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Banned Manager Hires Cherry Picker to Let Him Watch Match

29 May 2015 Email this article

The manager of a football team in Turkey found a novel way to get round a match ban last month, with a little help from a Cherry Picker. Çorum Belediyespor manager Hamit Işık had been banned from entering his team’s stadium for the next nine months due to a recent fracas with a referee, but that didn’t keep the manager from keeping an eye on his team’s play ... more

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£163,000 claim means Jail for VAT Fraudster

29 May 2015 Email this article

A South Wales businessman who fabricated invoices for construction work so he could fraudulently claim £163,000 VAT refunds has been jailed for 13 months. Stephen Wright, 50, from Llanblethian, Cowbridge, was the owner of SJ Wright in August 2012, when he submitted invoices to support a VAT repayment claim for £57,000. The invoices, from Lex Facilities & Construction Managemen ... more

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Crawley scaffolding firm fined for unsafe working at height

29 May 2015 Email this article

A Crawley scaffolding company has been prosecuted after workers were put at risk during refurbishment work. Following a complaint from a member of the public HSE visited the site at Upper High Street Winchester on 18 December 2013, where Michael Alldis, trading as Southern Tube Scaffold, of Crawley, was contracted to provide a four lift scaffold and temporary roof for on-going refurbishment&n ... more

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Cheshire firm in court after workers potentially exposed to asbestos

29 May 2015 Email this article

A laboratory design and installation specialist from Cheshire has been fined after exposing workers, pupils and teachers to asbestos material while carrying out work in a school in Suffolk. The incident in July 2012 occurred during refurbishment work to modernise parts of Newmarket College School’s Science block. During the work, managed by Labform Ltd, sub-contractors disturbed asbest ... more

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Roofing firm fined after worker suffered life changing injuries

29 May 2015 Email this article

A North Wales roofing company has been prosecuted after a roofer fell from a low roof and suffered life changing injuries. 37 year old Chris Jones from Colwyn Bay, was employed by NRS Specialist Services (North Wales) Ltd to work on re-covering the roof of a single story outhouse in Maes y Llan, Dwygyfylchi, in December 2013 when he fell nearly 2.5 metres to the ground. Mr Jones broke his ... more

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Vertikal Days 2015 - Haydock Park - 13th - 14th May

Make sure you attend Vertikal Days 2015 at Haydock Park on May the 13th - 14th - where you can see and experience the latest editions to Ascendant range of access platforms. The business will be showcasing new models such as the A22, A18, VM12.5 and the Urban Artic unit and trailer. Following a partnership between Ascendant’s parent company Redwood and commercial truck manufacturer Iveco, t ... more

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Web only offer - from Facelift

If you’re looking to invest in some new restraint lanyard, Facelift has just the offer for you with this web only offer of a Restraint Lanyard (fixed twin rope 1.75m with Scaffold Hooks) which is now just £39.12 +VAT, down from £60.53 + VAT. This lanyard offers many benefits over a traditional single lanyard such always being connected to an anchor point whilst manoeuvring in a ... more

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Visit the all-new Ant-artic at Vertikal Days

Continuing our drive for faster response and delivery times, Facelift is investing in the new Ant-artic vehicles from Ascendant. Visitors to our stand at the Vertikal Days show (Haydock Park, Newton-le-Willows, 13-14 May 2015) will be the first to see these in action. These new lighter, smaller delivery vehicles will mean speedier delivery times, and with greater fuel efficiency - making them eve ... more

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Maintenance sector ‘generates £55 billion a year’, says research

According to new research from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS), the building maintenance sector generates around £55 billion a year for the national economy. Their findings show that more than £1 billion a week is spent on the upkeep of existing building stock. And the study, which also looked at how maintenance relates to the overall value of buildings, found that this ... more

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IPAF reports reveal more than 1.1 million MEWPs in worldwide rental fleet

New research by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) shows that there are now 1,120,000 mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the worldwide rental fleet. This is up 8% from the previous year. The European MEWP rental market grew slightly in 2014 (+1%) and is estimated at approximately €2.6 billion, according to the IPAF European ... more

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