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MANDATORY ACCIDENT REPORTING WILL HELP BOOST SAFETY, SAY IPAF

1 October 2012 Email this article

They may have only just formed, but IPAF’s new UK Council is already making significant changes. In the first ever meeting of the IPAF UK Country Council the group voted to make accident reporting a condition of IPAF membership for UK rental companies. This means that as of 2013, IPAF rental company members in the UK are required to report any known aerial lift accidents involving their sta ... more

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LAST CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON RIDDOR CONSULTATION

1 October 2012 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) consultation on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations (RIDDOR) closes on the 28th October, meaning contractors have just four weeks left to make their voices heard. The changes being proposed will remove the duty to report in cases where the information is of little use or better collected throug ... more

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NEW BODY TO HELP DRIVE GROWTH OF THE UK POWERED ACCESS INDUSTRY

1 October 2012 Email this article

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has formed its first ever UK Country Council, and appointed its inaugural chairman, Peter Douglas, who is executive director of operations at Nationwide Platforms. The IPAF UK Country Council has 22 members, with a range of industry experience and a wide representation of rental companies, manufacturers, training centres and suppliers. The body ... more

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NO BREAKS, NO BARRIERS, WRONG PARTS

1 October 2012 Email this article

The catastrophic impact that poor planning and using the wrong equipment can have on the lives of workers has been demonstrated yet again in the case of Merseyside firm, CME Ceilings, who have just been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The Merseyside firm was sentenced after a worker received life-threatening injuries when he fell from scaffolding while working for the compan ... more

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PHOTO CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR GERMAN MANUFACTURER

1 October 2012 Email this article

Ruthmann, a German aerial platform and utility vehicle manufacturer, were left red in the face recently when a marketing photo fell foul of Vertikal magazine’s editorial team. The photo shows a mid-range truck mounted lift showcasing its remarkable below ground level reach. The only problem, say Vertikal, is that the work is taking place over a busy road where it could easily collide with p ... more

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High Fashion: Project featured in Cranes and Access Magazine

1 October 2012 Email this article

Always innovators, we can now add getting a mention of London Fashion Week in Cranes and Access magazine to our list of ‘firsts’, as our project with the fashionistas made the front page of September’s issue. In the run-up to the Olympics, we helped them dress some of the capital’s most famous statues in haute couture hats to help kick-start the party atmosphere, which cau ... more

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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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