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Using forklifts for working at height

25 June 2012 Email this article

Two teenage agency workers fell from a lifting platform – one breaking his back and the other breaking both heels, needing pins and a metal plate to be inserted in his feet. The Derbyshire manufacturing firm for which the employees were working, Storetec Limited and one of its directors, have been prosecuted by the HSE and fined as a result. The two workers were working ... more

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Not listening to employees work at height safety concerns

25 June 2012 Email this article

A Croydon construction company, Green Acre Homes (South East) Ltd, failed to listen to the concerns raised by its employee John Morgan and has since ceased closed down and been prosecuted. The worker had been instructed to build a tower scaffold on a building site in Peckham and feel eight metres from the tower that he had been reluctant to build for safety issues. On November ... more

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You don't have to fall far to get hurt

25 June 2012 Email this article

A well known international boat builder based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Clare Lallow Ltd, neglected safety precautions, which led to a worker falling from a wooden stage stage set up, around a boat that was being refurbished. The employee had been working on the vessel and tried to pick up a linisher, (specialist sanding/ polishing machine) - when he fell 1.4metres from the wooden stage and b ... more

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Facelift received Safe Contractor accreditation

25 June 2012 Email this article

Facelift has recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor and been accepted onto a leading scheme, that’s designed to help the access industry improve its safety record.  SAFEcontractor is a programme that recognises a very high standard, when it comes to work at height safety training and practice amongst UK contractors. This accreditation is part of our aim ... more

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Facelift helps pass the Olympic flame with Bear Grylls

20 June 2012 Email this article

On the 15th June Facelift played a vital role in directing the Olympic flame, on its 28 day journey around the UK – helping the flame to pass across the River Tyne on a zip wire at full speed. The torch was in the capable hands of adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls - star of the TV series Man vs Wild and Born Survivor, where he shows viewers h ... more

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20% Discount on trailer mount hire in June

1 June 2012 Email this article

To receive your 20% discount off our standard hire rates please quote High Times June to our Hire desk personnel, or you can contact us via our contact forms and again quoting High Times June.  Trailer mounts included in this offer are the Nifty 90, Nifty 120 and Nifty 170.   This offer is for confirmed bookings taken during June 2012, this offer cannot be used in conjun ... more

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Bronto 50XDTJ at Vertikal Days June 27th - 28th 2012

1 June 2012 Email this article

Join us at Vertikal Days 2012 to experience the New Bronto 50XDTJ Facelift Access Hire introduces the Bronto Skylift S50 XDT-J, a brand new medium sized truck mounted platform. The unit may only be on three axles but it is a real heavyweight performer. Designed as an access hire company all-rounder its performance makes it particularly suitable for inner-city sites. The platforms unique thr ... more

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HSE RIDDOR changes its reporting process

1 June 2012 Email this article

From April 6th, the HSE RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences) has changed its reporting process. The point of reporting injuries has now increased from over three days, to over seven days’ incapacitation, (excluding the day on which the accident occurred). Incapacitation signifies that the employee is absent, or unable to carry out the work that they would ordina ... more

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RoSPA shows vintage health and safety posters in a three day exhibition

1 June 2012 Email this article

RoSPa (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) has recently displayed a series of historical safety posters by famous artists from its archive, in a three-day exhibition called The RoSPA Collection. This exhibition took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, from the 15-17 of May, alongside the RoSPA Awards ceremonies and the Safety and Health Expo Safety at the NEC. These 40 ... more

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Forklift fall of 1.5m - worker fractures skull

1 June 2012 Email this article

A worker fractured his skull, after falling from the prong of a forklift truck at an animal feed mill. The North Devon farming business, WJ Watkins and Son Ltd, where the man was working, has been prosecuted - due to safety failings that led to this accident. The employee Richard Robinson, 64, from Pyworthy, near Holsworthy, had been trying to crush recycled material when he fell at Cross Mill, H ... more

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