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Scaffolding firm sentenced over worker's death

29 July 2013 Email this article

A scaffolding firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of married father-of-one, Tony Causby, 42, after he plunged 13 metres through the roof of a Skelmersdale warehouse. Atherton-based S&S Scaffolding Ltd was prosecuted by the HSE over serious safety breaches following an investigation into the incident at the warehouse on Pennine Way in De ... more

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Workplace fatality figures still not good enough, says Hackitt

29 July 2013 Email this article

“Although the number of people killed at work has dropped significantly, last year 148 people failed to return home to their loved ones”, commented HSE chair Judith Hackitt in light of the  publication of official figures detailing the number of deaths in the workplace. Provisional data released by the HSE reveals that 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and Marc ... more

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Multitel Monastery Maintenance in action

3 July 2013 Email this article

If you'd like to see just what the Multitel SMX 225 and SMX 250 models can do, look no further than this video of them being used to complete maintenance on St Hugh's recently.   The Facelift team carried out a variety of maintenance tasks at the monastery, including clearing guttering, repairing chimney cowlings, repairing roof tiles and carrying out masonry inspection, with the impressive ... more

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New poster warns of the dangers of working on fragile roofs

3 July 2013 Email this article

A new poster created by Facelift highlights the dangers of working on fragile roofs, or above skylights. Showing the poster series’ familiar safety character falling face first through a skylight to the ground, the poster clearly demonstrates the importance of proper risk assessments and safety precautions when working at height. As this month’s ‘Bottom Line’ safety stories ... more

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F100 Photo competition - Steve Hines this month winner

3 July 2013 Email this article

The subject of this month’s F100 photo competition is a Pantel 29 Truck Mounted Access Platform displaying its considerable reach on Southend Seafront. Steve Hines shot of the machine shows it being used to carry out routine maintenance on the LED chains that make up the media screens in the masts along the seafront. The work, commissioned by Southend Borough Council, was jointly carried o ... more

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Industry Consultant Peter Jones newly appointed as Technical Director of Facelift

2 July 2013 Email this article

Industry consultant Peter Jones - formerly of Lavendon Group - has joined Facelift in the newly-created position of Technical Director. He will oversee engineering, safety, quality, environmental and transport standards within the business, with a focus on customer service. Having begun his career in the 1970s as an engineering apprentice, Peter has held a number of local, regional and nati ... more

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Access Equipment lines the sky at Vertikal Days event at Haydock Park

2 July 2013 Email this article

The skies around Haydock Park on Merseyside were quite a sight during the 26th and 27th of June, as the Vertikal Days lifting and access event came to town.  The show - organised by industry magazine, Vertikal -  is the UK and Ireland's fasting growing event of its kind. In Europe, only Bauma beats it for size. Suppliers at the event included Multitel, Niftylift and Skyjack, and many ... more

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Coming up roses: Facelift help in survey at Kew Gardens

2 July 2013 Email this article

Facelift's access expertise was called upon in a significant restoration job of national importance yet again last month, when we were asked to assist with a survey being carried out on Temperate House in Kew Gardens.  The largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, Temperate House is being restored in a five-year, £34.3 million restoration project. The glasshouse itself an ... more

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Sold! Facelift holds online auction

2 July 2013 Email this article

Always one step ahead, Facelift held an innovative online auction of used access equipment on Friday 28th June. Working in conjunction with Sweeney Kincaid Industrial Auctioneering, we gave interested parties the chance to view the machines on offer at the William Bros Industrial Park in Kirkby, Liverpool, which was just a short drive from the Vertikal Days show that so many in our industry were v ... more

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Do you have a machine to sell? Do it with Facelift!

2 July 2013 Email this article

If you have a machine or platform to sell, look no further! Facelift is now offering a service whereby platforms can be upgraded or part exchanged. Simply fill in our online form and one of our buyers will call you back to provide a valuation based on current market prices for all manufacturers' products, meaning you know you're getting the best deal possible. Sell your platform ... more

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