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Congratulations F100 winner Dave Turner

5 April 2014 Email this article

This month’s F100 photograph competition was won by Dave Turner who took this picture of works being carried out by Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Joint Venture (BBMMJV) under the Highways Agency Area 4 Contract covering Motorways and Trunk roads in Kent and Sussex. The works were a Special Inspection of the A2 Eastcliff Viaduct Bearing together with installation of monitoring equipment f ... more

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Two major orders of new machines for our sales manager

5 April 2014 Email this article

There was success for our Capital Sales Manager Russell Woodward this month, when he landed two big orders with major players on the global stage. The first is with Jaguar Land Rover in Wolverhampton. Following around four months of intense consultation and a site survey, they have placed an order for two Nifty HR17NEs, two Haulotte Quick Up 14s and one MEC 3259ERT Crossover scissor lift. Th ... more

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Kris Desmedt wins Access Photograph of the year competition

5 April 2014 Email this article

This year's IPAF summit was held last week at the Beaumont Estate Hotel, Old Windsor. Central to the event was this year's International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) awards, which recognises companies and individuals who have made a striking contribution to the industry. And we played a pretty big part in the awards too. Facelift sponsored the Access Photograph of the Year category, which off ... more

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South East Asia expansion for IPAF

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IPAF approved training centres in South East Asia posted a very impressive growth of 211.3% in 2013, and the federation has announced that it will be investing resources to support its rapidly growing membership in the region. Currently, IPAF has members in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and has appointed Evelyn LOW Soo Chian as regional m ... more

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Date announced for AIF working at height Twitter symposium

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The Access Industry Forum (AIF) has set the date for the UK’s first ever Twitter Symposium devoted exclusively to working at height in the workplace. Starting at 11.00am on Wednesday 16 April 2014, it will take the form of a one-hour question and answer session and offer a unique opportunity to put questions to experts in every sector of the access industry. Experts in topics such as  ... more

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IPAF staff take the PAL + challenge

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IPAF staff took the PAL + challenge last month, as Susan Foster, IPAF training operations coordinator, and Lynn Price, IPAF audit and QC manager, were the first members of the IPAF staff to successfully complete the PAL+ advanced operator course, at Facelift’s indoor facility in Liverpool. The course was led by IPAF certified instructor Gary Phillipson. PAL+ is an optional, additional one d ... more

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Banksy’s Kissing Coppers resurface in Brighton

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World famous Bristolian graffiti artist Banksy is making headlines in Brighton, after his famous ‘Kissing Coppers’ art has popped up again in the city. The question on everyone’s lips is whether it’s an authentic Banksy or just a very good reproduction. What we can confirm is that our access equipment was used to reach the required heights. The artwork arrived on the front ... more

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Cornwall council and building company fined after fragile roof fall

5 April 2014 Email this article

Cornwall Council and the father and son partners of a local building company have been fined for breaking safety law after the son was seriously injured in a fall through a fragile roof. Andrew Sobey, broke his pelvis after plunging between three and five metres through a cow shed roof at Neydown Farm in  Poundstock, near Bude, in August 2012. He was prosecuted, alongside his father Thomas ... more

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Bristol developer prosecuted after exposing employees to asbestos

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A Bristol property developer – Da Vinci Developments Limited - has been fined after it exposed at least three employees to asbestos while working on a former Marks and Spencer shop building. The HSE was alerted when they were notified by a non-licensed asbestos removal company, which had been asked to quote for the removal works. The firm was aware any such work had to be carried out by a l ... more

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Caravan firm in court after worker injured in fall

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A caravan firm has been fined after a maintenance engineer was injured in a fall from height while renovating a caravan at its premises in Silsoe, Bedfordshire.The 30 year-old from Chingford, Essex fell approximately one and a half metres when a makeshift platform collapsed during work to attach metalwork cladding to the side of a caravan. Following the incident in February 2012, the company, Rom ... more

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