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Company fined for placing workers at risk...

2 September 2019 Email this article

A construction company has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations, placing employees at greater risk of injury. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that during an inspection on 23 May 2018 at Dudley House, The Grove, Hounslow, a number of issues in relation to working at height were identified. These included several unprotected edges, where a person could fall a ... more

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BREXIT - HSE confirms responsibilities and regulations will not change...

2 September 2019 Email this article

Health and safety protections, and your duties to protect the health and safety of people, will not change with Brexit. ​ We have made minor amendments to regualtions, to remove EU references but legal requirements, and the protections these provide, will be the same as they are now.​ After Brexit you should continue to manage your business and employees in a proportionate way to red ... more

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Employee fined for using a forklift and potato box to lift apprentice

2 September 2019 Email this article

An employee has been fined after an apprentice sustained serious injuries when he fell from a potato box lifted by a forklift truck. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 July 2018, Mr Francis Yardy used a forklift truck with an attached potato box to lift an apprentice electrician to a height of four metres to carry out electrical repairs at a potato storage warehouse near Ely ... more

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Part of something bigger - A new stage of growth for Facelift...

2 September 2019 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire is now part of the AFI-Uplift group following its recent purchase. David McNicholas, CEO of AFI-Uplift commented, “We are really pleased to be adding the Facelift business and a strong team of experienced people to the Group. It’s a complementary fit to our existing business, allowing us to consolidate our position in the truck-mounted access market and strengthen ... more

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Facelift flashback: Our 25 year celebration in 2010 - what a fun day that was!!

31 July 2019 Email this article

In 2010 Facelift celebrated its twenty-fifth year in business. Facelift Access Hire began life in Brighton back in 1985 as an exterior renovations and maintenance company. Shortly after starting up Gordon Leicester, the founder, purchased a Simon D50 truck mounted platform to help with the maintenance work. The machine was also rented out to other businesses and it wasn’t too long before r ... more

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CITB invests £17.8m in project to attract, train and retain new talent

31 July 2019 Email this article

The British construction sector will be supported in training and retraining more skilled workers to help the industry face the skills challenges of the future, thanks to a new £17.8m investment boost from the The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The national training body’s Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Onsite Experience Commission aims to help the c ... more

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Noise breaches up 25% on construction sites, says report

31 July 2019 Email this article

The Building Safety Group (BSG) has reported a 25% increase in the number of noise infringements occurring on construction sites. This follows 10,000 independent site inspections conducted during the first half of 2019 which compared Q1 with Q2. Exposure to high noise levels can cause permanent hearing damage for construction workers, without the sufferer becoming aware of the problem until ... more

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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

31 July 2019 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19, with agriculture, forestry and fishing and construction revealed as the most dangerous sectors for workers and falls from height are still the most likely cause of workplace fatalities. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal injuries revealed that 147 workers were fatally ... more

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IPAF to trial virtual reality advanced operator tests using simulators

31 July 2019 Email this article

After several months of development and fine-tuning, the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has announced it is ready for “controlled trials” of its PAL+ advanced operator assessment in a virtual reality (VR) environment using MEWP simulators. In 2018, IPAF led an industry-wide consultation into this new technology and produced a detailed strategy paper based on the ... more

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Government must delay disruptive VAT changes to avoid construction chaos, says Federation of Master Builders

31 July 2019 Email this article

The Government has not properly prepared the construction industry for major VAT changes coming in October and needs to delay their implementation to avoid chaos, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned in a letter to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. This comes after new data published by the FMB shows that over  two-thirds of construction SMEs (69%) have not even hear ... more

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