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Sales director given community order and company fined after apprentice falls through fragile roof light

1 January 2018 Email this article

A roofing company was fined and its sales director given a community order after an apprentice suffered severe head and back injuries after falling through a fragile skylight. Coventry Magistrates’ Court heard how the Adam Askey Limited apprentice was injured when he fell over six metres through the factory roof to the concrete floor below. The 18-year-old apprentice suffered severe head, f ... more

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Construction worker suffers serious injuries after fall from height

1 January 2018 Email this article

Two companies, Deans Construction Limited and Universal Coatings and Services Limited, were sentenced after a roofing sub-contractor was ejected from the basket of a cherry picker, resulting in serious chest injuries. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard that, in May 2016, the injured person was carrying out roofing repairs inside a large industrial building at Port Clarence Offshore Base in ... more

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Company and contractor fined after worker left seriously injured

1 January 2018 Email this article

Two companies - the Lundy Company Limited and Justin Courtney Ford – were fined after a self-employed worker fell more than three metres through a fragile roof. Exeter Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 11 August 2015, the self-employed worker was working to remove a roof when he fell over three metres onto concrete flooring. The worker suffered multiple injuries including a broken coll ... more

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This video will change the way you think about safety harnesses

4 December 2017 Email this article

The ZT range of harnesses feature a revolutionary design which eliminates groin straps, distributing the force to the whole body, leaving you at far less risk of discomfort.    ... more

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Close shave shows harness in action

1 December 2017 Email this article

Industry magazine Vertikal has published a video showing how the right health and safety precautions really do make a difference. While cleaning the glass window of a shop in Bournemouth using a truck mounted platform, a worker somehow managed to fall out of the basket. However, thanks to his harness, he was suspended in air rather than falling. Additionally, there was clearly someone on the gro ... more

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Window cleaner fighting for life after fall from a building on Oxford Street

1 December 2017 Email this article

A window cleaner is fighting for his life after falling from a building on London’s Oxford Street. Shoppers described seeing the man – who was about to abseil down the New Balance store – plunge more than 30ft to the floor when his rope gave way.  The London Ambulance Service and the London Air Ambulance Service attended the scene and the individual was rushed t ... more

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Chancellor has delivered a 'Budget for Builders', says FMB

1 December 2017 Email this article

  The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said that the Budget delivered by Chancellor Philip Hammond last month was a ‘budget for builders’ that should allow small builders to deliver more of the new homes Britain so badly needs, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the Budget 2017, Brian Berry Chief Executive of the FMB said “The Government has ... more

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£20 off any IPAF, PASMA or Ladder training

1 December 2017 Email this article

  Facelift is giving the gift of a safe workforce this Christmas with £20 off any IPAF, PASMA or Ladder training course, meaning that you and your workers can start 2018 with all the training you need.   Courses on offer include PASMA’s Management of Mobile Access Tower Training, IPAF PAL+ Advanced Operator Training Course and the Ladder Inspection and Use Course, plus ma ... more

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Three quarters of UK builders under threat from cowboy clients, new FMB research reveals

1 December 2017 Email this article

Key findings from the FMB’s UK-wide research into the impact of ‘cowboy clients’ – clients who delay or withhold payment without good reason or make completely unreasonable demands – on small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms include: ·       Nearly three quarters think ‘cowboy clients’ are a serious problem f ... more

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Fly-tipping: Asbestos rubbish dumping in Wales hits 10-year high

1 December 2017 Email this article

The number of incidents of asbestos fly-tipping in Wales hit a 10-year high last year, new figures have shown. In 2016-2017, 270 cases of asbestos fly-tipping were recorded, up from 172 the year before - a 57% increase. Merthyr Tydfil had the highest overall fly-tipping rate with one incident for every 30 people, compared to one incident for every 735 in Wrexham. Natural Resources Wales ... more

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