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Feature - Nice bit of kit - The Simon UB40

29 July 2017 Email this article

Simon UB40 Underbridge inspection  The Simon UB40 underbridge unit is ultra compact and allows for under bridge access and bridge inspection in single lanes without disrupting the traffic flow. The boom design allows outreach and down reach. A popular machine for all types of structural inspections and maintenance. Watch the video A more spacious cage also allows work to be carried out w ... more

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Could powered access kit have helped at Grenfell?

29 July 2017 Email this article

The BBC’s Newsnight has broadcast a feature in which the issue of whether powered access equipment could have helped the rescue efforts at Grenfell. Aboard a Facelift 61m Bronto sent to the site in the aftermath of the tragedy, presenter John Sweeney discussed whether better kit could help the fire brigade response to fires in high-rise buildings. Similarly, the Chief Executive of the Inte ... more

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10 new Dingli AMWP 11.5-8100 to the Facelift fleet.

29 July 2017 Email this article

Facelift has bolstered its fleet with the arrival of 10 new Dingli AMWP 11.5-8100 Designed for indoor use, this self-propelled boom only weighs 2950kg with a safe working load of 200kg. It has a working height of 11.2m and an outreach of 3m. When stowed it is just 1m x 1.99m It has a number of benefits, including 345° turret rotation, light structure, convenient operation, safety, reliabilit ... more

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Facelift called in to support outdoor cinema bonanza Brighton Big Screen

29 July 2017 Email this article

Facelift has once again been asked to support the very popular Brighton Big Screen festival. An extravaganza of movies, sport and entertainment for all the family on Brighton beach, Brighton Big Screen will show a number of blockbuster and classic movies, as well as a number of big sporting events. Facelift will support the event by using a Nifty 170 to assist in setting up the screen. Last ... more

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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

29 July 2017 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatalities, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2015. The provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents revealed that 137 workers were fatally injured between April 2016 and March 2017 (a rate of 0.43 per 100,000 workers), the second ... more

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Are you paying too much for your CSCS card?

29 July 2017 Email this article

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is urging employers and construction workers to be vigilant when dealing with third party companies that offer CSCS card application services. This comes after feedback from cardholders has revealed wide discrepancies in the prices charged for card application services. The official price of a CSCS card is £30. In the majority of cases ap ... more

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NFRC Launches Safe2Torch Guidance

29 July 2017 Email this article

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), has launched its Safe2Torch campaign.   The campaign will provide new guidance, developed in partnership with stakeholders across the industry, which aims to reduce the risk of roof fires when using gas torches on roofs. The Safe2Torch campaign will directly affect at least 50% of all the flat roofs installed in the UK. The Sa ... more

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Facelift flashback: Facelift helps pass the Olympic flame with Bear Grylls

29 July 2017 Email this article

Back in the summer of 2012, Facelift played a vital role in directing the Olympic flame, on its 28-day journey around the UK – helping the flame to pass across the River Tyne on a zip wire at full speed. The torch was in the capable hands of adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls - star of the TV series Man vs Wild and Born Survivor, where he shows viewers how to survive in dangerous, inh ... more

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Four month wait for good builders, new research reveals

29 July 2017 Email this article

Home owners should book in their builder at least four months before their project begins or risk working with a cowboy, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed. The research also shows that an alarming number of consumers do not ask their builders for essentials such as a contract or references when embarking upon a major piece of building work. Other key findin ... more

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Coach building company fined after an apprentice fell from height

29 July 2017 Email this article

A Warrington based coach fabricator has appeared in court after an apprentice suffered serious injuries when he fell through a roof he was working on. The 25-year-old worker from Orford, who has asked not to be named, suffered three fractured ribs and a ruptured spleen as a consequence of the incident in April 2016. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard the worker was assisting other emplo ... more

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