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Archive of: 2014

  • The Importance of Secondary Guarding

    The Importance of Secondary Guarding

    A County Durham construction firm has been fined after a trainee steel erector in a boom lift was crushed against a steel rail. The 20-year-old from Consett was working for Crossgill Construction Ltd when the incident happened on 21st February 2013.

    He had been helping to install cladding rails to a building extension at a site in Walker Riverside when he became trapped between a rail in the basket of the boom lift he was operating and one of the newly-installed

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  • Lifterz add to Spider Lift Division

    Lifterz add to Spider Lift Division

    UK based rental company Lifterz has ordered three 19 metre CMC S19’s and a further two 15 metre CMC S15 tracked spider lifts for its spider lift division in the East Midlands.

    The S19 has an outreach of 8.4 metres with 230kg platform capacity and features non-marking, width adjustable tracks and automatic levelling. The S15 has a maximum

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  • IPAF Report

    IPAF Report

    IPAF's latest report reveals that there were 23 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the first half of 2014, according to findings from their accident database. Just goes to show the importance of proper training and safety procedures.

    You can see it here.

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  • Lifterz to the Rescue

    Lifterz to the Rescue

    Here's one of our brand new machines being used to empty gutters at a Lincolnshire residential home. It's a cheaper alternative by 20 fold than traditional scaffold equipment! We like those statistics.

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  • Chatsworth House

    Chatsworth House

    Location: Chatsworth House

    Chatsworth House is a stately home located in Derbyshire, within the Derbyshire Dales. It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire and has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549, being one the finest examples of stately homes and estates within the UK. For those who have not visited, we can vouch that it’s a great day out to be had for all!

     

    The Initial Problem

    The craftsmen wanted

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  • Idiots on Ladders - would you believe it!

    Idiots on Ladders - would you believe it!

    The UK Ladder Association ‘Idiots on Ladders’ competition, highlighting the worst examples of people misusing ladders has begun. We are all encouraged to be involved in this initiavtive. Simply send your worst example of ladder abuse to michael.fern@ladderassociation.org.uk or go direct to the Ladder Association's facebook page and post

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  • Lifterz acquires The Spiderlift Company

    Lifterz acquires The Spiderlift Company

    UK based rental company Lifterz has acquired the rental assets and goodwill of Ranger Equipment, which trades as ‘The Spiderlift Company.


    The decision by Ranger owner and managing director Steve Hadfield to exit the spider lift rental market will, he says, allow the company to concentrate on its growing spider lift and mini-crane sales business. Ranger is the

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  • Street Light Work with a Difference

    Street Light Work with a Difference

    Another spot from a Vertikal reader, this time unfortunately found on these shores in the UK. Seen here is a man with a death wish working on a street light from the bucket of an excavator, however it doesn’t stop there. As if this was not risky enough, he has left the left the excavator on the back of a trailer slewed slightly over the side and curiously there appears to be no operator in the cab. We haven’t a clue when

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  • Lifterz expands operation with new depot

    Lifterz expands operation with new depot

    Lifterz has expanded south from its established two locations in Ossett, West Yorkshire, and Haydock, Merseyside, with the opening of a brand new East Midlands depot in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. With the opening of the new depot, the company is delighted to be able to expand options for its customers for the extensive choice of top-of-the-range equipment Lifterz is already renowned for, with the new site having a particular focus on specialist access and

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  • How mad is this scissor lift and ladder combo?

    How mad is this scissor lift and ladder combo?

    Can you believe this crazy situation found on Vertikal? Combining a small narrow aisle slab scissor lift (sideways!) with an extended ladder to reach work at height.

    Although no details were known about where or when this incident took place, the picture clearly shows that the 19ft (5.8m) scissor lift is about four metres

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