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Serious fall from broken scaffold plank

5 April 2012 Email this article

A building firm from Stratford-upon-Avon has been prosecuted after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell from a damaged scaffolding plank at a site in South Warwickshire. The 62-year-old man, Frederick Stuart, from Stratford-upon-Avon, was standing on a single piece of scaffolding board to cut through a pole at the site at Dark Lane, Tiddington, when the wood snap ... more

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Helping our neighbours - Step Out 2012

2 April 2012 Email this article

Our neighbour The Stroke Association, is the only UK wide charity that's solely concerned with combating strokes in people of all ages. The charity aims to reduce the amount of strokes suffered and ensure that more help is provided for stroke survivors and their families. Step Out is a new event organised by the charity, that will be taking place at Saltwell Park, Gateshead, on Saturday ... more

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Key messages from the IPAF Summit 2012

2 April 2012 Email this article

The theme of this year's IPAF Summit on 29 March, was analysing accidents to reduce accidents and perhaps taking a leaf out of the aviation industry's book, when it comes to setting a high safety standard.   A number of world class speakers hosted the event and each presented compelling stories - which were backed up by facts, figures and 'graphic' images of incidents that had occurred in ... more

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Chemical tank explosion results in workers fall

2 April 2012 Email this article

A worker in Cheshire was seriously injured when he fell from the top of a chemical storage tank, following an explosion. The worker was not wearing a harness or using appropriate access equipment. The worker, who has asked not to be named, was thrown from the tank and fell around two and a half metres, landing on a metal girder below. The 44-year-old from Bala, North Wa ... more

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Winners of the Safety Champion of the Year award and the Lifetime Achievement Award at the IAPA Awards 2012

2 April 2012 Email this article

Austin Baker from AFI-Uplift collects the Safety Champion of the Year award at the IAPA Awards 2012 and the daughter of the late Lars-Petter Godenhielm, Karin Nars (Dinolift) takes away the Lifetime Achievement Award, on behalf of her father. Austin Baker was chosen by the judges, due to the work he has done with IPAF and for his commitment to promoting safety. The judges were impressed by his wi ... more

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Mills Rental wins the Access Company of the Year award at the IAPA Awards 2012

2 April 2012 Email this article

The Brazilian rental company Mills Rental won the Rental Company of the Year award at the IAPA Awards 2012, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Rome. Mills Rental was selected, for its outstanding work in developing an access rental company in a young market. They have helped to encourage the promotion of powered access and safety and to expand the market in a rapidly developing region. ... more

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IPAF Training Instructor of the Year Award won again by Masterclimbers LLC, USA

2 April 2012 Email this article

Kevin O'Shea of Masterclimbers LLC, USA has outshone all others again to receive the IPAF Training Instructor of the Year Award, for a third year successively. The judges have noted his constant energy and dedication to developing the USA market and a huge commitment to safety - with IPAF and AWPT training. Will he manage to win this for a fourth time in Miami 2013, we wonder.. ... more

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Facelift's Gordon Leicester presents award at the IAPA Awards 2012 in Rome

2 April 2012 Email this article

Facelift's managing director Gordon Leicester was proud to present an award at the IAPA event 2012, that took place on the 29 March at the Sheraton Hotel, Rome. Gordon stepped in on behalf of Facelift to present the Product of the Year, for Mast Climbing Work Platform Hoists to Geda-Dechentreiter - Multilift P 18 S. The judging panel settled on this decision, as they saw that this product ha ... more

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Winners of the IAPA Awards 2012 are announced in Rome

2 April 2012 Email this article

Facelift was proud to join and be part of the judging panel, for this year's IAPA awards, which took place on 29 March in the cultural city of Rome, at the Sheraton Hotel. The awards ceremony was an impressive event - with over 400 industry professionals attending world wide, (including Europe, North and South America, Russia and the Far East). These annual access industry awards are organised by ... more

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IAPA Access Equipment Photo of the Year – Winner Uwe Schneider

1 April 2012 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire is proud to sponsor a new, artistic addition to the IAPA Awards categories - the Access Photograph of the Year. This was won by Uwe Schneider of the German rental company Mateco, for a shot of one of the company's Teupen XTG 230s cleaning the glass roof of the Medical Association building in Hanover, Germany. The work is being carried out by Hayko Ma ... more

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