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Company fined after fall from roof results in fractured skull for employee

27 April 2011 Email this article

 A Nottinghamshire welding firm has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he plunged from a barn roof onto a grain bucket. Mansfield magistrates heard today the labourer, who does not wish to be identified, was replacing cement roof sheets on an outbuilding at Clipstone Park Farm, Cavendish Lodge, Mansfield, on 20 November 2008 when he fell four to ... more

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Winners IAPA Awards 2011 Amsterdam

16 April 2011 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire have won the UK Access Rental Company of the Year award at the IAPA's 2011 (International Awards for Powered Access) held in Amsterdam last week -   When presenting the award the judges were quoted "This company showed an exceptional performance in a challenging year, and has produced an acclaimed safety guide and has been consistently innovative with creative ... more

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Easy Access Hire - Free Pringles with every hire

31 March 2011 Email this article

Gotcha! - Happy April fools.... Yes that really is Sir Stelios and Mr Leicester meeting on a plane. Read the full story here ... more

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Tree surgeons - £25 voucher per tonne of wood

25 March 2011 Email this article

WE NEED YOUR WOOD! Receive a £25 voucher for every tonne of soft or hard wood delivered to us. Why are we doing this? As part of our commitment to energy saving efficiencies - we are ceasing to use oil for our heating and are now investing in a bio- mass wood burning boiler. This type of boiler is endorsed by the carbon trust as a greener form of energy use, and will help reduce our car ... more

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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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