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Dicing with Death

31 May 2016 Email this article

Industry magazine Vertikal added a very photogenic addition to its ‘Death Wish’ series last month, after receiving a photo of workers in São Paulo working at height in the same manner as those workers caught in the iconic photographs of the building of New York’s classic skyscrapers in the 1920s and 30s. Ironically, the photo was captured barely 30 metres from the South Am ... more

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VAT Fraudsters face jail

31 May 2016 Email this article

Father and son fraudsters who set up construction companies solely to claim more than £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built have been jailed. Timothy Bentley, 62, from Cheshire and his son James Bentley, 35, from Sutton Coldfield pleaded guilty to making a series of fraudulent VAT repayment claims over three years. A third man, Salim Rahman, 30, from St ... more

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Putting the wind back in the sails of Brixton Windmill

31 May 2016 Email this article

Brixton Windmill got new sailcloths just in time for its 200th birthday last month, with a little help from Facelift. The sailcloths were designed and printed by local design company Eley Kishimoto, creative ambassador for Brixton Windmill’s bicentenary year and part of the Brixton Design Trail team. Millwright Paul Selwood used Facelift Ascendant 22 truck mounted cherry pi ... more

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New advanced course from PASMA

31 May 2016 Email this article

As part of its ongoing commitment to improving safety and standards in the international mobile access tower industry, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) has launched a new advanced training course: Towers with Cantilevers.  Developed after extensive consultation with PASMA members and the tower-using ... more

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The Bridge over the River Cree

31 May 2016 Email this article

Facelift was tasked with a large job over the border this month, as Dumfries & Galloway Council called it in to carry out repair work on a bridge over the River Cree. Facelift was selected for the job because of its extensive selection of underbridge units. For this job, the Moog 120 bridge inspection unit was used. The Moog 120 is perfect for carrying out under-bridge repairs or inspection ... more

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Train to be an IPAF instructor

31 May 2016 Email this article

Due to increased demand for IPAF instructors, Facelift is currently on a recruitment drive. In order to be eligible to train as an IPAF instructor, you will need: At least 36 months of MEWP operating experience An IPAF Operator PAL card An IPAF Demonstrator PAL card To have completed the IPAF MEWPs for Managers course To be passionate and enthusiastic about sharing your safety knowledge ... more

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Don't miss the Facelift Access Guide

31 May 2016 Email this article

If you’re about to hire through Facelift, don’t forget to download our 2016 access guide. An easy-to-understand reference tool for all the equipment in our fleet, it includes a step-by-step guide to selecting access equipment. Covering areas such as Truck and van mounted models, narrow access, scissor lifts and self-propelled booms. It also includes information about buying new and ... more

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F100 Winner – 'For the love of dogs'

31 May 2016 Email this article

This month’s F100 winner is this picture of a Facelift Haulotte RT Scissor being used by a graffiti artist to reach the top of a building in Brighton as he covers it in portraits of dogs [to raise awareness of the work of the charity Dogs Trust]. The picture was taken by Russell Woodward, Facelift’s sales manager. The Brighton based artist who created the work Sinna One stated 'This w ... more

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Cambridgeshire contractor fined after safety failings

31 May 2016 Email this article

A Cambridgeshire based roofing contractor has been fined for safety failings which put three workers at risk. Stevenage Magistrates’ Court heard that Kerry Parmenter, was contracted to carry out roof work at the premises of Cottage Linen Limited in Hertfordshire. However, work on the roof was stopped by the client after they were informed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of unsafe ... more

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Worker loses life after fall from roof

31 May 2016 Email this article

A Birmingham maintenance company has been fined after a worker died as a result of falling from the roof of a five-storey building. Birmingham Crown Court heard how H20 Plumbing Services Limited were contracted to carry out repairs to two motor rooms situated on the roof of a building on Hagley Road, Birmingham. Two workers set up a station immediately outside of a protected area in which t ... more

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