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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 74
    and incidents reportable under RIDDOR to be reported via one of a suite of seven online forms available on HSE s website more Read more Antarctic mission 27 October 2011 Email this article A recent IPAF Training Course at our Liverpool Training Centre had the honour of training Tim Jackson who will shortly be on his way out to the Antarctic Tim is employed as an electrician and will be carrying out maintenance for the British Antarctic survey teams he will be flying by military transport to the Falklands where he will pick up his transport ship that will ta more Read more Facelift donates 2 50 to the Chestnut Tree House Children s Hospice for every hire taken during November and December 26 October 2011 Email this article We have a target of 7 500 that we would like to reach before Christmas and will be donating 2 50 for every hire booked during November and December Chestnut Tree House is children s hospice providing care for children and young adults to the age of 19 with progressive life limiting and life threatening illnesses Please see their web site for more information Chestnut Tr more Read more A workman falls four metres after bus collides with scaffolding 26 October 2011 Email this article A joiner broke his leg falling four metres from scaffolding Self employed Mario Mazzarella was working on scaffolding built for him by Panther Scaffolding at the Helal Restaurant on Mercer Row in Louth on 9 November 2009 when a bus collided with the structure that had been built out over the road causing him to fall more than four metres to the ground Passengers on the more Read more Construction industry best practice challenge 2 October 2011 Email this article North East construction firms are being offered the chance to get first hand insight into how the high health and safety standards were achieved during the Big Build phase of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games At the half day event on 12 October Lawrence Waterman Head of Health and Safety for the Olympic Delivery Authority ODA will be describing how an outstanding heal more Read more Worker falls from forklift truck 29 September 2011 Email this article A worker could have been killed when he fell off a forklift truck in Leigh while trying to climb onto its roof a court has heard The 29 year old man from Tyldesley who has asked not to be named struck his head on the ground and was knocked unconscious for several minutes in the incident at Moss Industrial Estate on St Helens Road in Leigh His employer Serviceplan Contracts Ltd was p more Read more Falls from ladders continues to drop HSE Report 28 September 2011 Email this article For the second year running figures released by the Health Safety Executive HSE reveal that the number of injuries involving the use of ladders and stepladders has fallen from 2132 in 2007 08 to 2011 in 2008

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 75
    Executive Download the PASMA Review Foreword from the HSE PASMA the lead industry body for the mobile access tower sector has led a wide rangin more Read more Company fined for unsafe working method that resulted in a serious fall 27 September 2011 Email this article Spark s Mechanical Services Ltd an Aberdeen electrical and refrigeration services company has been fined 10 000 after a worker was seriously injured when he fell 2 6 metres from a scaffolding tower On 19 October 2010 Charles Howie was working on a scaffolding tower at Iceberg Ltd fish processing factory in Fraserburgh to remove two ceiling mounted refrigeration units from the more Read more HSE Cracks down on unsafe Bournemouth building sites 27 September 2011 Email this article A crackdown on unsafe construction sites is due to begin today Monday 26 September as businesses turn their attention to renovations and building projects now the tourist season is coming to a close The Health and Safety Executive HSE will be visiting small scale projects and refurbishment sites which are responsible for more than half of the deaths in the construction sector more Read more Cherry picker does the job in Rotherham 27 September 2011 Email this article We recently helped complete inspection works at Keppel s Column Rotherham using the Bronto 61m to inspect the column for wear and tear and general condition The job was a high profile one as there were press from the local papers police and the Mayor of Rotherham At 115 feet Keppel s Column is the tallest of the Wentworth follies and was originally planned to be even taller more Read more Eddie Trish Work at height safety in York 22 September 2011 Email this article Senior IPAF Instructor Eddie Reast provided an introductory talk about working at height safely as part of the RBS Mentor s SHE Development Days Conference held in York earlier this year RBS Mentor provides a business consultancy service to support businesses with their employment law health and safety and environmental legislation Facelift Access Hire were more Read more IPAF Spread the load 22 September 2011 Email this article IPAF The International Powered Access Federation has launched a new safety campaign at APEX calling for the proper assessment of ground conditions and the correct use of stabilisers outriggers and spreader plates What is Spread the load IPAF s Spread the load campaign is built around this simple and straightforward message Spreader plates should always be u more Read more BSG study sees rise in falls from height 22 September 2011 Email this article The number of construction workers who fell from a height has increased by 140 in the last three months This type of accident now makes up 23 of all accidents up from just 4 in the previous quarter The number of accidents overall dropped by 21 from 226 in the May July quarter down to 177 in the three months from August until November According to an analysis by the

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 76
    September 2011 The Health and Safety Executive confirmed to the Enquirer that they have been notified about the accident which took place on Monday The injured shopfitter is believed to have fallen from an A frame ladder whil more Read more Anger over incinerator plans 8 September 2011 Email this article People living near the site of a giant incinerator planned on green fields near their homes used a 60 metre cherry picker crane to show the height of a proposed new chimney West Sussex Council has shortlisted Hickstead and Goddards Green as two of its preferred locations for a new waste site which could process rubbish from as far away as London Protesters say it ll mean more noise and pollu more Read more Company fined after scaffolding collapse at wedding 8 September 2011 Email this article A Surrey based company has been fined after the floor of a marquee collapsed just as 150 guests sat down to enjoy a wedding breakfast The Health and Safety Executive HSE prosecuted Block Scaffolding Limited over a scaffold collapse that saw the false floor drop more than four feet at the wedding venue in Newbury West Berkshire Magistrates Court heard the bridal couple had organised for more Read more Advance your career with the IPAF PAL Card 2 September 2011 Email this article Don t like heights Well that needn t stop you getting a PAL Card to advance your career as Colin Sowman discovered How did it come to this I thought as I arrived at Facelift s training centre to take a PAL Card course for operating a MEWP The idea of ascending to great heights on an access platform filled me with apprehension if not dread As an engineer I was well aware of more Read more Company ignores previous HSE warning Now fined for using home made harness 2 September 2011 Email this article A Wiltshire firm has been prosecuted for compromising worker safety after using a homemade harness system during a barn renovation project Agricultural contractor Ashton Farms Limited of Steeple Ashton Trowbridge exposed employees to a fall from height risk at Manor Farm Grittleton on Alderton Road in Chippenham Chippenham Magistrates Court heard today 15 July that when more Read more IPAF Training In and Out of Africa 2 September 2011 Email this article KPA The Kenyan Port Authority Continues updating staff and equipment with a visit from UK IPAF Instructor by Patricia Hughes Scott Gary Phillipson a Senior IPAF International Powered Access Federation Instructor employed by Facelift GB Ltd England was in Kenya recently conducting IPAF training courses at the Kilindini docks at Kenya Port Authority for the operato more Read more 20 Discount on trailer mount hires during September 1 September 2011 Email this article To receive your 20 discount off our standard hire rates please quote High Times September to our Hire desk personnel or you can contact us via our contact forms and again quoting High Times September Trailer mounts included in

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 77
    10 of the most bizarre health bans or restrictions spotted in media coverage by HSE over the last year Wimbledon officials citing health and safety as a reason to close Murray Mount when it was wet more Read more Ensuring adequate ground support 23 August 2011 Email this article With mobile equipment the ground surface it rests upon is critical to its strength and stability Article from IPAF Elevating Safety 2011 by Tony Groat executive vice president AWPT An old saying in home construction states As goes the foundation so goes the house It is very logical that the base supporting a building is critical to its stre more Read more The stunt that went right 10 August 2011 Email this article Facelift Access Hire were called in to help out with the lighting and filming for the production of Rocky Taylor The Stunt That Went Right a charity event held at London s Battersea Power Station Joanne Clode from our Purfleet Depot worked with Heart Production and Remember a Charity to supply the 4 x SkyJack 9250 and Haulotte HA16 and HA260 The event featured more Read more Facelift Access Hire joins HEMSA 4 August 2011 Email this article HEMSA is the Highway Electrical Manufacturers and Suppliers Association and provides a professional organisation for manufacturers and distributors and gives confidence to local authorities that its members can provide quality products and services at a competitive price HEMSA was formed in November 1998 with the main purpose of securing the interests of its mem more Read more 20 Discount on trailer mount hires during August 3 August 2011 Email this article To receive your 20 discount off our standard hire rates please quote High Times August to our Hire desk personnel or you can contact us via our contact forms

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 78
    27 June 2011 Email this article The sun was a out at the well attended Vertkial Days last week with reports of attendances up by 50 on the previous year At 30 metres up on the Bronto 34 it was also a little breezy for Mark Mercer photographer of Panini Pics seen here capturing Vertikal Days as a giant panorama to view and zoom into the 1 1 gigapixel image that records the event please visit our new Panorama Gallery Where are the risks Many falls from vehicles occur during loading and unloading you don t have to fall far to land hard Fall from vehicle incidents can cost your company a lot of money In 2004 05 the human and economic cost of the fall from vehicle incidents we know about was over 36 5 million They often result in serious injuries more Read more Tragic incident highlights simple safety failings 24 June 2011 Email this article Companies fined after maintenance worker falls to his death at a South Wales power station Energy giant RWE npower and contractor AMEC Group Ltd must pay a total of 510 000 The firms were sentenced over the incident that saw agency worker Christopher Booker from St Athan fall around 12 metres through an unprotected opening in a platform at Aberthaw Power Station in the Vale of Glamorga more Read more Health and safety made simple The basics for your business 24 June 2011 Email this article If you think health and safety has to be complicated it doesn t This site from the HSE will make it easier for you to comply with the law and manage health and safety in your business For many businesses all that s required is a basic series of tasks The site will take you through

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 79
    been with us he has contributed immensely to the success of the business we thank him for his hard work and good spirits he will be sorely missed Everyone more Read more Skyjack SJB TK46 new to fleet 3 May 2011 Email this article Facelift Access Hire has added the versatile Skyjack TK 46 to it s fleet this is one of the few articulated telescopic boom that gives access below the machine with a negative down reach of 6 4 metres They are ideally suited for under bridge inspection harbour wall maintenance and ship repair work Skyjack s unique SJB 46TK has a 15 85m work height above more Read more BBC Spot yourself at the Royal Wedding Hi Res Image 1 May 2011 Email this article Spot yourself in this hi def crowd picture A million people lined the streets of London to cheer the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day Were you one of them Explore this high definition image of the procession along The Mall and by zooming in see if you can find yourself in the crowd We spotted one of our 34 metre Brontos and our 61 metre Bronto s altho more Read more Pressure cleaning London 28 April 2011 Email this article One of Facelift access Hire s Niftylift 170 Road towable trailer mounts is used to help with pressure washing the Cenotaph War Memorial in Whitehall London All part of the preparation and cleaning taking place prior to the Royal Wedding more Read more In the shadow of Big Ben 28 April 2011 Email this article On this occasion one of our Niftylift 170 Trailer mounted booms is being used to help place flags on the lamp posts directly outside the main entrance to the Houses of Parliament and

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 80
    last week When presenting the award the judges were quoted This company showed an exceptional performance in a challenging year and has produced an acclaimed safety guide and has been consistently innovative with creative more Read more Easy Access Hire Free Pringles with every hire 31 March 2011 Email this article Gotcha Happy April fools Yes that really is Sir Stelios and Mr Leicester meeting on a plane Read the full story here more Read more Tree surgeons 25 voucher per tonne of wood 25 March 2011 Email this article WE NEED YOUR WOOD Receive a 25 voucher for every tonne of soft or hard wood delivered to us Why are we doing this As part of our commitment to energy saving efficiencies we are ceasing to use oil for our heating and are now investing in a bio mass wood burning boiler This type of boiler is endorsed by the carbon trust as a greener form of energy use and will help reduce our car more Read more Avoidable fall from youth centre roof 25 March 2011 Email this article A Telford construction firm has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive HSE after a man shattered his wrist when he fell from a youth centre roof in Solihull Dodd Group Midlands Ltd s employee Matthew Dutton fell more than four metres from the unprotected edge of a flat roof at Coronation Youth Centre on Green Lane in Shirley Solihull Magistrates Court heard the 36 year ol more Read more Fuel efficient Volvos added to fleet 25 March 2011 Email this article As part of our commitment to making our fleet greener and reducing our vehicle emissions we have invested in five new Volvo 26 tonne beavertails with Andover trailers these were customised specifically for our needs for

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 81
    consultants in the UK have signed up to the online Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register OSHCR It has been created to increase employers confidence that they are recei more Read more Fall from stepladder puts man in a coma for two months and results in a hefty fine for employer 17 February 2011 Email this article A Sheffield construction company has today been fined after a worker suffered serious injuries while working on the refurbishment of a Teesside store MacDonald Joinery Construction Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive HSE following the incident at the former Rosebys store at Teesside Retail Park Stockton on 2 September 2008 Teesside Magistrates Court heard that Carl more Read more London construction site face HSE clampdown 17 February 2011 Email this article During February and March construction sites across London will be visited as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain s most dangerous industries During 2009 10 there were 1 287 injuries and four workers died while working in construction across London all of these occurred during refurbishment repair and maintenance more Read more Newcastle celebrates Chinese New Year 10 February 2011 Email this article With celebrations in progress for Chinese New Year the year of the rabbit Facelift Access Hire were called in to ensure the Chinese arch in Stowell Street Newcastle was looking its best for the big day on the 6th Feb There were many things to enjoy on the day traditional crafts dance martial arts food and drink and games culminating in a vibrant and colourful party in and around St more Read more Facelift Access Hire shortlisted for the IAPA awards 5 February 2011 Email this article The finalists for the International Awards for Powered Access IAPAs 2011 have been announced following the meeting of the judging panel in London on 28 January More than 100 entries were received The IAPAs are jointly organised by Access International and IPAF The IAPA judges met in London on Friday 28 January and have confirmed the following shortlists for each category more Read more Lack of Ladder Safety Training results in fall from ladder and a hefty fine 3 February 2011 Email this article A businessman in Lancashire has been fined after one of his employees broke his back falling off a ladder The Health and Safety Executive HSE prosecuted Michael Wilson following the incident at Farington Leyland in March 2010 Ladder safety training courses South Ribble Magistrates Court in Leyland heard that the man who has asked not to be named had climbed up a ladd more Read more Fined for breaching work at height safety regulations 27 January 2011 Email this article A builder was fined 1 500 after he and an employee were spotted working on a pub roof without any work at height safety equipment A Merseyside builder has been fined 1 500 after he and another man were spotted working on a pub roof

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