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New data demonstrates effects of air pollution on workers

1 November 2019 Email this article

British Safety Council welcomes King’s College London’s research demonstrating a direct link between air pollution and health emergencies. More work is now needed on the effects of exposure on outdoor workers. New research from King’s College London proves that hundreds of children and adults are needlessly suffering when air pollution levels are higher in nine maj ... more

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The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2020 are now open for registration

1 November 2019 Email this article

The RoSPA Leisure Safety Awards 2020 are now open for registrations, following a successful inaugural year. Sponsored by NEBOSH, the RoSPA Awards are open to organisations and individual projects of all shapes and sizes and from all sectors, and culminate in the famous gala dinner evenings in London, Birmingham and Glasgow. As well as offering non-competitive achievement awards – in which G ... more

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We're now with 'Albert' certification...!

1 November 2019 Email this article

As part of the AFI group of companies - Facelift have now become a recommended supplier to the UK Production & Broadcasting Industry by the prestigious BAFTA Albert Consortium. We were able to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact that our specialist powered access equipment has on film and media production processes. As an Albert sustainable supplier, we're ... more

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New IPAF CEO announced...

1 November 2019 Email this article

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is pleased to announce Peter Douglas as its new CEO and Managing Director, following a thorough recruitment process that attracted almost 50 applicants from around the world. The new CEO & MD will take up post on 1 December 2019 and will be based in the UK. Norty Turner, IPAF’s President, who served on the recruitment and selection pane ... more

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CITB's 10k funding "a catalyst for us to make the change we wanted"

1 November 2019 Email this article

Site Managers at Jehu Group were a little hesitant about new training. But when they began learning new skills their feedback, application and the course’s unexpected outcomes were like ‘gold dust’ to the company’s managers. The Bridgend-based firm received £10,000 from CITB’s Skills and Training Fund in February 2018. Jehu’s aim was to train 27 Site Man ... more

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CITB and Home Office counter-fraud operations detain suspected illegal construction workers

1 November 2019 Email this article

Seven construction workers were detained on suspicion of working in Britain illegally during unannounced counter-fraud visits by CITB, police and the Home Office.  Three other men involved in the delivery of CITB tests were also arrested for Fraud Act offences.  CITB audits of health, safety and environment (HS&E) test centres in Cheshire, Essex and London in recent weeks found sta ... more

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Digital transformation for construction - What it means...

1 November 2019 Email this article

 Britain’s construction bosses and their suppliers are the target of a new programme that will bring their businesses up to speed on applying digital technology, so improving productivity and profitability. The new CITB-funded scheme, ‘Giving leaders the skills to drive digital transformation’, aims to train up to 2,000 construction industry leaders – at least half of ... more

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Company fined following carpenters fall

1 November 2019 Email this article

A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard on 2 May 2017, the employee was working for and under the control of MP Building Limited. He climbed up to remove a nail from a brace holding trusses, one of which started to fall causing the employee to fall w ... more

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Company fined for repeated fails on construction site

1 November 2019 Email this article

 A roofing company has been fined after repeatedly failing to manage health and safety on construction sites. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how between 7 March 2017 and 8 October 2018, Superfast Roofing Ltd received two prohibition notices. Serious breaches of legislation were found on sites during roofing work they carried out in London and Essex. This included the Old Dagenham ... more

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HSE - Latest injury and ill health stats released

31 October 2019 Email this article

New HSE statistics show that the number of injuries and incidents of ill-health in workplaces across Great Britain are still too high. The annual report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) includes statistics for work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, enforcement action taken, and the associated costs to Great Britain. Figures show that around 581,000 workers sustai ... more

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