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Roofing firm in court after teenager breaks back in fall

31 January 2015 Email this article

A building firm has been fined £10,000 after a 17-year-old mental health patient broke her back and pelvis when she fell over six metres from the roof of the Royal Preston Hospital in Fullwood. W Hughes and Son Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found the company had failed to prevent access to the scaffolding on the site. Preston Magistrates ... more

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3 Reasons why you should train with us:

26 January 2015 Email this article

1. Flexible training options. We train 7 days a week at our training centres or at your location* morning or evening to suit your business requirements 2. 20% off returning customers. Either you are renewing your IPAF, PASMA or Ladder certification or want to book additional courses. 3. Excellent pass rates. With 15 years of experience we are one of the oldest and most experienced MEWP training ... more

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HSE calls for New Year resolution on health and safety blame game

11 January 2015 Email this article

Businesses ought to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over-the-top decisions, says the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The regulator launched its 40th anniversary year with a call to stop the culture of blaming anything and everything on non-existent ‘health and safety’ rules. It has also recently published research from the University of Exe ... more

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One million PAL Cards issued + Prize draw

11 January 2015 Email this article

IPAF has issued the one millionth ever PAL Card (Powered Access Licence) under its voluntary, industry-led operator training programme, and to celebrate, it’s calling on all valid PAL card holders to enter a prize draw. There will be five top prizes for verified operators to win a free trip to the access event of the year, the IPAF Summit and International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs ... more

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Facelift takes a trip to the cobbles

11 January 2015 Email this article

The Facelift team visited one of the most famous streets in Britain recently, after the Coronation Street production crew hired one of our Skyjack 46AJ to put synthetic snow on top of the buildings. A prudent move given the lack of a white Christmas! ... more

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PAL cards go Smart - January 2015

11 January 2015 Email this article

In a move that aims to improve site safety, all PAL cards issued from 1 January 2015 will be machine-readable ‘smart’ cards. This will further ensure that only trained operators can use mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) on site. The Smart PAL Card is marked by a wireless icon and has a chip embedded in it. Key data is stored on the card, ... more

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January sale at Facelift

11 January 2015 Email this article

Facelift is offering 10% off to all High Times readers in January. This offer applies to all products apart from ZT harnesses. The minimum spend is £50. To take advantage of this great offer, just visit www.faceliftshop.co.uk and at the checkout enter coupon code JAN15. ... more

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Construction on the up, but skills gap widening, says index

11 January 2015 Email this article

Construction firms continued to recruit staff at a fast pace in December, as the sector’s growth remained robust. The latest construction purchasing managers’ index compiled by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) shows that robust output growth was witnessed as 2014 drew to a close. A score of 57.6 was achieved, with any reading higher than 50 represent ... more

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PASMA pushes PAS 250

11 January 2015 Email this article

In an effort to improve safety and performance for low level work platforms, such as pulpits and podiums, all of PASMA’s manufacturing members now comply with the requirements of PAS 250. This publically available specification - expected to become a full British Standard by 2016 - is sponsored by PASMA and developed in collaboration with the British Standards Institution (BSI), along ... more

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Do we really care about health and safety?

11 January 2015 Email this article

Construction News’ ‘Big Debate’ series, in conjunction with IPAF brings together a range of industry experts to grapple with the big issues in Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPS). The panel included HSE construction inspector, Justine Lee; Skyjack product & business development manager, David Hall; IPAF Technical & Safety Executive, Chris Wraith; Loxam Access mana ... more

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