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World's First Fully Functional 3D Printed Excavator

21 April 2016 Email this article

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017 are teaming up to unveil the world’s first fully-functional 3D printed construction excavator and the first large-scale use of steel in 3D printing, known as additive manufacturing. The excavator, which will be on display at the joint trade shows in March 2017, will bring to life how technology is transforming the construction industry in line with the show&rsqu ... more

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Scissor lift takes a dip

21 April 2016 Email this article

A scissor lift owned by a Milton Keynes access hire company, has what looks like, slipped into a canal in the UK sometime last weekend. The incident occurred when the machine was driving down the muddy towpath of the Dudley No 2 Canal near Netherton to the west of Birmingham, and clearly got too close to the edge.  The company has confirmed that the lift is a relatively new Skyjack 6832RT, a ... more

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Cherry picker rescue for driver who managed to 'crash' up a telegraph pole

2 April 2016 Email this article

Incredible rescue of Tennessee woman who somehow crashed UP a telephone pole and was suspended for TWO HOURS in high-voltage wires. The freakiest of 'freak accidents' occurred Friday evening, police say, when a 56-year-old unnamed Tennessee woman managed to drive UP a telephone pole and get tangled in high-voltage wires for hours until rescue crews could bring her down. The accident occurred ... more

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Facelift launches access guide - 2016

2 April 2016 Email this article

Choosing access equipment just got that little bit easier with the launch of Facelift’s new access guide. The 96 - page brochure features all you need to know about the models that Facelift has for hire, and details of the wide variety of training courses available,  such as IPAF, PASMA and Ladder Training Courses. In order to ensure customers are getting exactly the right pieces of eq ... more

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Access Industry crème de la crème gathers in Madrid

2 April 2016 Email this article

The Spanish city of Madrid played host to some of the most highly-esteemed access companies in the world last month at the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs). More than 400 industry professionals attended the awards, which are jointly organised by IPAF and Access International magazine and celebrate best practice in the sector. Facelift’s chairman Gordon Leicester represented t ... more

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Take your career higher with Facelift

2 April 2016 Email this article

As the business continues to go from strength to strength, Facelift is recruiting for a number of roles at depots all over the country. For example, the Newcastle depot is looking for a mechanical or electric fitter  while the Liverpool site is on the hunt for HGV & Non-HGV drivers. And for those not looking for a full-time role, the Birmingham depot is seeking stand-by drivers and oper ... more

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

2 April 2016 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. ... more

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Famous Flashback: Facelift sails to victory and meets Fatboy Slim

2 April 2016 Email this article

While the sight of a cherry picker out at sea would normally be a cause for great concern, this was not the case in 2006 when Facelift sailed their way to victory in a unique charity event. Paddle around Brighton Pier, in aid of The Rocking Horse Appeal, RNLI and Surf Aid, saw a number of organisations invited to build a raft that represents their business and paddle it around the West Pier. Alt ... more

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New safety poster from Facelift - Fragile roofs + Skylights

2 April 2016 Email this article

When working with access equipment, it’s easy to fall into the trap that the only danger is a fall from height, however, as this month’s free safety poster demonstrates, this is certainly not the case. 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 firs ... more

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Major new housebuilding skills partnership launches

2 April 2016 Email this article

A £2.7 million initiative announced by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Home Builders Federation (HBF) is set to train 45,000 new homebuilding workers by 2019 to help tackle the nation’s housing shortage.   The first of initiative of this kind, the Home Building Skills Partnership will bring together firms of all sizes to ensure that the industry has the skill ... more

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