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Developer's short cuts led to fatal fall

16 January 2012 Email this article

A Liverpool developer has been fined £112,000 after a labourer died following a fall from the roof of an industrial unit, just months after another worker was injured in a fall at the same site. John McCleary fell five metres while fitting roof panels at a construction site in Toxteth being managed by Taj ul Malook Mann. He lost his balance while ... more

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Tower Bridge Lights

9 January 2012 Email this article

Work has begun on Tower Bridge to install a lighting system in time for the Olympics later this year. This is our stop frame movie capturing the weekend's events: ... more

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Thanks for your support! Chestnut Tree House

9 January 2012 Email this article

A big thank you to everyone who helped us reach the magnificent target of £7,500 - Following our Christmas appeal where we donated £2.50 for every hire taken during November and December. The money raised will go along way in supporting the incredible work done by the Chestnut Tree Charity Chestnut Tree House is children's hospice providing care for children and young adults to th ... more

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Great shot! - F100 Winner Bert Taylor

9 January 2012 Email this article

Bert Taylor is our F100 Winner for December. Bert's sunset shot of the MOOG MBI Underbridge 230X was taken in Norfolk during a two week project to carry out bridge inspection and bridge maintenance work for Norfolk County Council. Bert was a member of the safety team, ensuring safety and compliance throughout the project. Bert was impressed with the 230x,  'an excellent piece of kit' and giv ... more

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Cherry picker stolen with worker still in the cage

6 January 2012 Email this article

HAPPY CAMP, California. - A Pacific Power worker was standing in the basket of his bucket truck working to restore power in Happy Camp, when someone stole his truck. "An agitated and incoherent woman approached his vehicle, entered the cab, and attempted to drive away," said Nick Black, an officer with the California Highway Patrol. The worker was still up in the air.  The s ... more

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Severe injury after fall risk not properly considered

5 January 2012 Email this article

A self-employed blacksmith and fabricator has been fined after one of his employees was severely injured after falling more than seven metres from a roof he was working on. Martin Mundie, 23, from St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, was employed by Joseph Adams and was part of a team carrying out work at Muirden Farm, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, to convert a former pig shed into a workshop. ... more

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Failure to inspect MEWP results in workers broken neck

5 January 2012 Email this article

An East Midlands sign company has been fined after a worker fractured his neck falling from a van mounted platform. The 44-year-old City and County Signs Ltd employee from Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, was using the lift to remove a sign from a commercial property in Hucknall High Street when the incident happened. Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court heard the worker was st ... more

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IPAF Training hits new record in 2011

5 January 2012 Email this article

 A record number of 101,457 people completed an IPAF training course in 2011. Training available from IPAF-approved centres includes operator courses for which a PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) is issued, and management courses for which a certificate is issued. The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) issued a record 97,488 PAL Cards worldwide through its a ... more

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Forklifts being used to lift worker results in tragic death

12 December 2011 Email this article

Two companies have been fined a total of £100,000 following the death of a maintenance worker who fell from the forks of a forklift truck at a Macclesfield factory. Martin Denton, 60, was being lifted in a metal container, known as a stillage, on 10 June 2006 when it slipped off and he fell approximately four metres to the concrete floor below. The father-of-three from R ... more

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Our new highly economical 'Action Van'

6 December 2011 Email this article

For our new and improved fleet service vans we've chosen the Ford Transit Connect, there are many features that of the van that make this a great choice for us including low CO2 emissions and excellent fuel efficiency, achieving up to 47mpg. As a working vehicle they have outstanding strength and durability that also give it a low and efficient cost of ownership.   The vans are being wrap ... more

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