Would YOU let your company implant a microchip in your hand if it meant you could log into your computer, open doors, buy snacks and more with just the wave of your hand? A company (the first to action this in the states) is offering the procedure to employees – and some are taking them up on it! Last year, a report found that a third of Brits say they would be microchipped at work if their privacy was 100% guaranteed.
The Duke of Cambridge will today begin his last shift as an air ambulance pilot before moving on to life as a full-time member of the royal family, carrying out more public engagements and charity work. Prince William announced in January he would be ending his career with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). Next week his grandad, the Duke of Edinburgh, completes his last official engagement for the Royal Family.
And, we couldn’t submit a blog without mentioning Trump!…
Donald Trump has announced transgender people will not be accepted or allowed in the US military “in any capacity”. In a series of tweets, the US president said that he had consulted with military experts and cited “tremendous medical costs and disruption”. The Obama administration decided last year to allow transgender people to serve openly in the military.
In construction news this week…
Balfour and subcontractors hit with £1.27m in asbestos fines. Balfour Beatty and two of its subcontractors have been fined a total of £1.27m after workers were exposed to asbestos while refurbishing a school in Waltham Forest.
Green light for London ‘Jenga tower’. Plans to build a 53-storey landmark tower near to Blackfriars Bridge in London have gained planning.
Shopping centre giant confirms £679m construction plans. Retail giant intu has confirmed development plans worth £679m up to 2020.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
SSSTS (Supervisors) – 10th & 11th August
CCNSG Refresher – 11th August
Emergency First Aid – 14th August
If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.