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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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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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