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Introducing the RazaDeck 200

30 August 2013 Email this article

When one of our existing customers needed a non-powered platform to work on a floating production, storage and offloading (FPS0) unit, we knew we'd be able to find them the right piece of kit. And we did! The RazaDeck 200 is a 4 metre working height tower that doesn't require any building. The operator simply pushes it into place, locks the legs and pushes it up. It is lightweight and compact s ... more

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CITB grants for IPAF members

30 August 2013 Email this article

IPAF members in the UK who pay levy to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) may apply for and benefit from several grants that are available. Many of the 2013-14 grant aid schemes have been significantly increased making it possible for levy payers to claim significantly more than the levy that they pay in. As a further incentive to participate, there is also a supplementary payment ... more

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ZT Safety introduces the all in one 'ZT Universal Harness'

30 August 2013 Email this article

PPE manufacturer ZT Safety Systems have announced the latest addition to their fall safety harness range - the ZT 'Universal' Harness. Benefiting from four point attachments including front, rear and side loops for work positioning, the harness conforms to safety standards EN361 and EN358. It also incorporates the unique ZT leg gaiter design, which greatly improves operator safety by comple ... more

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'White van man' targeted by VOSA in new campaign

30 August 2013 Email this article

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is targeting the notorious 'white van man' - drivers of light goods vehicles (LGV) - in a new roadside inspections drive.   The initiative comes after VOSA revealed that these LGVs are involved in twice as many accidents as HGVs and have a shocking MOT failure rate of 50%. The need for this new campaign is further demonstrated by statistics ... more

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Facelift makes a royal splash

30 August 2013 Email this article

Facelift makes a royal splash Facelift hit the news this month as The London Evening Standard snapped pictures of machines helping out at Buckingham Palace for a makeover. Using an Haulotte HA20PX to reach the first floor,  including the famous Buckingham Palace balcony, the Standard reports how we helped with repainting window frames as a Guardsman stood to attention below. We began t ... more

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F100 Photo Competition Winner - Simon Davis

31 July 2013 Email this article

Congratulations to Simon for his winning entry, - an Ascendant 22m on site to complete some Microwave radio surveys. The 22 was needed for its outreach. Simon commented - 'it was fully extended with two men and we could still reach the top of the lamp pole where we were looking to install a radio link. 'Due to the confines of the recycling site, we could only park at the point shown in the pho ... more

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Slips and Trips: New poster explains the risks

30 July 2013 Email this article

They may seem inoccuous – even funny -, but slips and trips are the most common type of workplace accident, and account for a third of all major injuries. Over 10,000 workers suffered a serious injury because of a slip or trip last year.   Prevention is better than cure, and one of the best ways of preventing accidents is making sure that people are aware of the risks. That’s wh ... more

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HSE interactive package to help workers watch their 'STEP'

29 July 2013 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an e-learning package aimed at helping employees, managers and specialists learn more about slips and falls, and how they can be prevented.   By using a mixture of quizzes, animations and video, workers will be able to learn about how slips and trips are caused, how they can spot hazards and why preventing this common type of workplace ac ... more

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HSE publishes details of proposed RIDDOR changes

29 July 2013 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive HSE has published details of proposed changes that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.   Changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), the law that requires employers, and other people who are in control of work premises, to report and keep records of work-related deaths; ... more

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IPAF, PASMA and Ladder course can all count towards Driver CPC training

29 July 2013 Email this article

Facelift will be offering Driver CPC training from August 2013, leaving plenty of time for drivers to complete their first 35 hours of training by the 10th September 2014 deadline.  As a member of the INATIV consortium, it is approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) to deliver the training course under the consortium approval number AC00832. Each success ... more

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