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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside

2 April 2017 Email this article

Facelift is currently adding a splash of yellow to Brighton seafront as it completes cleaning work outside a well-known hotel overlooking the channel. A Bronto 52m made easy work of reaching the top of the multi-storey building. And its 52m reach isn’t the only benefit of the model. It also has an up-and-over fly jib to help you angle the machine into the right position, no matter how ... more

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Primetime exposure for Facelift

2 April 2017 Email this article

Facelift also enjoyed a little primetime exposure this month when one of our Skyjack 9250 scissor lifts was called into commission by BBC1’s the One Show.   The popular show was filming at St Benedicks Catholic School whose pupils had created some high art - art that only reveals itself when viewed from a certain height - based on the work of Arthur Mole, a British-born, America ... more

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Man uses cherry picker to save girl in China

2 April 2017 Email this article

The Daily Mail has reported how a six-year-old girl in China was saved from almost certain death when a passer-by rescued her using his cherry picker. The terrifying footage shows the girl clinging to a drainpipe outside her sixth-floor home in an apartment block in Wuxiang County. Luckily, a local electrician passed the assembled crowd and brought his cherry picker to the scene and rescued the ... more

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Exeter man dies years after being exposed to asbestos at his family's garage

2 April 2017 Email this article

Martin Coffin was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that affects the thin lining of the body's internal organs, in January 2016. He passed away nine months later on September 25. The inquest at Exeter's County Hall heard in a statement from his doctor Lisa Gibbons, a GP at St Thomas Medical Group, how he received six courses of chemotherapy after being diagnosed but it ... more

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Record numbers starting construction apprenticeships, says CITB

2 April 2017 Email this article

The number of people taking up apprenticeships in construction has risen 25%  in the past two years to hit a 13-year high with almost 25,000 people signing up to a training course, new figures reveal. According to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the number of starts has substantially increased in 2015/16 - from 19,973 in 2014 to 24,899 in 2016 - to reach the highest figure ... more

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Strategic partnership between BMF and PDA announced

2 April 2017 Email this article

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and the Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) have agreed a strategic partnership designed to raise the profile of the decorative sector.   The new strategic partnership coincides with the launch of the BMF Decorative Forum, which meets for the first time on 4th May at Akzo Nobel’s Dulux Academy in Slough.  Discussing the partnerships, ... more

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Ladder training courses in your area

2 April 2017 Email this article

We’ve teamed up with the Ladder Association to offer Ladder Training Courses, which will cover all aspects of ladders’ safe assembly, alteration, dismantling and relocation. These courses can take place at your own site premises or at one of our training centres across the UK. Upcoming dates include: ·       Liverpool - 18th April · &n ... more

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Flackback: Facelift gives Earl Grey a new look in Newcastle

2 April 2017 Email this article

This time four years ago, in March 2013, Facelift was called in to help one of the North East’s best-loved statues try out a new look. Newcastle Citizens’ Advice Bureau gave us a call when they wanted to dress up the Earl Grey monument in Newcastle city centre in a scarf of dizzying dimensions to help publicise their work in the city. The scarf, in CAB’s brand colours ... more

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Roofing companies fined after worker fell through skylight

2 April 2017 Email this article

Two roofing companies have been fined after a worker fell nine metres through a skylight onto concrete flooring below. The man suffered life changing injuries and required surgery to install metal rods into his back. Coventry Magistrates Court heard how ACG Roofing Limited had been subcontracted by JDB Industrial Roofing Limited to complete re-cladding work on the fragile roof. At the time of ... more

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£160,000 fine for aircraft company after workers fell from the tail of a plane

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An aircraft engineering company has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an aeroplane. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee of Inflite Engineering Services and an agency worker suffered broken bones after the fall at Stansted Airport on 10 June 2015. They were working either side of the tail using mobile elevated wor ... more

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