LOFTY IDEA TO CUT �1M REPAIR BILL | This is Staffordshire: HOUSING workers are to use an industrial cherry-picker for repairs at council houses – to help cut an annual bill of almost �1 million for scaffolding.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Kier have agreed to invest in the 'mobile platform' to allow contractors to carry out work on security lights and roofs without forking out for scaffolds.
Health and safety officials banned ladders after a worker was seriously injured in a fall.
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