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Firm fined after worker falls through roof in London

3 March 2013 Email this article

A London interior fit-out company has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered career-ending injuries after falling six metres to the floor through a fragile roof light at a construction site.   The 46-year-old worker – who was working for Sherlock Interiors Contracting Ltd - broke three vertebrae, his right shoulder blade and several ribs in the fall in Kensington and i ... more

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HSE Report identifies serious knowledge gaps about the risks of entrapment

3 March 2013 Email this article

IPAF has welcomed a report on entrapment from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and stated that it hopes the content of the research will prove useful in improving safety practices in order to reduce the risk of entrapment - where a worker becomes crushed against an overhead object. RR960 Mobile elevated work platforms - Phase 3 is a comprehensive analysis of the risks surrounding entrapm ... more

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Congratulations to Scott Drury - F100 Winner

3 March 2013 Email this article

Congratulations to Scott Drury who wins £100 for his shot of the Moog120 Underbridge unit working in Manchester. The work being done was putting oak buffers on the riverside wall, part of a redevelopment programme, as the land before was a run down carpark/wasteland and is now being transformed into an amperthearte with fountains, part of the area regeneration. Scott was on that job for aro ... more

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Not for the faint of heart

3 March 2013 Email this article

For some time, Vertikal magazine has been compiling a collection of ‘Death Wishes’ – examples of appalling safety practices while working at height. While these examples are always nail-bitingly excruciating for anyone with a passing regard for health and safety, this video, shot in Delhi really caught our eye.  You’ll note that neither worker is wearing any PPE, and ... more

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Countdown to IAPA Awards...

3 March 2013 Email this article

The great and the good of the powered access world will be hitting Miami later on this month, when the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) take place on the 26th March, the same day as the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Summit is being held in the city. The categories for the award include:  IPAF Safety Champion  Access Rental Company of the Year Contri ... more

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ZT Safety Systems introduce the ‘ZT Dual Harness’

3 March 2013 Email this article

The right PPE when you’re on a job is a no brainer, and advances are always being made in terms of safety and design. The latest innovation comes with the launch of the ZT Dual Harness from ZT Safety Systems. Built in to trousers or coveralls, it has a comfortable unisex design and has both  front and rear attachment points, allowing multi-functionality. Whatever way it is worn, it st ... more

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Facelift gives Earl Grey a new look in Newcastle

3 March 2013 Email this article

Because of our work with London Fashion Week, we’re becoming no strangers to lending a hand when some of our nation’s most-loved statues need a helping hand sartorially. So we were delighted when we got a call from Newcastle Citizens’ Advice Bureau, who wanted to give us the unusual task of dressing the Earl Grey monument in Newcastle city centre in a scarf of dizzying dimensio ... more

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The New X Trax 120TN and 170 - Nifty by nature.

3 March 2013 Email this article

If you’re likely to be working in challenging conditions, you could do much worse than hiring in the Niftylift X Trax120TN an especially narrow tracked machine or the 170 for extra reach, both machines combine surprising capabilities with a spec that makes them perfect for a variety of applications. This pieces of kit provide excellent traction on steep or rough terrain, and offers 60 per ... more

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The writing’s on the wall with Facelift

3 March 2013 Email this article

We always love carrying out some of the more unusual jobs, so we were intrigued when we were asked to help out on a job with some graffiti artists in London’s Shoreditch. Walls in this super-trendy part of the capital were to be painted by iconic Berlin street artist Thierry Noir, who was making his London debut as part of ‘Street Art London’. The walls being painted were some 7 ... more

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Work at height safety poster - Pylons

3 March 2013 Email this article

In our line of work, it’s easy to fall into the habit of thinking that the only danger you face is a fall to the world below, but in fact what is lurking above you can be just as dangerous. Where power lines are present in the area you’re working, extreme caution and careful planning is required to prevent electrocution. When working near power cables and with the boom fully extende ... more

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