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Avoidable fall from youth centre roof

25 March 2011 Email this article

A Telford construction firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a man shattered his wrist when he fell from a youth centre roof in Solihull. Dodd Group (Midlands) Ltd's employee Matthew Dutton fell more than four metres from the unprotected edge of a flat roof at Coronation Youth Centre on Green Lane in Shirley. Solihull Magistrates' Court heard the 36-year-ol ... more

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Fuel efficient Volvos added to fleet

25 March 2011 Email this article

As part of our commitment to making our fleet greener and reducing our vehicle emissions, we have invested in five new Volvo 26 tonne beavertails with Andover trailers, these were customised specifically for our needs for maximum fuel efficiency to give us the greatest number of miles per gallon, they were also designed to have the largest carrying capacity, allowing us ... more

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Facelift signs up to Motorvate

24 March 2011 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire is now an affiliate member of Motorvate - the Energy Saving Trust's certification scheme which aims to support, recognise and reward organisations that are working hard to reduce carbon emissions. We have an ongoing commitment to make our fleet of powered access equipment and transport vehicles as green as we can, joining Motorvate provides support ... more

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Worker falls from cage balanced on fork lift

23 March 2011 Email this article

A Yeovil vehicle repair and sales company has today been prosecuted after one of its workers fell from a cage balanced on a fork lift truck. Douglas Mowat, 38, from Yeovil, Somerset was an employee of Vincents Car Sales Ltd and was carrying out repair work on a high-sided lorry on 18 August 2008 when the incident happened. Mr Mowat was attempting to change a marker light at ... more

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Two companies fined after member of public badly hurt in scaffold collapse

23 March 2011 Email this article

Two North East companies have today been fined after a member of the public was seriously injured when scaffolding collapsed during high winds. A 68-year-old woman was out shopping with relatives when the scaffolding in Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle collapsed on 14 March 2009. She suffered double fractures to her right hip joint and right femur, puncture wounds to her ri ... more

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Engineer falls through skylight

23 March 2011 Email this article

An engineering manager was seriously injured after plunging through a factory skylight at a Milton Keynes plastics manufacturer, a court heard. Barry Brice, 44, of Wavendon Gate was measuring a damaged skylight at Alpla UK Ltd's premises in Lasborough Road, Kingston, Buckinghamshire when it gave way and he fell seven and a half metres onto the floor of the tool room below. ... more

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New online directory to increase confidence in health and safety advice

23 March 2011 Email this article

A new online directory to help businesses find a health and safety consultant that they can trust to give sensible, expert advice launches today (21 March). More than 1,600 highly qualified consultants in the UK have signed up to the online Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register (OSHCR). It has been created to increase employers' confidence that they are recei ... more

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Fall from stepladder puts man in a coma for two months and results in a hefty fine for employer.

17 February 2011 Email this article

A Sheffield construction company has today been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries while working on the refurbishment of a Teesside store. MacDonald Joinery & Construction Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following the incident at the former Rosebys store, at Teesside Retail Park, Stockton on 2 September 2008. Teesside Magistrates' Court heard that Carl ... more

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London construction site face HSE clampdown

17 February 2011 Email this article

During February and March, construction sites across London will be visited as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain's most dangerous industries. During 2009/10 there were 1,287 injuries and four workers died while working in construction across London, all of these occurred during refurbishment, repair and maintenance ... more

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Newcastle celebrates Chinese New Year

10 February 2011 Email this article

With celebrations in progress for Chinese New Year - the year of the rabbit, Facelift Access Hire were called in to ensure the Chinese arch in Stowell Street Newcastle was looking its best for the big day on the 6th Feb. There were many things to enjoy on the day, traditional crafts, dance - martial arts - food and drink and games, culminating in a vibrant and colourful party in and around St ... more

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