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Banger racing with IPAF UK

27 September 2013 Email this article

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) held its first UK banger racing event this month, where teams drawn from the great and the good of IPAF member businesses put their wits to test on the track as they competed for the top prize. Taking place at a racing track on the outskirts of Northampton, the event was a chance for businesses to engage with each other in a fun – and high ... more

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Don't over-reach on ladders, says new Facelift poster

3 September 2013 Email this article

The latest poster in the Facelift safety series shows our health and safety character working safely for once. With falls from ladders still accounting for a great number of falls from height, the latest poster shows why it is so important to pay attention to ladder safety requirements and not overreach – users should always ensure their navel stays within the stiles and keep both feet on t ... more

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Big savings for Facelift customers in the Ladder Exchange

2 September 2013 Email this article

Safety is at the heart of all we do here at Facelift, so we're delighted to be taking part in the Ladder Association's Ladder Exchange 2013, which aims to promote safe working at height by providing an incentive for trading in old, unsafe ladders. From 1st September - 30th December 2013, we're offering our customers a discount off the purchase price of a brand new, safe, ladder when you bring i ... more

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F100 winner - Congratulation to Kenny Ingram

2 September 2013 Email this article

This month's F100 photo competition winner has taken a keen interest in  aerial platforms for several years after working as an advanced rigger in the film industry for many years. Kenny's current role as a motorcycle courier allows him to keep an eye out for interesting sights so he was delighted to spot this super-sized piece of Facelift kit at work on Pall Mall near St James' Palace in cen ... more

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Accident log shows rise in mobile platform deaths

2 September 2013 Email this article

There were 28 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the first half of 2013, according to figures from the IPAF accident database. The number was 65% up on the same period last year, though this is likely to be because  more data was captured. While the main causes of fatalities were fairly evenly spread in the first half of 2012, the first half of 2013 s ... more

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Wedding venue celebrates finding access solution

2 September 2013 Email this article

When the Laughton Showground - a popular wedding venue - found using ladders to reach the highest spots of their venue when decorating areas for weddings or carrying out barn conversions tricky and time consuming, they came to us for an access solution.   After discussing their requirements, we realised the venue needed a compact piece of kit with a large platform area that can be driven at ... more

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More 'Elf and Safety excuses exposes by HSE

2 September 2013 Email this article

As part of its 'mythbusting' campaign, the Health and Safety Executive has released yet another batch of barmy 'elf and safety myths, in its drive to bring common sense back into decision making and to combat misuses of health and safety legislation. HSE's Myth Busters Challenge Panel was set up in 2012 to provide quick advice to people subject to ridiculous or disproportionate health and safety ... more

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New guidance to help with health and safety

31 August 2013 Email this article

The HSE has launched new guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety. The completely refreshed and enhanced 'Managing for Health and Safety' guidance (also known as HSG65) is now available online at http://www.hse.gov.uk/managing/. The guidance aims to help business leaders, owners, directors, trustees and line-managers a ... more

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CITB announces plans that will make it 'fit for the future'

31 August 2013 Email this article

Ahead of its 50th anniversary, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced changes to its board that it hopes will make it 'fit for the future'. Chairman James Wates said: "The CITB board wishes to ensure that over the next decade the CITB remains relevant to the sector and of increased value in a changing world with an evolving economy,". Mr Wates continue ... more

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Construction firm fined after worker is seriously hurt in fall

31 August 2013 Email this article

A Newcastle-based construction firm has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker suffered serious arm injuries in a fall while working on a County Durham residential home. David Hammel, aged 55, has been left unable to resume his work as a joiner after sustaining the injuries after falling two and a half metres from a wall in July 2012. Consett Magistrates' Court heard that Mr H ... more

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