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Nelson's eye view over London

2 November 2012 Email this article

Employees from powered access equipment hire company Facelift scaled new heights last month as they enabled inspection work to be carried out on one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks – Nelson’s column – and captured some stunning images to boot. The inspection team conducted a full site survey and provided a Bronto 61 XDT powered access platform to allow maintenance ex ... more

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Gordon's been nicked, locked up and they've thrown away the key!

2 November 2012 Email this article

Gordon Leicester, MD of Facelift has not been behaving himself, on Saturday 10th November he will be getting publically 'arrested' in Crawley Town Centre, handcuffed and taken to Crawley Police Station with 5 other 'arrestees'. Their crime is 'not raising enough money for Home-Start CHAMS'! Gordon will not be released until his £1,000 bail money has been paid! He quotes - "Please ... more

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Congratulations Euan - F100 winner for October

2 November 2012 Email this article

Congratulations to our F100 Winner Euan Connelly of Plant and Stage Crew Services, who has captured a couple of our Boom lifts down at Battersea Power Station. The pickers were used for construction of temporary structures including branding and signage for the “Relentless Freeze Festival 2012”. Plant and Stage Crew Services and The Production House provided the crew. Thanks to Euan ... more

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Lucky winner receives £1500 worth of Holiday Vouchers

2 November 2012 Email this article

We're pleased to announce the winner of our holiday competition is Nick Staton from the Castlepoint Shopping Centre in Bournmouth. Nick will be presented his prize of £1500 Travel Vouchers later this month - and then we're all keen to know where he'll decide to go! Well done Nick, we intend to have a few more fun competitions in the future so keep a look out in our news. ... more

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Government to launch building standards review

2 November 2012 Email this article

A Government review of regulations affecting the construction industry could see building standards such as fire safety, wheelchair access and energy efficiency torn up in a Government plan to cut costs for the construction industry and boost the economy.  Controversially, the review also includes the option of giving the building industry more scope for self-regulation. Figures show that ... more

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Reaching the parts others cannot

2 November 2012 Email this article

We’re never ones to boast here at Facelift, but we’re so proud of our S50-XDTJ that we’ve designed a poster to demonstrate its very impressive capabilities. The poster shows the machine effortlessly demonstrating its impressive reach as it is used to carry out repair work at a Carthusian monastery in West Sussex.  With a unique three section super-jib cage boom and an u ... more

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Up on the roof

2 November 2012 Email this article

Roofers make up nearly a quarter of all workers killed in falls from height at work, and this is one area where significant improvement in working practices is necessary. According to HSE statistics, falls through fragile materials, such as roof lights and asbestos cement roofing sheets account for more of these deaths than any other single cause. The injuries and fatalities are not restricted to ... more

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IPAF releases worldwide MEWP accident data

2 November 2012 Email this article

IPAF’s accident reporting project shows that there were 26 deaths resulting from 25 accidents worldwide involving MEWPs from January to September 2012. There are around 1.5 million MEWPS in operation worldwide. Results for the last quarter reveal that there were seven fatalities from six accidents that were reported in the months of July, August and September. The main causes were reported ... more

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Howay the Ladders

2 November 2012 Email this article

Construction sites across the North East were recently put under the spotlight as part of an intensive inspection regime by the Health and Safety Executive. A total of 69 sites were inspected in September, and although the majority were found to be managing health and safety risks appropriately, work was stopped immediately on several sites. A total of 14 Prohibition Notices were served because ... more

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Broken Bones, Lost Teeth, Psychological Damage...

2 November 2012 Email this article

Grave injuries sustained, lives devastated and careers irreparably damaged. The last month’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions make for extremely depressing reading. And the severity of each incident is matched by how easy it would have been to prevent, simply by using a ladder, MEWP or platform.   For example, in Bedford, a grain milling company was prosecuted as a conseq ... more

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