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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 58
    last year The inspector could see there were no han more Read more Firm prosecuted after man falls from height at ground level 2 December 2012 Email this article Working at height can also include working at ground level if there is a risk of falling into a hole or cavity as those that have been trained will be aware Tardis Environment UK Ltd was prosecuted by the HSE after a worker fell and slid seven metres into sewage well in Halesowen A 34 year old was clearing a blockage for the company at a partially completed housing development when the incide more Read more Ignored warnings lead to fatality in Swansea 2 December 2012 Email this article This story makes the case for IPAF training crystal clear Carillion Construction Ltd along with Febrey Ltd were jointly prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive HSE recently following a fatal incident in 2008 in which a man died Self employed father of two Russell Samuel from Porth was contracted by Febrey Ltd to work as a scaffolder at the Meridian Quay apartment complex in Swansea more Read more Why Fork Lift Trucks shouldn t be used to transport people 2 December 2012 Email this article It would be nice to not always have a host of stories about businesses being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for poor working at height practices but sadly that day doesn t look like it s coming any time soon For example in Leicester a door fitting firm was fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a wooden crate fixed to a fork lift truck The 39 year old more Read more Facelift is hiring 2 December 2012 Email this article Have you got a head for heights and tons of ambition We re always on the lookout for top talent here at Facelift and we re currently recruiting for positions at several of our depots Access Hire Jobs There are positions across the country but we re particularly interested to hire drivers and operators working both contracted and flexible hours for our Purfleet site in Ea more Read more 1000 Prize Access Photograph of the Year Competition 2 December 2012 Email this article Facelift sponsors IAPA s Access Photo Competition We re no strangers to getting our camera phones out to take a few snaps of some of the amazing sights we see from on high so we re delighted to sponsor this year s Access Photograph of the Year prize Run by the International Awards for Powered Access IAPA the competition celebrates the access industry Judges are looking fo more Read more Falls from height up 140 per cent says Building Safety Group 2 December 2012 Email this article The number of construction workers who fell from a height has increased by a startling 140 in the last three months says the Building Safety Group This is despite the fact that the number of accidents overall dropped by 21

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    200 shop signs on buildings with a little help from Facelift The hats are made from LED lights and look just like the paper hats that currently more Read more David Batchelor f100 Winner 2 December 2012 Email this article A photo that really makes a splash Congratulations to David who is our November Winner for the F100 competiton The shot was taken during night works at Guildford Spectrum which is the largest leisure complex of its kind in Europe The complex hardly ever sleeps its open everyday of the year opening from 5 00 am through until 2 00 am The swimming pools themselves are open from early to late more Read more New kit for the New Year 2 December 2012 Email this article We re making sure our 2013 starts with a bang by investing in over 50 new pieces of powered access equipment Always keen to make sure we can provide top of the range kit for our customers we ve invested in 12 Niftylift HR12N s Popular with many customers due to their narrow width low weight and the fact they can be run on either diesel or electric 12 x Niftyl more Read more Facelift put up the most important Christmas decorations in the country 26 November 2012 Email this article Regular readers of High Times will know that Facelift is no stranger to working in Trafalgar Square so it will come as no surprise that we were charged with putting up its famous Christmas tree this year Gifted to the UK by the people of Norway as a token of gratitude for our support during the Second World War the tree has long been a focal point of festive celebrations in the nation s more Read more Nelson s eye view over London 2 November 2012 Email this article Employees from powered access equipment hire company Facelift scaled new heights last month as they enabled inspection work to be carried out on one of the nation s most iconic landmarks Nelson s column and captured some stunning images to boot The inspection team conducted a full site survey and provided a Bronto 61 XDT powered access platform to allow maintenance ex more Read more Gordon s been nicked locked up and they ve thrown away the key 2 November 2012 Email this article Gordon Leicester MD of Facelift has not been behaving himself on Saturday 10th November he will be getting publically arrested in Crawley Town Centre handcuffed and taken to Crawley Police Station with 5 other arrestees Their crime is not raising enough money for Home Start CHAMS Gordon will not be released until his 1 000 bail money has been paid He quotes Please more Read more Congratulations Euan F100 winner for October 2 November 2012 Email this article Congratulations to our F100 Winner Euan Connelly of Plant and Stage Crew Services who has captured a couple of our Boom lifts down at Battersea Power Station The pickers were used for

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    such as roof lights and asbestos cement roofing sheets account for more of these deaths than any other single cause The injuries and fatalities are not restricted to more Read more IPAF releases worldwide MEWP accident data 2 November 2012 Email this article IPAF s accident reporting project shows that there were 26 deaths resulting from 25 accidents worldwide involving MEWPs from January to September 2012 There are around 1 5 million MEWPS in operation worldwide Results for the last quarter reveal that there were seven fatalities from six accidents that were reported in the months of July August and September The main causes were reported more Read more Howay the Ladders 2 November 2012 Email this article Construction sites across the North East were recently put under the spotlight as part of an intensive inspection regime by the Health and Safety Executive A total of 69 sites were inspected in September and although the majority were found to be managing health and safety risks appropriately work was stopped immediately on several sites A total of 14 Prohibition Notices were served because more Read more Broken Bones Lost Teeth Psychological Damage 2 November 2012 Email this article Grave injuries sustained lives devastated and careers irreparably damaged The last month s Health and Safety Executive HSE prosecutions make for extremely depressing reading And the severity of each incident is matched by how easy it would have been to prevent simply by using a ladder MEWP or platform For example in Bedford a grain milling company was prosecuted as a conseq more Read more When I m cleaning windows 2 November 2012 Email this article It s not often that the importance of safety when working from height makes the pages of the nationals but it made the news last week for all the wrong reasons A passerby captured a video of a window cleaner working 40ft above ground level at the Loch Fyne restaurant in Bath Somerset without a harness scaffold or MEWP in sight Worse still he was seen merrily hopping out of windows more Read more Winners announced at health and safety Oscars 2 November 2012 Email this article Good health and safety practice often goes un noticed so it s only right that the safety and health practitioners who have excelled at protecting people from injury or ill health were recognised earlier this month at an awards ceremony held by Safety and Health Practitioner SHP magazine and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health IOSH Comedian Seann Walsh of the BBC s more Read more Don t try this at home Street entertainer with no supporting act 23 October 2012 Email this article Crowds in Trafalgar Square looked on speechless recently as a scantily clad man stood astride what appeared to be a completely upright unsupported ladder Wielding knives and wearing an outfit that left very little to the imagination street entertainer Pete Dobbing performed his signature trick of climbing and balancing on an entirely unsupported 10ft ladder

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 61
    of PPE are being made all the time and it s a step in the right direction that one of the most user friendly harnesses on the block is now available to all worker more Read more CUTTING RED TAPE OR CUTTING CORNERS REGULATIONS SCRAPPED AND INSPECTIONS CUT 1 October 2012 Email this article The Health and Safety Executive HSE may be announcing plans to tighten up inspections on construction sites but it seems that from April 2013 low risk businesses will be exempt from visits from their visits Ministers have announced that they will scrap or change more than 3 000 regulations applying to businesses such as pubs shops offices and clubs with the aim of relievin more Read more MANDATORY ACCIDENT REPORTING WILL HELP BOOST SAFETY SAY IPAF 1 October 2012 Email this article They may have only just formed but IPAF s new UK Council is already making significant changes In the first ever meeting of the IPAF UK Country Council the group voted to make accident reporting a condition of IPAF membership for UK rental companies This means that as of 2013 IPAF rental company members in the UK are required to report any known aerial lift accidents involving their sta more Read more LAST CHANCE TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ON RIDDOR CONSULTATION 1 October 2012 Email this article The Health and Safety Executive s HSE consultation on proposed changes to the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurences Regulations RIDDOR closes on the 28th October meaning contractors have just four weeks left to make their voices heard The changes being proposed will remove the duty to report in cases where the information is of little use or better collected throug more Read more NEW BODY TO HELP DRIVE GROWTH OF THE UK POWERED ACCESS INDUSTRY 1 October 2012 Email this article The International Powered Access Federation IPAF has formed its first ever UK Country Council and appointed its inaugural chairman Peter Douglas who is executive director of operations at Nationwide Platforms The IPAF UK Country Council has 22 members with a range of industry experience and a wide representation of rental companies manufacturers training centres and suppliers The body more Read more NO BREAKS NO BARRIERS WRONG PARTS 1 October 2012 Email this article The catastrophic impact that poor planning and using the wrong equipment can have on the lives of workers has been demonstrated yet again in the case of Merseyside firm CME Ceilings who have just been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive HSE The Merseyside firm was sentenced after a worker received life threatening injuries when he fell from scaffolding while working for the compan more Read more PHOTO CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR GERMAN MANUFACTURER 1 October 2012 Email this article Ruthmann a German aerial platform and utility vehicle manufacturer were left red in the face recently when a marketing photo fell foul of Vertikal magazine s editorial team The photo shows a mid range truck mounted lift showcasing its remarkable

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    new course Working with Steps and Step Stools A mix of theory and practical assessment the course trains delegates in how to use steps and step tools in an appropriate and safe way The course will help learners to Identify key factors regarding the law and effective use of the equipment at work Assess an more Read more FACELIFT AND BRONTO S50XDT J REPAIR CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY 27 September 2012 Email this article The latest truck mounted platform to join our fleet the Bronto S50XDT J has already proved its capabilities in a job of the highest order carrying out repair work at the Carthusian Monastery of St Hugh s Charterhouse in the Weald of Sussex New to the UK hire market the Bronto was used by a specialist team from the depot at Hickstead to enable them to carry out high level maintena more Read more Call for entries Basildon Sale 26th September 3 September 2012 Email this article This is an invitation to submit additional entries to our Basildon Auction on the 26th September This will be a site sale of access equipment forklifts porta cabins and other items surplus to our current needs The auction will be run by one of the countries leading commercial auctioneers Sweeney Kincaid please see this page for items already listed If you would like to include items in t more Read more Mark Mercer Photographer comments on Nelson shoot 27 August 2012 Email this article Opportunities like this don t come along that often Getting to photograph one of London s most famous residents at his own eye level was a great thrill As part of the cultural Olympiad many of London s statues had been given a new lease of life with hats designed by the UK s best milliners Hatwalk 2012 finished with a charity auction of the hat more Read more Statistics tell a grim story British Safety Council 26 August 2012 Email this article The British Safety Council has expressed concern over the worker fatality statistics for 2011 12 as published by the Health and Safety Executive This concern is due to the fact that the reduction in workplace deaths has stalled over the last couple of years Also the number of deaths caused by fatal injury in the last two years has increased from the low figure of 147 dea more Read more London Removals Job well done 26 August 2012 Email this article A big thankyou to the guys at In Box for recent removals job in London very efficient tidy work no damage and helpful all the way more Read more Scissor lift driven into recess results in workers death 26 August 2012 Email this article A worker has been killed after driving a specialist machine into an unprotected pit in a factory floor and two companies have been fined as a result On 12 April 2008 the contractor Martin McMenemy aged 52 and from Grimsby had been working for O Turner Insulation Ltd on

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 63
    get me a rope get m more Read more F100 Winner for August 25 August 2012 Email this article Congratulations to Nigel Hunton our f100 winner for August Nigel s shot captures one of our Nifty Xtrax 17s at work in Trafalgar Square The Nifty rough terrain boom is at work cleaning down the latest sculpture on the 4th plinth a 4 1m high bronze sculpture of a boy on a rocking horse Funded by the Mayor of London and Arts Council England the sculpture will remain in place for a year more Read more UKCG asks its steel erectors and net riggers to gain the IPAF PAL qualification 25 August 2012 Email this article The UK Contractors Group UKCG is now encouraging steel erectors and net riggers working on UKCG sites to gain an IPAF PAL qualification This was agreed at a recent meeting of its Health and Safety Sub Group and will be put into place by the 1st January 2013 The association has also agreed to include other trades for specific projects on a risk assessed basis more Read more August Offer Trip to New York for two on all Hire and Training bookings 31 July 2012 Email this article We re offering the chance to win a trip to New York for two with all Hire and Training bookings taken in August Visit one of the greatest cities in the world see some of New York s amazing sites climb the Statue of Liberty and visit the Empire State Building the must see New York Landmark All you have to do is make a booking for hire or training with us during the month of August for more Read more Hatwalk event brought to life in London 30 July 2012 Email this article Facelift Access Hire had the pleasure of helping out with London s HATWALK project it s been one year in the planning and then last night 20 of London s most iconic statues were adorned with new hats Facelift helped out with HGV powered access to the tallest including Nelsons Column and George the IV in Trafalgar Square the Angel of Peace and The Duke of Wellington at Wellington more Read more Should ve used a scissor lift 30 July 2012 Email this article A 37 year old from South Shields who has asked not to be named was working for MB Air Systems Ltd as a pipework installation engineer when the incident happened on 13 December 2010 The worker used a stepladder to access pipework three metres above the floor but lost his balance He caught hold of a lever valve which opened and released a jet of compressed air The open p more Read more F100 Winner Suze Deakin 30 July 2012 Email this article Congratulations to our F100 Winner Suze Deakin Suze captured this shot of the Nifty HR 21 Hybrid boom lift behind the Penguin pool on a visit to London Zoo in Regents Park Thanks to Suze for

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    Land Rover RRV It is a cost effective and efficient so more Read more Huge indoor training facility at new Liverpool Depot 27 July 2012 Email this article Our Liverpool Depot will be moving at the end of August to a new location at Kirkby conveniently located close to both the M57 and the M58 The new site provides an array of improved facilities in particular an indoor training centre of over 400 sqm and with 11m high ceilings perfect for all weather IPAF and PASMA Training Our new address will be Facelift Access Hire Unit 6 Capitol more Read more Have your say with HSE review 27 July 2012 Email this article The Health and Safety Executive HSE has opened a three month consultation on proposals for the revision consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice ACOPs The review is part of HSE s work to make it easier for businesses and other users to understand what they can do to comply with health and safety law following recommendations made in Professor L ou more Read more A twenty year old worker falls through barn roof 27 July 2012 Email this article A 20 year old worker suffered severe injuries when he fell 4 5 metres through a roof light An East Yorkshire farm owner has been fined for a serious breach of safety law Daniel Boldan Hoggard was on the roof trying to repair a leak between two adjoining farm buildings at Low Hunsley Farm in Cottingham when he tripped and smashed through one of six rooflights landing o more Read more Companies fined after 70m scaffold collapse 27 July 2012 Email this article Two Stoke on Trent companies have been fined for their part in a major scaffold collapse Seventy metres of sheeted scaffold peeled away from a row of houses in Wellington Road Hanley on 30 April 2011 Fortunately workers were on a break so no one was on or near the scaffolding at the time of the collapse No members of the public were walking past and no vehicles were driving by although a r more Read more Chain saw work at height fail 27 July 2012 Email this article A Lincolnshire landscape gardener has been fined after being spotted carrying out unsafe tree work John Holland and an employee were felling a tree at a house in Foxgloves Deeping St James on 19 August 2011 They were both using a chainsaw despite not being qualified to do so and neither was wearing protective clothing such as protective trousers and boots In addition more Read more Two workers in fall from school roof 27 July 2012 Email this article A fortunate escape and only minor injuries for two workers following a fall from a school roof in Didsbury The men had been investigating a leak in the flat roof at Barlow Moor High School when one of them leant on a wooden handrail that collapsed The other worker tried to grab hold of

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    MEWP resulted in an emergency drill being carried out on the Olympic Park It was found that not enough of the workforce knew how to lower a MEWP in an emergency Further training of operatives was recommended to mitigate this health and safety risk Olympic Delivery Authority Rep more Read more IPAF PAL Course Launched 19 July 2012 Email this article If you thought that you had operating access platform machinery covered think again You might have already taken an IPAF course through Facelift but there s now another more in depth PAL Plus course for working at height that s launched today this will take your skills as an operator to a more advanced level IPAF has developed the PAL training course PAL is an more Read more The Bronto S50XDT J at Vertikal Days 2012 29 June 2012 Email this article Facelift s brand new Bronto S50XDT J made it s debut at the recent Vertikal Days at Haydock Park in Lancashire Ian James and Alan Cowper take us through some of the features of the platform and what makes it so special Martin Keenan of Volvo also gives us an insight to the Volvo FM s superior power drivability and comfort more Read more Speak Up Stay Safe British Safety Council campaign 29 June 2012 Email this article A new campaign from the British Safety Council asks young people to take responsibility for their own health and safety Julie Nerney British Safety Council chief executive says Every 40 minutes in the UK a young person is seriously injured in the workplace We think this position is wholly unacceptable By highlighting to young people that they need to be aware of their environment and s more Read more Using forklifts for working at height 25 June 2012 Email this article Two teenage agency workers fell from a lifting platform one breaking his back and the other breaking both heels needing pins and a metal plate to be inserted in his feet The Derbyshire manufacturing firm for which the employees were working Storetec Limited and one of its directors have been prosecuted by the HSE and fined as a result The two workers were working more Read more Not listening to employees work at height safety concerns 25 June 2012 Email this article A Croydon construction company Green Acre Homes South East Ltd failed to listen to the concerns raised by its employee John Morgan and has since ceased closed down and been prosecuted The worker had been instructed to build a tower scaffold on a building site in Peckham and feel eight metres from the tower that he had been reluctant to build for safety issues On November more Read more You don t have to fall far to get hurt 25 June 2012 Email this article A well known international boat builder based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight Clare Lallow Ltd neglected safety precautions which led to a worker falling from a wooden stage stage

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