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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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Working with the Challenge Society

5 December 2011 Email this article

On the 27th November fifty young people flocked to Ealing to volunteer with The Challenge Society. During the day they made cards for elderly people who would be alone at Christmas. They finished up with a birds eye view flash mob on Ealing Green where, using their bodies, they spelt out positive messages about youth. Using the cherry picker provided we were able to capture some inspiring and po ... more

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Keep your eye on the job

5 December 2011 Email this article

This worker in Russia was lucky not to be seriously injured following this fall from a ladder. He is distracted by a passer by and his movement causes the ladder to slip at the base, and him to fall. The ladder appears to have be resting on what looks to be an icy path with nothing to secure it's footing. Lucky this time. ... more

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Löfstedt's Review - Recommendations for review of 2005 Work at Height Regulation

29 November 2011 Email this article

Extract from Report Work at Height Regulations 2005  30. Working at height continues to be the most common cause of occupational fatality, and is the second most common cause of major injuries suffered by employees (16 per cent in 2010/11)127. The Work at Height Regulations 2005, which transposed Directive 2001/45/EC, apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to c ... more

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HSE welcomes Löfstedt Review - Reducing the burden of unnecessary regulation on businesses

29 November 2011 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has welcomed the publication of the Löfstedt review.   Employment Minister Chris Grayling commissioned the independent review in March 2011 and appointed Professor Ragnar Löfstedt - Director of the King's Centre for Risk Management at King's College, London - to chair it. Professor Löfstedt has made recommendations aimed at reducin ... more

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