Safety & Access

40% funding for SME’s across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

April 24th, 2018

40% funding for SME’s across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

The StayAhead project will assist employed individuals across the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) to overcome barriers, which prevent them from undertaking in work training, and increasing their skills levels. CITB Grants Available If your company is registered with the CITB to claim levy grant towards training you maybe also be able to claim…

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Fall from Vehicles

April 17th, 2018

Fall from Vehicles

The need for loading, unloading, and maintenance of vehicles, where no alternative safer methods exist, may give rise to falls from 1.30m up to 4.00m or more. A fall from a typical height vehicle bed( eg 1.80m) can result in a serious injury. According to the HSE, 75% of falls occur during loading and unloading….

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78 year old builder falls from scaffold

April 13th, 2018

78 year old builder falls from scaffold

Police and the HSE have launched a joint investigation after a 78-year-old builder died after falling from scaffolding at a retail park in South Gloucestershire whilst fitting large glass window. The victim from Birmingham was working on the refurbishment of a retail unit at Centaurus Business Park. He fell around 15ft from scaffolding on Monday…

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Scaffolding firm fined 100K after apprentice joiner falls from loading bay

April 10th, 2018

Scaffolding firm fined 100K after apprentice joiner falls from loading bay

A scaffolding company has been fined £100,000 for safety breaches after a 16-year-old apprentice joiner fell four metres from a scaffold. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 6 September 2016, the apprentice was passing roof tiles from the loading bay to a colleague on the scaffold when he caught his foot in a gap between…

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Worker falls from Scaffolding on Surrey Quays Development

April 6th, 2018

Worker falls from Scaffolding on Surrey Quays Development

An operative is currently recovering in hospital after falling 4m from scaffolding erected on a mixed-used development site.   A Health and Safety investigation is today underway at the Surrey Quays, development. According to sources, a contractor fitting glass panels fell from scaffolding approximately 4m to the ground below.   The contractor sustained serious injuries…

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Job Vacancy Training Co-ordinator

March 16th, 2018

Job Vacancy Training Co-ordinator

Location:  Bulwell, Nottingham, NG6 8WA Safety & Access are seeking a professional person to handle the training enquiries received by the company and to coordinate scheduling of planned courses. We are a Nottingham based training provider and consultancy service that specialise in work at height, scaffolding and health and safety. Responsibilities Dealing with and recording…

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Protection of the public

February 26th, 2018

Protection of the public

SG34:11  Protection of the public Scaffolding is frequently erected in areas to which members of the public have access. the precautions that need to be taken to protect the public during the erection, modification and removal of scaffolding are similar to those provided to protect members of the work force on an enclosed site but,…

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Scaffold fitting fell 60ft

February 26th, 2018

Scaffold fitting fell 60ft

A scaffolding company has been sentenced after a scaffold fitting fell approximately 60ft and hit a member of the public walking below. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that on 20 March 2017, the injured person was walking along Upper Street in Islington, London when he was hit on the head by the fitting. He sustained numerous…

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Scaffolder who was not clipped on is sentenced

February 26th, 2018

Scaffolder who was not clipped on is sentenced

A scaffolder has been sentenced after being caught on camera erecting scaffolding 60ft in the air without clipping on. Scaffolder ******** has been handed a 26-week suspended jail sentence for his dangerous actions. He admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act. Appearing today for sentencing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court *** was told his actions had…

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HAKITEC 750 roof system training

February 26th, 2018

HAKITEC 750 roof system training

Safety & Access are delighted to announce a further partnership with HAKI to enable delivery of the excellent HAKITEC 750 system from our training facility in Humberside. The available course will be of two days duration and successful candidates will receive certification branded by Safety & Access Ltd and HAKI. The training facilities in Humberside…

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