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Facelift IPAF Training - Indoor Training Croydon

27 June 2011 Email this article

 Our Facelift Training Centre at East Croydon is the perfect all weather facility for IPAF Training Courses, PASMA Courses and Ladder Training. Contact the Croydon Depot to book your training course, more images of the IPAF training centre here. ... more

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Falls from vehicles Poster

27 June 2011 Email this article

 Every year around 2000 drivers and workers are seriously injured in falls from vehicles. Where are the risks? Many falls from vehicles occur during loading and unloading - you don’t have to fall far to land hard.   Download this poster Health and Safety poster Download HSE advice sheet  Preventing Slips Trips and Falls from Vehicles Our IPAF Loading and unlo ... more

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Vertikal Days 2011 - Panorama

27 June 2011 Email this article

The sun was a out at the well attended Vertkial Days last week with reports of attendances up by 50% on the previous year. At 30 metres up on the Bronto 34, it was also a little breezy for Mark Mercer photographer of Panini Pics, seen here capturing Vertikal Days as a giant panorama, to view and zoom into the 1.1 gigapixel image that records the event please visit our new Panorama Gallery. Where are the risks? Many falls from vehicles occur during loading and unloading - you don’t have to fall far to land hard. Fall-from-vehicle incidents can cost your company a lot of money. In 2004/05, the human and economic cost of the fall from- vehicle incidents we know about was over £36.5 million. They often result in serious injuries ... more

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Tragic incident highlights simple safety failings

24 June 2011 Email this article

Companies fined after maintenance worker falls to his death at a South Wales power station. Energy giant, RWE npower and contractor AMEC Group Ltd must pay a total of £510,000. The firms were sentenced over the incident that saw agency worker Christopher Booker from St Athan, fall around 12 metres through an unprotected opening in a platform at Aberthaw Power Station in the Vale of Glamorga ... more

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Health and safety made simple - The basics for your business

24 June 2011 Email this article

If you think health and safety has to be complicated - it doesn’t. This site from the HSE will make it easier for you to comply with the law and manage health and safety in your business. For many businesses, all that’s required is a basic series of tasks. The site will take you through the steps and help you make sure you have done what you need to - and no more - Health and s ... more

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Government Response to the Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team Report

24 June 2011 Email this article

The governments publishes green plan for how the construction industry might need to respond most effectively to the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to a low carbon economy. Summary statement from the Government Response to the Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team report. An efficient, effective and profitable construction industr ... more

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Research from Finland shows Hybrid engines in construction can halve fuel used

6 June 2011 Email this article

Researchers at the Aalto University, Finland have found a way to reduce the amount of fuel consumed by non road mobile equipment by half. This new technology captures energy, which up to now has been lost by the machinery when working, and uses it instead of fuel. The fuel consumption of construction and mining machines, agricultural machines, access equipment and material handling machines is red ... more

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AIF - Putting and end to work at height accidents

30 May 2011 Email this article

Six of the UK’s leading health and safety organisations coming together for the first time ever to discuss and debate how to eradicate falls from height in the workplace. Their conclusion? The need for more cooperation, better coordination, further education and improved long term planning.   Chaired by David Thomas, safety, health and environment direct ... more

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IPAF reports growth of MEWPs market in Europe

30 May 2011 Email this article

 According to the IPAF European Powered Access Rental Report 2011, MEWP rental revenues in the 11 European countries surveyed remained stable and are estimated at €2.2 billion in 2010. This figure represents around 85% of the total European market (defined as the 27 countries plus Norway), which would attain a MEWP rental market value of approximately €2.6 billion. Europe ... more

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