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Facelift 34th Anniversary

Company Profile

Facelift is the UK's leading independent supplier of powered access equipment, providing equipment hire, sales and training to ensure the safe access to, and safe working at height. We provide over sixty different types of access platforms and cherry pickers, and have the UK's most extensive range of truck mounted platforms, scissor lifts, boom lifts, specialist highway structure and under bridge inspection units, including a wide range of specialist narrow access platforms. Our equipment can be supplied with one of our experienced, fully qualified operators or on a self-drive hire basis, for which we can provide operators the IPAF training required. Our fleet of over 700 mobile access platforms ensures you the widest selection in the business.

Our passion for customer service and leadership in the sector has made us a trusted partner to our clients across the UK. We have 29 years of experience in the powered access industry and have worked and advised on a great variety of projects and clients including council and highway engineers, architects, surveyors, tree surgeons, glaziers, lighting engineers, film units, window cleaners, TV cable companies, home decorators, structural inspection engineers, small builders and individual home movers. Whatever your task, we have the experience with your individual project needs and we understand access platforms better than anyone else. At Facelift, we are in the business of providing access hire and safety, and we take it seriously.
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Company History

Founded in 1985 by Managing Director, Gordon Leicester, Facelift quickly gained a reputation for leadership. From the beginning, we saw the advantages that powered access technology had over traditional scaffolding and we've striven to be innovators ever since. From our very first cherry picker that we bought from the Hong Kong Fire Department, we've grown steadily through our commitment to high quality service. We were the first company to offer the now ubiquitous Bronto Skylift access platforms in the UK, giving our clients previously unattainable levels of height and outreach. We transformed the industry by becoming the first UK company to offer our powered access platforms on a self-drive basis and passing the cost savings to our customers. Today, our independent spirit and commitment to excellence are undiminished and we combine UK wide reach with local expertise.

We have worked with our customers over the years to continuously develop and improve the performance of the equipment we provide and the service and training needed to operate equipment safely, so that our customers can focus on their task or job with the greatest confidence. Facelift provides a one-stop shop of powered access solutions and we take pride in personalising them to meet the needs of our clients, big and small.
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Latest Company News

To learn more about the world of Facelift, including recent clients and projects we have been involved with click here.
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Facelift Access Platform Hire - UK wide coverage

We provide full nationwide coverage for the UK, operating out of our five Facelift call centre depots located in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Southampton and our Head office at Hickstead in Sussex. Through our Access Link network, we have a range of specialist suppliers and affiliates that enable us to source and supply the widest range of equipment to anywhere in the UK for the most competitive price.

We provide one of the most extensive ranges of facelift access platforms in the UK. With over 60 different types of powered access lifts to choose from, we're able to meet your most demanding access needs. Whether operated by one of our experienced operators or available for self-drive. Our handy Machine Finder is an easy way to find out which machine in our range is best suited to your needs. We offer a full introduction to all of our cherry pickers and access platforms for hire - View entire fleet. Or, you can select by category from the following:

Operated HGV - Truck mounted access platforms
Self Drive Hire - Truck and van mounted access platforms
Underbridge units - Highway structure and bridge inspection units
Rough Terrain access - Specialist access platforms
Road towable - Trailer mounted access platforms
Internal machines - Narrow access platforms
Self propelled booms - Articulated and telescopic boom lifts
Scissor lifts - Diesel and battery powered scissor lifts

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Facelift Training Courses

With a service reliant on heavy machinery, safety is essential. We are proud to be an IPAF certified Senior Instructor Training Centre since IPAF is the highest standard in our industry. We provide comprehensive training courses, including IPAF Operator training \ courses for all types of powered access platforms, Safety Harness training for harness inspection and testing, IPAF MEWPs for Managers and the MEWPs Instructor Assessment Programme. We also provide PASMA aluminium tower training and the Ladder Association's Safe Use of Ladders and Step Ladders inspection and training courses. We are more than happy to adapt our courses to fit your specific needs - whether it is tailoring the content or offering the course in the most convenient location for you. For a more a detailed overview of our courses and booking information, view all Facelift Training courses.
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Facelift New and Used Access Platforms for Sale

Our long-standing expertise and supplier relationships allow us to put our bargaining power to work for you. We have a wide range of secondhand access platforms available and we offer comprehensive before and after sales support including equipment advice and guidance, finance solutions, site surveys, re-spraying, LOLER certification and IPAF operator training. We have 20 fully qualified technicians who are ready to service all types of access machinery anywhere in the UK to help you keep your business on track and minimize downtime. For further information on machine sales and servicing, view all Facelift New and used cherry pickers and truck mounted access platforms for sale.
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Facelift Contract Hire

Our Easy monthly payments scheme for Facelift contract hire is a tax efficient finance option that gives you equipment usage without the financial burden that comes with ownership and depreciating assets. We provide flexible terms with price options based on length of contract usage. This includes a vehicles maintenance contract, and you have the option to purchase the machine or continue the contract at the end of the period. View the Cherry picker contract hire page or Contact the hire team.
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Facelift Highway Structure and Bridge Inspection Team

Routine maintenance and scheduled inspections of Highways structures can cause many issues, but the most important question is... How to access the worksite in a safe and cost effective manner?

Within Facelift, our dedicated Highway Structures Team have more than 30 years experience advising and supplying access equipment for highway structural inspection and maintenance. Our Highway Structure Team will ensure all of your access and safety requirements are taken care of.

We offer a comprehensive range of services to enable our clients to reach their worksite, free On-Site Surveys to ascertain client requirements, and assistance with the preparation of Risk & Method Statements. A dedicated (IPAF Certified) Operator is always on hand to operate the machine safely and effectively.

We schedule machine availability and technical support to meet your requirements on 24/7/365 basis. If required, Facelift can also provide assistance with Traffic management planning! With us, no detail is left to chance.

Equipment Offered:

Specialist Underbridge units and bridge inspection platforms with up to 23m under-reach, specialist structural inspection platfroms.
On and Off Highway Truck Mounted Platforms (up to 61m working height)
Self propelled Booms, Scissors and Track mounted platforms (up to 47m working height)
Contact - the Highway structure team
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Facelift Image library and Machine specification sheets

As you probably noticed, we are passionate about powered access. We have a free high resolution gallery of every vehicle type in our fleet and their technical specifications - you can see all of our cherry-pickers, boom lifts, self propelled booms, scissor lifts, mobile boom lifts and mobile access platforms, you can see them in action here and learn more about their amazing capabilities, Click here to take a peek. All of our technical specifications sheets are downloadable for ease of use, Click here to view.
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Facelift Video Library

Our handy video library shows our fleet of mobile work platforms in action and gives you a great idea of what these amazing machines can do. You'll also get to meet key members of the Facelift team before you even stop in to see us personally! Have a look.
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Facelift Health and Safety Library

Site and Operator Safety is paramount in the environment in which our clients operate, but understanding the full extent of requirements and regulations can be daunting. Our comprehensive health and safety library offers a handy reference tool of downloadable documents free of charge. We continuously update them following the latest UK legislation to make sure you are up to speed and fully certified for any project you might undertake whether IPAF, CPA, PASMA or LOLER. You can always call us or email if you need further guidance on which ones are most relevant to you. All documents are available as downloads here.
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Facelift rogues gallery - How 'not' to work at height safely

This gallery has a selection of images that we use in some of our training sessions. We use them to make the point of how easy it is for people to take risks, either because they do not have the right equipment, we are under pressure with time, or we have not been adequately trained and are not aware of the risks they are undertaking, view rogues gallery, there is also a self running slideshow available, Rogues gallery slide show. If you would like to know more about Facelift training courses for working at height, please Contact the Training team

Jobs with Facelift

Facelift is a dynamic company and we are always on the lookout for great people who want to join the team. Have you got a passion for service and want to work in an empowering environment? View jobs available.

Boom stretched over twelve Smart cars
  • Self drive cherrypicker reaching to house
  • Staff members at Facelift
  • Spider boom reaching fairground ride
  • IPAF MEWPs for Managers training
  • Cherrypicker reaching in to tree
  • Self propelled boom reaching cathedral spire
  • IPAF training course
  • IPAF MEWPs for managers
  • IPAF operator training course
  • Scissor lift
  • IPAF Access platform training
  • Staff running for charity
  • PASMA tower training course
  • Rough terrain boom
  • Underbridge inspection unit
  • Highway structure inspection unit
  • Checking a bridge using an inspection unit
  • Towable access platform
  • Truck mounted cherrypicker for hire
  • Our floating cherry picker in Paddle round the Pier
  • IPAF training courses
  • Cherry pickers for internal use