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Companies fined after 70m scaffold collapse

27 July 2012 Email this article

Two Stoke-on-Trent companies have been fined for their part in a major scaffold collapse. Seventy metres of sheeted scaffold peeled away from a row of houses in Wellington Road, Hanley, on 30 April 2011. Fortunately workers were on a break so no-one was on or near the scaffolding at the time of the collapse. No members of the public were walking past and no vehicles were driving by, although a r ... more

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Chain saw - work at height fail

27 July 2012 Email this article

A Lincolnshire landscape gardener has been fined after being spotted carrying out unsafe tree work. John Holland and an employee were felling a tree at a house in Foxgloves, Deeping St James, on 19 August 2011. They were both using a chainsaw, despite not being qualified to do so and neither was wearing protective clothing such as protective trousers and boots. In addition ... more

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Two workers in fall from school roof

27 July 2012 Email this article

A fortunate escape and only minor injuries for two workers following a fall from a school roof in Didsbury. The men had been investigating a leak in the flat roof at Barlow Moor High School when one of them leant on a wooden handrail that collapsed. The other worker tried to grab hold of him, but they both ended up falling to a scaffolding platform with protruding metal poles ... more

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Worker caught in 4m fall of concrete and steel collapse

27 July 2012 Email this article

 A worker narrowly escaped death when he was caught in a collapse of nine tonnes of steel and concrete, the Surrey based construction company responsible was ordered to pay £160,000 in fines and costs. Bola Akinola, 48, fell more than four metres when steelwork supporting concrete floor planks failed, causing the material to collapse, at a site in Westerham, Kent ... more

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Many thanks to Craig Mann for his dedication and service.

25 July 2012 Email this article

Our best wishes to Craig Mann who retired last Friday after 6 years service with Facelift and 20 years with Universal Aerial Platforms. Craig has contributed immensely to the success of the business, and will be missed by customers and colleagues alike.   Craig is seen here taking our new Renault Twizzy for a spin with Facelift's MD, Gordon Leicester - as they drove out of the yard, someo ... more

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Win an amazing trip to New York for two people

25 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 your ch ... more

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The lowering of mobile elevated working platforms in an emergency

19 July 2012 Email this article

Lessons learned following a fatality on a non-London 2012 project involving a mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) resulted in an emergency drill being carried out on the Olympic Park. It was found that not enough of the workforce knew how to lower a MEWP in an emergency. Further training of operatives was recommended to mitigate this health and safety risk. Olympic Delivery Authority Rep ... more

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IPAF PAL+ Course Launched

19 July 2012 Email this article

 If you thought that you had operating access platform machinery covered, think again. You might have already taken an IPAF course through Facelift, but there's now another, more in-depth PAL Plus course for working at height, that's launched today - this will take your skills as an operator to a more advanced level. IPAF has developed the PAL+ training course, PAL+ is an ... more

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The Bronto S50XDT-J at Vertikal Days 2012

29 June 2012 Email this article

Facelift's brand new Bronto S50XDT-J made it's debut at the recent Vertikal Days at Haydock Park in Lancashire. Ian James and Alan Cowper take us through some of the features of the platform and what makes it so special. Martin Keenan of Volvo also gives us an insight to the Volvo FM's superior power, drivability and comfort. ... more

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Speak Up, Stay Safe - British Safety Council campaign

29 June 2012 Email this article

A new campaign from the British Safety Council asks young people to take responsibility for their own health and safety. Julie Nerney, British Safety Council chief executive says: "Every 40 minutes in the UK a young person is seriously injured in the workplace. We think this position is wholly unacceptable. By highlighting to young people that they need to be aware of their environment and s ... more

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