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Get competent with the CPA

30 May 2014 Email this article

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has published an industry guide to ensuring that plant operators are fully competent.  The guide, ‘Competence to Operate Construction Plant’ was produced with the backing of the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) were also involved in its production ... more

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Providing a platform at Baroque the Streets

Facelift has been showing its artistic streak yet again, as we, quite literally, helped provide a platform for artists taking part in the Baroque the Streets festival, which will see modern street artists reinterpreting the works of the masters on walls around Dulwich.   This year the festival will be running between the 9th and 18th May, the festival will see some of the biggest names in in ... more

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See the Ascendant 12.5VM at Vertikal 2014

See the British built Ascendant 12.5 VM on stand 125 at Vertikal days 2014. An incredibly popular vehicle in our fleet - it has a lightweight, reverse articulated boom designed to achieve maximum payload in a 3.5 tonne van, while its zero tailswing and two independently operated booms make it easy to handle and maintain.    The machine has oversized structural elements, coupled to sensi ... more

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F100 winner - Well done Lesley!

This month’s F100 winner is Lesley Woodland, who spotted this Facelift Bronto working at The Royal Albion Hotel as they waited in traffic on their way to the Brighton Marina. The machine was being used to carry out maintenance works on the building. Well done Lesley, and don’t forget to send your pictures of Facelift kit at work for a chance to win £100. Enter your pictur ... more

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Vertikal Days 2014 returns to Haydock Park

The great and the good of the lifting industry will return to Newton-Le-Willows this month, as the Vertikal Days  event returns to Haydock Park on the 14th and 15th May. The two-day networking event for the lifting industry will include various association and company meetings, seminars and workshops, and exhibitions of some of the best lifting equipment on the market. If you are planning ... more

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IPAF video shows how reporting helps to keep the industry safe

Ever wanted to find out more about how the accident data that the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) collects? In this video on the For Construction Pros website, IPAF’s CEO Tim Whiteman explains just how the data collected is used to help make the industry a safer place to work.  View the video here ... more

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PASMA launches new safety campaign

The Powered Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA) has launched a new campaign to highlight the dangers of non-EN1004 towers. It aims to show the importance of only using properly assembled towers and those certified  to the European standard BS EN1004 over often cheap and potentially dangerous alternatives – saying that “your life or the lives of others may depen ... more

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'Record rise’ in construction job vacancies

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of job vacancies available in the construction sector rose to 19,000 in the three months to February, an increase of 6,000 - or 46% - in year-on-year terms. However, despite these positive vacancy figures, the ONS has said that the industry is nowhere near its pre-recession levels just yet, with bad weather in January ... more

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Company in court after man falls from summer house roof

A business from Trowbridge has been fined for safety breaches after a worker suffered serious injuries when he fell from the roof of a summerhouse he was erecting in Christchurch, Dorset. Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court heard how the 25-year-old employee was constructing the large wooden summerhouse in a private garden with two other employees of Garden Affairs in October 2013. As he stepped ... more

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Roofers fined after being spotted working unsafely

A West Midlands roofing firm has been fined after a passing safety official spotted an employee working unsafely at height without any fall protection. GS Roofing Specialists LLP was prosecuted following the chance encounter at the Kelvin Way Trading Estate in West Bromwich on 26 September 2013, in which an inspector for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) spotted two workers on a fragile roof ... more

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