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IPAF publishes safety tips for using MEWPs in tree care

1 February 2017 Email this article

IPAF has published safety tips for the use of MEWPs in tree cutting to ensure that operators work safely at height. Statistics from IPAF's accident reporting project show that approximately one in five of all MEWP-related fatalities involve tree care workers. Yet MEWPs are one of the safest means for temporary work at height, provided that a risk assessment is done, managers and operators are pro ... more

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£1000 Reward for recovery of machine

30 January 2017 Email this article

STOLEN: Nifty 120t, trailer mounted cherry picker stolen on Wednesday 11th Jan in the Liverpool area. Serial number: 04/33514 We are offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of this machine.  Please contact us on: 0800 521 595 ... more

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Access Photo of the Year Competition

30 January 2017 Email this article

UK rental company Facelift will again sponsor the Access Photo of the Year competition, with a €1000 prize for the winning picture. Tell your colleagues, employees and friends about the competition and ensure that the judging panel has a great selection of photos to choose from. The award is open to everyone working in the access industry. Entries should not include pictures commissio ... more

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The best cherry picker in the world...

30 January 2017 Email this article

Carlsberg doesn’t make cherrypickers, but if they did…the consensus seems to be that they’d come up with the Bronto S50XDT-J. A video of the machine helping the Facelift team access every part of the Grade II listed St. Hugh's Charterhouse Monastery in Parkminster in order to complete essential maintenance work has proved extremely popular on Facelift’s Facebook page this ... more

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Changes for CPCS in 2017

28 January 2017 Email this article

The construction industry training board (CITB) and the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Management Committee have announced plans for reviewing and updating the scheme in 2017. As part of the scheme’s continual improvement in order to best meet the needs of industry, the key developments for 2017 will include: Scheme Category Development – reviewing the Tele ... more

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Access Photo of the Year Competition

28 January 2017 Email this article

UK rental company Facelift will again sponsor the Access Photo of the Year competition, with a €1000 prize for the winning picture. Tell your colleagues, employees and friends about the competition and ensure that the judging panel has a great selection of photos to choose from. The award is open to everyone working in the access industry. Entries should not include pictures commissio ... more

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Skills cards for fringe trades to be phased out

28 January 2017 Email this article

CRO cards issued since October 2015 will expire by the end of September and no further CRO cards will be issued as of 31 March 2017 as they are phased out by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) in the drive to move towards full qualification. There are currently around 230,000 CRO cards in circulation, covering a number of ancillary construction roles. However, you do not nee ... more

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Inspection and maintenance 'key to avoiding fatalities', says IPAF

28 January 2017 Email this article

  Fatalities when working with Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) can be prevented with rigorous inspection and maintenance regimes, according to IPAF. This comes after a rental company manager was jailed for two years over safety failings that led to the death of one construction worker and seriously injured another. Donald Craig, 57, of Hamilton-based Craig Services & Access Lim ... more

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Focus on: IPAF Courses

28 January 2017 Email this article

Facelift is an IPAF Senior Instructor Training Centre and provide IPAF Operator training courses for all types of powered access platforms including Scissor Lift training, Cherry Picker training, Static and Mobile booms, Static and Vertical platforms, and Specialist Internal and Narrow Access Platforms. IPAF courses available from Facelift include: IPAF PAL+ advanced operator training cours ... more

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Three construction companies fined after worker fall

28 January 2017 Email this article

Three companies from Essex have been fined after a worker fell over seven meters through a fragile roof he was replacing. Chelmsford Crown Court heard how Rafal Myslim was standing on the fragile roof at Dengie Crops Ltd in Asheldem, when the asbestos sheeting gave way and he fell 7.5m onto a concrete floor, hitting a number of pipes within the building on the way down. There was no safety n ... more

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