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Tragic fall from stepladder

26 August 2011 Email this article

A Barnet-based wholesaler has been fined after a man died of injuries sustained when he fell from a stepladder.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Ovenpride Wholesale Ltd and manager Amjad Mahmood for failing to provide a safe system of work which, led to the death of handyman Rocco Carofalo. The City of London Magistrates' Court heard on the morning of 22 April 2009 Mr Car ... more

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Protecting workers safety during civil unrest

26 August 2011 Email this article

  The British Safety Council is urging businesses across England to take sensible precautions to ensure that workers are kept safe and secure during any outbreak of public disorder, such as the recent street disturbances.   Many business premises were attacked, looted and in some circumstances set on fire over several days and employers need to be mindful of their duty of care towards ... more

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Five injured in scaffold collapse at Telford Academy

26 August 2011 Email this article

The incident happened at Abraham Darby Academy in Telford. Five people were hurt and one man in his 40s has been taken by helicopter to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital with spinal injuries. A spokesman for Telford and Wrekin Council said the man airlifted to hospital was believed to be a worker with Kier Moss construction. West Midlands Ambulance Service said three of the people hurt in ... more

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Top 10 HSE's most bizarre "Bans"

24 August 2011 Email this article

Health and safety legislation exists to protect people from real risks at, or connected with, work. But it can be hard to see this from some of the stories that are reported. Below are 10 of the most bizarre health bans or restrictions spotted in media coverage by HSE over the last year. Wimbledon officials citing health and safety as a reason to close Murray Mount when it was wet. ... more

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Ensuring adequate ground support

23 August 2011 Email this article

With mobile equipment, the ground surface it rests upon is critical to its strength and stability Article from IPAF - Elevating Safety 2011, by Tony Groat , executive vice president, AWPT   An old saying in home construction states, “As goes the foundation, so goes the house.” It is very logical that the base supporting a building is critical to its stre ... more

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The stunt that went right

10 August 2011 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire were called in to help out with the lighting and filming for the production of Rocky Taylor “The Stunt That Went Right" a charity event held at London's Battersea Power Station. Joanne Clode from our Purfleet Depot worked with Heart Production and Remember a Charity to supply the 4 x SkyJack 9250, and Haulotte HA16 and HA260. The event featured  ... more

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Facelift Access Hire joins HEMSA

4 August 2011 Email this article

HEMSA is the Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association, and provides a professional organisation for manufacturers and distributors and gives confidence to local authorities that its members can provide quality products and services at a competitive price.   HEMSA was formed in November 1998 with the main purpose of securing the interests of its mem ... more

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20% Discount on trailer mount hires during August

3 August 2011 Email this article

To receive your 20% discount off our standard hire rates please quote High Times August to our Hire desk personnel, or you can contact us via our contact forms and again quoting High Times August.   Trailer mounts included in this offer are the Nifty 90, Nifty 120 and Nifty 170.   This offer is for confirmed bookings taken during August 2011, this offer cannot be used in conjunction with ... more

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f100 Winner July

3 August 2011 Email this article

Congratulations to our f100 prize winner for July, Matthew Hale who is a Senior Engineer with the Structural Maintenance Team for Mouchel. His shot was taken at Newbridge New located near the North Shores of Lough Neagh in Northern Ireland. Mouchel had undertaken the inspections of 12 reinforced concrete half-joint structures throughout Northern Ireland to determine t ... more

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HSE promotes employee involvement in health and safety

1 August 2011 Email this article

The HSE places great importance on worker involvement and consultation. Your employees influence health and safety through their own actions. They are often the best people to understand the risks in their workplace. Talking, listening and co-operating can help to achieve benefits. Health and safety representatives can help you with workforce consultation arrangements. ... more

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