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H&S signs emergency team deal


PORTSMOUTH demolition contractor Hughes & Salvidge has become one of the first construction firms to benefit from the Government's emergency initiative legislation.

The initiative was conceived to bring a co-ordinated response to major incidents, in the wake of terrorist threats.

Hughes has signed a partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue under which it will provide equipment and a rapid response team to make safe any building.

The contractor will provide fire brigade trained staff, ncluding a 'hot cutting unit' for removing steel beams and other structures, along with other machines for dismantling and clear-up work.