Safety & Access

40K Fine for spilling scaffolding tubes and injuring scaffolder

February 7th, 2018

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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A Scaffolder caught erecting scaffolding 60ft without clipping on

February 1st, 2018

A Scaffolder caught erecting scaffolding 60ft without clipping on

A Magistrates’ Court yesterday heard how in June 2017 ***** was erecting scaffolding at the rear of a Grade II-listed building in Manchester as part of works to renovate the windows. The court was told **** was spotted and photographed by a retired Health & Safety inspector wearing a harness but wasn’t clipped on, he…

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Scaffolder suffered serious injuries

January 25th, 2018

Scaffolder suffered serious injuries

Specialist contractor ******** Scaffolding has been fined after a scaffolder suffered serious injuries.   **** Magistrates’ Court heard how, on 22 February 2016 at a site in Chaddesden, a 24-year-old employee, *** ***** was injured during the loading of bins of scaffold fittings onto a lorry using a Hi-Ab lorry mounted crane. The Hi-Ab arm…

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Parliamentary enquiry shines spotlight on working from height deaths

January 22nd, 2018

Parliamentary enquiry shines spotlight on working from height deaths

Parliamentary enquiry shines spotlight on working from height deaths Employers across all industries can expect a major focus on working from height practice and regulations in 2018. A new All Party Parliamentary Group has joined forces with two trade associations to focus on the unacceptable number of deaths at work resulting from falls from height….

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Christmas Message From All at Safety & Access

December 19th, 2017

Christmas Message From All at Safety & Access

The Directors and staff of Safety and Access Ltd would like to wish all our clients a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy new year for 2018.   We have decided this year not to send Christmas cards or gifts, instead we have made a donation to the following charity that has been…

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Scaffold Inspections

October 10th, 2017

Scaffold Inspections

Scaffold Inspections The scaffolding contractor should ensure that, at the time of handing over to the client, the scaffolding is suitable to perform the duty to which it was intended and complies with all regulations and local authority requirements. This will be achieved by carrying out an initial inspection. In accordance with regulations 12 of…

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Scaffolding firm admits health and safety breaches

October 10th, 2017

Scaffolding firm admits health and safety breaches

A scaffolding company and its director have been sentenced after a worker lost his hands and feet in a horrific site accident. Swindon Magistrates’ Court heard how the scaffolder was erecting scaffolding on 19 December 2016 when the structure came into contact with 33KV overhead power lines. The father of five received an electric shock…

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Prosecuted two scaffold Inspectors

September 26th, 2017

Prosecuted two scaffold Inspectors

The HSE have prosecuted two scaffold Inspectors after a worker fell through a gap between the scaffolding and the building, resulting in serious injuries. Greater Manchester Magistrates Court heard how in 2014, the 49-year old roofer was working on a re-roofing project. As he stepped down from the untiled roof onto a fixed scaffold, he…

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CISRS International Training Continues

September 19th, 2017

CISRS International Training Continues

CISRS international training continues to spread and strengthen.   Safety and Access are delighted to announce that following the stringent CISRS audits this week both of the partnership ventures for international CISRS training in Korea have successfully passed their renewal audits.  Safety and Access have been offering scaffolding related in Korea for around 5 years and…

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Scaffold Apprenticeship comes to the Humber Region

September 5th, 2017

Scaffold Apprenticeship comes to the Humber Region

We have been delivering the CISRS scaffolding apprenticeship at our Nottingham centre for over seven years now and are excited to be able to offer this framework to the Humber region at our purpose built training facility at CATCH near Stallingborough.   If you are an employer, you have probably considered the pros and cons of…

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