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  • Turner Access Bespoke Tower Design Makes a Difference
    on with a harness It was felt that this was no longer best practice and that Turner Access s expertise could be relied upon for a safe yet practical design Our team are currently in the process of finalising the designs and once this is complete the e newsletter will be able to report more about the contract At Turner Access Ltd the guiding principle of establishing Best Practice in

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  • A message from the Managing Director of Turner Access Ltd
    turnkey service Providing this service can take our products and personnel to almost any part of the world We have recently installed our equipment in Kenya and the Philippines in fact we trade as far afield as Australia Over the years we have gained some unique achievements with world records involving the construction of the fastest scaffold the highest freestanding scaffold situated at the Niagara Gorge between the USA and Canada and the longest continuous access platform which was suspended under the M1 and over a river canal and two main railway lines at Sheffield Access continues to evolve and progress within its field this has been recognised by winning a variety of prestigious awards in recent years with our most recent award being Best Health Safety Achievement in Construction SHP IOSH Our success can also be attributed in no small part to being part of a Group of Companies which is invested and nurturing From a personal viewpoint I could immediately see and feel the benefit of that support in starting with the business with my predecessor Brian Houston MBE in April 1984 We had come from an organisation where meeting the Chairman might be a once in a

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  • The HSE will not cut inspections- Falls From Height, Advance Guardrails
    the cuts were announced These cuts will kill In construction large numbers of employers simply ignore safety laws The only thing which compels them to keep workers safe is the fear of a knock on the door from the HSE If you remove that deterrent deaths will increase UCATT 10 03 2011 Apart from inspections who and what is truly making a difference to the construction industry Due to unsafe practice and the utilisation of unsafe equipment in the construction industry causing fatalities and injuries such as the Mr Chodkiewicz s case there is an increasing demand for modern and innovative products which provide the safest methods when working at height Turner Access ltd Part of Turner Group have gained recognition for such products and services through award wins most recently winning Best achievement in Construction at the SHP IOSH awards 2010 commendations by many clients and reputable firms and collaboration with the HSE resulting in Turner Access being asked to produce detailed guidance for Scaffold erection dismantling and alteration collective protection fall prevention Turner Access are pioneers of safety and innovation in the construction industry and provide safer methods for working at height through the comapny s distinct equipment preventing potentially life altering falls from height across a wide variety of workplaces Products include the unique patented advanced guardrail for aluminium towers called the BetaGuard a range of fully guardrailed low level access and the popular external advanced guardrail called PlusGard The HSE s research on the industry has uncovered two conflicting opinions which they must tackle and provide solutions for both sides Firstly the HSE realise that most of deaths deaths occurred from working at height resulted from utterly predictable and preventable causes Furthermore the HSE realise the associated moral and financial costs of these were immense HSE House of Lords Debate 13 07 2011 Demonstrating the other side of the argument is an extract from HSE s document entitled Health and safety sensible management or bureaucratic strait jacket The organisation points out that excessive risk aversion has its costs too Where organisations feel that they must fill out pages of risk assessments before undertaking even simple low risk tasks they become mired in bureaucracy That stands to damage their competitiveness and ability to innovate At its worst excessive risk aversion can also curb our personal freedoms and opportunities Children in particular need to learn how to manage risks and adventure activities such as rock climbing sailing and canoeing are an ideal way of doing this And if rules were imposed which made it more difficult for children to swim then surely the net result will be fewer children able to swim and more at greater risk in later life All good reasons why we should be concerned about excessive risk aversion Turner Access Ltd products utilise advanced technologies and processes to overcome the abovementioned predictable and preventable accidents These products are cost effective and easy to use At the same time the products provide freedom for operatives

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  • Powered Access Platforms- Turner Access
    decide which powered access platform is best suited for their project and ensure operators are safe when working at a height at all times As with all Turner Access products and services the powered access platforms will improve efficiency and fully comply with Work at Height Regulations 2005 and other legislation guidance We can supply a range of access platforms from leading manufacturers The work platforms are manufactured to the

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  • Painting a great memory: the last surviving worker of the Bay and Golden Gate bridge has died.
    as a member of the high gang Daily Mail Feb 2011 Mr Fogle often commented that the taller Golden Gate was in fact safer to work on than the Bay Bridge six miles away which opened six months earlier Mr Fogle was a painter on several other bridges but returned to the Golden Gate to continue with maintenance work until his retirement in 1976 aged 62 Painters are still required on the bridge in order to prevent rusting and corrosion of the steel which is caused by the air s high salt content The bridge was named Chrysopylae or Golden Gate by John C Fermont as it reminded him of a harbor in Istanbul named Chrysoceras or Golden Horn Fogle was one of hundreds to be part of the construction which has been estimated would cost more than 1 billion if constructed today About com Feb 2011 The main material used to build the bridge was transported via rail and sea the bridge s fabricated steel which was made in New Jersey Pennsylvania and Maryland plants was transported to Philadelphia by rail and then shipped through the Panama Canal to San Francisco Apart from being one of the world s most impressive structures of its time Daily Mail Feb 2011 the bridge was also well known for the 11 workers who died during construction a fatality happened around every six weeks Nowadays the fatality rates are far lower for similar types of construction work due to advances in technology and improved legislation In 1937 unsafe practice was not uncommon and the height of innovation at the time was a net suspended under the Bay and Golden Gate bridges i e falls were accepted as unavoidable It had been estimated that 35 people were expected to die while building the Golden

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  • Turner Access- Buy Back Option
    Access offers Aluminium Tower Buy Back Option Trade in your old stock for the Next Generation of approved Aluminium Towers incorporating BetaGuard the original Integral Advance Guardrail For a limited time only Turner Access will buy back your existing Aluminium Tower stock regardless of age and manufacturing origin BetaGuard is currently available for use on BETA OCTO andMAST Aluminium Tower types BetaGuard may also be suitable for use on other

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  • Turner Access launches New Product Videos on YouTube
    range of low level access equipment As the use of online media increases Turner Access decided that YouTube would be an appropriate and reputable medium as well as providing a platform for customers to view product demonstrations at their convenience The videos were recently filmed at Turner Access Head Office in Glasgow and include safe assembly and dismantle our range of low level access equipment a safer alternative to ladders steps and trestles and the aluminium tower range Octo 250 Octo 500 and Beta Tower The towers incorporate BetaGuard an Integral Advance Guardrail providing users with complete Fall Prevention Collective Protection whilst increasing productivity through use of fewer components This revolutionary product has been supported by many leading contractors in the Construction Industry Click here to view our page on YouTube or view videos below Videos of Towers with Integral Advance Guardrail include BETA TOWER with BetaGuard MOVIE real time OCTO 500 TOWER with BetaGuard MOVIE real time OCTO 250 TOWER with BetaGuard MOVIE real time SYSTEM SCAFFOLDING MOVIE LITERATURE Low level Access videos include SIGMADECK A folding access platform for easy assemble dismantle in seconds MOVIE real time DELTADECK Ideal for those who need flexibility when working at lower

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  • Turner Access Nominated Access & Scaffolding Specialists - Finalists 2011
    product design to manufacture and supply we strive for safer systems of work and better practices throughout the Access Industry This year s Specialists Awards entry features the combination of two innovative access systems Safespan and System Scaffold which have helped win numerous contracts around the world due to their unique safety and productivity features Safespan is a unique cable suspended working platform used predominantly for bridge maintenance and bridge strengthening projects It provides a large continuous safe working platform area to facilitate multi operations carried out at the same time Turner s Scaffold System is much more than a conventional scaffold system It combines safety strength versatility and allows for maximum productivity to be achieved We are no strangers to winning awards As Winners of the Access Scaffolding Specialist of the Year 2005 2006 and 2009 and Winners of Best Safety Product at The Health Safety Awards 2006 Turner Access have been independently judged as the BEST in the Business supplying the SAFEST access equipment for working safely at height In 2005 Turner Access Ltd contributed to winning RoSPA and Working Well Together awards for the Tinsley Viaduct Project This contributed significantly to the year s Quality in Construction

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