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A radio-based automatic track warning system has been approved by Railtrack for endurance testing. Known as Track!02 it is designed to improve the safety of workers on live rail lines.

The Health & Safety Executive is consulting on proposed legislation that will require owners of commercial buildings to provide 'asbestos maps'. Mandatory recording of where asbestos is located should protect workers involved in maintenance and repair work. There are 3,000 asbestos related deaths in the UK every year.

Contractor HBG has started work on the design and construction of a new £22M office development for client Argent Estates in Reading.

The Environment Agency and water industry trade body Water UK want entries for this year's Water Efficiency Awards.

Deadline is 20 July. Details from Paula Wood, tel (01903) 832073, or Rhiannon James, tel (020) 7344 1888.

Kingston Bridge at Kingstonon-Thames was officially reopened this week after a three year, £7.4M widening, carried out by contractor Gleeson.

Consultant PB Power has been appointed by the National Electric Power Authority, Nigeria, to project manage and supervise the provision of 145km of transmission line between Kalabar and Alaoji.

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