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Transport Directs Useful Journey Planner

28 July 2012 Email this article

Travelling in and around London during the Olympics could be a frustrating experience, there'd lot's of advice on the 2012 web site, but if you're planning to travel on the roads, try this useful Transport Direct Journey planner  ... more

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Nifty X-Trax 12 trials the new Aquarius road rail trailer

28 July 2012 Email this article

The Road Rail Trailer revolutionises the transportation of small rubber tracked cherry pickers such as the Nifty X-Trax12 plant to the track worksite. Currently track maintenance has to be done manually or with expensive road rail machines. Now there is a better alternative. The Road Rail Trailer is towed by an Aquarius Land Rover RRV. It is a cost effective and efficient so ... more

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Huge indoor training facility at new Liverpool Depot

27 July 2012 Email this article

Our Liverpool Depot will be moving at the end of August to a new location at Kirkby, conveniently located close to both the M57 and the M58. The new site provides an array of improved facilities, in particular an indoor training centre of over 400 sqm and with 11m high ceilings, perfect for all weather IPAF and PASMA Training. Our new address will be; Facelift Access Hire Unit 6, Capitol ... more

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Have your say with HSE review

27 July 2012 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs). The review is part of HSE's work to make it easier for businesses and other users to understand what they can do to comply with health and safety law, following recommendations made in Professor L&ou ... more

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A twenty year old worker falls through barn roof

27 July 2012 Email this article

 A 20-year-old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4.5 metres through a roof light. An East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law. Daniel Boldan Hoggard was on the roof trying to repair a leak between two adjoining farm buildings at Low Hunsley Farm in Cottingham when he tripped and smashed through one of six rooflights, landing o ... more

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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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