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Sales team hits the spot yet again

29 July 2013 Email this article

The Facelift sales team prides itself on working hard to provide our customers with exactly what they want, so we were delighted this month when we could provide a bespoke solution to Gatwick airport. They approached us as they were having problems transporting scissor lifts around the site. The solution? A trailer built just for the job! The trailer we provided will cater for most low clearan ... more

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Ascendant 17 3.5 tonne trucks available!

29 July 2013 Email this article

Ever responsive to the needs of our customers, when we were inundated with calls requesting prices on used Ascendant 17 3.5t truck mounted lifts, we knew what we had to do. Take delivery of new ones.   It’s not difficult to see why this model is popular. This little truck mounted lift has a GVW of below 3.5t and gives a working height of 17m. It also has an impressive outrea ... more

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CITB inject £30m into industry to incentivise training

29 July 2013 Email this article

In a move to get the industry training and back into growth, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is awarding employers with extra funding for training carried out under the 2012/2013 Grants scheme. CITB’s Training Committee has agreed to provide a training grant of £15m to reward employers, and will make an extra £15m available to incentivise employers to train withi ... more

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UK and Ireland in reciprocal certificate of competence arrangement

29 July 2013 Email this article

The CITB and Ireland’s Training and Employment Authority (FÁS) have agreed to recognise each other’s plant-related certificates of competence. Holders of a FÁS construction skills certification scheme (CSCS) experienced plant operator card can now apply for a UK construction plant competence scheme (CPCS) competent operator (blue) card, and vice versa. To meet each coun ... more

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Employee falls through roof at vending machine supplier

29 July 2013 Email this article

An employee at a vending machine supplier in Skelmersdale was lucky to escape with minor injuries after he fell through a fragile roof, a court has heard. The 40-year-old from Runcorn, who has asked not to be named, had been clearing out the gutters at Paragon International Ltd in September last year when he fell approximately six metres through a roof light. The company, which trades as Eurocup ... more

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Worker is left paralysed after roof fall in Swindon

29 July 2013 Email this article

A construction company and a roofing contractor have been fined after a worker was left paralysed from the waist down after a four metre fall through a hole in a roof at a Swindon building site. Giovanni Mastrodomenico, 56, from Swindon, fell through a waterproof membrane into the unguarded hole while working at the Marlborough Park development in the town in August 2011. The incident led to th ... more

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Scaffolding firm sentenced over worker's death

29 July 2013 Email this article

A scaffolding firm has been ordered to pay more than £100,000 in fines and costs following the death of married father-of-one, Tony Causby, 42, after he plunged 13 metres through the roof of a Skelmersdale warehouse. Atherton-based S&S Scaffolding Ltd was prosecuted by the HSE over serious safety breaches following an investigation into the incident at the warehouse on Pennine Way in De ... more

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Workplace fatality figures still not good enough, says Hackitt

29 July 2013 Email this article

“Although the number of people killed at work has dropped significantly, last year 148 people failed to return home to their loved ones”, commented HSE chair Judith Hackitt in light of the  publication of official figures detailing the number of deaths in the workplace. Provisional data released by the HSE reveals that 148 workers were fatally injured between April 2012 and Marc ... more

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Multitel Monastery Maintenance in action

3 July 2013 Email this article

If you'd like to see just what the Multitel SMX 225 and SMX 250 models can do, look no further than this video of them being used to complete maintenance on St Hugh's recently.   The Facelift team carried out a variety of maintenance tasks at the monastery, including clearing guttering, repairing chimney cowlings, repairing roof tiles and carrying out masonry inspection, with the impressive ... more

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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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