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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 25
    week at our training centres or at your location morning or evening to suit your business requirements 2 20 off returning customers Either you are renewing your IPAF PASMA or Ladder certification or want to book additional courses 3 Excellent pass rates With 15 years of experience we are one of the oldest and most experienced MEWP training more Read more HSE calls for New Year resolution on health and safety blame game 11 January 2015 Email this article Businesses ought to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over the top decisions says the Health and Safety Executive HSE The regulator launched its 40th anniversary year with a call to stop the culture of blaming anything and everything on non existent health and safety rules It has also recently published research from the University of Exe more Read more One million PAL Cards issued Prize draw 11 January 2015 Email this article IPAF has issued the one millionth ever PAL Card Powered Access Licence under its voluntary industry led operator training programme and to celebrate it s calling on all valid PAL card holders to enter a prize draw There will be five top prizes for verified operators to win a free trip to the access event of the year the IPAF Summit and International Awards for Powered Access IAPAs more Read more Facelift takes a trip to the cobbles 11 January 2015 Email this article The Facelift team visited one of the most famous streets in Britain recently after the Coronation Street production crew hired one of our Skyjack 46AJ to put synthetic snow on top of the buildings A prudent move given the lack of a white Christmas more Read more PAL cards go Smart January 2015 11 January 2015 Email this article In a move that aims to improve site safety all PAL cards issued from 1 January 2015 will be machine readable smart cards This will further ensure that only trained operators can use mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs and mast climbing work platforms MCWPs on site The Smart PAL Card is marked by a wireless icon and has a chip embedded in it Key data is stored on the card more Read more January sale at Facelift 11 January 2015 Email this article Facelift is offering 10 off to all High Times readers in January This offer applies to all products apart from ZT harnesses The minimum spend is 50 To take advantage of this great offer just visit www faceliftshop co uk and at the checkout enter coupon code JAN15 more Read more Construction on the up but skills gap widening says index 11 January 2015 Email this article Construction firms continued to recruit staff at a fast pace in December as the sector s growth remained robust The latest construction purchasing managers index compiled by Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply CIPS shows that robust output growth was witnessed as 2014 drew

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    in the same month The first incident at ATC Lasham Ltd saw an employee fall five metres from an aircraft door to the runway tarmac while repairing a faulty door causing injuries that were at first tho more Read more Four prosecuted after roof fall death 11 January 2015 Email this article A developer scaffolding company its director and a roofer have been sentenced after a worker fell around seven metres to his death in Staffordshire Stafford Crown Court heard that in December 2010 experienced roofer Phillip Lonergan from Burton on Trent was installing the roof on a new warehouse being built by E2 Developments Ltd on land at Cotton Lane in Tutbury He was standing on th more Read more Unsafe roof work leads to fine for builders 11 January 2015 Email this article A West Midlands building firm has been fined after twice being spotted carrying out unsafe roof work just days apart An employee of Chohan Builders West Midlands Ltd was seen working on the roof of a house in Quinton on 13 June this year having used a poorly built tower scaffold to access the roof A Prohibition Notice was served by the HSE as the access to the scaff more Read more HSE calls for New Year resolution on health and safety blame game 11 January 2015 Email this article Businesses ought to turn over a new leaf and stop blaming health and safety for poor or over the top decisions says the Health and Safety Executive HSE The regulator launched its 40th anniversary year with a call to stop the culture of blaming anything and everything on non existent health and safety rules It has also recently published research from the University of Exe more Read more We need bigger penalties for corporate manslaughter says Sentencing Council 27 November 2014 Email this article Large organisations committing corporate manslaughter could face tougher fines of up to 20 million in England and Wales a Sentencing Council review has proposed as part of a public consultation into the issue Fatal health and safety offences could also carry fines of up to 10 million the new guidelines said In 2013 14 there were 133 cases of fatal injuries at work while 70 memb more Read more Worker accidentally brings down the house video 27 November 2014 Email this article A worker using a cherry picker in Greater Manchester came a cropper when he changed the appearance of a house just a little bit more than he meant to Luckily it doesn t look like anyone was hurt View the video here more Read more Forty per cent of sites not working safely at height 27 November 2014 Email this article A month of unannounced inspection visits from the Health and Safety Executive HSE to construction sites across Britain have found that a worrying 40 of sites are failing to sufficiently protect workers After visits from 22 September to 17 October 2014 at 1 748 sites the HSE found

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    spotted by a passing inspector in May 2014 Trafford Magistrates Court heard that more Read more Scaffolder in court for dangerous work 27 November 2014 Email this article An Essex scaffolder has been prosecuted following unsafe work at a Chelsea property Christopher Harker from Epping trading as C H Scaffolding clambered up and down the outside of a four storey scaffold in Cheyne Walk on in March 2014 completely unconcerned by the fact a fall could have proved fatal He and his assistant also casually leaned through openings up to 10 metres above the gr more Read more Wimbledon building firm risked workers lives 27 November 2014 Email this article A construction company in south west London has been prosecuted for exposing its workforce to serious dangers on a building site in Holland Park Several serious risks were identified during a visit by the HSE in November 2013 as part of a nationwide campaign by the HSE focussing on basement construction works Westminster Magistrates were told that the HSE had found a catalogue of safety faili more Read more Facelift 2014 round up 27 November 2014 Email this article As the year draws to a close it s time to take a look back of all the highlights from the last 12 months Here s our top picks New indoors premises at Ashford In July we launched a new depot in Ashford Kent Based on the Lympne Distribution Park just off junction 11 of the M20 the depot also contains a large indoor training facility in response to a growing demand for go more Read more Contractors scale the top of the Chill Factore Manchester 27 November 2014 Email this article The Manchester Evening News reports on three contractors carrying out a nail biting job on top of the Chill Factore in Trafford Park In the photos by Gary Louth the men can be seen scaling the top of the 45m high building with the help of secure harnesses and a giant cherry picker lift According to onlookers the team was adjusting the giant lettering plastered across the side of more Read more Facelift invests in 30 super safe Niftylift HR17 with SiOPS technology 4 November 2014 Email this article Facelift has recently taken delivery of the first of 30 of the new Niftylift HR17 diesel self propelled booms one of a new generation of environmentally friendly work platforms from Niftylift Manufactured in the UK and tailored to the European market at just 4 9t the HR17 more than 30 lighter than comparable US designed Genie machines making it easier to manoeuvre and reducing both ground p more Read more Two teens arrested after cherry picker incident 2 November 2014 Email this article Two Grimsby teenagers were arrested earlier this month after reports that one lifted the other 50ft into the air using a cherry picker parked up outside a pub Humberside Police confirmed that two males aged 16 and 17 had been arrested on Monday night after reports that

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    week s activities will be highlighting its Not on Your Life campaign which aims to explain what makes a safe or unsafe tower and comes with its own dedicated website more Read more House building recovery reveals skill gaps 2 November 2014 Email this article According to experts from the National House Building Council NHBC activity in the sector has now reached its strongest level in seven years In total some 107 017 house building registrations were recorded by the NHBC between the start of the year and September This represents a 6 improvement in year on year terms The result also represents the strongest year to date total witnessed by more Read more Home owners set to spend 6 billion on property upgrades 2 November 2014 Email this article Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years with up to 6 billion in projected works planned annually according to a new study from the Federation of Master Builders FMB And in good news for the industry almost 40 of these are set to be major refurbishments including new kitchens new bathrooms and home extensions while small more Read more NFRC unveils updated GRO Code for green roofing 2 November 2014 Email this article Supported by The National Federation of Roofing Contractors NFRC the UK s largest roofing trade association the Green Roof Organisation GRO has unveiled a new and updated GRO Code for green roofing The revised code is designed to provide assistance for anyone who is involved in the design specification installation or maintenance of green roofing First published in 2011 t more Read more Burnley College in court over employee s life long injuries 2 November 2014 Email this article 20 000 after an employee was severely injured when he fell three metres while changing an air filter on an extraction system The sixth form and further education college was prosecuted by the HSE after an investigation found it had failed to ensure the work was carried out safely despite specialising in teaching health and safety courses Preston Crown Court heard that the 63 year o more Read more Dangerous roof work caught on camera 2 November 2014 Email this article A builder has been fined after two of his workers were photographed on a house roof in Burnley without safety measures in place Mohammed Yasin who trades as Southfield Property Maintenance was prosecuted by the HSE following the incident at a semi detached house on Matlock Grove on 10 April 2014 Burnley Magistrates Court heard a passing HSE inspector spotted the men installing a more Read more Barnet building business turns blind eye 2 November 2014 Email this article A Barnet building firm has been fined after it turned a blind eye to potential asbestos hazards being faced by its workers who were converting an old pub in Victoria Road into flats Westminster Magistrates were told that concerns about health and safety on

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    old Simon aerial work platform plant in Dudley UK The plaque details the innovations and achievements the company made to build the Snorkel hydraulic platfo more Read more Stoptober Stop risking your life exclusive offer for Facelift customers 30 September 2014 Email this article Whether it s smoking or drinking October seems to be the time charities and the government are urging us to give things up And at Facelift we re asking you to stop risking your life by using the latest in height safety equipment the ZT Standard Harness Kit The fully patented Zero Trauma harness has removed the need for groin straps and therefore dramatically reduces the more Read more IPAF releases half year results for accident reporting project 30 September 2014 Email this article Finding from the International Powered Access Federation s IPAF accident database show that there were 23 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs also known as aerial work platforms AWPs in the first half of 2014 The main causes of these fatalities were overturn 9 fall from height 8 entrapment 3 electrocution 2 and technical mechanical 1 more Read more Facelift carry out repairs at one of Cheltenham s oldest churches 30 September 2014 Email this article Work to repair the roof of one of Cheltenham s oldest church has started and the Facelift team have been there to lend a helping hand St Philip and St James Church has needed urgent repair work since the roof and stone works were damaged in storms over winter last year which left the Grade II listed building no longer wind or water tight In fact so bad was the damage that Englis more Read more 10 things you need to know about CPC 30 September 2014 Email this article Short for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence CPC is an initiative that promotes safety among drivers by making regular training a mandatory requirement Here are 10 key things you need to know about CPC and what it means for you and your business 1 All professional drivers in charge of vehicles weighting 3 5 tonnes or more must be able to pr more Read more Firm in court over worker s multiple injuries 30 September 2014 Email this article A Wigtown based sawmilling firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell eight feet through a fragile roof light to the ground below Tony Heron then 56 was employed by Penkiln Sawmill Company Ltd and was putting tin sheets on the roof of a lean to shed at the company s Wigtown premises when the incident occurred in February 2013 St more Read more Roofers fail the work at height test 30 September 2014 Email this article A West London roofing firm found itself in court facing a Health and Safety Executive HSE prosecution after it allowed employees to work on roofs in sites in Harrow and Ealing with no safety measures to protect them from potentially

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    way for their staff to get trained up and achieve the mandatory CPC requirements in the most efficient way possible Our customers highlighted the challen more Read more Don t let Health and Safety rules spoil the fun says minister 30 August 2014 Email this article Minister for disabled people Mark Harper spoke out last month appealing to staff at events and attractions to not ruin people s enjoyment of the bank holiday weekend by imposing absurd rules Mr Harper is reported as being annoyed by a decision from the Crufts dog show in Keswick Cumbria to ban the contests in which dogs caught Frisbees in case one of the animals was injured Other exa more Read more ZT a leading light for Bouygues 30 August 2014 Email this article Bouygues Energies Services group has brought on ZT Safety Systems the brainchild of Facelift founder Gordon Leicester to provide a bespoke safety solution for the street lighting group ZT Safety Systems ltd design and manufacture the award winning ZT Safety Harness that has completely revolutionized the way a fall safety harness works Its design removes the need for groin more Read more Worker death on Eastbourne Pier 30 August 2014 Email this article Work is due to resume on Eastbourne s fire damaged pier following the death of a workman Stephen Penrice aged 44 from Cumbria was pronounced dead at the scene after falling on to the beach last month The pier has been sealed off since the incident but Sussex Police said that they have now finished their forensic investigations and the site has been released back to the owner Cuerden more Read more Emissions restrictions on plant in London 30 August 2014 Email this article Plant equipment that doesn t meet strict emissions targets will soon no longer be allowed to operate in the capital By this time next year only construction plant that meets Stage IIIB emissions regulations will be allowed to work in central London or Canary Wharf In Greater London all plant will have to at least meet the Stage IIIA standards for NOx and particulate matter PM emissions more Read more New pocket card from the Access Industry Forum 30 August 2014 Email this article The Access Industry Forum AIF has launched a new pocket card to help those who regularly work at height The AIF PocketCard explains in simple terms the most important practical things to watch out for when working at height It explains how to ensure work at height is safe by first avoiding it where possible and otherwise preventing the risk of a fall or minimising that risk On the flips more Read more 40 years of the Health Safety at Work Act 30 August 2014 Email this article Last month marked the 40th birthday of Health Safety at Work Act Introduced in 1974 it completely changed the regulatory framework for the UK s workplace health and safety by placing the responsibility for managing risks with the person responsible for

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    bottles from a vehicle at Lanchester Dairies Ltd s site in Lanchester when the incident happened on 6 September 2013 He fractured an eye socket sustained bleeding in his skull multiple more Read more Firms in court after Liverpool worker s life threatening roof fall 30 August 2014 Email this article Two firms have been sentenced for safety failings after a Liverpool worker suffered life threatening injuries when he fell through the roof of a former Cheshire factory Peter Tracey was removing asbestos roof sheets from a disused building in Poynton when he stepped onto a fragile panel and fell more than five metres to the concrete floor below He was airlifted to hospital with critical injur more Read more New confined spaces course launched 10 August 2014 Email this article Facelift s Health and Safety offering continues to grow with the most recent addition to its portfolio being Confined Spaces training From August we will be providing a full suite of training on this topic to customers from a one day awareness course to a more detailed three day course for supervisors The course comes in response to the growing number of injuries and fatalities in c more Read more Tips for managing MEWPS from IPAF 10 August 2014 Email this article The International Powered Access Federation IPAF has produced a new guide to help rental companies and contractors manage MEWPs safely Management of MEWPs Good Practice for Rental Companies and Contractors While it was produced in response to calls for guidance on managing large and complex MEWPs they key principals of good MEWP management are relevant to more Read more One in six construction sites fail to prevent health risks 10 August 2014 Email this article Despite the risks being well known there s clearly more work to do on getting the health and safety message out there A crackdown on building site health risks by the Health and Safety Executive HSE has resulted in enforcement action being taken at one in six of the sites visited During a concentrated two week period of proactive inspections the HSE demanded improvements and in s more Read more CPC Courses Time is running out 10 August 2014 Email this article Time is running out for drivers who haven t completed their CPC courses yet 10 September 2014 is the final date for HGV drivers to complete the mandatory 35 hours training in order to meet the approved Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Driver CPC training Whether they ve been in the industry for twenty years or two weeks all professional drivers of vehicles of more th more Read more Sky s the limit Facelift invests in 24 new Skyjacks 10 August 2014 Email this article Always looking for ways to get on the up we ve recently invested in 24 new 8m Skyjack scissor lifts in order to meet customer demand Discussing the acquisition our new MD Paul Standing said The economic recovery is breathing new life into our sector

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    1 supplier of powered access equipment After starting his career at Facelift in 1999 Paul has worked his way up through the business and in more Read more Who you gonna call Myth busters 10 August 2014 Email this article The HSE s myth busters panel of experts has just ruled on its 300th case Set up to expose incorrect overzealous and downright ridiculous interpretations of health and safety regulations the panel encourages members of the public to tell them when they think health and safety has been cited incorrectly It draws on the knowledge of a range of panel members fro more Read more Construction firms fined after workers hurt in scaffold collapse 10 August 2014 Email this article A house builder and a scaffolding company have been fined after two bricklayers were hurt falling from an unsafe scaffold Lincoln Magistrates Court heard the two men who have asked not to be named were working for Persimmon Homes Ltd on a development site in Bunkers Hill Lincoln when the incident happened in April 2012 They were about to start work on a scaffold platform six metres f more Read more Salad grower fined after employee fall 10 August 2014 Email this article An Essex salad grower has been prosecuted for safety failings after a worker suffered extensive injuries when she had to jump from a runaway mobile working platform at its nurseries in Nazeing Zofia Jurek 63 jumped from the moving platform at a height of about 1 4 metres as it accelerated down a ramp and towards a greenhouse door during the incident in July 2013 As she landed on the concre more Read more Cambridgeshire company and director in court after scaffold falls into street 10 August 2014 Email this article A Cambridgeshire company and its director have been prosecuted by the HSE after an unsecured scaffold collapsed into a street It fell onto the pavement and road in High Street Stretham on 18 April 2013 three days after it was erected in front of a house by Buckden firm Crusaders Scaffolding Ltd and director Gary Driver An investigation found the two storey structure which was around 11 metr more Read more Facelift opens Ashford Kent depot 26 June 2014 Email this article We re delighted to announce that we ve just opened a new depot in Ashford Kent Based on the Lympne Distribution Park in Hythe just off junction 11 of the M20 the Ashford Depot will boast our full range of powered access equipment both self drive and operated units of up to 61 metres The company has also opened a large indoor training facility at the depot in response to a gro more Read more First PASMA CoreSkills talk to focus on safe towers 26 June 2014 Email this article The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health IOSH hosted mobile access tower industry body PASMA s first ever CoreSkills workshop in order to launch the next phase of its safe towers campaign PASMA s

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