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Statistics tell a grim story - British Safety Council

26 August 2012 Email this article

The British Safety Council has expressed concern over the worker fatality statistics for 2011/12, as published by the Health and Safety Executive. This concern is due to the fact that the reduction in workplace deaths has stalled over the last couple of years. Also, the number of deaths caused by fatal injury in the last two years has increased from the low figure of 147 dea ... more

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London Removals - Job well done

26 August 2012 Email this article

A big thankyou to the guys at In Box for recent removals job in London, very efficient, tidy work, no damage and helpful all the way. ... more

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Scissor lift driven into recess - results in workers death

26 August 2012 Email this article

A worker has been killed after driving a specialist machine into an unprotected pit in a factory floor and two companies have been fined as a result.   On 12 April 2008, the contractor Martin McMenemy, aged 52 and from Grimsby, had been working for O. Turner Insulation Ltd, on the construction if a food processing plant in Ratby Lane, Leicester.   He died of hea ... more

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RoSPA disappointed with HSE injury and deaths results

26 August 2012 Email this article

The findings of a report published by the Health and safety Executive on fatal injuries in the workplace, have left RoSPA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) disappointed that the number of workplace deaths has not reduced more. However, the safety charity advises against looking at reportable fatal accident figures alone, as these make up only a small part of ... more

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Worker falls through school roof

26 August 2012 Email this article

 A company which makes modular timber buildings has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries falling from a canopy at a Shropshire school. RG Stones (Buildings) Ltd had been contracted to replace the canopy between two temporary buildings at Lakelands School on Oswestry Road in Ellesmere when the incident happened on 8 August 2011. William Phillips, 52, of ... more

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HSE - Fee for Intervention from October 1st

26 August 2012 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) proposes to introduce a Fee For Intervention cost recovery scheme. This scheme is due to come into place by the1st October 2012 – following Parliamentary approval of the proposed Health and Safety Fees Regulations 2012. The Regulations will make HSE responsible for recovering its costs for carrying out the regulatory functions, fro ... more

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Ladder fall earns politician the nickname 'Mr Bump'!

26 August 2012 Email this article

 Recent events have indicated that politicians are not too well trained to work at height and could perhaps do with some Ladder Training from the Ladder Association.   This follows Boris Johnson – who didn’t manage to make it all the way to the ground during an Olympic zip line stuant and was left dangling in the air shouting ‘ get me a rope, get m ... more

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F100 Winner for August

25 August 2012 Email this article

 Congratulations to Nigel Hunton our f100 winner for August. Nigel's shot captures one of our Nifty Xtrax 17s at work in Trafalgar Square. The Nifty rough terrain boom is at work cleaning down the latest sculpture on the 4th plinth, a 4.1m high bronze sculpture of a boy on a rocking horse. Funded by the Mayor of London and Arts Council England, the sculpture will remain in place for a year. ... more

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UKCG asks its steel erectors and net riggers to gain the IPAF PAL + qualification

25 August 2012 Email this article

  The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) is now encouraging steel erectors and net riggers working on UKCG sites to gain an IPAF PAL + qualification. This was agreed at a recent meeting of its Health and Safety Sub Group and will be put into place by the 1st January 2013. The association has also agreed to include other trades for specific projects, on a risk-assessed basis. ... more

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August Offer - Trip to New York for two on all Hire and Training bookings

31 July 2012 Email this article

 We're offering the chance to win a trip to New York for two with all Hire and Training bookings taken in August. Visit one of the greatest cities in the world, see some of New York's amazing sites, climb the Statue of Liberty, and visit the Empire State Building the must see New York Landmark. All you have to do is make a booking for hire or training with us during the month of August for ... more

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