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F100 Winner for December Bruce Johnson

4 January 2013 Email this article

Congratulations to Bruce Johnson at the Facelift Newcastle Depot for sending in this shot of their 46m Bronto, working with Sunderland Council and giving Fulwell Mill some much needed maintenance work. Bruce comments ‘The job was quite difficult to sort out from the start, at the initial survey apart from identifying the correct machine for the job we had to supply very detailed RAMS and id ... more

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Wishing all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

21 December 2012 Email this article

Wishing everyone a pleasant and peaceful Christmas, an enjoyable New Year, and a 2013 that is full of opportunities - and most of all, health and happiness to you and your loved ones. We say a big thanks to all our customers and staff for your support and hard work.    We had the priveledge of putting up the lights on the tree in Trafalgar Square this year, and were able to make this s ... more

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Thanks for the feedback OST Energy.

4 December 2012 Email this article

"We recently approached Facelift at very late notice with a complex list of roof access requirements and a need for up to three operated platforms per day all across the country. From opening a credit account through to making last minute changes to bookings, our Facelift account manager went out of his way to contact local Facelift depots and make all of the bookings on our behalf making t ... more

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The ZT Overtrouser Safety Harness

2 December 2012 Email this article

ZT Safety Systems are pleased to announce their latest addition to the ZT Harness range - The ZT Overtrouser Safety Harness The Overtrouser is extremely lightweight, waterproof and can be worn on their own or over your normal clothes to provide weather and soiling protection. They benefit from side pocket access, adjustable studs at hem and an elasticated waist so can be utilized by more than one ... more

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Christmas Ladder Sale!!

2 December 2012 Email this article

Need help with putting up the Christmas Lights check out our fantastically priced step ladders. We don’t think you can find them cheaper – if you can let us know and we will beat them! Need industrial ladders for the New Year? We source top quality ladders from the best manufacturers such as Titans, Youngmans and Zarges and great prices. Delivery charges and low and can be next day su ... more

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Revamp for health and safety advice from HSE

2 December 2012 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive has launched a radical revamp of the way small businesses access official advice about health and safety online. The new Health and Safety Toolbox brings everything a small, low-risk business could need to know about managing Health and Safety to one place. The package of guidance – which was developed in conjunction with business owners- will help employers ... more

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Lives risked on scaffolding

2 December 2012 Email this article

A Lancashire builder has appeared in court after he ignored a formal warning to stop working at the top of a dangerous scaffolding tower. Jack Sanderson and another builder were spotted carrying out work to the roof of a two-storey building on Burnley Road in Bacup by a passing inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on 26 January last year. The inspector could see there were no han ... more

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Firm prosecuted after man falls from height...at ground level.

2 December 2012 Email this article

Working at height can also include working at ground level if there is a risk of falling into a hole or cavity, as those that have been trained will be aware. Tardis Environment UK Ltd was prosecuted by the HSE after a worker fell and slid seven metres into sewage well in Halesowen. A 34-year-old was clearing a blockage for the company at a partially completed housing development when the incide ... more

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Ignored warnings lead to fatality in Swansea

2 December 2012 Email this article

This story makes the case for IPAF training crystal clear. Carillion Construction Ltd, along with Febrey Ltd, were jointly prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently following a fatal incident in 2008 in which a man died. Self-employed father of two, Russell Samuel from Porth was contracted by Febrey Ltd to work as a scaffolder at the Meridian Quay apartment complex in Swansea ... more

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Why Fork Lift Trucks shouldn’t be used to transport people...

2 December 2012 Email this article

It would be nice to not always have a host of stories about businesses being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for poor working at height practices, but sadly that day doesn’t look like it’s coming any time soon. For example in Leicester, a door-fitting firm was fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a wooden crate fixed to a fork lift truck.The 39 year-old ... more

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