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Winners of the IAPA Awards 2012 are announced in Rome

2 April 2012 Email this article

Facelift was proud to join and be part of the judging panel, for this year's IAPA awards, which took place on 29 March in the cultural city of Rome, at the Sheraton Hotel. The awards ceremony was an impressive event - with over 400 industry professionals attending world wide, (including Europe, North and South America, Russia and the Far East). These annual access industry awards are organised by ... more

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IAPA Access Equipment Photo of the Year – Winner Uwe Schneider

1 April 2012 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire is proud to sponsor a new, artistic addition to the IAPA Awards categories - the Access Photograph of the Year. This was won by Uwe Schneider of the German rental company Mateco, for a shot of one of the company's Teupen XTG 230s cleaning the glass roof of the Medical Association building in Hanover, Germany. The work is being carried out by Hayko Ma ... more

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Easter egg hunt - Prizes of 50 Scissor and boom lifts to give away!

1 April 2012 Email this article

Enter our 2012 Great Easter Egg Hunt Competition for your chance to win one of 50 Scissor and Boom lifts, example as shown in the picture. There are 12 eggs to find on our web site. Click on each egg you find to reveal a clue for the next egg, we'll give you the first which is on our Home page. The clues are simple and fun, most are only one click from the home page, once you've found the 12 ... more

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Lack of fall protection lands construction business in court with hefty fine

26 March 2012 Email this article

An Edgware-based construction company and its director have been fined after carrying out demolition and construction work without fall protection and other safety measures at a house in Surrey. ?The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Laxmi Developments Ltd and its director, Vijay Madhaparia, of Tavistock Road, Edgware, for failing to comply with a Prohibition Noti ... more

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Free Facelift 2012 Access Guide

23 March 2012 Email this article

Our 2012 Access Guide has up to date listing of all of the Access Equipment  available for hire, and a guide to range Training Courses available. Download a pdf copy of the Access Guide  Request Free copies of the Access Guide ... more

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Ladder training - not to be laughed at

23 March 2012 Email this article

More workers are killed by falls from height than any other type of accident, according to figures from the Health and Safety Executive and the insurance industry. With over two million ladders in use daily throughout the UK, ladder safety must be taken seriously, as a key contender to working at height. Why do you need ladder training? Tried and tested, the humble ladder may be overlooked in te ... more

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Company fined due to unsafe demolition and construction work

23 March 2012 Email this article

Unsafe demolition and construction work has led to an Edgware-based construction company and its director being fined. Laxmi Developments Ltd and its director, Vijay Madhaparia, of Tavistock Road, Edgware, have been prosecuted for failing to comply with a Prohibition Notice (PN), failing to provide adequate safety protection for employees and failing to carry out an asbestos survey on a propert ... more

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The City of London and working at height

20 March 2012 Email this article

The City of London classes both window cleaning and the use of suspended access equipment as a high risk activity. As such, there are annual inspections, in support of the HSE Falls from Height Priority Programme and it is involved at the planning application stage for large developments - to minimise risk to 'As Low As Reasonably Practicable', in line with the HSE policy.  Being  aware ... more

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Keep things in check, with the Health and Safety Executive's Safe Maintenance Campaign

20 March 2012 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive has a Healthy Workplaces European Campaign on Safe Maintenance, in partnership with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the EEF and the TUC.  This Europe-wide campaign promotes a safe and healthy workplace - through encouraging an in depth and structured approach to maintenance. Maintenance affects each area of health and safety. ... more

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Unsafe loading leads to worker's fall

20 March 2012 Email this article

An employee fell around two metres while unloading a shipping container, attached to the back of an HGV.  As a result, a partner in a Leicester food company has been fined. The 18-year-old employee was asked to unload barrels, stored in layers with plywood separating each layer, from the container at Simtom Food Products factory in Merry Lees. The teenage worker was then lifted on a pallet ... more

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