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ROSPA celebrates achievements in annual report

5 January 2014 Email this article

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has released its 2013 annual report. The report details everything RoSPA did last year to help raise awareness of what the public can do to minimise the risk of being involved in an accident.   This year’s report even shows how simple steps to prevent accidents really can save lives, and features the stories of two families wh ... more

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Firm prosecuted after scaffold collapse in shopping centre

5 January 2014 Email this article

Northamptonshire shoppers were forced to run for safety as a scaffold collapsed and fell some 20 metres towards them, a court has heard. Nobody was hurt, but several people required treatment for shock as a result of the incident at the Willow Place Shopping Centre in Queen’s Square, Corby on 17 August 2012. Local firm Desborough Scaffolding Limited, of Desborough, was prosecuted today (16 ... more

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HSE revised guidelines on asbestos management

5 January 2014 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has revised guidance to help businesses understand how to work safely with asbestos. The Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs) L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and L143 (Work with materials containing asbestos) have been consolidated into one single revised ACOP – L143 Managing and working with asbestos. L143 has been revised t ... more

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Farming company fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall

5 January 2014 Email this article

A farming partnership has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from the roof of a cowshed that was being dismantled. Andrew Kennedy, then aged just 22, was working as a labourer at Craigley Farms in Castle Douglas when the incident occurred in July 2010. Whilst removing roof panels from the cowshed, he turned and stepped onto a translucent panel, which ... more

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Kent building firm fined after worker falls through garage roof

5 January 2014 Email this article

A Kent building maintenance company has been fined for safety failings after a 39-year-old worker suffered brain injuries and was left partially deaf after he fell through a fragile garage roof at a site in Bexley in January 2012. The worker, a Bulgarian national living in Hornchurch, also fractured his shoulder and lost his peripheral vision as a result of the incident. While being treated in ho ... more

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One of our best sellers for 2013 - The Accon Block

3 January 2014 Email this article

Ideal for use in a cherry picker, this lightweight self-retractable lanyard looks to ensure that even in worst case scenarios the operative stays in the bucket. Check out an impressive video from IPAF Germany, on the Facelift Shop website, to see device demonstrating as well as further product information - Available with free delivery in January with all orders placed online.  View Accon B ... more

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Pre Inspection - Safety Poster

4 December 2013 Email this article

To ensure your machine is safe, a programme of daily visual and functional checks, regular inspections and servicing schedules should be established in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and the risks associated with each MEWP. Operators should be encouraged to report defects or problems. Reported problems should be put right quickly and the MEWP taken out of service if the item is ... more

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F100 Winner - Congratulations Belinda Davies

3 December 2013 Email this article

Continuing the festive theme - Well done Belinda Davies who captured these two Nifty HR 17's in central London for our F100 competion, and is our winner for November. Belinda was visiting London with her daughter,  whilst taking a short cut through Somerset House they spotted the teo machines parked up. 'The Facelift machine was there being used to lift the lights up on to the Christmas ... more

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Firm fined after chimney sweep injured in fall

2 December 2013 Email this article

A Clackmannanshire firm has been fined for safety failings after a chimney sweep fell from the chimney stack of a two storey house in Falkirk. Dylan Skelhorn was employed by D Henderson Chimney Specialists and Roofers Limited when the incident occurred in June 2011. While sweeping the chimney stack he fell, sliding down the pitched roof of the property before falling five metres to the neighbouri ... more

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Milton Keynes roofing firm fined for ladder fall death

2 December 2013 Email this article

A roofing company from Milton Keynes has been fined for safety failings after a worker fell to his death from an unsuitable and badly maintained ladder. Thomas Rowe, 56, from Crownhill, was undertaking roofline repairs at a two-storey property in Milton Keynes in January 2012 when he fell almost five metres to the ground below, sustaining a fatal head injury. He was working for Milton Keynes Roo ... more

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