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£10 m worth of help to fund construction skills in UK Cities

2 December 2013 Email this article

A revolutionary new public-private partnership is set to bring about an improved approach to funding for the delivery of construction skills across Greater London and eight core city LEPs across England, says the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Worth £10 million, the landmark Joint Investment Strategy agreement will mean that the construction industry will begin to benefit from ... more

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IPAF: HSE not doing enough after fatal powered access accident

2 December 2013 Email this article

Nearly six months ago 29-year-old Rick Jaeger-Fozard, foreman at Kimberly Access’ Iver depot, was killed when an elevated work platform he was in – a Genie Z135/70 - overturned onto the M25 motorway in June.   The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has been investigating the accident but, according to the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), until it makes some kind of ... more

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Ever wondered about the inspiration for ZT’s designs?

2 December 2013 Email this article

If you’ve ever wondered what the thinking behind  ZT Safety Systems’ revolutionary designs are, wonder no more. In a recent interview in Construction Index, our chief executive, Gordon Leicester, who also heads up ZT Safety Systems, explains how the idea for the tried-and-tested design came to him while snoozing on a flight from Italy. He realised that injuries and even deaths co ... more

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Facelift Mo Bros - Vote for your favourite

2 December 2013 Email this article

After a thoroughly moustachioed month, we’re delighted to announce that Facelift employees taking part in Movember have raised  £240 for those affected by prostrate or testicular cancer. Keen to get as many of our team taking part taking part as possible, we also offered an internal prize of £100 for the best moustache. This will be awarded to the tache whose luxurious face ... more

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Christmas lights, camera, action: Facelift featured in Ridley Scott Associates’ film

2 December 2013 Email this article

We’re always ready for our close up here at Facelift, so we were delighted to be asked if we would like to feature in Sainsbury’s new Christmas advert – ‘Christmas in a Day’ – which was created by eminent director Ridley Scott’s film company Ridley Scott Associates (RSA). Stop-frame footage filmed by us of our team assembling the lights on the Christma ... more

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Ladder Association: Festive five safety tips

2 December 2013 Email this article

'Tis the season to be jolly. And for those who are otherwise firmly rooted to terra firma to tentatively reach for the skies as they put up their indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations. Fittingly then, in this the final month of 2013’s Ladder Exchange programme, the Ladder Association has launched its first Christmas campaign to help people stay safe when using ladders. Their five top Christm ... more

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Stay indoors, IPAF, PASMA and ladder training

2 December 2013 Email this article

With the English Winter upon us, shorter daylight hours and more hazardous conditions, it makes sense to carry out your Safety Training indoors.    We have seven training centres around the country, five of which have full indoor training facilities providing IPAF Operator Training, PASMA Tower Training and Ladder Training. The centres located at East Croydon, Purfleet, Birmingham, Liv ... more

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PAL+ advanced operator training now compulsory

25 November 2013 Email this article

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has made PAL+ advanced operator training a mandatory requirement for net riggers and steel erectors working on UKCG sites. The change means that all net riggers and steel erectors, along with their associated trades (e.g. painters and welders) that are working in erection or netting activities, or operating mobile, static booms or scissor lifts, will be required to ... more

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IPAF / PASMA Instructor required for the Facelift Purfleet Training Centre.

1 November 2013 Email this article

We are looking for training instructors to work in this expanding division of our company. Candidates will ideally have proven instructor experience, be able to work as a team player and ideally hold IPAF and PASMA Instructor accreditation.   Successful candidate will be based at the Purfleet training centre but would have to travel and work at other locations as and when required. To appl ... more

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St Jude’s Day storm: The aftermath

1 November 2013 Email this article

While some commentators have denounced it as a ‘storm in a teacup’, it’s undeniable that the St Jude’s Day storm has wreaked havoc in England, as hurricane-force winds and heavy rain left homes flooded, trees felled  and homes without power all over the south of the country. While of course any damage to property pales into insignificance when compared to the human co ... more

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