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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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Warburtons fined £2million after worker fall

28 January 2017 Email this article

  National bread makers Warburtons has been fined £2million after a worker was hospitalised following a fall. On 11 November 2013 Andrew Sears was cleaning one of the mixing machines at their Wednesbury bakery, a routine job he carried out every few weeks, when he lost his footing and fell nearly two meters. The father-of-one, who had worked at the factory since 2007, was hospitalise ... more

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Rochdale roofing contractor fined over fall from height risk

28 January 2017 Email this article

A roofing contractor has been fined after putting the lives of two employees at risk whilst working at height without protection against falls. The employees of MW Roofing (NW) Ltd where removing a chimney on a two storey house, at the site on Bertha Road, Rochdale, when they were seen accessing the roof via a cat ladder, while waste material was being removed by buckets carried down the ladde ... more

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Safety by Leadership' - 2017 IPAF summit

28 January 2017 Email this article

Access and safety experts from the US, China and the UK will be among the speakers at the 2017 International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Summit, which is being held on 4 April in London. The theme of this year’s IPAF Summit is “Safety by Leadership”, and confirmed speakers for the IPAF Summit to date include: John Garrison Jr, President & CEO of Terex Corporation ... more

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