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Facelift Flashback: free WAH Ground Conditions safety poster

30 September 2019 Email this article

Six years ago we released a series of free to download safety posters. The sixth highlighted the need to take in to account ground conditions when operating MEWPs. Ground conditions can be affected by not only weather, with rain and temperature, - but also hidden structure, including under ground voids, drainage and sewers, basements, man hole covers. The weight of the vehicle must also be consi ... more

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MEWPs Operators Safety Guide

29 September 2019 Email this article

Download or order your pocket sized safety guide to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms. Facelift have been a long time champion of safety while working at height and this project was spurred on by the need for a high quality guide that was easily accessible and more attractive to users. The guides will be given away to all trainees on IPAF training courses and to all Self Drive Cherry Picker hire us ... more

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ARG part of the AFI group of companies based in the middle east has invested in $5m USD of new Skyjack equipment

29 September 2019 Email this article

Leading powered access specialists in the Middle East, ARG have announced a major fleet investment with Skyjack.  In total 55 machines have been ordered, comprising 35 Articulating Boom Lifts and 20 Telescopic Boom Lifts. The investment represents an ongoing commitment to provide a growing customer base across the Middle East with premium powered access equipment by working closely ... more

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Man hit on the head by falling hammer

29 September 2019 Email this article

A man has been taken to hospital after a hammer fell from scaffolding in Edinburgh and hit him on the head. The 52-year-old was walking in South St Andrew Street at 12:45 when the tool fell from a height and landed on him. The pedestrian is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where the extent of his injuries are unknown. The Health and Safety Executive has made aware and inquiries are on ... more

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Canairy app - Will it help?

29 September 2019 Email this article

Time to Breathe is offering Canairy, the world’s first free mobile app to help employers and workers minimise the risks of polluted air to outdoor workers. Built in partnership between British Safety Council and King’s College London. Canairy, the highly innovative British Safety Council mobile app, has been created in partnership with King’s College London an ... more

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IPAF+ Now minimum standard...

29 September 2019 Email this article

All rental/hire members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) in the UK have “levelled up” to the IPAF Rental+ minimum standard, which assures people seeking to hire mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that an IPAF member company will conform to the highest industry standards of safety and professionalism. As part of the upgrade to minimum membership standards, IPA ... more

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Chemical company fined after worker falls from ladder

29 September 2019 Email this article

Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has today been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that on 6 June 2018, at the company’s site in Northside, Workington, an employee was using a ladder to inspect a steam leak at height when the ladder failed and the employee fell to the ground. An investigation ... more

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Skylight fall results in prosecution

29 September 2019 Email this article

 A roofing and building company, and its director, have been sentenced after an employee fell through a skylight. North East Derbyshire & Dales Magistrates’ Court heard that on 26 March 2018, an employee was carrying out replacement work on the fragile roof of a stable block when he fell through a skylight at Owler Lee Farm, Dronfield. He had stepped from newly fitted metal sheets ... more

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£20m awarded to 26 projects supporting on site training hubs

29 September 2019 Email this article

Funding in excess of £20 million has been awarded to 26 projects in England to support the development of construction on-site training hubs. The Construction Skills Fund (CSF) aims to increase the number of people trained in construction, tackle the skills shortage and help build the homes and infrastructure England needs.  The Department for Education funds 24 of the learning hubs; ... more

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£500 apprentice support grant

29 September 2019 Email this article

 As trailed in the CITB Business Plan in May 2019, from 1 August 2019 a £500 apprentice support grant is being piloted by CITB for small businesses taking on apprenticeships to help with initial costs. The support grant will be made available to all employers who pay no levy, or the reduced rate of levy, for every apprentice that starts college or begins an apprenticeship with ano ... more

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