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Facelift photography makes it into Trafalgar Square Cafe

29 April 2013 Email this article

Facelift regularly assists in inspection and maintenance on Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square and last time we did photographer Mark Mercer also went along to take birds’ eye view shots of the capital from the Bronto 61 we used. When the Government Office for London (GLA) saw Mark’s unique images they were so impressed they had the idea to make a giant 2x3m print for the entra ... more

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First IPAF iPad winner announced

29 April 2013 Email this article

Anyone who has completed a training course with Facelift recently is eligible to win an iPad and last month we announced our first lucky winner – Simon Davis of Datavilla, who is picture here collecting his prize from IPAF instructor Ian Reynolds at our Hickstead Training Centre.   Delighted to be chosen as the winner, Simon commented: “I’m really pleased, this is fantast ... more

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CITB launches ‘Construction4Growth’ campaign

29 April 2013 Email this article

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has called on all those within the construction industry to have their say on the Government’s construction strategy by visiting www.construction4growth.co.uk and pledging their support. Mark Farrar, chief executive of the CITB, said: “It was a decent Budget for construction and skills, but government and industry must continue to work ... more

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Good news for construction sector as Growth and Infrastructure Act passed.

29 April 2013 Email this article

Legislation designed to relax planning laws and kick-start infrastructure construction received Royal Assent last month. The Growth & Infrastructure Act introduces measures that are intended to reduce red tape, making it easier for housing development and new infrastructure projects to get going, and provide a much needed shot in the arm for the construction sector. For example, previously ... more

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New ‘High Winds’ poster launched

29 April 2013 Email this article

While, as we know only too well in the UK, you can’t predict the weather, you can take measures to ensure you’re prepared for all eventualities. Nowhere is this more important than in the construction sector, where high wind speeds can render access equipment in particular unsafe. Our poster urges customers to always ensure they’re aware of the maximum wind speeds for the piece ... more

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‘Get Me Home Safely’ one for the 'Goody Bag'

29 April 2013 Email this article

To celebrate Facelift being shortlisted at the Guardian Sustainability Awards, Facelift has developed special ‘Get Me Home Safely’ high-vis vests to give away to our customers. Bearing the words ‘Get me home safely care of Facelift’ in a variety of fonts the vests are designed to be worn on site. The vests will be going into the Goody Bag for the awards attendees, will ens ... more

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Facelift purchase two hot-of-the-press Genie SX™-180

29 April 2013 Email this article

Never ones to miss an opportunity, Facelift purchased two Genie SX™-180 self propelled telescopic boom lifts – newly released at the Bauma Show. The Genie SX-180 is the largest boom lift of its kind in the world, and has a vertical reach of 54.9m and a horizontal reach of 24.4m. The 2.44 m by 0.91 m platform has an unrestricted capacity of 340 kg. The 3.05 m, 180 degree, rotating jib ... more

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Facelift at Bauma 2013 Munich

29 April 2013 Email this article

Facelift were delighted attended this year’s Bauma 2013 exhibition in Munich, and as you might expect, we didn’t come away empty handed. With over 555,000m2 of exhibition space and 3,256 exhibitors Bauma is one of the largest trade fairs in the world and features virtually every piece of equipment necessary to the construction sector, including machinery, building material machines, m ... more

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Sizzling Scissor Lift Summer Offer!!

8 April 2013 Email this article

Hire a scissor lift during April for your chance to win a top of the range BBQ  worth £350 - All individual hires of scissor lifts during April and May will be entered into our sizzling summer draw - the winning entry to be announced at the end of May. The prize is of a top of the range BBQ - a Blooma Hanang 4 Burner Gas Barbecue worth £350, or to its value in vouchers. Contact ... more

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Coventry housing association fined after safety failings

30 March 2013 Email this article

Coventry housing association Whitefriars has been fined for safety failings after an employee fell almost four metres from his ladder while inspecting a gutter. The 52-year-old plumber, from Solihull, was inspecting a gutter at one of the company's houses on Jeliff Street in Coventry in June 2011 when he fell. He broke his pelvis and was consequently in hospital for four months.   The HSE p ... more

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