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New poster warns of the dangers of working on fragile roofs

3 July 2013 Email this article

A new poster created by Facelift highlights the dangers of working on fragile roofs, or above skylights. Showing the poster series’ familiar safety character falling face first through a skylight to the ground, the poster clearly demonstrates the importance of proper risk assessments and safety precautions when working at height. As this month’s ‘Bottom Line’ safety stories ... more

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F100 Photo competition - Steve Hines this month winner

3 July 2013 Email this article

The subject of this month’s F100 photo competition is a Pantel 29 Truck Mounted Access Platform displaying its considerable reach on Southend Seafront. Steve Hines shot of the machine shows it being used to carry out routine maintenance on the LED chains that make up the media screens in the masts along the seafront. The work, commissioned by Southend Borough Council, was jointly carried o ... more

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Industry Consultant Peter Jones newly appointed as Technical Director of Facelift

2 July 2013 Email this article

Industry consultant Peter Jones - formerly of Lavendon Group - has joined Facelift in the newly-created position of Technical Director. He will oversee engineering, safety, quality, environmental and transport standards within the business, with a focus on customer service. Having begun his career in the 1970s as an engineering apprentice, Peter has held a number of local, regional and nati ... more

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Access Equipment lines the sky at Vertikal Days event at Haydock Park

2 July 2013 Email this article

The skies around Haydock Park on Merseyside were quite a sight during the 26th and 27th of June, as the Vertikal Days lifting and access event came to town.  The show - organised by industry magazine, Vertikal -  is the UK and Ireland's fasting growing event of its kind. In Europe, only Bauma beats it for size. Suppliers at the event included Multitel, Niftylift and Skyjack, and many ... more

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Coming up roses: Facelift help in survey at Kew Gardens

2 July 2013 Email this article

Facelift's access expertise was called upon in a significant restoration job of national importance yet again last month, when we were asked to assist with a survey being carried out on Temperate House in Kew Gardens.  The largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, Temperate House is being restored in a five-year, £34.3 million restoration project. The glasshouse itself an ... more

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Sold! Facelift holds online auction

2 July 2013 Email this article

Always one step ahead, Facelift held an innovative online auction of used access equipment on Friday 28th June. Working in conjunction with Sweeney Kincaid Industrial Auctioneering, we gave interested parties the chance to view the machines on offer at the William Bros Industrial Park in Kirkby, Liverpool, which was just a short drive from the Vertikal Days show that so many in our industry were v ... more

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Do you have a machine to sell? Do it with Facelift!

2 July 2013 Email this article

If you have a machine or platform to sell, look no further! Facelift is now offering a service whereby platforms can be upgraded or part exchanged. Simply fill in our online form and one of our buyers will call you back to provide a valuation based on current market prices for all manufacturers' products, meaning you know you're getting the best deal possible. Sell your platform ... more

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Facelift adds to fleet at Vertikal Days

2 July 2013 Email this article

We're always looking to further improve our fleet, so needless to say, Facelift didn't come home from Vertikal Days empty handed. We purchased two new Multitel SMX 225 and 10 new Niftylift HR 17s at the show. The super low weight Niftylift HR 17 four wheel drive really is head and shoulders above the rest, with one of the most impressive working envelopes in its class. Its compact base allows ... more

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IPAF develops new links with Strategic Forum and CPA

2 July 2013 Email this article

IPAF has asked the Strategic Forum and the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) to co-operate on re-establishing the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group's sub-group on mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The organisation is keen to ensure that contractors are included in discussions about all aspects of MEWP operational safety on site, and hopes to merge its own UK MEWP safety forum w ... more

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IPAF analysis reveals delivery drivers most at risk from MEWP accidents

2 July 2013 Email this article

Analysis of data collected through IPAF's accident reporting scheme has revealed that delivery drivers are most at risk of being involved in accidents involving MEWPs, and should be the focus of training delivery programmes. Up until 30 April 2013, a total of 303 MEWP-related incidents had been reported by IPAF UK rental company members, involving either their own employees or those of custome ... more

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