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'Not on Your Life', says PASMA

2 November 2014 Email this article

A new campaign run by industry body PASMA, on the dangers of using unsafe towers, is set to take centre stage from 10-14 November, when trade body PASMA will hold its second national Tower Week. Central to the week’s activities will be highlighting its ‘Not on Your Life’ campaign, which aims to explain what makes a safe or unsafe tower, and comes with its own dedicated website ... more

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House-building recovery ‘reveals skill gaps’

2 November 2014 Email this article

According to experts from the National House Building Council (NHBC), activity in the sector has now reached its strongest level in seven years. In total, some 107,017 house-building registrations were recorded by the NHBC between the start of the year and September. This represents a 6% improvement in year-on-year terms. The result also represents the strongest year-to-date total witnessed by ... more

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Home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades

2 November 2014 Email this article

Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually, according to a new study from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). And in good news for the industry, almost 40% of these are set to be major refurbishments, including new kitchens, new bathrooms and home extensions, while small ... more

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NFRC unveils updated GRO Code for green roofing

2 November 2014 Email this article

Supported by The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) - the UK’s largest roofing trade association – the Green Roof Organisation (GRO) has unveiled a new and updated GRO Code for green roofing. The revised code is designed to provide assistance for anyone who is involved in the design, specification, installation or maintenance of green roofing. First published in 2011, t ... more

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Burnley College in court over employee’s life-long injuries

2 November 2014 Email this article

£20,000 after an employee was severely injured when he fell three metres while changing an air filter on an extraction system. The sixth form and further education college was prosecuted by the HSE after an investigation found it had failed to ensure the work was carried out safely, despite specialising in teaching health and safety courses. Preston Crown Court heard that the 63-year-o ... more

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Dangerous roof work caught on camera

2 November 2014 Email this article

A builder has been fined after two of his workers were photographed on a house roof in Burnley without safety measures in place. Mohammed Yasin, who trades as Southfield Property Maintenance, was prosecuted by the HSE following the incident at a semi-detached house on Matlock Grove on 10 April 2014. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard a passing HSE inspector spotted the men installing a ... more

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Barnet building business turns ‘blind eye’

2 November 2014 Email this article

  A Barnet building firm has been fined after it ‘turned a blind eye’ to potential asbestos hazards being faced by its workers, who were converting an old pub in Victoria Road into flats. Westminster Magistrates were told that concerns about health and safety on the site were raised by local people, who were also worried about the risks to passers-by. An Inspector from the ... more

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We gave our guys the safest harness available...

2 November 2014 Email this article

The Brighton Wheel is a major tourist attraction located on Brighton seafront offering breath-taking, panoramic views of the citys' famous landmarks and stunning coastline. In doing so it presents some unique height safety risks to those working on the wheel. The management of the Brighton Wheel undertake rigorous daily inspections. This involves inspecting each of the 36 capsules before climbing ... more

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Free ZT Harness on orders over £1,000 in October

1 October 2014 Email this article

Wondering what all the fuss about ZT harnesses is all about? You can find out in October, as we’re giving away one ZT Standard Harness away with all hire orders over £1,000.* The unique, patented design of ZT Safety Harnesses removes the need for groin straps, meaning it’s more comfortable and eliminates the risk of suspension trauma, which can be caused by the restriction to bl ... more

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Jobs at Facelift

1 October 2014 Email this article

Looking for a great role in a growing company, with great pay and benefits and plenty of scope for development? Look no further, as Facelift is hiring! We’re recruiting for a variety of positions up and down the country. In Liverpool we’re looking for an Access Platform Engineer, in Hickstead we’re searching for a Sales Assistant for our training centre, while in Newcastle we&rs ... more

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