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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 41
    of construction skills across Greater London and eight core city LEPs across England says the Construction Industry Training Board CITB Worth 10 million the landmark Joint Investment Strategy agreement will mean that the construction industry will begin to benefit from more Read more IPAF HSE not doing enough after fatal powered access accident 2 December 2013 Email this article Nearly six months ago 29 year old Rick Jaeger Fozard foreman at Kimberly Access Iver depot was killed when an elevated work platform he was in a Genie Z135 70 overturned onto the M25 motorway in June The Health and Safety Executive HSE has been investigating the accident but according to the International Powered Access Federation IPAF until it makes some kind of more Read more Ever wondered about the inspiration for ZT s designs 2 December 2013 Email this article If you ve ever wondered what the thinking behind ZT Safety Systems revolutionary designs are wonder no more In a recent interview in Construction Index our chief executive Gordon Leicester who also heads up ZT Safety Systems explains how the idea for the tried and tested design came to him while snoozing on a flight from Italy He realised that injuries and even deaths co more Read more Facelift Mo Bros Vote for your favourite 2 December 2013 Email this article After a thoroughly moustachioed month we re delighted to announce that Facelift employees taking part in Movember have raised 240 for those affected by prostrate or testicular cancer Keen to get as many of our team taking part taking part as possible we also offered an internal prize of 100 for the best moustache This will be awarded to the tache whose luxurious face more Read more Christmas lights camera action Facelift featured in Ridley Scott Associates film 2 December 2013 Email this article We re always ready for our close up here at Facelift so we were delighted to be asked if we would like to feature in Sainsbury s new Christmas advert Christmas in a Day which was created by eminent director Ridley Scott s film company Ridley Scott Associates RSA Stop frame footage filmed by us of our team assembling the lights on the Christma more Read more Ladder Association Festive five safety tips 2 December 2013 Email this article Tis the season to be jolly And for those who are otherwise firmly rooted to terra firma to tentatively reach for the skies as they put up their indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations Fittingly then in this the final month of 2013 s Ladder Exchange programme the Ladder Association has launched its first Christmas campaign to help people stay safe when using ladders Their five top Christm more Read more Stay indoors IPAF PASMA and ladder training 2 December 2013 Email this article With the English Winter upon us shorter daylight hours and more hazardous conditions it makes sense to carry out your Safety Training indoors We have seven training centres around the country five of

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    be being used now it is still very much with us In short in any structure built before 1999 ther more Read more Movember 1 November 2013 Email this article Whether it s a smooth Tom Selleck tache or a flamboyant General Kitchener style effort men up and down the country are going to be growing moustaches this Movember and this year the Facelift team will be getting involved too The concept behind Movember is simple For the month of November men seek sponsorship in return for growing a moustache and all money raised goes towards support more Read more Steps to success We want your old ladders 1 November 2013 Email this article If you want to injure or even kill yourself then carrying out work using a faulty ladder is a good start If you don t Hand in your old one to us and get a discount off a new safe ladder Here at Facelift we re doing our bit to get dodgy ladders out of circulation by taking part in the Ladder Association s annual amnesty the Ladder Exchange How it works is more Read more New Facelift depot opens in Ashford 1 November 2013 Email this article We re delighted to announce that we ll soon be opening another Facelift depot in Ashford Kent With a focus on providing training to businesses in Kent and the surrounding areas the new depot boasts a huge 4900sqft indoor training facility and IPAF PASMA and ladder training courses will run daily There will also be a full range of both self drive and operated po more Read more ZT put safety first at the A A trade fair 1 November 2013 Email this article ZT safety systems will be flying the flag for British safety products as they exhibit at the A A trade fair in Dusseldorf Germany which takes place from the 5th 8th November One of the most highly regarded trade fairs for all aspects of safety and security the A A welcomes over 1 500 visitors from all over the world This year the exhibition will focus on corporate health management more Read more Nearly half of refurb sites are unsafe says HSE 1 November 2013 Email this article Recent figures released by the Health and Safety Executive HSE show that more than 42 of construction sites have failed inspections by health and safety inspectors In September inspectors from the Health Safety Executive made unannounced visits to 2 607 construction sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place Of these 1 100 failed the safety checks On 644 of the sites more Read more Ladder training on the up 1 November 2013 Email this article In the first nine months of 2013 the Ladder Association trained more people in ladder safety than in the whole of 2012 This is made doubly impressive by the fact that 2012 was in itself a record year in 2012 the Ladder Association trained 5 052 people up from

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    made up almost three in ten of all injury reports Similarly one in ten major injuries and almost a third of over 3 day injuries to employees involved handling of some sort Th more Read more Less Power More Access The Monkey Tower Mini 28 October 2013 Email this article Monkey Tower Mini is human powered so has no batteries to go flat or replace and no electronics or hydraulics to maintain The light weight 80kg of Monkey Tower Mini make it simple for a single person to manoeuver and it can be lifted over obstacles or up stairs Monkey Tower Mini offers access over desks and can be used without even disturbing computers or other equipment on more Read more New Poster You must be competent 27 September 2013 Email this article This months poster reminds operators that they must be trained and familiar with the equipment they are using Operators must be competent to operate the MEWP in the working conditions to which they are exposed be instructed in local hazards and site rules have attended a recognised basic training course and be familiar with the make and model more Read more Company prosecuted for worker fall failings 27 September 2013 Email this article A Cheltenham based company has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when he fell more than 11 metres through a barn roof while installing solar panels Daniel Harvey 28 broke his back in three places fractured his pelvis broke several ribs lacerated his liver and punctured a lung in the incident at a farm in Westbury on Severn in December 2012 He is still unable to work and is aw more Read more Builder pays price after career ending mezzanine floor fall 27 September 2013 Email this article The owner of a Leeds building firm has appeared in court after two workers were injured one seriously when they fell from a mezzanine floor they were dismantling One worker then 61 broke two vertebrae and was in hospital for five days following the incident in July 2012 He is now unable to continue working in the construction industry because of impaired lifting and carrying abilities The more Read more Firm fined after worker falls eleven feet through roof 27 September 2013 Email this article A midlands maintenance firm has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when he fell 11 feet through a fragile roof while carrying out roof work in Nottingham Stephen Bassford 58 fractured his pelvis wrenched his shoulder and sustained severe gashes to his face and left elbow in the incident in July of last year He required extensive physiotherapy and stitches and was unable to wo more Read more UK construction industry facing skills time bomb 27 September 2013 Email this article The Construction Industry Training Board CITB has issued a stark warning to the UK construction sector that it faces a skills time bomb if it fails to recruit new workers to replace more than 400 000

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    glazing on a building in High Holborn in central London Because the Ai more Read more Oh snappy day Your picture could win 1000 Euros in the IAPA Photo competition 27 September 2013 Email this article Budding photographers are urged to enter the International Awards for Powered Access Awards IAPA photography competition And if you need an incentive to dig out your camera there s an impressive prize of 1000 Euros to be won for the best photo A celebration of the amazing sights witnessed by members of the powered access industry from their superior vantage point as they carry ou more Read more Live in West Sussex Get help greening your business 27 September 2013 Email this article Carbon reduction is very close to our hearts here at Facelift so much so that we were even nominated for a Guardian Sustainable Business Award last year We ve made it our mission to reduce the damage our business does to the environment and over the past few years we ve managed to reduce our carbon footprint by 403 tonnes We did this by making a series of small but extre more Read more Facelift makes survey difficulties a thing of the past at National History Museum 27 September 2013 Email this article We re no strangers to carrying out work on some of the most iconic buildings in the country and this month our skills and world class kit were called into action to carry out maintenance work on the Natural History Museum We spent 10 days on site with our 61m Bronto carrying out structural survey inspection work of entire east west and front facias of the building and roofing a more Read more Download your new Facelift Access Guide 27 September 2013 Email this article We re always expanding our fleet here at Facelift so to make sure you ve got the lowdown on the latest kit that is available make sure you download your copy of the new Facelift Access Guide The guide which is available online or in hard copy is a quick reference tool to help you quickly get to grips with the vital stats of the equipment in our fleet so you can selec more Read more Banger racing with IPAF UK 27 September 2013 Email this article The International Powered Access Federation IPAF held its first UK banger racing event this month where teams drawn from the great and the good of IPAF member businesses put their wits to test on the track as they competed for the top prize Taking place at a racing track on the outskirts of Northampton the event was a chance for businesses to engage with each other in a fun and high more Read more Don t over reach on ladders says new Facelift poster 3 September 2013 Email this article The latest poster in the Facelift safety series shows our health and safety character working safely for once With falls from ladders still accounting for a

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    to us for an access solution After discussing their requirements we realised the venue needed a compact piece of kit with a large platform area that can be driven at more Read more More Elf and Safety excuses exposes by HSE 2 September 2013 Email this article As part of its mythbusting campaign the Health and Safety Executive has released yet another batch of barmy elf and safety myths in its drive to bring common sense back into decision making and to combat misuses of health and safety legislation HSE s Myth Busters Challenge Panel was set up in 2012 to provide quick advice to people subject to ridiculous or disproportionate health and safety more Read more New guidance to help with health and safety 31 August 2013 Email this article The HSE has launched new guidance to help make it easier for larger organisations and businesses to understand how to manage health and safety The completely refreshed and enhanced Managing for Health and Safety guidance also known as HSG65 is now available online at http www hse gov uk managing The guidance aims to help business leaders owners directors trustees and line managers a more Read more CITB announces plans that will make it fit for the future 31 August 2013 Email this article Ahead of its 50th anniversary the Construction Industry Training Board CITB has announced changes to its board that it hopes will make it fit for the future Chairman James Wates said The CITB board wishes to ensure that over the next decade the CITB remains relevant to the sector and of increased value in a changing world with an evolving economy Mr Wates continue more Read more Construction firm fined after worker is seriously hurt in fall 31 August 2013 Email this article A Newcastle based construction firm has been fined for safety failings after an agency worker suffered serious arm injuries in a fall while working on a County Durham residential home David Hammel aged 55 has been left unable to resume his work as a joiner after sustaining the injuries after falling two and a half metres from a wall in July 2012 Consett Magistrates Court heard that Mr H more Read more Builder fined after worker suffers life changing injuries in fall 31 August 2013 Email this article A Leicestershire builder has been fined after a worker suffered multiple injuries when he plunged six metres while repairing a second floor window The 50 year old worker from Leicester who did not want to be named had been sub contracted by Peter Steans to repair wooden window frames at a house in Hallaton near Market Harborough in Leicestershire He was working from a ladder extended to more Read more Kent firm in court over building site shambles 31 August 2013 Email this article An Ashford based building company has been prosecuted for repeatedly failing to manage risks on a construction site and exposing workers to needless risk of injury Canterbury Magistrates were told

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    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 Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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

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    up the media screens in the masts along the seafront The work commissioned by Southend Borough Council was jointly carried o more Read more Industry Consultant Peter Jones newly appointed as Technical Director of Facelift 2 July 2013 Email this article Industry consultant Peter Jones formerly of Lavendon Group has joined Facelift in the newly created position of Technical Director He will oversee engineering safety quality environmental and transport standards within the business with a focus on customer service Having begun his career in the 1970s as an engineering apprentice Peter has held a number of local regional and nati more Read more Access Equipment lines the sky at Vertikal Days event at Haydock Park 2 July 2013 Email this article The skies around Haydock Park on Merseyside were quite a sight during the 26th and 27th of June as the Vertikal Days lifting and access event came to town The show organised by industry magazine Vertikal is the UK and Ireland s fasting growing event of its kind In Europe only Bauma beats it for size Suppliers at the event included Multitel Niftylift and Skyjack and many more Read more Coming up roses Facelift help in survey at Kew Gardens 2 July 2013 Email this article Facelift s access expertise was called upon in a significant restoration job of national importance yet again last month when we were asked to assist with a survey being carried out on Temperate House in Kew Gardens The largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world Temperate House is being restored in a five year 34 3 million restoration project The glasshouse itself an more Read more Sold Facelift holds online auction 2 July 2013 Email this article Always one step ahead Facelift held an innovative online auction of used access equipment on Friday 28th June Working in conjunction with Sweeney Kincaid Industrial Auctioneering we gave interested parties the chance to view the machines on offer at the William Bros Industrial Park in Kirkby Liverpool which was just a short drive from the Vertikal Days show that so many in our industry were v more Read more Do you have a machine to sell Do it with Facelift 2 July 2013 Email this article If you have a machine or platform to sell look no further Facelift is now offering a service whereby platforms can be upgraded or part exchanged Simply fill in our online form and one of our buyers will call you back to provide a valuation based on current market prices for all manufacturers products meaning you know you re getting the best deal possible Sell your platform more Read more Facelift adds to fleet at Vertikal Days 2 July 2013 Email this article We re always looking to further improve our fleet so needless to say Facelift didn t come home from Vertikal Days empty handed We purchased two new Multitel SMX 225 and 10 new Niftylift HR 17s at the show The super low weight Niftylift HR 17 four

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    fell two metres while carrying out repairs to a lorry trailer unit on 22 February 2011 The employee was asked to repair a high level tear in the curtain more Read more Worker paralysed after roof fall 2 July 2013 Email this article A site supervisor has been fined after a colleague was left paralysed following a ten metre fall from the roof of a Tyneside Warehouse Phillip Giles who was a temporary employee fell from an unprotected and fragile roof after the site s supervisor Paul Burke ignored his own company s safety policy and allowed workers to go onto the roof in order to remove cement sheets when gaining access more Read more Wigan worker falls through sports hall roof 2 July 2013 Email this article A Wigan based roofing firm has been fined after an employee was seriously injured when he fell ten metres through the roof of a school sports hall in Chorlton Manchester Lee Byrne 29 was working on a project to replace the raised roof on the sports hall at Loreto High School in Chorlton with a flat roof when the incident happened on 9 November 2011 His employer K Pendlebury Sons more Read more Access gets arty in East London 1 June 2013 Email this article While you might not associate access equipment with art recent activity in East London means that might be set to change after internationally recognised street artists used Facelift equipment to get to the height they needed to paint striking murals on high walls in Dalston and Shoreditch As covered in a previous issue of High Times iconic street artist Thierry Noir has brought his talent f more Read more Niftylift bags two Queen s Awards 1 June 2013 Email this article We re big fans of access manufacturer Niftylift so we were delighted to learn that they have been chosen to receive not one but two prestigious Queen s Awards for Enterprise in the Innovation and International Trade categories The Innovation award is granted to businesses that can prove that they have achieved commercial success through the design development and manufacture of pi more Read more Man falls through pig shed roof as he installs solar panels in York 1 June 2013 Email this article A solar panel installation company in York has fallen foul of the HSE after one of its employees fell four metres through the fragile roof of a pig shed at an East Yorkshire Farm In just his second week working for Solar Fit PV Ltd the man who had no experience in solar panel installation was on all fours cutting rails for the panels when he heard a crack and the roof suddenly gave way more Read more Scaffolder prosecuted after neglecting vital safety measures 1 June 2013 Email this article A man from Camborne has been prosecuted by the HSE for neglecting vital safety measures that put himself his employees and passing members of the public at risk Truro Magistrates Court

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