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UK’s biggest ‘idiot on ladder’ crowned

4 January 2013 Email this article

The Ladder Association’s ‘Idiots on Ladders’ campaign has ended, with one worker being given the dubious honour of being the nation’s biggest ‘idiot on a ladder’.   In total 38 photos of people flouting health and safety precautions – not to mention common sense – while working at height were submitted, with entries coming from as far afield a ... more

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Get snappy and win €1000 Euros: IAPA Photo competition

4 January 2013 Email this article

Time is running out to enter the International Awards for Powered Access Awards (IAPA) photography competition, with a substantial prize of €1000 Euros to be won.   The competition will be a celebration of the spectacular sights regularly witnessed by members of the powered access industry. Judges are looking for “a spectacular or beautiful shot that helps promote access equipme ... more

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MEWPS for Managers

4 January 2013 Email this article

While most managers know that it is their responsibility to ensure that their employees are fully trained in the use of any MEWP equipment they will be asked to operate, the responsibilities of managers actually go much further.   It is the manager, rather than the operative, who must decide whether a machine such as a MEWP is required, and it is also the manager who is responsible for any ... more

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Making safety your New Year’s resolution...

4 January 2013 Email this article

The writing’s on the wall for poor health and safety practices, and we’ve brought out a new series of free downloadable posters to ensure that work at height safety is always front of mind for our customers. With a style inspired by vintage RoSPA designs and featuring figures in a range of precarious situations, the posters cover key health and safety issues such as the importance ... more

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Maintenance: IPAF Panel discusses maintenance problems in the industry

4 January 2013 Email this article

The proper maintenance of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) is quite literally a life or death issue, yet despite this, many companies, employers and users have still not got to grips with what their responsibilities are.    With most faults occurring in the field, the onus is on those using the machine to make sure it is properly inspected and maintained for the duration of its ... more

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Facelift reaching the top of the news agenda

4 January 2013 Email this article

Facelift’s work at the Carthusian Monastery of St Hugh’s Charterhouse in Sussex continues to receive attention, and this month the story was featured in IPAF’s Powered Access magazine. To read the full story on our website and view the timelapse video, click Bronto 50  ... more

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F100 Winner for December Bruce Johnson

4 January 2013 Email this article

Congratulations to Bruce Johnson at the Facelift Newcastle Depot for sending in this shot of their 46m Bronto, working with Sunderland Council and giving Fulwell Mill some much needed maintenance work. Bruce comments ‘The job was quite difficult to sort out from the start, at the initial survey apart from identifying the correct machine for the job we had to supply very detailed RAMS and id ... more

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Wishing all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

21 December 2012 Email this article

Wishing everyone a pleasant and peaceful Christmas, an enjoyable New Year, and a 2013 that is full of opportunities - and most of all, health and happiness to you and your loved ones. We say a big thanks to all our customers and staff for your support and hard work.    We had the priveledge of putting up the lights on the tree in Trafalgar Square this year, and were able to make this s ... more

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Thanks for the feedback OST Energy.

4 December 2012 Email this article

"We recently approached Facelift at very late notice with a complex list of roof access requirements and a need for up to three operated platforms per day all across the country. From opening a credit account through to making last minute changes to bookings, our Facelift account manager went out of his way to contact local Facelift depots and make all of the bookings on our behalf making t ... more

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The ZT Overtrouser Safety Harness

2 December 2012 Email this article

ZT Safety Systems are pleased to announce their latest addition to the ZT Harness range - The ZT Overtrouser Safety Harness The Overtrouser is extremely lightweight, waterproof and can be worn on their own or over your normal clothes to provide weather and soiling protection. They benefit from side pocket access, adjustable studs at hem and an elasticated waist so can be utilized by more than one ... more

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