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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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St Helens healthcare firm sentenced over fatal fall

2 December 2013 Email this article

A St Helens healthcare firm has been fined £170,000 for serious safety failings following the death of a worker who fell nearly six metres from scaffolding. Peter Winchurch, a self-employed joiner, had been hired to help build an extension to a semi-detached house in Skelmersdale when the incident happened in November 2009. TRU Ltd, which was in charge of the construction site, was prosecu ... more

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New UK map of bogus ‘elf and safety excuses: Londoners report most ‘jobsworth’ decisions to myth buster panel

2 December 2013 Email this article

More people in London and the South East have reported ill-founded health and safety excuses to HSE’s Myth Buster panel – which clamps down on bogus health and safety excuses - than any other part of the UK, new analysis shows.  The results show that more people report that they’re told “sorry, can’t do that because of ‘elf and safety’” in the ... more

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£10 m worth of help to fund construction skills in UK Cities

2 December 2013 Email this article

A revolutionary new public-private partnership is set to bring about an improved approach to funding for the delivery of construction skills across Greater London and eight core city LEPs across England, says the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Worth £10 million, the landmark Joint Investment Strategy agreement will mean that the construction industry will begin to benefit from ... more

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IPAF: HSE not doing enough after fatal powered access accident

2 December 2013 Email this article

Nearly six months ago 29-year-old Rick Jaeger-Fozard, foreman at Kimberly Access’ Iver depot, was killed when an elevated work platform he was in – a Genie Z135/70 - overturned onto the M25 motorway in June.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been investigating the accident but, according to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), until it makes some kind of ... more

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