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IPAF celebrates half a million PAL Cards

10 August 2014 Email this article

IPAF has announced that there are now over half a million valid PAL Cards worldwide, marking the success of IPAF’s voluntary, industry-led operator training program in keeping the use of powered access equipment safe.  “This is a tremendous success for IPAF members,” said IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman. “Our members created and launched the platform operato ... more

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Paul Standing appointed Managing Director of Facelift Access Hire

10 August 2014 Email this article

New Managing Director brings extensive operational experience to lead the next phase of growth Facelift has promoted its Operations Director Paul Standing to Managing Director, and he has made it his stated aim to make the business the UK’s no.1 supplier of powered access equipment. After starting his career at Facelift in 1999, Paul has worked his way up through the business, and in ... more

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Who you gonna call? Myth busters!

10 August 2014 Email this article

The HSE’s ‘myth busters’ panel of experts has just ruled on its 300th case. Set up to expose incorrect, overzealous and downright ridiculous interpretations of health and safety regulations, the panel encourages members of the public to tell them when they think ‘health and safety’ has been cited incorrectly. It draws on the knowledge of a range of panel members, fro ... more

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Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse

10 August 2014 Email this article

A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold. Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard the two men, who have asked not to be named, were working for Persimmon Homes Ltd on a development site in Bunkers Hill, Lincoln, when the incident happened in April 2012. They were about to start work on a scaffold platform six metres f ... more

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Salad grower fined after employee fall

10 August 2014 Email this article

An Essex salad grower has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered extensive injuries when she had to jump from a runaway mobile working platform at its nurseries in Nazeing. Zofia Jurek, 63, jumped from the moving platform at a height of about 1.4 metres as it accelerated down a ramp and towards a greenhouse door during the incident in July 2013. As she landed on the concre ... more

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Cambridgeshire company and director in court after scaffold falls into street

10 August 2014 Email this article

A Cambridgeshire company and its director have been prosecuted by the HSE after an unsecured scaffold collapsed into a street.It fell onto the pavement and road in High Street, Stretham, on 18 April 2013 three days after it was erected in front of a house by Buckden firm Crusaders Scaffolding Ltd and director Gary Driver. An investigation found the two-storey structure, which was around 11 metr ... more

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Facelift opens Ashford, Kent depot

26 June 2014 Email this article

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve just opened a new depot in Ashford, Kent. Based on the Lympne Distribution Park, in Hythe, just off junction 11 of the M20, the Ashford Depot will boast our full range of powered access equipment, both self-drive and operated units of up to 61 metres. The company has also opened a large indoor training facility at the depot in response to a gro ... more

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First PASMA CoreSkills+ talk to focus on safe towers

26 June 2014 Email this article

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) hosted mobile access tower industry body PASMA’s first ever CoreSkills+ workshop  in order to launch the next phase of its safe towers campaign. PASMA’s ongoing campaign, which launched in May, has so far seen the association give out hundreds of Tower Safety Packs, as well as providing specialist information to businesses. ... more

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IPAF turns 30

26 June 2014 Email this article

IPAF is currently celebrating its 30th year of helping keep our industry safer. Launched in 1984, its founding members had one main aim: to promote the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide. IPAF members reaffirmed the Federation’s original objectives and re-adopted them into the Federation’s rules at the recent annual general meeting in April. Among others, ... more

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Healthy workplace campaign focuses on stress.

26 June 2014 Email this article

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) today announced the first wave of EU official campaign partners for its 2014–15 Campaign, Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress (#EUmanagestress). The campaign partners come from a variety of sectors across Europe and encompass employers’ and workers’ federations, technology platforms, non-governmental organisations and multi ... more

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