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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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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40K Fine for spilling scaffolding tubes and injuring scaffolder

Major Construction Company fined £40,000 after spilling scaffolding tubes and injuring a scaffolder. The large well-known construction company was fined after Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard about the incident. On 9th December 2015 a pack of scaffolding tubes was being lifted by a crane onto a platform that was two stories above the gantry below.The crane…

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