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Great shot! - F100 Winner Geoff Capeling

29 November 2011 Email this article

Geoff's shot was taken on a perfect day down at Town Quay Wharf, east bank of Barking Creek, East London, where his team from GCSI were investigation to assess the construction and ground conditions of the existing tidal frontage assets. The Bronto 61m with it's impressive out reach was the perfect piece of powered access equipment for the task. View the High res ... more

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Suspended sentences for roofers after roofing felt crashes through ceiling and injures worker

29 November 2011 Email this article

Two roofers have received suspended sentences after a Derbyshire office worker was injured when a roll of roofing felt crashed through the ceiling of her office. Kathleen Philipson of Allestree, Derby, was sitting at her desk at offices in Nottingham Road, Ripley, when the metre-long, 37kg roll fell through a roof light and came through the ceiling, hitting her on the should ... more

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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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