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Fine for solar panel firm after worker fell through roof void

4 June 2017 Email this article

A Bristol based solar panel installation company has been fined after a 49-year-old worker fell more than 3.5 metres through a void in a roof. The fall inflicted serious injuries on the man, including bleeding on the brain, a fractured spleen and fractured ribs. Bristol Magistrates Court heard how the worker was one of several contracted by Solarjen Limited, known as Paul O’Brien Solar I ... more

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Construction company fined three quarters of a million pounds after asbestos failings

4 June 2017 Email this article

London-based Barroerock Construction Limited has been fined after repeated asbestos failings. Canterbury Crown Court heard how the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out two investigations of working practices of the site in 2013 and 2014 while Barroerock were converting into flats a former nine storey office building in Ashford, Kent, which was known to contain asbestos. The first inve ... more

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International Awards for Powered Access winners revealed in London

  More than 450 industry professionals gathered last month in London to enjoy the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) which celebrates the crème de la crème of the powered access industry. Jointly organised by Access International magazine and the International Powered Access IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence across the sector. ... more

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Stay safe and save in May

  As our friends over the pond celebrate Safety Week between the 2nd and 5th May, we’ll be helping our customers on this side of the Atlantic stay safer at work by offering £25 off IPAF Operator courses. To take advantage of this offer, contact our training team on 0800 072 55 72 or email them on   training@facelift.co.uk ... more

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So much more than a hire company

Machine hire is just one part of what we do here at Facelift and one of the additional services we offer is machine servicing for all types of cherry pickers, including LOLER inspections and access platform maintenance. We’re the access experts and have 20 fully qualified technicians, all holding a current CAP ticket (Competent Assessed Person). This means we can carry out on-site assistanc ... more

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Thousands make a change for healthier, safer sites

On the 13th April 60,000 people from across UK infrastructure joined forces to help drive better health, safety and wellbeing in the sector by taking part in what is thought to be the largest ever cross-industry stand-down. At 10am, more than 1,000 sites, office and production facilities across the country took part in Stop. Make a Change, with the aim of tackling some of the key health &am ... more

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Strategic Partnership with Home Repair Network Limited

The Painting & Decorating Association (PDA) and Home Repair Network Limited (HRNL) have agreed a strategic partnership that will utilise individual PDA Members to undertake Painting & Decorating work as part of an Insurance repair claim The HRNL business undertakes property repair services for several of the leading UK Property Insurance Companies by using vetted and approved local T ... more

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UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group MEWPs Group develops Safety Alert Protocol

A Safety Alert Protocol has been developed by the UK Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group (SFPSG) MEWPs Group. The Protocol describes a voluntary standard for Safety Alerts issued by contractors and others who have incidents they believe may be related to the design, manufacture, maintenance or use of MEWPs. It is intended to guide the author of a Safety Alert so that the alert is seen as authori ... more

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NFRC announce shortlisted finalists for the 2017 UK Roofing awards

The finalists for this year’s UK Roofing Awards have been announced by that National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC).  This year’s categories include green roofing, liquid applied roofing and waterproofing and Mastic Asphalt and Hot Melt. Nominees for this year’s awards include Bridgman & Bridgman LLP for Branshome Pumping Station, Mitie Tillley Roofing for G ... more

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EDF Energy teams up with renewables giant to offer free solar panels

EDF Energy is working with the UK’s largest generator of solar power in a bid to create the biggest challenger brand in the energy retail market by the end of the decade, reports the Telegraph. The Big Six supplier has partnered with Sunplug, a consumer energy project developed in partnership with Lightsource, which provides the solar panels on thousands of British roofs. The Sunplug sy ... more

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