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Calling all roofing talent! It's time to enter the UK roofing awards 2018

29 September 2017 Email this article

The 2018 UK Roofing Awards are now open for entries, with 14 categories to choose from including Roof of the Year, Green Roofing and Heritage roofing. Now in their 12th year, these awards recognise the most outstanding roofing projects in the UK as well as individuals who have demonstrated excellence across the roofing industry.  And this year, there are three new categories to choose from: ... more

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Skills card launched for edge protection installers

29 September 2017 Email this article

Fall Arrest Safety Equipment Training (FASET), the trade body for providers fall arrest and fall prevention systems, has launched a qualification scheme for installers of edge protection. The new training course and assessment scheme covers the theory and practical aspects of the BS EN 13374 standard for edge protection. Those who complete the training and assessment will be entitled to a blue C ... more

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Fujitsu makes breakthrough in bridge inspection

29 September 2017 Email this article

  Fujitsu has developed a new way of estimating the degree of internal damage in bridges by analysing data gathered from sensors placed on the surface. The Construction Index reports that the technology, which is implemented with the help of artificial intelligence technology, is designed to improve maintenance and management by making it possible to carry out bridge inspections remotely ... more

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Facelift Flashback: A Nelson's eye view over London

29 September 2017 Email this article

The figure of Horatio Nelson in Trafalgar Square one of the most famous landmarks in London, but hardly anyone has ever seen things from his perspective, 52 metres above ground. However, this time five years ago, photographer Mark Mercer managed to capture a Nelson’s Eye view of London using a Facelift machine. View the panoramic photo here ... more

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Roofing contractor given suspended prison sentence

29 September 2017 Email this article

A roofing contractor has been sentenced today for safety breaches after workers were left at risk of falling from unprotected roof edges. The failures of C Smith Roofing were discovered by health and safety staff who could see unsafe scaffolding from their office window. Leeds Crown Court heard that in November 2015 Mr Smith was contracted to carry out some roof repairs to a Guest House roof i ... more

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Bakery fined after the death of contractor

29 September 2017 Email this article

A Hull based bakery has been fined today following the death of self-employed electrical contractor who died following a fall from height. Hull Crown Court heard how the worker was contracted to complete electrical work at Greencore Grocery Ltd site in Hull. In October 2013, the worker was wiring a motor situated above a machine whilst standing on a stepladder. The company agreed this work activ ... more

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Unlicensed asbestos removal...

29 September 2017 Email this article

 A waste removal contractor from Bridgend has been sentenced after undertaking asbestos removal work at two locations without being licensed to do so. Swansea Magistrates’ Court heard how, on two occasions 1 September and 7 November 2016 Mark John Gibson, who advertised as an asbestos removal service, was contracted to remove asbestos containing materials from properties in Pont Y Clun ... more

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All change for ladder standards

4 September 2017 Email this article

The Ladder Association, the not-for-profit industry body dedicated to height safety, has published an 8-page guide explaining what it describes as the most important changes to portable ladder standards since BS EN 131 - the single British and European product standard - was first introduced. A free guide from the Association highlights the key changes for specifiers, users and health and safety ... more

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MEWP fatalities decline as global rental market grows, says IPAF

4 September 2017 Email this article

The fatal injury rate (FIR) for mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) declined in 2016, despite the fact that the total MEWP rental fleet and the number of rental days worldwide increased significantly over the same period. The data, collated and interpreted by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), indicate that in 2016 there were 66 reported fatalities involving MEWPs worldwide, ... more

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Training courses donate to MacMillan Cancer Support

4 September 2017 Email this article

At Facelift we're fans of the great work carried out by MacMillan, supporting people fighting cancer and their families. For any IPAF, PASMA or Ladder training course booked between 25th - 29th September, £10 of your booking will go to MacMillan Cancer Support. Call the Training team on 0800 072 55 72 to book your course or click here to contact them. ... more

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