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Archives for April 2016
The pit tower at the former Harworth colliery was knocked finally down today in the early morning after yesterdays failed attempts on knocking down the building.
Built in 1989, just seven years before the pit was mothballed, the tower is seen by drivers using the nearby A1.
June Evans, chairwoman of Harworth and Bircotes Town Council, said it marked the “end of an era”. It’s become an icon for everyone, a beacon when travelling back to Harworth, but we do need to move on,” Mrs Evans said.Opened in 1921, Harworth supplied coal to the Trent Valley power stations, hitting a production peak in the 1980s.
About 1,600 homes could be built, with a new primary school, sports facilities, open spaces and bus station on the 150 acre (607,028 sq meters) site.
The CSCS Profiled Route was introduced in 2011 as a route to the Black or Gold Card for construction site managers or supervisors who have on-site experience but no nationally recognised qualification in construction. The primary objective of CSCS is to provide evidence that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
With the announcement made by the construction leadership council, Profiled Route no longer supports industry’s desire for a fully qualified workforce.
Applicants will still be able to apply for a Construction Site Manager or Construction Site Supervisor CSCS card, but will be required to complete an NVQ/SVQ levels 4, 5, 6 or 7*.
Please note that existing cards issued under Profiled Route will remain valid and can be renewed as normal provided applicants renew their cards in line with CSCS scheme requirements.