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Employer sentenced after painter sustains serious injuries falling from height

2 December 2019 Email this article

 A Northamptonshire painting and decorating employer has been sentenced after an employee sustained serious, life changing injuries after falling from height. Wellingborough Magistrates’ Court heard that, on 7 August 2018, an employee of Ian Ramsay was severely injured when he fell from height whilst installing a roof ladder on a pitched roof at a property in Mawsley, Northamptonshir ... more

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Book any Facelift Training course and be in with a chance to win!

25 November 2019 Email this article

Magical ChristmasCompetition Book any Facelift training course online or via the phone to WIN £100 LOVE2SHOP VOUCHER 1st December – 22nd December 2019 Call 0800 521 595 or visit www.facelift.co.uk/training to book your course and take advantage of this magical promotion. Terms and Conditions 1.    Book any Facelift training course between 1st – 22nd Decem ... more

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New data demonstrates effects of air pollution on workers

1 November 2019 Email this article

British Safety Council welcomes King’s College London’s research demonstrating a direct link between air pollution and health emergencies. More work is now needed on the effects of exposure on outdoor workers. New research from King’s College London proves that hundreds of children and adults are needlessly suffering when air pollution levels are higher in nine maj ... more

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The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2020 are now open for registration

1 November 2019 Email this article

The RoSPA Leisure Safety Awards 2020 are now open for registrations, following a successful inaugural year. Sponsored by NEBOSH, the RoSPA Awards are open to organisations and individual projects of all shapes and sizes and from all sectors, and culminate in the famous gala dinner evenings in London, Birmingham and Glasgow. As well as offering non-competitive achievement awards – in which G ... more

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We're now with 'Albert' certification...!

1 November 2019 Email this article

As part of the AFI group of companies - Facelift have now become a recommended supplier to the UK Production & Broadcasting Industry by the prestigious BAFTA Albert Consortium. We were able to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact that our specialist powered access equipment has on film and media production processes. As an Albert sustainable supplier, we're ... more

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New IPAF CEO announced...

1 November 2019 Email this article

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is pleased to announce Peter Douglas as its new CEO and Managing Director, following a thorough recruitment process that attracted almost 50 applicants from around the world. The new CEO & MD will take up post on 1 December 2019 and will be based in the UK. Norty Turner, IPAF’s President, who served on the recruitment and selection pane ... more

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CITB's 10k funding "a catalyst for us to make the change we wanted"

1 November 2019 Email this article

Site Managers at Jehu Group were a little hesitant about new training. But when they began learning new skills their feedback, application and the course’s unexpected outcomes were like ‘gold dust’ to the company’s managers. The Bridgend-based firm received £10,000 from CITB’s Skills and Training Fund in February 2018. Jehu’s aim was to train 27 Site Man ... more

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CITB and Home Office counter-fraud operations detain suspected illegal construction workers

1 November 2019 Email this article

Seven construction workers were detained on suspicion of working in Britain illegally during unannounced counter-fraud visits by CITB, police and the Home Office.  Three other men involved in the delivery of CITB tests were also arrested for Fraud Act offences.  CITB audits of health, safety and environment (HS&E) test centres in Cheshire, Essex and London in recent weeks found sta ... more

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Digital transformation for construction - What it means...

1 November 2019 Email this article

 Britain’s construction bosses and their suppliers are the target of a new programme that will bring their businesses up to speed on applying digital technology, so improving productivity and profitability. The new CITB-funded scheme, ‘Giving leaders the skills to drive digital transformation’, aims to train up to 2,000 construction industry leaders – at least half of ... more

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Company fined following carpenters fall

1 November 2019 Email this article

A Hitchin-based construction company has been sentenced after a carpenter sustained nerve and tissue damage to his lower back after a fall from height. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard on 2 May 2017, the employee was working for and under the control of MP Building Limited. He climbed up to remove a nail from a brace holding trusses, one of which started to fall causing the employee to fall w ... more

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