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Big art with a big impact in Aberdeen

Aberdeen has been transformed with a number of intricately designed murals - all created with the help of the humble cherry picker access platform. The city has invited 11 internationally acclaimed street artists to contribute to Nuart, a festival "to stimulate debate about what art is, and more importantly, who it is for." Originating in the Norwegian city of Stavanger, which is twin ... more

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Unconscious Workman left dangling from an electricity pylon for more than an hour

The Daily Mail has revealed shocking images that show an electrician dangling unconscious from a 50ft pylon before eventually being rescued by emergency services using a cherry picker. The workman is believed to have been shocked while working on the top of the pole and is believed to have recovered from his injuries since the accident. View the full story here.  ... more

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Facelift Flashback: Banksy is in Brighton...or is he?

Back in April 2014, World famous graffiti artist Banksy was making headlines yet again, as his famous ‘Kissing Coppers’ art popped up again in Brighton. While the question on everyone’s lips was whether the image was the work of the elusive artist himself or just an excellent reproduction there was one thing that we knew for certain: Facelift’s access equipment was used in ... more

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Roofing contractors sentenced over unsafe roof work

Two local roofing contractors have been sentenced after putting their workers at risk of harm during roof replacement works in Oldham. MKM Fabrications Ltd had been employed as the principal contractor to carry out a roof replacement on one of the buildings at Valley Mills, Millgate, Delph, Oldham which is currently used for textile production. The company subcontracted part of the proje ... more

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Manchester Hostel owners sentenced over asbestos failings

Two family run companies have been fined after admitting health and safety failings at a site in Manchester, where they were carrying out a basement conversion. Manchester Crown Court heard how Hatters Taverns Limited had appointed sister company Hatters Hostel Limited as the main contractor for the basement conversion beneath a hostel at 50 Newton Street, Manchester. The project involve ... more

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Electrician fined after apprentice left with life changing injuries

A Birmingham electrician has been ordered to carry out unpaid work in the community after his trainee fell three and a half metres through a plasterboard ceiling. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard that the apprentice electrician, Soheil Afrapour, spent 23 days in hospital after suffering head injuries. He was installing wiring above the false ceiling for Mr Soheil Alipour. An HSE inv ... more

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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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