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International Awards for Powered Access 2017 shortlist revealed

5 March 2017 Email this article

The shortlist for this year’s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) has been revealed, following a meeting of the judges’ meeting on 7 February in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This year’s awards ceremony and gala dinner will be hosted at the Hilton London Wembley Hotel on 4 April 2017. Jointly organised by Access International and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate gl ... more

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Access Photo of the Year Competition

5 March 2017 Email this article

  Time is running out to enter the IAPA’s Access Photo of the Year competition, sponsored by Facelift. With a €1000 prize up for grabs, the judges are looking for  a thought-provoking photo that showcases life as a powered access professional and demonstrates the safe use of access equipment. It will need to show best practice, so all relevant safety procedures must be demo ... more

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London based firm fined after workers death

5 March 2017 Email this article

  Bus company Go Ahead London has been sentenced after worker was killed when he fell from a ladder. Southwark Crown Court heard that in May 2011 the worker was using a ladder to access the top of a fuel tank when he fell two and a half meters backwards, suffering fatal head injuries. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that the company did not implement an ... more

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London construction firm fined after workers injured

5 March 2017 Email this article

  Leyland SDM (LSDM) Limited has been fined after four workers fell more than three and a half metres whilst carrying a ventilation unit. Westminster Magistrates Court heard how LSDM had been in the process of redeveloping a warehouse in Wembley when four workers tried to move a ventilation unit into position. Unfortunately, the working platform became overloaded and gave way. Neither th ... more

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Employer prosecuted after employee falls from roof

5 March 2017 Email this article

  A self-employed businessman has been prosecuted after his employee fell from the flat roof of a building and died from his injuries. Manchester Crown Court heard how, in  December 2013, father of two, Jason Fogarty, a casual employee of Roy Hardaker (trading as 9 to 5 Roofing), was working on a flat roof replacement project, working alongside Hardaker. The roof replacement was ... more

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IPAF publishes safety tips for using MEWPs in tree care

1 February 2017 Email this article

IPAF has published safety tips for the use of MEWPs in tree cutting to ensure that operators work safely at height. Statistics from IPAF's accident reporting project show that approximately one in five of all MEWP-related fatalities involve tree care workers. Yet MEWPs are one of the safest means for temporary work at height, provided that a risk assessment is done, managers and operators are pro ... more

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£1000 Reward for recovery of machine

30 January 2017 Email this article

STOLEN: Nifty 120t, trailer mounted cherry picker stolen on Wednesday 11th Jan in the Liverpool area. Serial number: 04/33514 We are offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of this machine.  Please contact us on: 0800 521 595 ... more

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Access Photo of the Year Competition

30 January 2017 Email this article

UK rental company Facelift will again sponsor the Access Photo of the Year competition, with a €1000 prize for the winning picture. Tell your colleagues, employees and friends about the competition and ensure that the judging panel has a great selection of photos to choose from. The award is open to everyone working in the access industry. Entries should not include pictures commissio ... more

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The best cherry picker in the world...

30 January 2017 Email this article

Carlsberg doesn’t make cherrypickers, but if they did…the consensus seems to be that they’d come up with the Bronto S50XDT-J. A video of the machine helping the Facelift team access every part of the Grade II listed St. Hugh's Charterhouse Monastery in Parkminster in order to complete essential maintenance work has proved extremely popular on Facelift’s Facebook page this ... more

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Changes for CPCS in 2017

28 January 2017 Email this article

The construction industry training board (CITB) and the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Management Committee have announced plans for reviewing and updating the scheme in 2017. As part of the scheme’s continual improvement in order to best meet the needs of industry, the key developments for 2017 will include: Scheme Category Development – reviewing the Tele ... more

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