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UK construction industry facing skills ‘time bomb’

27 September 2013 Email this article

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has issued a stark warning to the UK construction sector – that it faces a skills ‘time bomb’ if it fails to recruit new workers to replace more than 400,000 people set to retire in the next 5-10 years. It cites labour market research, published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which shows that across the UK: 19% ... more

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British Safety Council launches safety and environment awards

27 September 2013 Email this article

The British Safety Council has launched this year’s Sword of Honour and Globe of Honour awards, designed to recognise and celebrate health and safety and environmental management excellence. The 2013 awards mark the 34th year of the Sword of Honour, awarded for health and safety management excellence, and the 4th year of the Globe of Honour awarded for environmental management e ... more

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A tight squeeze!

27 September 2013 Email this article

Whatever the access challenge, we’ve got a piece of kit to suit. Just take a look at one of our machines enabling a team to carry out under-bridge inspection work in Cornwall. Our operator, Robert Roach, is using a Moog MBI 120. Created for this very purpose, it allows bridge inspections on a dual carriageway to take place in one pass, therefore reducing traffic management costs and job ti ... more

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The weighty issue of safety harnesses

27 September 2013 Email this article

If you’re a little on the larger side, finding a harness to fit can be a problem, as most harnesses on the UK market are designed and tested to carry maximum 100kg (approx. 16 stone) user weight. However ZT Safety Systems Ltd has the solution. Their entire range has been designed to carry users up to 150kg (approx. 23.5 stone) as standard. What’s more ZT Safety Systems Ltd can also de ... more

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F100 winner Gareth Johnson

27 September 2013 Email this article

We love seeing our kit out on jobs, which is why we ask you to send in your photos of Facelift machines at work for our monthly F100 competition.   This month’s winner is Gareth Johnson, who took this picture of an Aichi 14 – a truck mounted platform with a 6.2m2 cage – being used by workmen installing glazing on a building in High Holborn in central London. Because the Ai ... more

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Oh snappy day: Your picture could win €1000 Euros in the IAPA Photo competition

27 September 2013 Email this article

Budding photographers are urged to enter the International Awards for Powered Access Awards (IAPA) photography competition. And if you need an incentive to dig out your camera, there’s an impressive prize of €1000 Euros to be won for the best photo. A celebration of the amazing sights witnessed by members of the powered access industry from their superior vantage point as they carry ou ... more

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Live in West Sussex? Get help ‘greening your business’

27 September 2013 Email this article

Carbon reduction is very close to our hearts here at Facelift, so much so that we were even nominated for a Guardian Sustainable Business Award last year.   We’ve made it our mission to reduce the damage our business does to the environment, and over the past few years we’ve managed to reduce our carbon footprint by 403 tonnes. We did this by making a series of small, but extre ... more

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Facelift makes survey difficulties a thing of the past at National History Museum

27 September 2013 Email this article

We’re no strangers to carrying out work on some of the most iconic buildings in the country, and this month our skills and world-class kit were called into action to carry out maintenance work on the Natural History Museum.   We spent 10 days on site with our 61m Bronto, carrying out structural survey inspection work of entire east, west and front facias of the building and roofing, a ... more

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Download your new Facelift Access Guide

27 September 2013 Email this article

We’re always expanding our fleet here at Facelift, so to make sure you’ve got the lowdown on the latest kit that is available, make sure you download your  copy of the new Facelift Access Guide.  The guide, which is available online or in hard copy, is a quick reference tool to help you quickly get to grips with the vital stats of the equipment in our fleet, so you can selec ... more

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Banger racing with IPAF UK

27 September 2013 Email this article

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) held its first UK banger racing event this month, where teams drawn from the great and the good of IPAF member businesses put their wits to test on the track as they competed for the top prize. Taking place at a racing track on the outskirts of Northampton, the event was a chance for businesses to engage with each other in a fun – and high ... more

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