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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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Facelift is hiring!

2 December 2012 Email this article

Have you got a head for heights and tons of ambition? We’re always on the lookout for top talent here at Facelift and we’re currently recruiting for positions at several of our depots. Access Hire Jobs. There are positions across the country, but we’re particularly interested to hire drivers and operators, working both contracted and flexible hours, for our Purfleet site in Ea ... more

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€1000 Prize - Access Photograph of the Year Competition

2 December 2012 Email this article

Facelift sponsors IAPA's Access Photo Competition We’re no strangers to getting our camera phones out to take a few snaps of some of the amazing sights we see from on high, so we’re delighted to sponsor this year’s Access Photograph of the Year prize. Run by the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA), the competition celebrates the access industry. Judges are looking fo ... more

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Falls from height up 140 per cent, says Building Safety Group.

2 December 2012 Email this article

The number of construction workers who fell from a height has increased by a startling 140% in the last three months, says the Building Safety Group. This is despite the fact that the number of accidents overall dropped by 21 per cent from 226 in the May-July quarter down to 177 in the three months from August until November. Falls from height now makes up 23% of all accidents, up from just 4% ... more

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Facelift’s festive magic: All in a day’s work

2 December 2012 Email this article

If you’re looking for something to get you into the festive spirit, check out this video of us putting up Christmas lights at a central London store. We shot one frame every 20 seconds for the time-lapse video, which shows us decorate the four storey building with cascading lights, snowflakes and a waving Santa Claus. We used a 22 metre Ascendant for the job, and were at work from 8am ... more

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