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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 66
    only be on three axles but it is a real heavyweight performer Designed as an access hire company all rounder its performance makes it particularly suitable for inner city sites The platforms unique thr more Read more HSE RIDDOR changes its reporting process 1 June 2012 Email this article From April 6th the HSE RIDDOR Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences has changed its reporting process The point of reporting injuries has now increased from over three days to over seven days incapacitation excluding the day on which the accident occurred Incapacitation signifies that the employee is absent or unable to carry out the work that they would ordina more Read more RoSPA shows vintage health and safety posters in a three day exhibition 1 June 2012 Email this article RoSPa the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has recently displayed a series of historical safety posters by famous artists from its archive in a three day exhibition called The RoSPA Collection This exhibition took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel from the 15 17 of May alongside the RoSPA Awards ceremonies and the Safety and Health Expo Safety at the NEC These 40 more Read more Forklift fall of 1 5m worker fractures skull 1 June 2012 Email this article A worker fractured his skull after falling from the prong of a forklift truck at an animal feed mill The North Devon farming business WJ Watkins and Son Ltd where the man was working has been prosecuted due to safety failings that led to this accident The employee Richard Robinson 64 from Pyworthy near Holsworthy had been trying to crush recycled material when he fell at Cross Mill H more Read more Electrician falls more than five metres 1 June 2012 Email this article Whilst working in the loft space of a Swindon youth centre an apprentice electrician John O Connor seriously injured his back on falling through the ceiling A specific risk assessment for the work had not been carried out nor had they ensured that adequate steps were taken to reduce the risk of a fall On 14th May the electrical and mechanical contractors stood before the Swindon Magi more Read more Unsafe working practice leads to company fine 1 June 2012 Email this article Despite several warnings a Croydon based construction company has been fined due to its unsafe working practice at a Lewisham site Following two visits to a construction site on Honor Oak Road Forest Hill in 2009 Anza Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive upon the discovery of some serious safety issues The firm had previously been advised by the HSE and served a Prohibitio more Read more British Safety Council Launches Working Well campaign 27 April 2012 Email this article Health and safety generates polarised views Some see health and safety regulation as key to preventing injury and ill health others see it as a burden on business driving risk aversion and undermining our collective sense

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 67
    platforms MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers These spreader plates sh more Read more Don t be fooled by health and safety cheats and proxy testing 26 April 2012 Email this article The CITB Construction Skills is urging us to watch out for health and safety fraud known as proxy testing where workers are using other people s identification passes with their own photograph This issue has come to light after two men were jailed for 18 months for taking multiple health and safety tests on behalf of other construction workers They were caught by staff at CITB more Read more Results of the 2012 Great Easter Egg Hunt Competition 26 April 2012 Email this article We re pleased to say that the 2012 Great Easter Egg Hunt Competition has been a resounding success with everyone hot on the the trail of eggs around the Facelift website There were more than 900 entries overall with over 300 people finding all 12 eggs A really big thank you to everyone who entered the competition to tackle the egg hunt For the first 50 pulled from the draw you ll be n more Read more Intermat 2012 attracts record numbers in Paris 25 April 2012 Email this article Intermat is a leading global event for professionals in the construction and public works sector that takes place every three years and isn t short of visitors This global event attracts major players in the construction industry exhibiting new equipment and techniques for the civil engineering and construction industries and boasts a large range of the latest powered access equipment This ye more Read more Construction firm fined after worker s narrow escape 25 April 2012 Email this article A construction worker had a narrow escape after falling four metres from the cage of a 20 tonne cherry picker into the path of an oncoming bus which then pushed him another 15 metres down the Euston Road The national construction company firm Galliford Try Construction Ltd has been prosecuted by the HSE for serious safety failings resulting in the worker being severely injured The two man te more Read more HSE publishes research on occupational health provision during the London 2012 Olympics 25 April 2012 Email this article The HSE has published a report on a research project focussed on the occupational health OH provision at the Olympic Park and Athletes Village The OH service was set up by The Olympic Delivery Authority ODA to show its commitment to the health and safety of all contractors at the Olympics The ODA is recognised as having a strong commitment to safety and has an impressive safety record wit more Read more Serious fall from broken scaffold plank 5 April 2012 Email this article A building firm from Stratford upon Avon has been prosecuted after a worker suffered severe injuries when he fell from a damaged scaffolding plank at a site in South Warwickshire The 62 year old man Frederick Stuart from Stratford upon Avon

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 68
    IPAF and for his commitment to promoting safety The judges were impressed by his wi more Read more Mills Rental wins the Access Company of the Year award at the IAPA Awards 2012 2 April 2012 Email this article The Brazilian rental company Mills Rental won the Rental Company of the Year award at the IAPA Awards 2012 held at the Sheraton Hotel in Rome Mills Rental was selected for its outstanding work in developing an access rental company in a young market They have helped to encourage the promotion of powered access and safety and to expand the market in a rapidly developing region more Read more IPAF Training Instructor of the Year Award won again by Masterclimbers LLC USA 2 April 2012 Email this article Kevin O Shea of Masterclimbers LLC USA has outshone all others again to receive the IPAF Training Instructor of the Year Award for a third year successively The judges have noted his constant energy and dedication to developing the USA market and a huge commitment to safety with IPAF and AWPT training Will he manage to win this for a fourth time in Miami 2013 we wonder more Read more Facelift s Gordon Leicester presents award at the IAPA Awards 2012 in Rome 2 April 2012 Email this article Facelift s managing director Gordon Leicester was proud to present an award at the IAPA event 2012 that took place on the 29 March at the Sheraton Hotel Rome Gordon stepped in on behalf of Facelift to present the Product of the Year for Mast Climbing Work Platform Hoists to Geda Dechentreiter Multilift P 18 S The judging panel settled on this decision as they saw that this product ha more Read more Winners of the IAPA Awards 2012 are announced in Rome 2 April 2012 Email this article Facelift was proud to join and be part of the judging panel for this year s IAPA awards which took place on 29 March in the cultural city of Rome at the Sheraton Hotel The awards ceremony was an impressive event with over 400 industry professionals attending world wide including Europe North and South America Russia and the Far East These annual access industry awards are organised by more Read more IAPA Access Equipment Photo of the Year Winner Uwe Schneider 1 April 2012 Email this article Facelift Access Hire is proud to sponsor a new artistic addition to the IAPA Awards categories the Access Photograph of the Year This was won by Uwe Schneider of the German rental company Mateco for a shot of one of the company s Teupen XTG 230s cleaning the glass roof of the Medical Association building in Hanover Germany The work is being carried out by Hayko Ma more Read more Easter egg hunt Prizes of 50 Scissor and boom lifts to give away 1 April 2012 Email this article Enter our 2012 Great Easter Egg Hunt Competition for your chance to win one of 50 Scissor and Boom

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 69
    protection for employees and failing to carry out an asbestos survey on a propert more Read more The City of London and working at height 20 March 2012 Email this article The City of London classes both window cleaning and the use of suspended access equipment as a high risk activity As such there are annual inspections in support of the HSE Falls from Height Priority Programme and it is involved at the planning application stage for large developments to minimise risk to As Low As Reasonably Practicable in line with the HSE policy Being aware more Read more Keep things in check with the Health and Safety Executive s Safe Maintenance Campaign 20 March 2012 Email this article The Health and Safety Executive has a Healthy Workplaces European Campaign on Safe Maintenance in partnership with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work EU OSHA the EEF and the TUC This Europe wide campaign promotes a safe and healthy workplace through encouraging an in depth and structured approach to maintenance Maintenance affects each area of health and safety more Read more Unsafe loading leads to worker s fall 20 March 2012 Email this article An employee fell around two metres while unloading a shipping container attached to the back of an HGV As a result a partner in a Leicester food company has been fined The 18 year old employee was asked to unload barrels stored in layers with plywood separating each layer from the container at Simtom Food Products factory in Merry Lees The teenage worker was then lifted on a pallet more Read more Nine metre fall from mobile access tower 5 March 2012 Email this article A 38 year old employee of M tech Engineering Limited fell from a mobile tower scaffold being used to install a steel staircase at a building in Convent Street Nottingham on 15 April 2009 Two Nottingham companies have been fined after a worker fell more than nine metres injuring his back He fractured two vertebrae and was off work for almost seven months The building more Read more Great shot F100 Winner Chris Gareze 28 February 2012 Email this article Chris Gareze is our F100 Winner for February Chris s shot was taken at during concrete repairs to the soffit of Callowbrook Bridge on the A38 Birmingham Rd Rubery Platform used was the Ascendant 17 truck mounted platform Chris commented The controls in the basket allowed us to carefully move the platform in to the best possible position to carry out the work View the Hi more Read more Demolition crew in Beijing improvise to get their job done 28 February 2012 Email this article This demolition project is 200m away from the tallest building in Beijing in the heart of the CBD As you will see the developer who has bought the land Soho China is knocking down the existing building while trying to save as much money as possible and with little regard to the safety of

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 70
    sheets Barry Walton 64 from Taunton was an employee of Vion Foods UK Ltd and was working at their food processing plant in Wiveliscombe when the incident happened on 10 February 2010 Taunton Magistrates Court heard that Mr Wal more Read more 2012 IAPA s shortlist announced 27 February 2012 Email this article This year s International Awards for Powered Access IAPA shortlist has been announced the awards evening will be held on the 29th March 2012 in Rome as part of the IPAF summit Overall the standard of entries was very high making it a tough job for our judging panel of Wayne Lawson JLG vice president and managing director of EAME and IPAF president Gordon Leicester managing director owner more Read more London construction company fined after workers avoidable 7m fall 24 February 2012 Email this article A construction company in Harrow has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries when he fell seven metres from an unguarded roof The Health and Safety Executive HSE prosecuted R G Construction Ltd of Harrow as a result of the incident on 7 March 2011 Vasile Ionel Vatca a 28 year old Romanian had been working on a major refurbishment project at Eaton Mew more Read more Government funding for SME apprenticeships 24 February 2012 Email this article The Department for Business Innovation and Skills announced yesterday that 4 5 million is to be made available to boost adult skills in England s major cities in a move welcomed by CITB ConstructionSkills However the Skills body warns that industry involvement in funding allocation discussions is critical to the success of the scheme Responding to the announcement the Se more Read more Demolition body produces Do s and Don ts booklet including work at height safety guidance 24 February 2012 Email this article This booklet has been produced as a guide in identifying potential hazards and adopting good practices by all involved in the demolition process The people who most benefit from this guide will include site supervisors operatives and especially new starters Download the Booklet here The National Federation of Demolition Contractors is the voice of the UK demolitio more Read more From above James Whitaker Photographer 24 February 2012 Email this article James Whitaker Photographer and winner of our f22 competition talks us through his approach and some work he has produced using cherry pickers Tom Crew reports With a background in architecture I now work as a portraiture and lifestyle photographer shooting people on location in their own environment for magazines and commercial clients Some of the most satisfying work that I do though more Read more HSE Poor standards unacceptable on construction sites 22 February 2012 Email this article HSE clampdown to reduce death and injury on construction sites Their primary focus will be high risk activity such as working at height and also good order such as ensuring sites are clean and tidy with clear access routes Construction sites are being put under the spotlight

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 71
    no problem there except for the cribbing used to add a little more lift There is nothing wrong at all with the principle it is more how it is done and what can go wro more Read more Facelift Access Hire introduces the ZT Safety Harness to London Underground maintenance companies 31 January 2012 Email this article We recently introduced the ZT Safety Harness to a number of maintenance companies working with London Underground The Harness features and benefits were presented to operative teams together with a video screening and live demonstration of the harness The live demonstration was particularly well received as it was then easy to see how practical and comfortable the harness was to wear and how more Read more Ex demonstration Nifty lift units for sale 31 January 2012 Email this article We currently have a limited number of ex demonstration Niftylift 90 120 and 170 trailer mounted platforms for sale These road towable trailers are in excellent condition and will be sold with a full manufacturer s warranty For full details please call Andy Northwood on 07977 561122 or by email at andyn facelift co uk more Read more New Genie GS1932 scissor lifts for sale at 2011 prices 31 January 2012 Email this article We can offer brand new Genie GS1932 scissor lifts for sale complete with full manufacturers warranty for 6 995 excluding VAT and delivery We have a limited number of this popular scissor lift available at this fantastic price For full details please call Andy Northwood on 07977 561122 or by email at andyn facelift co uk more Read more Great shot F100 winner Brian Rumble 31 January 2012 Email this article Brian Rumble is our F100 Winner for January Brian s dramatic shot of the Simon UB40 Underbridge Unit was taken at the Graig Bridge over the River Cothi in Brechfa Forest Carmarthenshire Brechfa forest is one of three forest areas that were under Brian s supervision with a total forest area of approximately 20 000 hectares Brian s role for this project was Forest more Read more 3 Companies fined after worker falls 6 metres 26 January 2012 Email this article Three Dundee companies have been fined a total of 336 000 after a worker fell six and a half metres through a roof light onto a concrete floor Christopher Carson who was 23 at the time competed as a floor gymnast at national level and was also a coach in the sport As his day job he was working as an electrician s labourer for Robert A S Crockett and Partners Ltd Crocke more Read more Hard hitting safety campaign from Canada 26 January 2012 Email this article This Ladder safety commercial from Canada is for Prevent It ca their hard hitting campaign is to raise awareness about occupational health and safety The campaign includes provocative television ads that depict accidents and talk about how they could have been prevented The ads are graphic and disturbing but the

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 72
    worker still in the cage 6 January 2012 Email this article HAPPY CAMP California A Pacific Power worker was standing in the basket of his bucket truck working to restore power in Happy Camp when someone stole his truck An agitated and incoherent woman approached his vehicle entered the cab and attempted to drive away said Nick Black an officer with the California Highway Patrol The worker was still up in the air The s more Read more Severe injury after fall risk not properly considered 5 January 2012 Email this article A self employed blacksmith and fabricator has been fined after one of his employees was severely injured after falling more than seven metres from a roof he was working on Martin Mundie 23 from St Fergus Aberdeenshire was employed by Joseph Adams and was part of a team carrying out work at Muirden Farm Turriff Aberdeenshire to convert a former pig shed into a workshop more Read more Failure to inspect MEWP results in workers broken neck 5 January 2012 Email this article An East Midlands sign company has been fined after a worker fractured his neck falling from a van mounted platform The 44 year old City and County Signs Ltd employee from Hucknall Nottinghamshire was using the lift to remove a sign from a commercial property in Hucknall High Street when the incident happened Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court heard the worker was st more Read more IPAF Training hits new record in 2011 5 January 2012 Email this article A record number of 101 457 people completed an IPAF training course in 2011 Training available from IPAF approved centres includes operator courses for which a PAL Card Powered Access Licence is issued and management courses for which a certificate is issued The International Powered Access Federation

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 73
    Height Regulations 2005 which transposed Directive 2001 45 EC apply to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to c more Read more HSE welcomes Löfstedt Review Reducing the burden of unnecessary regulation on businesses 29 November 2011 Email this article The Health and Safety Executive HSE has welcomed the publication of the Löfstedt review Employment Minister Chris Grayling commissioned the independent review in March 2011 and appointed Professor Ragnar Löfstedt Director of the King s Centre for Risk Management at King s College London to chair it Professor Löfstedt has made recommendations aimed at reducin more Read more Great shot F100 Winner Geoff Capeling 29 November 2011 Email this article Geoff s shot was taken on a perfect day down at Town Quay Wharf east bank of Barking Creek East London where his team from GCSI were investigation to assess the construction and ground conditions of the existing tidal frontage assets The Bronto 61m with it s impressive out reach was the perfect piece of powered access equipment for the task View the High res more Read more Suspended sentences for roofers after roofing felt crashes through ceiling and injures worker 29 November 2011 Email this article Two roofers have received suspended sentences after a Derbyshire office worker was injured when a roll of roofing felt crashed through the ceiling of her office Kathleen Philipson of Allestree Derby was sitting at her desk at offices in Nottingham Road Ripley when the metre long 37kg roll fell through a roof light and came through the ceiling hitting her on the should more Read more IAPA Awards 2012 to be held in Rome 29 November 2011 Email this article The IAPAs are the premier event celebrating best practice and excellence in the powered access industry attracting full capacity audiences of around 450 each year This is the fourth time that the awards are being held The categories open to all companies and individuals in the powered access industry are The Access Rental Company of the Year IPAF Safety Cha more Read more A sane approach at last to health and safety The Lofstedt Review aimed at tackling needless rules and regulations would restore common sense to the workplace 28 November 2011 Email this article Philip Johnston writes We can never be totally safe Most of us know this to be true and are suspicious of legislation that seeks to bring about such an impossible situation And yet when something that could not be foreseen does happen causing injury or mental harm many people think of suing often egged on by lawyers touting for business This compensation culture is more Read more Double glazing firm in court over worker s ladder fall 28 November 2011 Email this article The owner of a Blackpool double glazing firm has appeared in court after one of his employees was seriously injured in a fall from a ladder The 68 year old from Bispham fell nearly five metres and landed

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