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9 January 2016 Email this article

Facelift is on the march, as we recruit a large number of new members of staff at depots all over the UK. Drivers and operators are needed at all depots, while the Newcastle, Purfleet and Hickstead depots are all on the look-out for technicians. Training instructors are required at the Birmingham and Purfleet depots, while the Southhampton, London and Essex depots are all hoping to recruit new bu ... more

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Builders take cherry picker on drink-drive ride round city centre after Christmas party

9 January 2016 Email this article

Two builders were suffering a hangover with a working at height twist in December, after rounding off a drunken Christmas party by commandeering a cherry picker and driving it around Cambridge city centre, using it to climb on high buildings. Joshua Kerry, 23, and Liam Laverick, 25, took the cherry picker, a crane with a basket for workers to access high areas, from a site near the Corn Exchange ... more

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Chimney Cherrypicker Cat rescue

9 January 2016 Email this article

A cat was returned to its owners on Boxing Day after it got stuck up a chimney.  An appliance from the town’s fire station was sent at the request of an officer who had been to assess the incident. Due to the location of the cat in the chimney a cherry picker aerial ladder platform was also sent to assist. Despite the difficult access the crews managed to rescue the cat and return it ... more

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Prisoner rescued with cherrypicker from the top of a stadium light is treated for sun burn

9 January 2016 Email this article

A prisoner who sent the Metropolitan Remand Centre into lockdown after a scaling a light pole has been coaxed down after more than nine hours. Images of the shirtless man show him on top of a pole with arms outstretched, next to a basketball court at the Ravenhall prison in Melbourne's west. Dozens of gym mats were placed around the pole in case the m ... more

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Metal company prosecuted after employee falls from height

9 January 2016 Email this article

Manchester Galvanizing Ltd, a manufacturer of coated metals, was fined after an employee suffered a fractured foot and shoulder after falling three metres from a ladder into a drying pit. Trafford Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee was working in the galvanising area when a metal post fell from the jig of an overhead crane and into a dryer. The employee used a wooden ladder in an at ... more

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Man fined for unlicensed removal of asbestos

9 January 2016 Email this article

A Surrey man was fined for exposing the residents of a house in Putney, himself and his assistant to asbestos. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how the owner of a three-storey town house in Putney was upgrading the central heating system of his home when his plumbers identified that the boiler cupboard is his loft was made of material they believed could contain asbestos. The owner cont ... more

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Businessman and construction contractor fined for safety failings

9 January 2016 Email this article

A partner in a retail business and he construction company he contacted to do roof work have been fined for safety failings. Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard how Alan Southwell had arranged for major work to be done on the roof of his retail premises in Brading Isle of Wight Carpenters Road. The work consisted of replacing all polycarbonate roof panels and was estimated to take three ... more

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What this? Oh, just a 25ft Lego Christmas tree made from 300,000 bricks using a cherrypicker

8 January 2016 Email this article

Are you obsessed with Lego and have a serious dose of Christmas spirit. Well you might need to take a little lie down after seeing this amazing 25ft Christmas tree. Master builders have outdone themselves this festive season with an enormous tree, made out of 300,000 Lego bricks. The tree, which appeared at Legoland Windsor Resort, was unveiled as they added the finishing touches – a Lego ... more

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Santa is helped down from top of Glasgow statue as cherry picker comes to the rescue

8 January 2016 Email this article

The Duke of Wellington Statue in Glasgow has long been a source of viral infamy - and now Santa has got in on the act A man dressed as Santa Claus had to be rescued from the top of Glasgow's Duke of Wellington statue by a cherry picker, in this video the man wearing a Father Christmas costume celebrates his rescue punching his hands into the air. Filmed by a passerby close to Glasgow's ... more

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Two builders drove cherry picker and were arrested for drink driving

8 January 2016 Email this article

Two builders drove cherry picker and were arrested for drink driving Two builders who went for a joyride on a cherry picker after their Christmas party have been banned from driving, they drove the vehicle through Cambridge city centre after drinking several pints and downing some shots. After police caught up with them they lifted themselves up to a second floor walk way before runnin ... more

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