to national qualifications.  There are also courses in traditional building skills as many old Orkney buildings are ideal for renovation. 

Orkney Construction Group photos from flickr
Well Balanced Stones - Common In Orkney
Orkney, west coast of mainland, at Yesnaby
Besetzt / Occupied
War prayers
St. Magnus Royal Oak Memorial and ships Bell
Blockship - SS Reginald
Ravenscraig Castle
Log cabin from Orkney St.
St Magnus-the-Martyr, Lower Thames Street, City of London
michael conlon - Orkney contractor fined for roof fall
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Google News
Orkney contractor fined for roof fall
Daniel Harcus Construction, of Old School, Rapness, Orkney, was fined 5,000 after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005. Following the case, HSE principal inspector Niall Miller said: ?Daniel Harcus ...
The Construction Index
Six metre fall lands Orkney firm in court
An Orkney-based construction firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell six metres through a roof sheet. William [known as Wilbert] Paterson, then 58, and from the island was one of three workers employed ...
Health and Safety Executive (press release)
Haudagain roundabout: Dual carriageway plan to ease congestion
Any work on the Haudagain roundabout would not get under way until 2018 when construction of the Aberdeen bypass is complete. Mr Brown said: "The bottleneck at Haudagain has caused congestion for motorists using the A90 for many years. "This option ...
BBC News
'Once I fit that new battery it's Warp Factor 9 for me'
And no mere coincidence that on this very day April 16, 1117 (almost 1000 years ago) the earl of Orkney was lured to a peace conference on the island of Egilsay (by his scheming cousin Hakon). Plans to call a truce and find a peaceful resolution to ...
John O'Groat Journal