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Roofing company prosecuted over safety breaches

29 August 2015 Email this article

Following an incident in September 2013, HSE attended a property on Paragon Place, London and subsequently prosecuted, Chris Ball & Son Roofing Ltd., of Greenwich, for safety breaches. West London Magistrates heard that two roof workers were tasked with removing tiles and re-felting a gulley area adjacent to a pitched roof. However, the company had failed to provide any edge ... more

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Scaffolding firm fined after worker killed in fall

29 August 2015 Email this article

A Glasgow scaffolding firm has been fined after a roof worker fell nearly six metres to his death. James Baillie, aged 53, suffered serious head injuries after he fell through a scaffold tower deck whilst carrying out roof work at a two storey domestic property in Thorntonhall, South Lanarkshire on in September 2011. He died from his injuries the next day. Hamilton Sheriff Court heard that ... more

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Roofing contractor fined after employee fell through fragile roof

29 August 2015 Email this article

A roofing contractor in Norwich has been fined after his employee fell seven metres through a roof on which he was working. Sole trader Leighton Johnson and his employee were completing a job on a fragile roof at a factory in Kings Lynn on 11 August 2014. The 26-year-old employee was kneeling on a scaffolding board on top of the roof when he fell forward and smashed through a roof light. He ... more

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Street artist Stik

29 August 2015 Email this article

This article in the Guardian documents the work of the street artist Stik, who creates large scale ‘stick figure’ style murals all over the world.  His most famous work, is ‘Big Mother’ - a mural of a mother and baby on the side of Charles Hocking House, in West London. Standing at 125ft, this is Britain’s largest mural. In the article’s lead image, one of ... more

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ZT Safety Harness the safest fall safety harness

4 August 2015 Email this article

If you fall from height while wearing a conventional safety harness, 100 per cent of the falling force will be directed to your groin area. But the ZT range of harnesses feature a revolutionary design which eliminates groin straps, distributing the force to the whole body, leaving you at far less risk of discomfort. ZT equals Zero Trauma. Sounds too good to be true? See our harness presentatio ... more

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ZT Fire and Emergency

2 August 2015 Email this article

ZT Safety Systems, the manufacturer of the patented ZT (Zero Trauma) safety harness teamed up with Bristol Uniforms to launch a new integrated harness at the recent Interschultz show for fire and emergency equipment in Germany. Sewn into specially adapted fire brigade trousers the ZT harness works in the same way as its standard product - without the use of groin straps by transferring fall force ... more

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Death wish in Donegal

2 August 2015 Email this article

The website Vertikal recently added another story to its ‘Death Wish Series’ which gives dishonourable mention to flagrant disregard for safety while working at height. The picture shows a man, thought to be in Donegal, Ireland, using his van, a plank, and an empty drinks crate to form a makeshift work platform in order to paint the upper floor of a bistro. Creative, but most definite ... more

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London plant emissions clampdown just five weeks away

2 August 2015 Email this article

  From 1st September 2015, all plant on Greater London construction sites will have to at least meet the Stage IIIA standards for NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions. The new rules will apply to non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) of net power between 37kW and 560kW. The engine emissions standards, familiar to all plant owners, are set out in the EU Directive 97/68/EC. In practice, ... more

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PASMA annual review available online

2 August 2015 Email this article

The annual report of the Prefabricated Access Suppliers & Manufacturers Association (PASMA) is now available to read online. The report was launched at the body’s Annual Members’ Meeting, held on 3 July at Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire, and contains reports from key people within PASMA as well as an in-depth look at all areas of the association’s work. View the PASMA report&n ... more

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Up to 20% off full courses booked in August

2 August 2015 Email this article

If you book a course in full, we'll give you up to 20% off our standard rates. The course can be made up of individuals from any number of businesses, as long as you have full attendance we will discount the entire group by up to 20%. Offer applies to all training courses booked in August. Please contact us for more information: Book a full course ... more

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