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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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Facelift Access Hire shortlisted for the IAPA awards

5 February 2011 Email this article

The finalists for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) 2011 have been announced following the meeting of the judging panel in London on 28 January. More than 100 entries were received. The IAPAs are jointly organised by Access International and IPAF. The IAPA judges met in London on Friday 28 January and have confirmed the following shortlists for each category ... more

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Lack of Ladder Safety Training results in fall from ladder and a hefty fine.

3 February 2011 Email this article

A businessman in  Lancashire, has been fined after one of his employees broke his back falling off a ladder. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Michael Wilson following the incident at Farington, Leyland, in March 2010. [ Ladder_safety_training_courses] South Ribble Magistrates' Court in Leyland heard that the man, who has asked not to be named, had climbed up a ladd ... more

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Fined for breaching work at height safety regulations

27 January 2011 Email this article

A builder was fined £1,500 after he and an employee were spotted working on a pub roof without any work at height safety equipment. A Merseyside builder has been fined £1,500 after he and another man were spotted working on a pub roof in St Helens without safety equipment. HSE inspector Sandra Tomlinson said: “Mr Molloy apparently had l ... more

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Powered access rail expertise - Central London

17 January 2011 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire has a solution for most access equipment problems, and this one at a major rail station in London was no exception. The client had a task to get to 4.5 metres down over a class 2 preservation wall to attach a new cable hanging system as part of an important upgrade of the station. After detailed consultation and site survey work we proposed the use of ... more

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Boom lift keeps big wheel turning in Staffordshire

5 January 2011 Email this article

You can't go to a theme park or fairground without  having a go on the big wheel. Drayton Manor in Tamworth, Staffordshire is home to an exceptional big wheel along with many other rides and attractions including the famous 'Thomas Land' with Thomas the tank engine. Facelift Access Hire were called in to help with maintenance work to the big wheel during the winter period, the wheel structur ... more

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