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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 33
    34 of Cumbernauld was standing on top of a gritter at Inex Works Ltd s premises in a bid to help his colleagues dislodge compacted grit salt from inside the machine when the incident happened in December 2010 more Read more Selfish self interest leads to death of worker 26 June 2014 Email this article A 64 year old Shropshire man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after his company illegally supplied roofing panels containing asbestos Company director Robert Marsh s offences came to light after a 56 year old construction worker who was roofing a barn using the panels fell through the fragile material and later died An investigation by the HSE found that Mr Marsh sole Directo more Read more Caught on camera careless scaffolders working at height 26 June 2014 Email this article Devil may care scaffolders were caught red handed after a concerned member of the public sent in a photo of their risky working practices to the HSE The pictures show workers from Clerkenwell based JOS Scaffolding Ltd using unsecure and precariously balanced boards to access and pass materials to higher levels And one worker was even pictured sitting near the top of the structure casually dan more Read more Secondary guarding devices caution urged 26 June 2014 Email this article The Health and Safety Executive HSE has issued a safety alert advising that covers shrouds on machine controls do not protect against entrapment of operators between the machine and nearby obstructions In addition it has advised duty holders to familiarize themselves with two industry guidance documents the Strategic Forum for Construction Plant Safety Group s Best more Read more New machines What are the fuel economics 30 May 2014 Email this article Anyone cynical about whether new machines really do help businesses boost the bottom line may be interested in some calculations from a Scottish based construction firm Dumfries based AMD Contract Services purchased JCB JS130 JS145 JS220 and JS290 tracked excavators which all have the new JCB Ecomax fuel efficient engine To test the machines efficiency it carried out tests against a 2 more Read more Fines imposed after reckless ladder work was caught on camera 30 May 2014 Email this article A foolhardy roofer has appeared in court after balancing a double extension ladder on a transit van in order to access a third floor façade George Nicholls 25 risked harming himself and others as he used the ladder to paint a shop frontage in Southampton in March 2013 but luckily the HSE was alerted after a tip off from a concerned member of the public and both he and the company th more Read more Asbestos firm s errors exposed workers to hidden killer 30 May 2014 Email this article A specialist asbestos removal company has been fined after it exposed workers to dangerous fibres during demolition of a former school building The Health and Safety Executive HSE carried out an investigation of Angus Group Limited after inspectors visited

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 34
    who drives a vehicle over 3 5 tonnes All drivers new and existing must now undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their Driver CPC remains valid This more Read more New inspections guidance from IPAF will help keep equipment safe 30 May 2014 Email this article The International Powered Access Federation IPAF has released new technical guidance on major inspections of MEWPs aimed at keeping equipment safe beyond the manufacturer s design life The guidance document outlines a major inspection scheme to validate structural integrity and functionality of critical components of a MEWP Such a scheme may be undertaken to determine if a machine more Read more In a tight spot Look no further for specialist confined space equipment 30 May 2014 Email this article If you re working in a confined space specialist equipment is a must and any equipment selected must be designed to help not hamper the rescue and retrieval process The Facelift Safety Shop now offers a full range of confined space equipment For example the Drager Saver PP Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus can provide up to 15 minutes of life saving air in an emergency more Read more Sales for Facelift at Vertikal 30 May 2014 Email this article VVB Engineering has ordered a 12 5m Ascendant van from Facelift in the wake of the Vertikal show a specialist access equipment trade event held at Haydock Park on Merseyside The firm has also indicated that it intends to purchase a further five in the future to be used on a current project to re fit the tunnels at Heathrow Russell Woodward UK Sales Manager said The more Read more Coming soon PASMA tower course for advanced users 30 May 2014 Email this article After training a record number of over 65 000 people to work safely at height last year trade body the Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association PASMA has unveiled its latest training course Towers for Riggers Aimed at advanced users of mobile access towers delegates on the course are taught to assemble and dismantle complex towers in configurations including towers with more Read more 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 Read more Providing a platform at Baroque the Streets 5 May 2014 Email this article 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

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 35
    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 Read more PASMA launches new safety campaign 5 May 2014 Email this article 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 Read more Record rise in construction job vacancies 5 May 2014 Email this article 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 Read more Company in court after man falls from summer house roof 5 May 2014 Email this article 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 Read more Roofers fined after being spotted working unsafely 5 May 2014 Email this article 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 Read more Aberdeen firms fined after worker s fall 5 May 2014 Email this article Two construction firms in Aberdeen have been sentenced for serious safety failings after a worker was left with life changing injuries when he fell almost four metres through a hole in the first floor of a hotel in Aberdeen Scott Massie then aged 37 years was employed by Riverside Construction Aberdeen Limited which had been subcontracted by Aberdeen Fabrication Limited A FAB to work on a more Read more IAPA Awards winners named 7 April 2014 Email this article The International Awards for Powered Access IAPA took place in a packed ceremony at the historic Beaumont Estate Hotel in Windsor last week attracted a huge crowd on Thursday evening as fourteen delighted winners picked up their trophies Jointly organised by KHL s Access International and

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    contribution to the industry And we played a pretty big part in the awards too Facelift sponsored the Access Photograph of the Year category which off more Read more South East Asia expansion for IPAF 5 April 2014 Email this article IPAF approved training centres in South East Asia posted a very impressive growth of 211 3 in 2013 and the federation has announced that it will be investing resources to support its rapidly growing membership in the region Currently IPAF has members in China Hong Kong India Indonesia South Korea Malaysia Singapore Taiwan and Thailand and has appointed Evelyn LOW Soo Chian as regional m more Read more Date announced for AIF working at height Twitter symposium 5 April 2014 Email this article The Access Industry Forum AIF has set the date for the UK s first ever Twitter Symposium devoted exclusively to working at height in the workplace Starting at 11 00am on Wednesday 16 April 2014 it will take the form of a one hour question and answer session and offer a unique opportunity to put questions to experts in every sector of the access industry Experts in topics such as more Read more IPAF staff take the PAL challenge 5 April 2014 Email this article IPAF staff took the PAL challenge last month as Susan Foster IPAF training operations coordinator and Lynn Price IPAF audit and QC manager were the first members of the IPAF staff to successfully complete the PAL advanced operator course at Facelift s indoor facility in Liverpool The course was led by IPAF certified instructor Gary Phillipson PAL is an optional additional one d more Read more Banksy s Kissing Coppers resurface in Brighton 5 April 2014 Email this article World famous Bristolian graffiti artist Banksy is making headlines in Brighton after his famous Kissing Coppers art has popped up again in the city The question on everyone s lips is whether it s an authentic Banksy or just a very good reproduction What we can confirm is that our access equipment was used to reach the required heights The artwork arrived on the front more Read more Cornwall council and building company fined after fragile roof fall 5 April 2014 Email this article Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof Andrew Sobey broke his pelvis after plunging between three and five metres through a cow shed roof at Neydown Farm in Poundstock near Bude in August 2012 He was prosecuted alongside his father Thomas more Read more Bristol developer prosecuted after exposing employees to asbestos 5 April 2014 Email this article A Bristol property developer Da Vinci Developments Limited has been fined after it exposed at least three employees to asbestos while working on a former Marks and Spencer shop building The HSE was alerted when they were notified by a non licensed asbestos removal

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 37
    papped last month as Hello magazine ran a piece on the cost of maintaining the Queen s residences complete with a picture of one of our guys on a Haulotte boom lift more Read more Half a million valid PAL Cards in use worldwide 28 February 2014 Email this article The success of the International Powered Access Federation s IPAF voluntary industry led operator training programme was in evidence again this month as IPAF announced that there are now half a million valid Powered Access Licences PAL Cards in use worldwide Discussing the success of the PAL Card IPAF CEO Tim Whiteman said Our members created and launched the platform o more Read more 182 000 new jobs expected in construction 28 February 2014 Email this article 182 000 construction jobs are set to be created in the next five years according to new research released today by the Construction Industry Training Board CITB The organisation s Construction Skills Network CSN forecast shows that housing will account for over a third 37 of the UK s total annual construction output between now and 2018 fuelled by demand for 245 000 ne more Read more PASMA guidance Using mobile access towers in bad weather 28 February 2014 Email this article In light of the storms which have battered parts of the UK recently it seems like an apt time to revisit PASMA s guidance on using mobile access towers in poor weather Generally the guidance given by PASMA and many manufacturers is that mobile access towers which conform with the product standard EN1004 should be stable in a freestanding condition in wind speeds of up to 28mph However more Read more Chancer in Belgium 28 February 2014 Email this article Vertikal magazine has added another dubious luminary to its Death Wishes hall of fame this month with a picture taken in Belgium near the Dutch border showing a worker balanced precariously on top of a pallet on two web slings as he carries out routine maintenance on a house See more examples of dubious practices in our Rogues gallery more Read more Window replacement firm fined for school asbestos dangers 28 February 2014 Email this article A window replacement company has been fined after not taking appropriate measures to protect workers from deadly asbestos material during work at a school in Bury St Edmunds Frames Conservatories Direct Ltd FCDL from Suffolk removed old window panels containing asbestos at Westley Middle school over the school summer holidays in 2012 promising the school that the asbestos panels would be re more Read more Suspended prison sentence for builder after bricklayer paralysed by fall 28 February 2014 Email this article A Lincoln builder has been handed a four month suspended prison sentence after a self employed bricklayer broke his back in two places after falling three metres from faulty scaffolding Robert Wilkin 70 was left paralysed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life following the incident

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 38
    of HDW Nederland and Gunco Craig Paylor former president of JLG and current president owner of US based National Truck Body NTB more Read more Cheshire cheese firm fined after worker falls from forklift 5 February 2014 Email this article A Cheshire cheese manufacturer has been fined for safety failings following an HSE prosecution after a worker injured his leg and ankle when he fell from the forks of a forklift truck during an unsafe loading operation at Joseph Heler Ltd in Hatherton near Nantwich Chester Magistrates Court heard that the injured worker a 53 year old from Crewe had been helping to load cheese onto a more Read more Firm fined 250 000 over worker fall death at Wythenshawe warehouse 5 February 2014 Email this article A logistics firm has been fined 250 000 after a worker was killed when he fell through a warehouse roof in Wythenshawe Michael Sweet 48 from Stockport was cleaning out the guttering at Aramex UK Ltd on a trading estate near Manchester Airport on 12 December 2011 when he stepped on a fragile panel and fell to the concrete floor below Aramex and Mr Sweet s employer roofing con more Read more Plymouth roofer fined for employee s fall from ladder 5 February 2014 Email this article A decorator from Plymouth suffered severe injuries and later died of medical complications after falling seven feet from an untied ladder placed in a dangerous manner on a curved section of ironwork 58 year old Alan Beautner was decorating the exterior of a house in Lipson Plymouth in June 2011 when the ladder twisted free and he fell onto the concrete path below He subsequently died of medic more Read more Speakers confirmed for prestigious IPAF Summit 5 February 2014 Email this article Speakers have been announced for the IPAF summit which will take place on 3 April 2014 in Windsor and will see leading lights of the industry discuss topics such as best practice in using powered access equipment to accident statistics Confirmed speakers include Dave Smith chair of the UK Contractors Group UKCG Health Safety Leadership Group and COO of Wates Construction one of the U more Read more ZT Safety announces Swedish Distributor 5 February 2014 Email this article Following the A A exhibition in Dusseldorf ZT Safety have announced that it will be working with a specialist Height Safety Company based in Sweden Roofac Safety SE It is likely that the ZT products will be used by workers shovelling snow from roofs in the winter Director of Roofac AB Stefan Blackstrom said We are pleased to be working with ZT safety to promote such a innovative s more Read more PASMA hitting new heights with record breaking training numbers 5 February 2014 Email this article The Prefabricated Access Suppliers Manufacturers Association PASMA says that its approved training centres delivered work at height training for more than 65 000 people in 2013 which is a new record for the association and represents a

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    falls from height 13 entrapment 10 electrocution 7 impact with an aer more Read more Overhaul of guidance to help 10 million working at height 5 February 2014 Email this article An overhaul of guidance on working at height is being launched as part of the government s plan to abolish or improve outdated burdensome or over complicated regulations which waste businesses time and money It is estimated that more than a million British businesses and 10 million workers are estimated to carry out jobs involving some form of work at height every year and falls more Read more Zoom in on 1000 with the IAPA Photo competition 5 January 2014 Email this article If you never go anywhere without your camera phone why not enter the International Awards for Powered Access IAPA photography competition for the chance to win a cool 1000 A celebration of some of the fantastic sights witnessed by members of the powered access industry as they take a birds eye view of the world around them the competition allows anyone working in the field to sh more Read more Construction skills shortfall puts 62 000 jobs on the line 5 January 2014 Email this article A lack of young talent coming into the construction industry is threatening more than 62 000 jobs according to new research released by the Construction Industry Training Board CITB Their study shows that over two fifths 42 of construction firms are struggling to recruit workers with the right skills and that this is having a serious impact on businesses up and down the country wit more Read more First ever spec for low level work platforms produced 5 January 2014 Email this article The British Standards Institute BSI has published a document which sets the industry standard for the design and use of low level work platforms for the first time These low level work platforms LLWPs also known as podiums and pulpits have become everyday items of work equipment since the introduction of the Work at Height Regulations in 2005 The document from the BSI ent more Read more The writings on the wall A year of safety posters from Facelift 5 January 2014 Email this article Putting the safety of our staff and customers first is at the heart of all we do at Facelift which is why we regularly create high impact retro style safety posters to share with our customers Our 2013 posters included everything from a be safe be seen message in January and advice on how to avoid slips and trips in July to posters addressing the quite specific dangers faced by more Read more Smart PAL Card from IPAF set to improve site safety 5 January 2014 Email this article IPAF has launched a machine readable Smart PAL Card Powered Access Licence available in different languages which can be used to ensure that only trained operators can use mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs on site The Smart PAL Card looks the same as

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    materials containing asbestos have been consolidated into one single revised ACOP L143 Managing and working with asbestos L143 has been revised t more Read more Farming company fined after worker seriously injured in roof fall 5 January 2014 Email this article A farming partnership has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell from the roof of a cowshed that was being dismantled Andrew Kennedy then aged just 22 was working as a labourer at Craigley Farms in Castle Douglas when the incident occurred in July 2010 Whilst removing roof panels from the cowshed he turned and stepped onto a translucent panel which more Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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

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