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Ignored warnings lead to fatality in Swansea

2 December 2012 Email this article

This story makes the case for IPAF training crystal clear. Carillion Construction Ltd, along with Febrey Ltd, were jointly prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recently following a fatal incident in 2008 in which a man died. Self-employed father of two, Russell Samuel from Porth was contracted by Febrey Ltd to work as a scaffolder at the Meridian Quay apartment complex in Swansea ... more

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Why Fork Lift Trucks shouldn’t be used to transport people...

2 December 2012 Email this article

It would be nice to not always have a host of stories about businesses being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for poor working at height practices, but sadly that day doesn’t look like it’s coming any time soon. For example in Leicester, a door-fitting firm was fined after an employee was injured when he fell from a wooden crate fixed to a fork lift truck.The 39 year-old ... more

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Facelift is hiring!

2 December 2012 Email this article

Have you got a head for heights and tons of ambition? We’re always on the lookout for top talent here at Facelift and we’re currently recruiting for positions at several of our depots. Access Hire Jobs. There are positions across the country, but we’re particularly interested to hire drivers and operators, working both contracted and flexible hours, for our Purfleet site in Ea ... more

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€1000 Prize - Access Photograph of the Year Competition

2 December 2012 Email this article

Facelift sponsors IAPA's Access Photo Competition We’re no strangers to getting our camera phones out to take a few snaps of some of the amazing sights we see from on high, so we’re delighted to sponsor this year’s Access Photograph of the Year prize. Run by the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA), the competition celebrates the access industry. Judges are looking fo ... more

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Falls from height up 140 per cent, says Building Safety Group.

2 December 2012 Email this article

The number of construction workers who fell from a height has increased by a startling 140% in the last three months, says the Building Safety Group. This is despite the fact that the number of accidents overall dropped by 21 per cent from 226 in the May-July quarter down to 177 in the three months from August until November. Falls from height now makes up 23% of all accidents, up from just 4% ... more

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Facelift’s festive magic: All in a day’s work

2 December 2012 Email this article

If you’re looking for something to get you into the festive spirit, check out this video of us putting up Christmas lights at a central London store. We shot one frame every 20 seconds for the time-lapse video, which shows us decorate the four storey building with cascading lights, snowflakes and a waving Santa Claus. We used a 22 metre Ascendant for the job, and were at work from 8am ... more

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A star is born: Ewan Smith in the spotlight

2 December 2012 Email this article

Never a shrinking violet, Ewan Smith at Facelift Access Hire's Liverpool depot’s will shortly be profiled in the two biggest local newspapers in that area, the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post He’s taking part in their feature ‘My Dream Job’, where he discusses why he loves working for Facelift so much. The piece is due out first in the Liverpool Daily Post on the ... more

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Not for the faint hearted

2 December 2012 Email this article

We’ve all got heads for height here at Facelift, but this video made even us feel a bit queasy, the Psycho inspired sound track didn't help much either. It shows some plucky window cleaners in Dubai cleaning the Burj Khalifa building. The tallest free-standing structure in the world, the building boasts 160 storeys and the tallest service elevator in the world. We’re all for h ... more

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Every little bit of kit from Facelift helps

2 December 2012 Email this article

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed something different about your local Tesco store recently. The supermarket chain has taken the old saying ‘if you want to get ahead, get a hat’ to heart, and has added giant green hats to more than 200 shop signs on buildings, with a little help from Facelift. The hats are made from LED lights, and look just like the paper hats that currently ... more

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David Batchelor - f100 Winner

2 December 2012 Email this article

A photo that really makes a splash! - Congratulations to David who is our November Winner for the F100 competiton. The shot was taken during night works at Guildford Spectrum which is the largest leisure complex of its kind in Europe. The complex hardly ever sleeps its open everyday of the year opening from 5.00 am through until 2.00 am. The swimming pools themselves are open from early to late ... more

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