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Five minutes with... Russell Walker Facelift Regional Manager

30 July 2016 Email this article

So, Russell, how long have you been with Facelift and what is your role?  “I have been with facelift for two years, I started as a depot manager but I have recently been promoted to a regional manager looking after Purfleet,Hickstead and Ashford, which I am sure will bring its challenges but I am looking forward to this new and exciting time. How did you get into the plant hire busine ... more

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Thank you and fond farewell to Raymond Estall

30 July 2016 Email this article

Facelift is saying thank you and farewell to Southampton Sales Manager Raymond Estall who retired this month after 12 years of loyal service. Raymond has been instrumental in developing the Southampton depot and was a much-valued member of the team who will be very much missed by staff and customers alike. Happy retirement Raymond!  ... more

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Facelift at Brighton's Big Screen

30 July 2016 Email this article

Brighton Big Screen, an initiative showing movies, sport and family entertainment on Brighton beach came to us in order to explore options to make 2016’s event even better than the year before. We developed a solution featuring a 360 degree panoramic camera. This was then used to film the event, footage of which was used by ITV and the BBC.  Brighton’s Big Screen event held over ... more

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Do you have what it takes to become a Facelift IPAF instructor?

30 July 2016 Email this article

The good news is that increased awareness of the importance of health and safety is leading to increased demand for IPAF instructors. And the even better news is that Facelift is currently on a recruitment drive to expand our team of IPAF instructors. In order to be eligible to train as an IPAF instructor, you will need: At least 36 months of MEWP operating experience An IPAF Operator PAL card ... more

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Cheap pound draws buyers

30 July 2016 Email this article

Following the market fluctuations that have come about as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, international bidders flocked to an auction of construction machinery in the UK last month in search of bargains. Equipment for sale... Want to sell some equipment? - Contact us. More than half of the bidders at the Ritchie Bros auction at Donington Park on 12th July were from overseas ... more

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Reforms announced for technical education

30 July 2016 Email this article

A number of reforms of technical education in the UK have been announced. The reforms are based on the recommendations of an independent panel on technical education chaired by Lord Sainsbury and to be adopted by the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Under the changes, students can choose between an academic or technical pathway once they have compl ... more

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IPAF publishes safety tips for using MEWPs in tree care

30 July 2016 Email this article

IPAF has published safety tips for the use of MEWPs in tree cutting to ensure that operators work safely at height. Statistics from IPAF’s accident reporting project show that approximately one in five of all MEWP-related fatalities involve tree care workers. Yet MEWPs are one of the safest means for temporary work at height, provided that a risk assessment is done, managers and operators a ... more

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ASFP and FIS launch fire performance labelling scheme

30 July 2016 Email this article

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and the Finishes and Interior Sector (FIS), have launched a labelling initiative which aims to improve fire safety by identifying fire performance partitions and highlighting the risks of cutting holes in them for services. Through the use of an affixed label, the Fire Performance Partition Labelling Scheme has been developed to encourage best ... more

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Construction Industry Joint Council confirms increased pay rates

30 July 2016 Email this article

Construction employers and unions have reached agreement on an improved two year pay and conditions deal for workers covered by the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement. The first 2.5% increase on basic rates of pay was introduced from Monday 25 July 2016, with a further increase of 2.75% to be introduced from Monday 26 June 2017. The hourly rates cover general ope ... more

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Annual workplace fatality statistics published - HSE

30 July 2016 Email this article

The long term trend has seen the rate of fatalities more than halve over the last 20 years. However, provisional figures indicate that 144 people were killed while at work in 2015/2016 – up from 142 in 2014/5. Provisional annual data for work-related fatal accidents in Great Britain’s workplaces has been released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) The Health and Safety Execut ... more

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