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F100 Winner September Matt Davies - Bronto-saurus rex

1 October 2012 Email this article

Congratulations to our F100 Winner Matt Davies who has captured the Bronto S34mdt getting amongst it in the wilds of Co Durham. The Bronto is seen here removing a very large tree that had given up its 200 year old battle to remain upright, and after taking a lightning strike had split down the middle becoming dangerously unstable. Following the split the fallen section was leaning preca ... more

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FACE TO FACE WITH A CHINOOK

27 September 2012 Email this article

Not many people have the chance to get up close and personal with a Chinook, but that’s just what happened to our man, Craig. Working 35 metres above the English countryside in a Bronto 34 , he spotted the Chinook in the far distance, but it soon came close enough for him to be able to wave to the fellows on board, and he even had the presence of mind to take this picture.  See high re ... more

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STEP UP TO SAFETY: NEW COURSE FROM THE LADDER ASSOCATION

27 September 2012 Email this article

Facelift’s training team are now offering the Ladder Association’s new course Working with Steps and Step Stools. A mix of theory and practical assessment, the course trains delegates in how to use steps and step tools in an appropriate and safe way. The course will help learners to: Identify key factors regarding the law and effective use of the equipment at work Assess an ... more

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FACELIFT AND BRONTO S50XDT-J REPAIR CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY

27 September 2012 Email this article

The latest truck mounted platform to join our fleet, the Bronto S50XDT-J has already proved its capabilities in a job of the highest order – carrying out repair work at the Carthusian Monastery of St Hugh’s Charterhouse in the Weald of Sussex. New to the UK hire market, the Bronto was used by a specialist team from the depot at Hickstead to enable them to carry out high level maintena ... more

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Call for entries - Basildon Sale 26th September

3 September 2012 Email this article

This is an invitation to submit additional entries to our Basildon Auction on the 26th September. This will be a site sale of access equipment, forklifts, porta cabins and other items surplus to our current needs. The auction will be run by one of the countries leading commercial auctioneers, Sweeney Kincaid, please see this page for items already listed. If you would like to include items in t ... more

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Mark Mercer Photographer comments on Nelson shoot

27 August 2012 Email this article

Opportunities like this don’t come along that often.  Getting to photograph one of London’s most famous residents at his own eye level was a great thrill. As part of the cultural Olympiad many of London’s statues had been given a new lease of life with hats designed by the UK’s best milliners, Hatwalk 2012 finished with a charity auction of the hat ... more

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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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