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UKCG asks its steel erectors and net riggers to gain the IPAF PAL + qualification

25 August 2012 Email this article

  The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) is now encouraging steel erectors and net riggers working on UKCG sites to gain an IPAF PAL + qualification. This was agreed at a recent meeting of its Health and Safety Sub Group and will be put into place by the 1st January 2013. The association has also agreed to include other trades for specific projects, on a risk-assessed basis. ... more

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August Offer - Trip to New York for two on all Hire and Training bookings

31 July 2012 Email this article

 We're offering the chance to win a trip to New York for two with all Hire and Training bookings taken in August. Visit one of the greatest cities in the world, see some of New York's amazing sites, climb the Statue of Liberty, and visit the Empire State Building the must see New York Landmark. All you have to do is make a booking for hire or training with us during the month of August for ... more

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Hatwalk event brought to life in London

30 July 2012 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire had the pleasure of helping out with London’s HATWALK project, - it's been one year in the planning and then last night 20 of London’s most iconic statues were adorned with new hats, Facelift helped out with HGV powered access to the tallest, including Nelsons Column and George the IV in Trafalgar Square, the Angel of Peace and The Duke of Wellington at Wellington ... more

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Should've used a scissor lift

30 July 2012 Email this article

A 37-year-old from South Shields, who has asked not to be named, was working for MB Air Systems Ltd as a pipework installation engineer when the incident happened on 13 December 2010. The worker used a stepladder to access pipework three metres above the floor, but lost his balance. He caught hold of a lever valve which opened and released a jet of compressed air. The open p ... more

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F100 Winner Suze Deakin

30 July 2012 Email this article

Congratulations to our F100 Winner Suze Deakin. Suze captured this shot of the Nifty HR 21 Hybrid boom lift behind the Penguin pool on a visit to London Zoo in Regents Park.   Thanks to Suze for sending in this shot. Everyone can enter the F100 competition - so if you too happen to glimpse one of our machines, why not take a picture and  you could win £100!   View High Res ... more

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PASMA Demands more in depth analysis to the causes of fatalities in HSE report

29 July 2012 Email this article

PASMA, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association is the trade body representing the mobile access tower industry, PASMA, has commented on the HSE’s provisional fatal injury statistics for 2011/12. The association says that, although these statistics are important, they need to also identify the cause of these fatalities.   The statistics ... more

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PASMA Publishes 2012 Annual Review

28 July 2012 Email this article

The 16-page PASMA annual review is available to download now. It contains reports from the chairman, managing director and all the PASMA committee chairmen. Other sections describe the association's highlights during 2011/12 and pages are devoted to PASMA's first ever Tower Week Yorkshire campaign and the PASMA mobile APP as well as the contribution PASMA is making to the wo ... more

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Transport Directs Useful Journey Planner

28 July 2012 Email this article

Travelling in and around London during the Olympics could be a frustrating experience, there'd lot's of advice on the 2012 web site, but if you're planning to travel on the roads, try this useful Transport Direct Journey planner  ... more

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Nifty X-Trax 12 trials the new Aquarius road rail trailer

28 July 2012 Email this article

The Road Rail Trailer revolutionises the transportation of small rubber tracked cherry pickers such as the Nifty X-Trax12 plant to the track worksite. Currently track maintenance has to be done manually or with expensive road rail machines. Now there is a better alternative. The Road Rail Trailer is towed by an Aquarius Land Rover RRV. It is a cost effective and efficient so ... more

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Huge indoor training facility at new Liverpool Depot

27 July 2012 Email this article

Our Liverpool Depot will be moving at the end of August to a new location at Kirkby, conveniently located close to both the M57 and the M58. The new site provides an array of improved facilities, in particular an indoor training centre of over 400 sqm and with 11m high ceilings, perfect for all weather IPAF and PASMA Training. Our new address will be; Facelift Access Hire Unit 6, Capitol ... more

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