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Forty years on from the Health and Safety at Work Act

The number of people who lose their lives at work has dropped sharply by 85 per cent over the past forty years, from over 650 every year in 1974 to a record low of 133 today, new figures reveal.

The number of injuries at work has also reduced considerably by 77 per cent over the same time period, from 336,701 to 78,222.

The statistics illustrate the enormous…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 29, 2014 at 10:31 — No Comments

Diesel drivers may face higher costs in pollution battle

Drivers of diesel cars may have to pay more in road tax or face extra charges to travel into city centres in an effort to tackle pollution, according to reports.

Major UK cities are considering low emission zones to force out older diesel vehicles that are responsible for higher levels of fumes, the Times said.

Almost all diesel vehicles driven into central London will trigger a £10 charge under plans being considered by mayor Boris Johnson, who will also reportedly lobby the…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 29, 2014 at 9:52 — No Comments


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GroundsCare Products at Saltex

GroundsCare Products, sole UK importers of Turf Teq and ZipLevel products, will be running live demonstrations of these unique landscape maintenance and survey products.

The Turf Teq range consists of:

• Bed Edger

• Trencher

• Power Broom

• Rough-cut Mower

• Surface Preparation Rake

• Snow Plough

....all powered by the hydrostatically-driven Turf Teq walk behind tractor with differential lock and 13hp Honda engine.

ZIPLEVEL is a high…

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Added by Paul Errington on July 28, 2014 at 15:14 — No Comments

Hospital A&E evacuated due to weed killer

Up to 40 people had to be evacuated from a hospital accident and emergency department over fears of a chemical contamination.

Staff at University Hospital of North Staffordshire called fire crews when a child complained of eye irritation.

Firefighters were called to identify the substance affecting the child and decontaminate members of the public.

BBC: University Hospital of North…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 28, 2014 at 8:58 — No Comments

Bee pollinator strategy risks being derailed by pesticide companies

MPs have warned that research into bees and their decline, risks being damaged by a reliance on pesticide companies for funding.

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) says that it believes the government's National Pollinator Strategy could lose public support if it is not transparent about its make…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 28, 2014 at 8:49 — No Comments


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Souters Sports Construct Two Pitches for Sandal Rugby Club

Sandal Rugby Club in Wakefield, Yorkshire has entered a new exciting era in their long history with two new pitches constructed by Souters Sports, one of the UK’s leading natural sportsturf contractors.

Following a competitive tendering process, the contractor worked closely alongside consultant John Hacker from Professional Sportsturf Design (NW), with funding coming from the Rugby Football Union. Souters worked on the site using their specialist sports surface construction…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 24, 2014 at 15:40 — No Comments


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Souters Sports Construct Two Pitches for Sandal Rugby Club

Sandal Rugby Club in Wakefield, Yorkshire has entered a new exciting era in their long history with two new pitches constructed by Souters Sports, one of the UK’s leading natural sportsturf contractors.

Following a competitive tendering process, the contractor worked closely alongside consultant John Hacker from Professional Sportsturf Design (NW), with funding coming from the Rugby Football Union. Souters worked on the site using their specialist sports surface construction…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 24, 2014 at 15:40 — No Comments

Painting lawns green in California's drought

The Guardian's photography section features an image of a company painting dying grass green as it struggles in the drought affecting California.

The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/picture/2014/jul/23/painting-lawns-green-california-drought-big-picture#

Added by Landscape Juice on July 24, 2014 at 10:25 — No Comments


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Artificial Surface Maintenance Matters

Garry Martin, managing director of Replay Maintenance talks about the steps to prolong the life of your artificial surface whilst also preserving player safety.

Whilst the low maintenance requirements of artificial turf pitches (ATP’s) have always been one of their strongest selling points, it has become clear that a planned, proactive maintenance programme is the best way to maximise the life of it whilst also preserving player safety.

‘Maintenance free’ is associated with car…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 24, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments


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Complete Weed Control Urge Visitors to Reduce Costs at SALTEX

Always a popular stop on the SALTEX stand tour, Complete Weed Control on stand C70, are urging visitors to book a time slot into their ‘Weed Clinic’ to not only keep up-to-date with the demands of legislation but also find out ways of being more cost effective when it comes to controlling problem weeds.

The company will be discussing innovative ways of working with reduced local authority and sport budgets whilst still maintaining high standards of weed control and spraying…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 23, 2014 at 16:48 — No Comments

New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

The government has been criticised for appointing a former business adviser to David Cameron who has had corporate links to the fracking industry as the new chairman of the Environment Agency.

Sir Philip Dilley, who will work three days a week on a salary of £100,000, was until April the chairman of Arup, an engineering firm that has been employed to write environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla – the company hoping to become the first to exploit Britain's shale gas…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 — 1 Comment


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SISIS Show New Synthetic Surface Prototype Model at SALTEX 2014

SISIS have chosen IOG SALTEX 2014 to show a new prototype model, designed specifically for synthetic surface maintenance. The company will welcome comments from customers on stand B40 before full production begins later this year.

Full details of the new machine which will be able to tow a number of implements to maintain both indoor and outdoor synthetic surfaces are being kept under wraps until the official unveiling on the first day of the show.…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 23, 2014 at 10:40 — No Comments

Care of North York Moors set to be undertaken by volunteers as budget cuts bite

National park chiefs have admitted they can only conserve some of Europe’s finest moorlands by relying on the kindness of volunteers, as the Government’s austerity measures erode key departments.

The North York Moors National Park Authority has proposed how it intends to make its latest round of cuts totalling £300,000 and managers concede that they will now have to rely more on external funding, volunteers, apprentices and graduates.

The park’s chief executive Andy Wilson said…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 23, 2014 at 9:06 — No Comments

Surveillance measures increased of pine tree moth in Scotland

Forestry Commission Scotland is stepping up its precautionary surveillance of a comparatively recently discovered moth in Scotland until more is known about its status and its potential to cause extensive damage to pine trees in current and predicted future Scottish conditions.

The move aims to contain the geographic range of the pine tree lappet moth which, although…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 23, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments


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Dennis Shows Cutting Edge Technology at SALTEX 2014

A visit to the Dennis stand on B40 at IOG SALTEX 2014 will show how the company’s range of world class turf maintenance equipment enables turf professionals to benefit from cutting edge technology.

Among the Dennis range of machinery will be the FT510, Razor Ultra, G860 and the Premier professional cylinder mowers along with the S500 Plus seeder, which creates ideal seed germination pockets whilst reducing seed wastage.

The FT510 professional mower is unrivalled as a mower and…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 22, 2014 at 14:15 — No Comments


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Etesia Returns to SALTEX with Green Technology™

Etesia UK returns to IOG SALTEX 2014 after two years absence on stand D35 with a new range of Etesia Green Technology™ products and Pellenc battery powered maintenance tools.

Visitors to the stand will be able to view the new battery powered machines from Etesia which includes the Bahia M2E – the world’s first fully electric ride-on cut and collect mower, the Bahia VTE – an electric tow vehicle, a multi-purpose electric wheel barrow and the range of robotic ETmowers.

Also on…

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Added by Etesia UK on July 22, 2014 at 9:11 — 2 Comments

National Gardens Scheme and RHS back four gardens

The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) recently announced the first four gardens to receive bursary payments from the fund created in memory of the garden writer Elspeth Thompson.

The gardens are:

- Gibside Community Farm, a newly formed community supported agriculture scheme, is celebrating after receiving funds to grow fresh produce for local communities in Tyne & Wear.

The project, which was made possible by a bursary of more…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 22, 2014 at 8:27 — No Comments


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Tobermore Pave the Way at Wembley Stadium

The redevelopment of Olympic Way, the main pedestrian route connecting Wembley Station and Stadium, is earning much deserved acclaim across the construction industry and has recently been shortlisted for the forthcoming New London Awards 2014. Tobermore are delighted to have been involved…

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Added by Tobermore on July 21, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Bees needs helped with just five simple tips

Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often will support the vital contribution these insects make to our economy.

The five actions formed part of a call to action launched by Environment Minister Lord de Mauley at a conference organised by Plantlife, the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and The Wildlife Trusts, to encourage people to do their bit to help insects such bees and butterflies.

Lord de Mauley said:…

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Added by Landscape Juice on July 21, 2014 at 10:57 — No Comments


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School’s Showpiece Pitch Evolves with Help from Sherriff Amenity

The head groundsman at Durham School has found a way of getting its main rugby pitch fit and ready for cricket action in the brief gap between seasons. This year for the first time Barry Boustead used Evolution5, a coated, controlled release fertiliser from Sherriff Amenity, resulting in the best outfield grass cover anyone can remember and a host of compliments.…

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Added by Fusion Media on July 21, 2014 at 10:32 — No Comments

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