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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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One in five construction sites fall foul of HSE

30 March 2013 Email this article

Nearly one in five construction sites visited by the HSE across Britain have been subject to enforcement action after dangerous practices were spotted during spot inspections.   In a month long initiative, inspectors visited a total of 2363 sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place and saw 2976 contractors in total. Following the visits, 631 enforcement notices were served a ... more

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Halesowen firm in the dock following apprentice’s fall

30 March 2013 Email this article

A scaffolding company in Halesowen has been fined after an inexperienced 18-year-old apprentice broke his back when he fell more than three metres. The trainee was working for Harris Scaffolding Limited on a construction site in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire when he fell in November 2011.  The teenage worker, who had been a scaffolding apprentice for just five weeks, was carrying out ... more

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Facelift team go nuts for Home start CHAMS

30 March 2013 Email this article

Members of the Facelift team will be put through their paces on the 31st August, when they take part in the NUTS Challenge - a muddy assault course - in order to raise money for Home Start Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex (CHAMS). All money raised by the challenge will help to support families where there are issues such as isolation, neglect, financial hardship, illness, disability, bereavem ... more

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Introducing new PASMA cards

30 March 2013 Email this article

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed that new certificates from the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) have been introduced this week, and to accompany these new PASMA cards have also come into circulation too.    In order to prevent fraud, these new look PASMA cards boast several additional security features which make them exceedin ... more

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UKCG considering making PAL Plus training mandatory

30 March 2013 Email this article

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) is considering a move to make PAL + training compulsory for all safety netters and steel erectors and associated trades by 1st July 2013 in order to further minimise the risk of entrapment when MEWPs are used.  PAL+ is an additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments. Anyone who ... more

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Lightening the load

30 March 2013 Email this article

Unloading a heavily-laden trailer may not be the most enjoyable task in the world, but one lorry driver in Taiwan appears to have found an unorthodox – albeit not very safe – way to get the job done. With just a few hearty reverses, the load of bamboo is shifted, though probably a little damaged.  View the video here, just don’t try it at home.      ... more

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Introducing the Multitel SMX 225 and the SMX250

30 March 2013 Email this article

Two new additions to our fleet have caught the attention of our customers recently, the SMX  225 and SMX 250 from Multitel, both incorporating a range of features which put them at the top of their class.  For example, the new Multitel SMX 225 is one of the best lightweight machines on the market for reaching those hard-to-reach spaces. It offers up to 10 metres of working out ... more

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