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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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Electrician falls more than five metres

1 June 2012 Email this article

Whilst working in the loft space of a Swindon youth centre, an apprentice electrician, John O’Connor, seriously injured his back on falling through the ceiling. A specific risk assessment for the work had not been carried out, nor had they ensured that adequate steps were taken to reduce the risk of a fall. On 14th May, the electrical and mechanical contractors stood before the Swindon Magi ... more

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Unsafe working practice leads to company fine

1 June 2012 Email this article

Despite several warnings, a Croydon-based construction company has been fined due to its unsafe working practice at a Lewisham site. Following two visits to a construction site on Honor Oak Road, Forest Hill in 2009, Anza Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive - upon the discovery of some serious safety issues. The firm had previously been advised by the HSE and served a Prohibitio ... more

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British Safety Council Launches 'Working Well' campaign

27 April 2012 Email this article

Health and safety generates polarised views. Some see health and safety regulation as key to preventing injury and ill health; others see it as a burden on business, driving risk aversion and undermining our collective sense of responsibility. Over the past year health and safety regulation has been under scrutiny from the government and the press have frequently highlighted misapplication of ... more

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Top Ten Health and Safety Myths

27 April 2012 Email this article

Story from HSE - News There is no shortage of daft decisions being blamed on health and safety. Over the years, the Health and Safety Executive has tackled some quite incredible myths about what health and safety bans or orders people to do. It's hard to tell where some of these ridiculous and baffling myths originate, but they all have one crucial thing in common - they are not required by ... more

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Croydon site 'Potential death trap' Kent construction company fined

27 April 2012 Email this article

A construction company has been fined for continuing unsafe working practices at a site in Upper Norwood, Croydon, after repeatedly ignoring safety warnings. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified multiple failings at a project on Sylvan Hill run by Unicorn Services Limited, where the Kent-based firm was building a four-storey block of flats. After the hearing, HSE ... more

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