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IAPA Awards 2012 - to be held in Rome

29 November 2011 Email this article

The IAPAs are the premier event celebrating best practice and excellence in the powered access industry, attracting full-capacity audiences of around 450 each year. This is the fourth time that the awards are being held. The categories, open to all companies and individuals in the powered access industry, are: • The Access Rental Company of the Year  • IPAF Safety Cha ... more

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A sane approach at last to health and safety The Lofstedt Review aimed at tackling needless rules and regulations would restore common sense to the workplace.

28 November 2011 Email this article

Philip Johnston writes.   We can never be totally safe. Most of us know this to be true and are suspicious of legislation that seeks to bring about such an impossible situation. And yet when something that could not be foreseen does happen, causing injury or mental harm, many people think of suing, often egged on by lawyers touting for business.     This compensation culture is ... more

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Double-glazing firm in court over worker's ladder fall

28 November 2011 Email this article

The owner of a Blackpool double-glazing firm has appeared in court after one of his employees was seriously injured in a fall from a ladder. The 68-year-old from Bispham fell nearly five metres and landed on a concrete patio after climbing up a ladder to measure a bathroom window on a house in his village. The employee, who has asked not to be named, suffered a broken knee a ... more

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Great Shot! - F100 Winner Brian Aldritch

28 October 2011 Email this article

Brian's shot was taken at the Dollis Road Viaduct, the highest structure on the London Underground Network, where we have been working on site with Tubelines Rail using a Mantis 22/24, Mantis 38 and the Bronto 52m upgrading and fixing the brickwork on the Victorian Viaduct that carries the Northern line. This is one of eleven structures that Facelift Access / Universal Aerial Platforms have been a ... more

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A+A Dusseldorf - ZT Safety Harness

27 October 2011 Email this article

Facelift recently purchased some new award winning fall arrest harnesses from ZT Safety Systems. Paddy Orrell Reports The harness is an international award winner having won the IAPA “Contribution to safe working at Height” so we were really interested to find out more about the history of the ZT. We caught up with Steve Morris, CEO of ZT Safety Systems, at ... more

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IOSH - Innovation in Safety – Small Business Award

27 October 2011 Email this article

Have you come up with an innovation to improve health and safety in a small business? Has the firm saved money because of it?   If yes, then enter the IOSH/HSE Innovation in Safety – Small Business Award to be in with a chance of winning £1,000 and a free two-day pass to the IOSH 2012 Conference and Exhibition, the largest health and safety conference in the UK. Full de ... more

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Changes to HSE incident reporting and information services come into effect

27 October 2011 Email this article

Businesses are being reminded about new incident reporting arrangements being introduced from 12 September. Only fatal and major injuries and incidents will be able to be reported by phone to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), with all other work-related injuries and incidents reportable under RIDDOR to be reported via one of a suite of seven online forms available on HSE's website.   ... more

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Antarctic mission

27 October 2011 Email this article

A recent IPAF Training Course at our Liverpool Training Centre had the honour of training Tim Jackson, who will shortly be on his way out to the Antarctic. Tim is employed as an electrician, and will be carrying out maintenance for the British Antarctic survey teams, he will be flying by military transport to the Falklands where he will pick up his transport ship that will ta ... more

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Facelift donates £2.50 to the Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice for every hire taken during November and December

26 October 2011 Email this article

We have a target of £7,500 that we would like to reach before Christmas, and will be donating £2.50 for every hire booked during November and December. Chestnut Tree House is children's hospice providing care for children and young adults to the age of 19 with progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses.  Please see their web site for more information Chestnut Tr ... more

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A workman falls four metres after bus collides with scaffolding

26 October 2011 Email this article

A joiner broke his leg falling four metres from scaffolding. Self-employed Mario Mazzarella was working on scaffolding built for him by Panther Scaffolding at the Helal Restaurant on Mercer Row in Louth on 9 November 2009, when a bus collided with the structure that had been built out over the road, causing him to fall more than four metres to the ground. Passengers on the ... more

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