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Worker falls through school roof

26 August 2012 Email this article

 A company which makes modular timber buildings has been fined after an employee suffered multiple injuries falling from a canopy at a Shropshire school. RG Stones (Buildings) Ltd had been contracted to replace the canopy between two temporary buildings at Lakelands School on Oswestry Road in Ellesmere when the incident happened on 8 August 2011. William Phillips, 52, of ... more

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HSE - Fee for Intervention from October 1st

26 August 2012 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) proposes to introduce a Fee For Intervention cost recovery scheme. This scheme is due to come into place by the1st October 2012 – following Parliamentary approval of the proposed Health and Safety Fees Regulations 2012. The Regulations will make HSE responsible for recovering its costs for carrying out the regulatory functions, fro ... more

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Ladder fall earns politician the nickname 'Mr Bump'!

26 August 2012 Email this article

 Recent events have indicated that politicians are not too well trained to work at height and could perhaps do with some Ladder Training from the Ladder Association.   This follows Boris Johnson – who didn’t manage to make it all the way to the ground during an Olympic zip line stuant and was left dangling in the air shouting ‘ get me a rope, get m ... more

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F100 Winner for August

25 August 2012 Email this article

 Congratulations to Nigel Hunton our f100 winner for August. Nigel's shot captures one of our Nifty Xtrax 17s at work in Trafalgar Square. The Nifty rough terrain boom is at work cleaning down the latest sculpture on the 4th plinth, a 4.1m high bronze sculpture of a boy on a rocking horse. Funded by the Mayor of London and Arts Council England, the sculpture will remain in place for a year. ... more

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UKCG asks its steel erectors and net riggers to gain the IPAF PAL + qualification

25 August 2012 Email this article

  The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) is now encouraging steel erectors and net riggers working on UKCG sites to gain an IPAF PAL + qualification. This was agreed at a recent meeting of its Health and Safety Sub Group and will be put into place by the 1st January 2013. The association has also agreed to include other trades for specific projects, on a risk-assessed basis. ... more

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August Offer - Trip to New York for two on all Hire and Training bookings

31 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 ... more

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Hatwalk event brought to life in London

30 July 2012 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire had the pleasure of helping out with London’s HATWALK project, - it's been one year in the planning and then last night 20 of London’s most iconic statues were adorned with new hats, Facelift helped out with HGV powered access to the tallest, including Nelsons Column and George the IV in Trafalgar Square, the Angel of Peace and The Duke of Wellington at Wellington ... more

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Should've used a scissor lift

30 July 2012 Email this article

A 37-year-old from South Shields, who has asked not to be named, was working for MB Air Systems Ltd as a pipework installation engineer when the incident happened on 13 December 2010. The worker used a stepladder to access pipework three metres above the floor, but lost his balance. He caught hold of a lever valve which opened and released a jet of compressed air. The open p ... more

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F100 Winner Suze Deakin

30 July 2012 Email this article

Congratulations to our F100 Winner Suze Deakin. Suze captured this shot of the Nifty HR 21 Hybrid boom lift behind the Penguin pool on a visit to London Zoo in Regents Park.   Thanks to Suze for sending in this shot. Everyone can enter the F100 competition - so if you too happen to glimpse one of our machines, why not take a picture and  you could win £100!   View High Res ... more

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PASMA Demands more in depth analysis to the causes of fatalities in HSE report

29 July 2012 Email this article

PASMA, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association is the trade body representing the mobile access tower industry, PASMA, has commented on the HSE’s provisional fatal injury statistics for 2011/12. The association says that, although these statistics are important, they need to also identify the cause of these fatalities.   The statistics ... more

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