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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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How many ladders?...

28 September 2011 Email this article

The men are painting the church clock tower in the northern town of Mussina, (previously Messina) South Africa on the border with Zimbabwe. Article from from Vertikal.net The first glimpse looks bad enough, the man is clearly on a long ladder at some height and trying to rub down and paint.  The ladder is though longer than you might think, the one the man is on is not resting on the ... more

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'Shocking bad management' on London site

28 September 2011 Email this article

Two London construction companies have been fined for "appalling" standards at a building site in the London Borough of Merton. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted principal contractor, Kubik Homes Ltd, and the subcontractor, Bellway Developments Ltd after visiting the site in Wimbledon on several occasions. Kubik Homes Ltd had already been served with four Prohibition N ... more

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PASMA Training - Fall Protection Review

27 September 2011 Email this article

A wide-ranging review of PASMA's recommended best practice for the avoidance of falls from height from mobile access towers has been conducted by PASMA in collaboration with the Health & Safety Executive.   Download the PASMA Review   Foreword from the HSE     PASMA the lead industry body for the mobile access tower sector, has led a wide-rangin ... more

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Company fined for unsafe working method that resulted in a serious fall

27 September 2011 Email this article

Spark's Mechanical Services Ltd, an Aberdeen electrical and refrigeration services company, has been fined £10,000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell 2.6 metres from a scaffolding tower.   On 19 October 2010, Charles Howie was working on a scaffolding tower at Iceberg Ltd fish processing factory in Fraserburgh to remove two ceiling mounted refrigeration units from the ... more

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