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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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FEM - Cranes should not be used for lifting people

1 August 2011 Email this article

Mobile cranes shall never be used for entertainment purposes, e.g. lifting of persons for shows, bungee jumping, dinner-in-the-sky or lifting of other structures with people on the structure or underneath.     Mobile cranes are not intended to lift persons; they may be used to hoist and suspend personnel in man baskets only in unique work situations when it is the least ... more

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F100 Winner - June

30 June 2011 Email this article

Congratulations to our F100 prize winner for June,  Joe Flavin, of Cappagh Consult Ltd. Joe's picture captures The Moog 120 Under Bridge Unit with Conwy Castle in the background. The photo was taken during the structural inspection of the historic A547 Conwy Bridge on behalf of Conwy County Borough Council. Well done Joe. If you've taken a picture of one of our ... more

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