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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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Construction industry best practice challenge

2 October 2011 Email this article

North East construction firms are being offered the chance to get first hand insight into how the high health and safety standards were achieved during the "Big Build" phase of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. At the half day event on 12 October, Lawrence Waterman, Head of Health and Safety for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), will be describing how an outstanding heal ... more

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Worker falls from forklift truck

29 September 2011 Email this article

A worker could have been killed when he fell off a forklift truck in Leigh while trying to climb onto its roof, a court has heard. The 29-year-old man from Tyldesley, who has asked not to be named, struck his head on the ground and was knocked unconscious for several minutes in the incident at Moss Industrial Estate on St Helens Road in Leigh. His employer, Serviceplan Contracts Ltd, was p ... more

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Falls from ladders continues to drop _ HSE Report

28 September 2011 Email this article

For the second year running, figures released by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that the number of injuries involving the use of ladders and stepladders has fallen from 2132 in 2007/08 to 2011 in 2008/09 and 1817 in 2009/10. This despite an average overall increase of 51 per cent in the total number of falls from height reported to HSE over the same period.    &nb ... more

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f100 Winner for September

28 September 2011 Email this article

Congratulations to Nick Elsworth for this great shot taken on board an Aerial Aichi 14m Truck mounted platform being used to test the insitu stresses in a post tensioned bridge. The job was for A1+ working over the M56 supervising a novel technique to test insitu stresses in the bridge deck and soffit. The platform allowed three men plus the heavy hydraulic cutting equipment to work safely a ... more

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