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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 9
    grey The windows were electro sprayed by a sub contractor and we helped hand paint the cladding and panels using specialist paints All their work was carried out using telescopic bo more Read more Facelift at Wakehurst Place decorating UK s tallest Christmas tree 20 November 2015 Email this article Two electricians spent a day replacing all 1 800 light bulbs before Facelift arrived with their impressive Bronto 61 and Bronto 52 truck mounts to put the lights on the tree at Ardingly Ten people were needed to decorate the tree outside the Elizabethan mansion at Wakehurst Place Conservation manager Ian Parkinson told BBC South East Today there was no secret to avoiding tangles He more Read more Fatal tower crane collapse in Vietnam 20 November 2015 Email this article A tower crane collapsed into a busy street in Hai Phong Vietnam yesterday killing a man driving past the site on a motor bike Le Quang Bay 49 died instantly while two female pedestrians one in her 40s and one in her 60s were injured The crane operator Vo Ngoc Long 42 was also seriously injured The crane is operated by Bach Dang 5 Construction Company which is building a new more Read more Crane finds lost septic tank 20 November 2015 Email this article A crane helping remove trees from a back yard in Merrimack New Hampshire yesterday overturned onto the house when one of its outriggers punched through the driveway into a septic tank that now realised was there The crane was removing the last of 20 trees when it went over The owners of the house had contracted Healey Tree Works to remove 20 trees and the team were just lifting out the more Read more Workers lives at risk with poor site safety lands contractor in court 20 November 2015 Email this article Contractor in court for putting workers lives at risk with poor site safety A Manchester building contractor has been fined after unsafe excavations at a care home site put workers and members of the public at risk Brierstone Limited was issued with an immediate Prohibition Notice PN by an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive HSE stopping work being carried out within five meter more Read more Telehandler drops boom lift onto site worker 19 November 2015 Email this article The 31 year old worker from Birmingham broke his leg and suffered facial injuries in the incident at Abbey Trading Centre Alvechurch Highway Redditch on 19th November 2014 Redditch Magistrates Court heard that the injured worker was employed by a groundworks contractor carrying out work for Base Build Services Limited A mobile elevating work platform MEWP had been left in their are more Read more 26k fine follows scaffolder s fall 19 November 2015 Email this article Bristol based Tubular Access Scaffolds Limited has been fined more than 26 000 after an employee fell nine metres Bristol Magistrates Court heard how a man was dismantling a scaffold structure when he fell causing

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 10
    has gained access to the roof by balancing a ladder on top of a refrigeration service unit Due to the picture quality we cannot see exactly how he managed to c more Read more Working too closely with power lines 13 November 2015 Email this article Two men were injured earlier this week in Port Charlotte Florida after they came into contact with overhead power lines while trimming trees from a boom lift The emergency services arrived to find the two men one in his 40s and the other in his 50s still in the platform clearly having been shocked The power was shut down and the fire service used a rescue ladder to bring them down and more Read more Facelift at the front of LiftEx Conference Liverpool 2015 12 November 2015 Email this article The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association is holding its annual conference this week in Liverpool UK The event got off to a good start yesterday at the new Liverpool Exhibition Centre at Albert Dock and runs through this evening We were there with a Skyjack scissor lift and an Ascendant truck mount helping install the Christmas decorations at Albert Dock The bright new exhibiti more Read more Thieves plan turned on its side 12 November 2015 Email this article Two men were arrested after they stole a telehandler in the UK and then managed to overturn it as they made their escape The machine was stolen from Thimbleby near Northallerton in North Yorkshire late on Monday night and then spotted following a car on the road to Darlington The police were called out and caught up with the thieves on a small bridge over the River Tees between Dinsdale and more Read more Skyjack reach for sky 12 November 2015 Email this article Skyjack parent Linamar has published its third quarter results which shows another very strong quarter for the aerial lift and telehandler manufacturer In the nine months to the end of September the Industrial division of Linamar which is mostly Skyjack posted a 25 percent increase in revenues to 709 7 million At the same time operating profits jumped 42 percent to 135 9 million nbs more Read more Forklift collision injures worker 12 November 2015 Email this article An Essex haulage firm has been fined after an employee was struck by a forklift truck FLT driven by an untrained operative Chelmsford Magistrates Court heard that on 29 November 2013 an employee was working at Unico Services UK s warehouse in Rayleigh While he was standing taking parcels from a cage he was struck by a load carried by a FLT driven by another employee He susta more Read more Boss gets community service after worker s ladder fall 12 November 2015 Email this article A Nottingham subcontractor has to do 180 hours of community service after a worker was injured when he fell from a damaged ladder Lincoln Crown Court heard how Hardev Gutheran Singh had employed Charanjit Singh to carry out

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    a total of 217 construction workers lost their lives on site a fall of 28 1 per cent compared with the 304 reported construction deaths in 2005 10 The drop in the number of fatal incidents was revealed in the more Read more F100 Winner David Palmer Bronto at St Pauls 1 November 2015 Email this article Congratulations to David Palmer for sending in this shot of their 61 XDT Bronto on duty at St Pauls Cathederal London David comments the photo was taken whilst working with a 3d imaging company who were taking pictures of the façade so they could be transformed into a 3d image with new technology Thanks to David for sending in this shot Everyone can enter the F100 competi more Read more Sixty new electric scissor lifts ready to go 1 November 2015 Email this article We ve just taken delivery of 60 brand new electric scissor lifts from Skyjack We ve seen a lot of demand from customers for these tough reliable platforms Paul Standing said The economic recovery is breathing new life into our sector and we re finding demand is close to pre recession levels We want to ensure we have the best kit available and plenty of it th more Read more Platform performs parrot rescue 1 November 2015 Email this article There was fun and games thanks to our feathery friends in Purley this month when a parrot had to be rescued by a cherry picker after escaping its harness and becoming stuck in a tree Pet owner Becky Page was out walking Mr Mango her 14 month old blue and gold macaw when he decided to stretch his wings Ms Page uses an aviator harness for her pet which means that he can more Read more M C Escher Art pops up in London 1 November 2015 Email this article To coincide with its current exhibition The Amazing World of M C Escher Dulwich Picture Gallery has worked with Dulwich Outdoor Gallery and the street artist Phlegm to create the work which echoes an iconic work by M C Escher With a little help from a cherry picker the work which is located above a takeaway at 155 Dulwich Road opposite t more Read more Call for comments Guidance on loading and unloading of MEWPs 1 November 2015 Email this article The International Powered Access Federation s IPAF working groups are currently drafting several good practice guides relating to drivers and the management of safe loading and unloading of MEWPs This will include guidance to identify the responsibilities of contractors rental companies transporters and drivers when planning and carrying out loading unloading activities and guidance fo more Read more PASMA Tower Week to launch with free webinar 1 November 2015 Email this article The Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Organisation PASMA has announced that it will be hosting a special webinar to launch Tower Week 2015 on the 2nd of November running from 2pm to 3pm The webinar which

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    guilty to health and safety offences The court heard it did not manage adequately what were clearly deteriorating asbestos materia more Read more Builder fined after worker fell through fragile roof 1 November 2015 Email this article A builder has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered life changing injuries when he fell through a fragile roof light Bristol Crown Court heard how in August 2014 the 25 year old employee of N C Tucker Limited of Wedmore fell five metres through a fragile roof light at a farm during roofing work This was his first roofing job having only worked for the company for four more Read more Maintenance company fined after worker injured in fall from roof 1 November 2015 Email this article A London maintenance company has been fined for safety failings after an employee was injured when he fell from a roof Southwark Crown Court heard how in February 2014 an employee of Aspect Maintenance Services Limited was working as a roofing engineer on a domestic house in Tooting He was repairing the roof when he slipped and fell landing on a table on the patio area below There w more Read more Top clients to face leading contractors at Summit 2015 29 October 2015 Email this article Major industry clients including the Department for Transport Network Rail and Heathrow Airport will set out their pipelines and requirements at next week s Construction News Summit Highways England chief executive Jim O Sullivan will kick things off on Wednesday 4 November at the VIP Breakfast Briefing giving an insight into what he wants from contractors looking to deliver pou more Read more Kier BAM s Hinkley earthworks contract doubles to 203m 29 October 2015 Email this article When EDF Energy picked Kier BAM for the

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    from 61 9 in August to 64 7 in September and was above the average for all types of permanent staff 62 0 The index monitoring temporary construction vacancies was down from 57 5 more Read more Brighton to get new construction training centre 9 October 2015 Email this article City College Brighton Hove has called up Osborne to build its new 9m Construction Trades Centre at the City College East Campus The centre will enable students in the different trades to work together and follow each other through the construction process mirroring real site conditions Sussex Architects HNW have designed the centre Osborne will be building it and the works more Read more UK Scaffold Collapse 9 October 2015 Email this article A façade scaffold collapsed in Hayes Middlesex in the UK last week we understand that there are no injuries The scaffold came away from the building a traditional tube and coupler system was erected on a high rise residential building which is under refurbishment by contractor Galliard near the town s station which is currently being redeveloped The scaffold has since been remov more Read more A Lost load 8 October 2015 Email this article A boom lift came off the back of a delivery truck after striking a low bridge this morning in Erdington Birmingham the load was simply too high to pass beneath the bridge The top of the articulated boom struck a rail bridge which has a 4 1 metre overall height warning on it pulling the lift off of the side of the low loader trailer landing on its side Thankfully it came off on the sid more Read more Unsafe working on top of the roof 8 October 2015 Email this article Spotted yesterday on the embassy of the Netherlands in Copenhagen men were standing around on the roof with little to no edge protection While the roof is far from steep it is around 12 metres up and an inadvertent step too close to the edge could prove fatal Then this morning five people were spotted having a site meeting on the same roof only this time in the rain What are these guy more Read more Truck crane overturn 8 October 2015 Email this article A four axle truck crane working on a site in Singapore overturned on Monday afternoon possibly due to one of the outriggers being short rigged It also looks as though the crane might have been light on counterweight The crane a four axle XCMG truck crane was helping dismantle steelwork as part of the demolition of a Hawker Centre on Changi Road The boom came to rest on one of the walls of th more Read more London contractor fined 20k after roof fall 1 October 2015 Email this article A south London building maintenance contractor has been fined 20 000 for safety failings after an employee fell from a roof Southwark Crown Court heard how in February 2014 an employee of Aspect Maintenance Services

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    work on the project which could lead to the signing of some of the highest value contracts in the history of British construction Some 2 000 apprenticeships also look set to be made available as a resu more Read more Construction industry report reveals return to growth 29 September 2015 Email this article The construction industry has returned to growth with profits and productivity up according to a new report from industry analysts Glenigan The 2015 UK Construction Key Performance Indicators KPI Annual Report showed that the median profit margin rising from 2 1 in 2014 to 2 8 this year Productivity has also improved markedly Seven out of 10 69 of projects came in o more Read more PASMA to discuss PAS 250 at WWT Safety Health Awareness Day 29 September 2015 Email this article PASMA is set to deliver a presentation on working at height and the safe use of low level platforms in particular at Working Well Together WWT Safety Health Awareness Day SHAD at Wolverhampton Science Park on 22 September WWT is a HSE campaign promoting health and safety in the construction sector The presentation given by Paul Roddis will focus on PAS 250 the Publicl more Read more McLaren call upon Facelift to supply scissor lift 29 September 2015 Email this article In August McLaren Technology Group got in touch with Facelift s sales department with specific requirements for an electric scissor lift at their headquarters in Woking Surrey Charlotte from Facelift s Sales division quickly arranged for a site survey to be carried out in order to determine exactly what type of equipment they needed She explained It is of paramount more Read more Facelift and ISS hit the heights at Gatwick 29 September 2015 Email this article After winning the facilities management contract for both the North and South terminal at Gatwick airport ISS contacted Facelift in August with requirements for scissor lifts to assist them in the maintenance of both terminals Russell Woodward Facelift s Sales Manager visited ISS at Gatwick Airport to discuss which machines would be best suited to the tasks at hand and quickly identifie more Read more Driver used cherry picker instead of stairs to get to car 29 September 2015 Email this article Over in Stamford Connecticut a construction crew found its boom lift hijacked when an inpatient driver decided to use their cherry picker to get to his vehicle parked on the fifth floor of a multi storey car park The individual who obviously has heavy equipment experience decided that walking up to the fifth floor of the parking garage was a bit too difficult and instead turned on the machin more Read more Inside Birmingham s revamped New Street train station 26 September 2015 Email this article Birmingham s New Street station and Grand Central shopping centre has opened after a 750 million make over and a little help from Facelift The five year project saw the demolition of the Stephenson Tower along with the

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    and this project was spurred on by the need for a high quality guide that was easily accessible and more attractive to users The guides will be given away to all trainees on IPAF training courses and to all Self Dri more Read more Do site managers need more training Read the big debate in IPAF Elevating Safety 30 August 2015 Email this article The latest issue of IPAF Elevating Safety features a closer look at how smart technology is advancing the safety of aerial equipment an interview with IPAF president Andy Studdert and advice on spotting hazards and understanding jobsite danger Click here to view more Read more Stay safe around asbestos with Facelift 29 August 2015 Email this article Asbestos once a widely used building material is now known to cause everything from scarring of the lungs to fatal lung cancer Subsequently its use was banned in 1999 However this ban does not mean that the danger has passed Because the ban was only introduced in 1999 there is a risk that in any building built before this year i e most of them asbestos will be present ready to be rele more Read more FMB issue warning over skills shortages 29 August 2015 Email this article Two thirds of small construction businesses have had to turn work down because of skills shortages according to new data from the Federation of Master Builders FMB It reports that some 66 of smaller scale businesses within the sector while close to half of the small and medium sized enterprises SMEs polled by the trade body said they have also had to outsource work to third parties in more Read more Construction economists predict four years of growth 29 August 2015 Email this article The latest forecast from the Construction Products Association CPA confirms confidence in the industry s prospects over the next few years despite a downgrade in this year s expected growth Four months ago the Construction Products Association CPA forecasted total construction output to grow by 5 5 in 2015 It now expects growth of 4 9 for this year However its 2016 foreca more Read more Super sewer mobilisation starts 29 August 2015 Email this article Contractors are starting to mobilise for the construction of London s 4 2bn super sewer Following Ofwat signing off the deal between Thames Water and project licensee Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd construction contractors are now being mobilised to start work on London s 4 2bn super sewer The firms working on the sewer will be West contract BMB JV BAM Nuttall Mor more Read more IPAF MEWPs the safest way to work at height 29 August 2015 Email this article Preliminary fatal injury rate calculations confirm that mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height according to a new analysis from the International Powered Access Federation IPAF This latest analysis complements IPAF s release of the 2014 MEWP related accident data and indicates

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    property in Thorntonhall South Lanarkshire on in September 2011 He died from his injuries the next day Hamilton Sheriff Court heard that more Read more Roofing contractor fined after employee fell through fragile roof 29 August 2015 Email this article A roofing contractor in Norwich has been fined after his employee fell seven metres through a roof on which he was working Sole trader Leighton Johnson and his employee were completing a job on a fragile roof at a factory in Kings Lynn on 11 August 2014 The 26 year old employee was kneeling on a scaffolding board on top of the roof when he fell forward and smashed through a roof light He more Read more Street artist Stik 29 August 2015 Email this article This article in the Guardian documents the work of the street artist Stik who creates large scale stick figure style murals all over the world His most famous work is Big Mother a mural of a mother and baby on the side of Charles Hocking House in West London Standing at 125ft this is Britain s largest mural In the article s lead image one of more Read more ZT Safety Harness the safest fall safety harness 4 August 2015 Email this article If you fall from height while wearing a conventional safety harness 100 per cent of the falling force will be directed to your groin area But the ZT range of harnesses feature a revolutionary design which eliminates groin straps distributing the force to the whole body leaving you at far less risk of discomfort ZT equals Zero Trauma Sounds too good to be true See our harness presentatio more Read more ZT Fire and Emergency 2 August 2015 Email this article ZT Safety Systems the manufacturer of the patented ZT Zero Trauma safety harness teamed up with Bristol Uniforms to launch a new integrated harness at the recent Interschultz show for fire and emergency equipment in Germany Sewn into specially adapted fire brigade trousers the ZT harness works in the same way as its standard product without the use of groin straps by transferring fall force more Read more Death wish in Donegal 2 August 2015 Email this article The website Vertikal recently added another story to its Death Wish Series which gives dishonourable mention to flagrant disregard for safety while working at height The picture shows a man thought to be in Donegal Ireland using his van a plank and an empty drinks crate to form a makeshift work platform in order to paint the upper floor of a bistro Creative but most definite more Read more London plant emissions clampdown just five weeks away 2 August 2015 Email this article From 1st September 2015 all plant on Greater London construction sites will have to at least meet the Stage IIIA standards for NOx and particulate matter PM emissions The new rules will apply to non road mobile machinery NRMM of net power between 37kW and 560kW The engine emissions

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