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Architects’ confidence soars thanks to construction sector

29 May 2015 Email this article

Confidence is growing among architects about the amount of work they hope to receive from key sectors of the construction industry, research from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed. Expectations of orders from private housing, commercial and public-sector builders caused RIBA’s Workload Index to soar from +26 points in February to +36 last month. The region with ... more

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New Product to the market: Merlin UB100 10 metre Inertia Reel

29 May 2015 Email this article

This 10m inertia reel is one of the lightest, if not the lightest 10m inertia reels on the market. Featuring a unique offset anchor point the Merlin UB100 design ensures reduced stress on the cable and cables exit guide by angling the block during use, meaning a longer service lift and greater reliability. Find out more details and buy from our SafetyShop » ... more

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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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