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Company director fined after worker falls through skylight.

2 February 2016 Email this article

The company director of a sash restoration company has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell three metres through an unprotected skylight. Salisbury Magistrates’ Court heard how on the in July 2014, an employee of the Sash Restoration Company (Dorset) Limited fell through an unprotected skylight while replacing sash windows on a large manor house, breaking his wrist when land ... more

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Loading and unloading focus from IPAF at bauma

28 January 2016 Email this article

IPAF’s stand at bauma 2016, taking place in Munich, Germany, during April, will highlight the safe loading and unloading of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) as an essential part of site operations. Visitors to the stand, N1115, in the outdoor area, will benefit from demonstrations on how to load and unload MEWPs safely, good practice information and findings from IPAF’s acciden ... more

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Thurrock Council appoints developer for £800m Purfleet regeneration

28 January 2016 Email this article

Thurrock Council appoints developer for £800m Purfleet regeneration At its heart of the new town centre will be a film, television and media village. It will be the largest facility of its kind in Europe, covering 600,000 square feet, and the first purpose-built studio complex in the UK in 50 years. Employing around 2,000 people, the studios will host some of the largest production compani ... more

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Roadwork crews face seven-day week

28 January 2016 Email this article

First doctors, now construction workers. The government is proposing to make roadworks crews work seven days a week to reduce traffic disruption. The Department of Transport wants to fine councils and utility companies up to £5,000 a day if roadworks are left in place over a weekend on local A roads with no one actually working on them. Similar charges could also be levied on those who l ... more

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The biggest idiot on a ladder

21 January 2016 Email this article

The biggest idiot on a ladder Every year the Ladder Association runs a photo competition to find a photo of the biggest idiot on a ladder, and here is the 2015 winner. The Idiots on Ladders competition is used to help promote its annual Ladder Exchange campaign, where old ladders can be traded in for new ones at participating outlets. The aim is to get ladders that are damaged or have broken run ... more

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Step ladder safety

15 January 2016 Email this article

A man in the UK yesterday using every millimetre of working height that his step ladder offered, or rather did not offer. The man is working on a street light at an industrial park, and one assumes that the Ecolectrica van is his, although it may not be. The step ladder is half on the pavement and half in the bushes, he is standing on what the manufacturer designed as a hand hold/rest and not a ... more

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Wolff cranes get to work on world's tallest tower

14 January 2016 Email this article

Thirteen Wolff cranes are at work building the kilometre-high Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. Roots Group – working on behalf of SBG – is using the cranes in the construction of what will be the tallest building in the world. The Jeddah Tower, also known as the Kingdom Tower, will stand 1,001-metres high when complete. London’s Shard, by comparison, stands a mere 309.6 metre ... more

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This is what happens without the correct safety measures in place!

14 January 2016 Email this article

While driving, this driver must not have expected an accident that would transform his car into a convertible-like state. This footage captures the dramatic moment in the city of Ningbo in eastern China’s Zhejiang Province, as the car’s roof was ripped off as it collided with iron rails that were hanging out from a lorry. Thankfully the driver was uninjured in the accident. Total disr ... more

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Free - Facelift Safety Poster - Trapped!

10 January 2016 Email this article

The latest offering in Facelift’s retro poster range warns of the danger of entrapment – becoming crushed against an overhead object or wall. This is a risk particularly associated with the use of Mobile Elevated Platforms (MEWPs) but can easily be prevented with a thourough risk assesment and the right training - the PAL+ Course is for those that regularly work where there ... more

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Construction Health Summit - Safety has improved but not our health

10 January 2016 Email this article

UK construction industry leaders are throwing their weight behind attempts to reduce the everyday health risks faced daily by construction workers. Occupational disease still kills far more construction workers than site accidents - something the inaugural Construction Health Summit, which will be held in London on the 21st January 2016, hopes to tackle. While much has been done over the years ... more

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