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HSE publishes details of proposed RIDDOR changes

29 July 2013 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive HSE has published details of proposed changes that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.   Changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), the law that requires employers, and other people who are in control of work premises, to report and keep records of work-related deaths; ... more

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IPAF, PASMA and Ladder course can all count towards Driver CPC training

29 July 2013 Email this article

Facelift will be offering Driver CPC training from August 2013, leaving plenty of time for drivers to complete their first 35 hours of training by the 10th September 2014 deadline.  As a member of the INATIV consortium, it is approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) to deliver the training course under the consortium approval number AC00832. Each success ... more

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UKCG makes PAL+ advanced operator training compulsory

29 July 2013 Email this article

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has made PAL+ advanced operator training a mandatory requirement for net riggers and steel erectors working on UKCG sites. The change means that all net riggers and steel erectors, along with their associated trades (e.g. painters and welders) that are working in erection or netting activities, or operating mobile, static booms or scissor lifts, will be required to ... more

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Facelift assists with Fourth Plinth Cockerel Sculpture

29 July 2013 Email this article

No strangers to working in Trafalgar Square, this month Facelift were called in to assist with the installation of a big blue cockerel on the fourth plinth. German artist Katharina Fritzch is behind the oversized rooster, which is 4.7 metres tall and painted a deep matt blue. The sculpture was unveiled by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.   We used a Nifty Heightrider 17 4X4 lifting platform ... more

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Sales team hits the spot yet again

29 July 2013 Email this article

The Facelift sales team prides itself on working hard to provide our customers with exactly what they want, so we were delighted this month when we could provide a bespoke solution to Gatwick airport. They approached us as they were having problems transporting scissor lifts around the site. The solution? A trailer built just for the job! The trailer we provided will cater for most low clearan ... more

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Ascendant 17 3.5 tonne trucks available!

29 July 2013 Email this article

Ever responsive to the needs of our customers, when we were inundated with calls requesting prices on used Ascendant 17 3.5t truck mounted lifts, we knew what we had to do. Take delivery of new ones.   It’s not difficult to see why this model is popular. This little truck mounted lift has a GVW of below 3.5t and gives a working height of 17m. It also has an impressive outrea ... more

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CITB inject £30m into industry to incentivise training

29 July 2013 Email this article

In a move to get the industry training and back into growth, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is awarding employers with extra funding for training carried out under the 2012/2013 Grants scheme. CITB’s Training Committee has agreed to provide a training grant of £15m to reward employers, and will make an extra £15m available to incentivise employers to train withi ... more

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UK and Ireland in reciprocal certificate of competence arrangement

29 July 2013 Email this article

The CITB and Ireland’s Training and Employment Authority (FÁS) have agreed to recognise each other’s plant-related certificates of competence. Holders of a FÁS construction skills certification scheme (CSCS) experienced plant operator card can now apply for a UK construction plant competence scheme (CPCS) competent operator (blue) card, and vice versa. To meet each coun ... more

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Employee falls through roof at vending machine supplier

29 July 2013 Email this article

An employee at a vending machine supplier in Skelmersdale was lucky to escape with minor injuries after he fell through a fragile roof, a court has heard. The 40-year-old from Runcorn, who has asked not to be named, had been clearing out the gutters at Paragon International Ltd in September last year when he fell approximately six metres through a roof light. The company, which trades as Eurocup ... more

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Worker is left paralysed after roof fall in Swindon

29 July 2013 Email this article

A construction company and a roofing contractor have been fined after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down after a four metre fall through a hole in a roof at a Swindon building site. Giovanni Mastrodomenico, 56, from Swindon, fell through a waterproof membrane into the unguarded hole while working at the Marlborough Park development in the town in August 2011. The incident led to th ... more

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