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The IAPAs award winners announced

2 April 2018 Email this article

The winners of the 2018 International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) have been announced. The most prestigious awards in the powered access industry, the awards celebrate best practice and excellence in the industry. This year’s awards ceremony was held in Miami, USA on the 8th March. This year’s winners included US business United Rentals, who won Access Rental Company o ... more

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Get ready for changes to statutory payments

2 April 2018 Email this article

From the 1 April 2018, there will be a rise in the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay and adoption pay, which will all rise from £140.98 per week to £145.18 per week, with the weekly rate for the first 6 weeks at 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings.  Statutory sick pay (SSP) will also increase from £89.35 to £92.05. ... more

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Egg Producer and Joinery Contractor fined after worker falls from roof

2 April 2018 Email this article

  A Preston egg production company and a joinery sub-contractor have been fined after a worker fell through a roof. Following an investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Preston Magistrates’ Court heard how an employee of T& J Leigh had been helping the joinery contractor Harry Jackson to re-roof an old feed mill building when he fell five metres through a gap, t ... more

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IPAF Training offer - SAVE £90

2 April 2018 Email this article

Facelift customers can get more bang for their buck with our bonus offer for those undertaking training with us. Until end of April 2018 you can enjoy free IPAF harness training (worth £90) when you book IPAF courses 1B, 3A & 3B. Facelift is an IPAF Senior Instructor Training Centre and provides IPAF Operator training courses for all types of powered access platforms including mobile ve ... more

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Company and director fined after exposing workers to fall from height risks

2 April 2018 Email this article

A solar panel installation company and its sole director have been fined for failing to manage and control fall from height risks. Reading Crown Court heard how, after a concern was raised by a member of public, an HSE inspector made a visit to the site where Sasie Limited was installing solar panels on the roof of a commercial building. On this visit the inspector identified two workers on ... more

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Facelift Flashback: Facelift gives Earl Grey a new look in Newcastle

2 April 2018 Email this article

  This time 5 years ago, the Facelift team sprang into action to help one of Newcastle’s best-loved monuments try out a whole new look. We worked with Citizens’ Advice Bureau to dress the city’s Earl Grey monument in a 40ft knitted scarf to help encourage people to stay warm and ensure they claim for any relevant benefits.  The scarf, in CAB’s brand col ... more

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Farming company fined after worker falls from ladder

2 April 2018 Email this article

A farming company has been fined after a worker fell from a ladder sustaining significant injuries including a broken arm, shoulder and fractured elbow. Greater Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 28 January 2016, the employee of Edge Farming Company was cleaning the gutters on a farm building when the ladder he was working on slipped down the face of the building causing him to fa ... more

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Think you know safety harnesses? Think again

1 March 2018 Email this article

  Safety harnesses: They’re a must have, but in the event of a fall they too can pose dangers. Falling while wearing a traditional harness can cause whiplash, spinal issues or hip dislocation, while the straps themselves can potentially cut off the femoral artery, reducing blood flow to the legs. Depending on how you fall, it is also possible for blood to pool in the legs, leading ... more

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Seven jailed following investigation into 'forgery factory'

1 March 2018 Email this article

Seven men have been jailed for a combined total of 16 years after the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) assisted an investigation into the production and supply of fake identity documents, including CSCS cards. Steven Kanaventi, 39, Paul Kanaventi, 37, Victor Ayrio, 53, Alfred Adekoya, 47, Abul Azeeza, 57, Madalitso Majawa, 33, and Luke Nkanta, 29, were all found guilty of various fraud ... more

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Your chance to go behind the scenes of Britain's best buildings

1 March 2018 Email this article

If you know someone who wants to find out more about a career in construction, this year’s Open Doors event is the perfect opportunity to get a taste of what life in the industry is like. Taking place from 19th - 24th March 2018, Open Doors 2018 will see the industry open up live construction sites to the public, allowing them to go behind the scenes and showcasing the huge variety ... more

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