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  FMB - We must have a BREXIT deal - Small business already hit..

The Government must bring an end to the threat of ‘no deal’ and give clarity to UK businesses by securing a new deal with the EU, according to the Federation of Master Builders, in response to the Construction PMI data released recently. The data shows construction output has contracted again in August for the fourth month in a row, and new orders fell at the...

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  Look out - Look up...

On average, one person dies or is seriously injured each month as a result of contact with overhead power lines. Data from the Health & Safety Executive shows that one in four of these cases will involve a lorry driver, making construction and road haulage workers at extreme risk of fatal injury in the workplace. To help reduce the number of fatalities amongst...

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  Construction safety event - September

Working Well Together are holding a free Safe Excavation event on Thursday the 19th of September 2019, 08:30 to 13:00, at the Construction, Skills & Innovation Centre, Bridgwater and Taunton College in Bridgwater TA5 2LS. The construction industry has taken huge strides forward with regards to Safety and Health within the construction industry...

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  PASMA's Chair of the Council - message of safety at work

Gillian Rutter - PASMA's Chair, is a keen advocate of encouraging more women into the access industry and is thought to be the first woman ever to be elected to a similar post at any of the major UK work at height associations and federations. A member of PASMA's governing body since 1988 and the association's specialist Hire & Assembly...

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  CITB £10m boost for more diversity...

CITB will be targeting more than 11,800 people to attract them into construction careers, as part of the Pathways Into Construction programme. Construction output is expected to grow by 1.3% per year with 168,500 jobs being created by 2023 - challenging employers to recruit more people from diverse backgrounds. Just 16% of construction employees...

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  Free Access Guide - Download your copy now!

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 our comprehensive Facelift Access Guide. The guide, available online or printed, is a quick reference to all the access equipment, products and services we're able to provide.

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  BREXIT - HSE confirms responsibilities and regulations will not change...

Health and safety protections, and your duties to protect the health and safety of people, will not change with Brexit. ? We have made minor amendments to regulations, to remove EU references but legal requirements, and the protections these provide, will be the same as they are now.? After Brexit you should continue to...

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  Facelift flashback to 2013 and the blue cock in Trafalgar Square...

German artist Katharina Fritzch was behind the oversized rooster, which was 4.7 metres tall and painted a deep matt blue. The statue on the 4th plinth was unveiled by the then Mayor and now Prime Minster Boris Johnson...

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  Company fined for placing workers at risk...

A construction company has been fined for failing to comply with work at height regulations, placing employees at greater risk of injury. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard that during an inspection on 23 May 2018 at Dudley House, The Grove, Hounslow, a number of issues in relation to working at height were identified. These included several...

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  Employee fined for using a forklift and potato box to lift apprentice

An employee has been fined after an apprentice sustained serious injuries when he fell from a potato box lifted by a forklift truck. Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 30 July 2018, Mr Francis Yardy used a forklift truck with an attached potato box to lift an apprentice electrician to a height of four metres to carry out electrical repairs...

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