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HSE Cracks down on unsafe Bournemouth building sites

27 September 2011 Email this article

A crackdown on unsafe construction sites is due to begin today (Monday 26 September) as businesses turn their attention to renovations and building projects now the tourist season is coming to a close.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be visiting small-scale projects and refurbishment sites which are responsible for more than half of the deaths in the construction sector, ... more

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Cherry picker does the job in Rotherham

27 September 2011 Email this article

We recently helped complete inspection works at Keppel’s Column Rotherham, using the Bronto 61m to inspect the column for wear and tear and general condition. The job was a high profile one as there were press from the local papers, police and the Mayor of Rotherham. At 115 feet, Keppel’s Column is the tallest of the Wentworth follies, and was originally planned to be even taller ... more

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Eddie & Trish - Work at height safety in York

22 September 2011 Email this article

Senior IPAF Instructor, Eddie Reast provided an introductory talk about working at height safely as part of the RBS Mentor's SHE Development Days Conference held in York earlier this year. RBS Mentor provides a business consultancy service to support businesses with their employment law, health and safety and environmental legislation.  Facelift Access Hire were ... more

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IPAF 'Spread the load'

22 September 2011 Email this article

IPAF (The International Powered Access Federation) has launched a new safety campaign at APEX, calling for the proper assessment of ground conditions and the correct use of stabilisers, outriggers and spreader plates.  What is 'Spread the load'? IPAF’s “Spread the load!” campaign is built around this simple and straightforward message: Spreader plates should always be u ... more

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BSG study sees rise in falls from height

22 September 2011 Email this article

The number of construction workers who fell from a height has increased by 140% in the last three months. This type of accident now makes up 23% of all accidents, up from just 4% in the previous quarter. The number of accidents overall dropped by 21% from 226 in the May-July quarter down to 177 in the three months from August until November. According to an analysis by the Building Safety Group ... more

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HE AIN’T HEAVY... NEW HEAVYWEIGHT ZT HARNESS

21 September 2011 Email this article

UK - based harness manufacturer and distributor has tackled one of the more weighty health and safety issues of our times, by increasing the certified capacity for its ZT harnesses from 100kg to 150kg. Innovations in the field of PPE are being made all the time, and it’s a huge step in the right direction that one of the most user-friendly harnesses on the block is now available to all wo ... more

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Health and safety inspections to be cut for low risk businesses

16 September 2011 Email this article

In a bid to cut red tape and reduce bureaucracy, ministers have announced that thousands of businesses deemed as low risk are to be made exempt from health and safety inspections. The government plans to scrap or change more than 3,000 regulations, aiming to relieve these businesses of the unnecessary burden that these checks place on them. Prime Minister David Cameron has said he backs all of ... more

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PASMA Tower Week: Monday 11 to Friday 15 June 2012

15 September 2011 Email this article

Preparations are well underway for PASMA Tower Week Yorkshire, a brand new initiative organised by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association The aim of this campaign is to promote mobile access towers as a safe and adaptable method of working at height across all industry sectors. PASMA Tower Week will be launched on Monday 11 June 2012 and followed by a week long seri ... more

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Shopfitter breaks back in fall at Westfield in Stratford

9 September 2011 Email this article

A shopfitter has been injured in a fall at the new Westfield Stratford City complex which is due to open next week. Grant Prior - Construction Enquirer - 9th September - 2011 The Health and Safety Executive confirmed to the Enquirer that they have been notified about the accident which took place on Monday. The injured shopfitter is believed to have fallen from an A-frame ladder whil ... more

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Anger over incinerator plans

8 September 2011 Email this article

People living near the site of a giant incinerator - planned on green fields near their homes - used a 60 metre cherry picker crane to show the height of a proposed new chimney. West Sussex Council has shortlisted Hickstead and Goddards Green as two of its preferred locations for a new waste site which could process rubbish from as far away as London. Protesters say it'll mean more noise and pollu ... more

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