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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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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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