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Company fined for repeated fails on construction site

1 November 2019 Email this article

 A roofing company has been fined after repeatedly failing to manage health and safety on construction sites. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how between 7 March 2017 and 8 October 2018, Superfast Roofing Ltd received two prohibition notices. Serious breaches of legislation were found on sites during roofing work they carried out in London and Essex. This included the Old Dagenham ... more

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HSE - Latest injury and ill health stats released

31 October 2019 Email this article

New HSE statistics show that the number of injuries and incidents of ill-health in workplaces across Great Britain are still too high. The annual report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) includes statistics for work-related ill health, workplace injuries, working days lost, enforcement action taken, and the associated costs to Great Britain. Figures show that around 581,000 workers sustai ... more

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Europlatform 2019 - Better tech will enhance safety for powered access

31 October 2019 Email this article

Technological advancements in the powered access industry will enhance safety and efficiency and aid people in their work, rather than replace people altogether, according to the speakers at the Europlatform 2019 conference hosted by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), at Le Negresco Hotel in Nice, France. Andy Studdert, Interim IPAF CEO and MD, opened the conference, at ... more

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Facelift Flashback: free WAH Ground Conditions safety poster

30 September 2019 Email this article

Six years ago we released a series of free to download safety posters. The sixth highlighted the need to take in to account ground conditions when operating MEWPs. Ground conditions can be affected by not only weather, with rain and temperature, - but also hidden structure, including under ground voids, drainage and sewers, basements, man hole covers. The weight of the vehicle must also be consi ... more

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MEWPs Operators Safety Guide

29 September 2019 Email this article

Download or order your pocket sized safety guide to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms. Facelift have been a long time champion of safety while working at height and this project was spurred on by the need for a high quality guide that was easily accessible and more attractive to users. The guides will be given away to all trainees on IPAF training courses and to all Self Drive Cherry Picker hire us ... more

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ARG part of the AFI group of companies based in the middle east has invested in $5m USD of new Skyjack equipment

29 September 2019 Email this article

Leading powered access specialists in the Middle East, ARG have announced a major fleet investment with Skyjack.  In total 55 machines have been ordered, comprising 35 Articulating Boom Lifts and 20 Telescopic Boom Lifts. The investment represents an ongoing commitment to provide a growing customer base across the Middle East with premium powered access equipment by working closely ... more

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Man hit on the head by falling hammer

29 September 2019 Email this article

A man has been taken to hospital after a hammer fell from scaffolding in Edinburgh and hit him on the head. The 52-year-old was walking in South St Andrew Street at 12:45 when the tool fell from a height and landed on him. The pedestrian is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where the extent of his injuries are unknown. The Health and Safety Executive has made aware and inquiries are on ... more

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Canairy app - Will it help?

29 September 2019 Email this article

Time to Breathe is offering Canairy, the world’s first free mobile app to help employers and workers minimise the risks of polluted air to outdoor workers. Built in partnership between British Safety Council and King’s College London. Canairy, the highly innovative British Safety Council mobile app, has been created in partnership with King’s College London an ... more

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IPAF+ Now minimum standard...

29 September 2019 Email this article

All rental/hire members of the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) in the UK have “levelled up” to the IPAF Rental+ minimum standard, which assures people seeking to hire mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) that an IPAF member company will conform to the highest industry standards of safety and professionalism. As part of the upgrade to minimum membership standards, IPA ... more

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Chemical company fined after worker falls from ladder

29 September 2019 Email this article

Vertellus Specialties UK Limited has today been fined after an employee fell two metres from a ladder and suffered a serious elbow injury. Carlisle Magistrates’ Court heard that on 6 June 2018, at the company’s site in Northside, Workington, an employee was using a ladder to inspect a steam leak at height when the ladder failed and the employee fell to the ground. An investigation ... more

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