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F100 Winner - April - Greg Bromley

30 April 2013 Email this article

Congratulations to Greg Bromley who is our F100 winner for April. Greg has entered many shots over the course of the competition, so we thank him for his perseverance, this shot was taken on 'full stick' from the cage of a 34m Bronto, on site at South Downs Park, a former Hospital in Haywards Heath. Greg was the operator for the day during routine maintenance work, including window cleaning ... more

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Runaway lorry leads to worker’s death

29 April 2013 Email this article

Two companies were ordered to pay a total of £794,658 in fines and costs after father-of-three Gary Walters, 51,was run over and killed by his own lorry. Mr Walters was working for Gloucester-based contract haulier Larkins Logistics Ltd when the fatal incident occurred on 11 October 2010. He was collecting a trailer loaded with structural concrete products from Bison Manufacturing Ltd in S ... more

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Illuminations company fined after employee fall

29 April 2013 Email this article

A Chesham illuminations company has been fined by the HSE after their failings led to an employee breaking his arm and losing several teeth when he fell from a ladder. Ryszard Zolyniak, aged 44 at the time, was fixing bunting outside a supermarket to celebrate the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when the incident occurred at Chesham High Street on 11 April 2011. He and a colleague ... more

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HSE strikes back at jobsworths!

29 April 2013 Email this article

A panel set up by the HSE to help the public fight back against bogus health and safety excuses has clocked up a huge 150 cases in its first year. HSE Executive Chair Judith Hackitt, who  heads a team of experts that rules on cases when ‘health and safety’ is suspected of being cited for spurious  reasons, has called for those making daft decisions to own up to their real mo ... more

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West Cornwall builder fined for neglecting welfare of workers

29 April 2013 Email this article

A builder in West Cornwall has been prosecuted for neglecting the welfare of his workers by failing to provide adequate washing facilities or rest areas at a site in Carbis Bay. Bodmin Magistrates’ Court heard last month that when an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) visited the site he found there was no hot or cold running water, or even a basin to wash in. There was a ... more

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IPAF takes Bauma to task over exhibition’s ‘circus rides’

29 April 2013 Email this article

One aspect of this year’s Bauma exhibition which didn’t go down too well in all quarters were the 50 metre high rides from a tower crane on offer, which provoked IPAF to raise their concerns with organisers. The rides  were organised by AirEmotion on the stand of specialist truck manufacturer Paul-Nutzfahrzeuge, using a Liebh ... more

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Facelift photography makes it into Trafalgar Square Cafe

29 April 2013 Email this article

Facelift regularly assists in inspection and maintenance on Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square and last time we did photographer Mark Mercer also went along to take birds’ eye view shots of the capital from the Bronto 61 we used. When the Government Office for London (GLA) saw Mark’s unique images they were so impressed they had the idea to make a giant 2x3m print for the entra ... more

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First IPAF iPad winner announced

29 April 2013 Email this article

Anyone who has completed a training course with Facelift recently is eligible to win an iPad and last month we announced our first lucky winner – Simon Davis of Datavilla, who is picture here collecting his prize from IPAF instructor Ian Reynolds at our Hickstead Training Centre.   Delighted to be chosen as the winner, Simon commented: “I’m really pleased, this is fantast ... more

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CITB launches ‘Construction4Growth’ campaign

29 April 2013 Email this article

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has called on all those within the construction industry to have their say on the Government’s construction strategy by visiting www.construction4growth.co.uk and pledging their support. Mark Farrar, chief executive of the CITB, said: “It was a decent Budget for construction and skills, but government and industry must continue to work ... more

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Good news for construction sector as Growth and Infrastructure Act passed.

29 April 2013 Email this article

Legislation designed to relax planning laws and kick-start infrastructure construction received Royal Assent last month. The Growth & Infrastructure Act introduces measures that are intended to reduce red tape, making it easier for housing development and new infrastructure projects to get going, and provide a much needed shot in the arm for the construction sector. For example, previously ... more

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