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F100 Winner Amanda Houchen

26 April 2012 Email this article

April comes to a close, with our F100 Winner Amanda Houchen. Amanda captured this shot of the Nifty HR125, when passing by the Royal Arcade Piccadilly. The photograph sees this access platform as being just the job for restoring one of London's oldest, most charming shopping arcades, with its ornate ceilings and hanging lanterns, located in the heart of Piccadilly.   Congratulations to Ama ... more

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IPAF launches new 'Ready Reckoner' conversion tool

26 April 2012 Email this article

A new interactive conversion tool launched by IPAF, helps operators to calculate the correct spreader plate sizes for powered access equipment. This tool is part of the IPAF 'Spread the load' campaign, which states that; spreader plates should always be used with boom-type mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), when fully supported on their outriggers.   These spreader plates sh ... more

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Don't be fooled by health and safety cheats and proxy testing

26 April 2012 Email this article

The CITB-Construction Skills is urging us to watch out for health and safety fraud, known as proxy testing - where workers are using other people's identification passes with their own photograph.    This issue has come to light after two men were jailed for 18 months, for taking multiple health and safety tests on behalf of other construction workers. They were caught by staff at CITB ... more

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Results of the 2012 Great Easter Egg Hunt Competition

26 April 2012 Email this article

We're pleased to say that the 2012 Great Easter Egg Hunt Competition has been a resounding success, with everyone hot on the the trail of eggs around the Facelift website.  There were more than 900 entries overall, with over 300 people finding all 12 eggs. A really big thank you to everyone who entered the competition to tackle the egg hunt. For the first 50 pulled from the draw, you'll be n ... more

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Intermat 2012 attracts record numbers in Paris

25 April 2012 Email this article

Intermat is a leading global event for professionals in the construction and public works sector, that takes place every three years and isn't short of visitors. This global event attracts major players in the construction industry - exhibiting new equipment and techniques for the civil engineering and construction industries and boasts a large range of the latest powered access equipment. This ye ... more

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Construction firm fined after worker's narrow escape

25 April 2012 Email this article

A construction worker had a narrow escape, after falling four metres from the cage of a 20-tonne cherry picker into the path of an oncoming bus, which then pushed him another 15 metres down the Euston Road. The national construction company firm Galliford Try Construction Ltd has been prosecuted by the HSE for serious safety failings, resulting in the worker being severely injured. The two-man te ... more

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HSE publishes research on occupational health provision during the London 2012 Olympics

25 April 2012 Email this article

The HSE has published a report on a research project focussed on the occupational health (OH) provision at the Olympic Park and Athletes' Village. The OH service was set up by The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), to show its commitment to the health and safety of all contractors at the Olympics. The ODA is recognised as having a strong commitment to safety and has an impressive safety record, wit ... more

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Serious fall from broken scaffold plank

5 April 2012 Email this article

A building firm from Stratford-upon-Avon has been prosecuted after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell from a damaged scaffolding plank at a site in South Warwickshire. The 62-year-old man, Frederick Stuart, from Stratford-upon-Avon, was standing on a single piece of scaffolding board to cut through a pole at the site at Dark Lane, Tiddington, when the wood snap ... more

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Helping our neighbours - Step Out 2012

2 April 2012 Email this article

Our neighbour The Stroke Association, is the only UK wide charity that's solely concerned with combating strokes in people of all ages. The charity aims to reduce the amount of strokes suffered and ensure that more help is provided for stroke survivors and their families. Step Out is a new event organised by the charity, that will be taking place at Saltwell Park, Gateshead, on Saturday ... more

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Key messages from the IPAF Summit 2012

2 April 2012 Email this article

The theme of this year's IPAF Summit on 29 March, was analysing accidents to reduce accidents and perhaps taking a leaf out of the aviation industry's book, when it comes to setting a high safety standard.   A number of world class speakers hosted the event and each presented compelling stories - which were backed up by facts, figures and 'graphic' images of incidents that had occurred in ... more

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