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Demolition body produces Do's and Don'ts booklet, including work at height safety guidance

24 February 2012 Email this article

  This booklet has been produced as a guide in identifying potential hazards and adopting good practices by all involved in the demolition process. The people who most benefit from this guide will include; site supervisors, operatives and especially new starters. Download the Booklet here  The National Federation of Demolition Contractors is the voice of the UK demolitio ... more

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From above - James Whitaker - Photographer

24 February 2012 Email this article

James Whitaker, Photographer and winner of our f22 competition talks us through his approach and some work he has produced using cherry pickers, Tom Crew reports. "With a background in architecture I now work as a portraiture and lifestyle photographer, shooting people on location in their own environment for magazines and commercial clients. Some of the most satisfying work that I do though ... more

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HSE - Poor standards unacceptable on construction sites

22 February 2012 Email this article

HSE clampdown to reduce death and injury on construction sites Their primary focus will be high-risk activity such as working at height and also 'good order' such as ensuring sites are clean and tidy with clear access routes. Construction sites are being put under the spotlight as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health. Between 20 Febr ... more

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Form work fails resulting in eight metre fall

7 February 2012 Email this article

Two workers fell eight metres from a temporary structure that collapsed while they were upon it, Cheltenham Magistrates Court heard.   Spencer Gosney from Yeovil, and Matthew Brewer from Nottingham, had been sub-contracted to build a concrete core as part of a new factory building at GlaxoSmithKline's premises in Coleford, Forest of Dean. Chalcroft Ltd was the principal contractor on site. O ... more

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Two Bronto S 50XDT-Js joining our fleet in May

1 February 2012 Email this article

Soon to be joining our fleet, Facelift Access Hire introduces the Bronto Skylift S50 XDT-J, a brand new medium sized truck mounted platform. The unit may only be on three axles but it is a real heavyweight performer. Designed as an access hire company all-rounder its performance makes it particularly suitable for inner-city sites. The platforms unique three section super-jib ... more

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Climbing warehouse racking results in serious fall

31 January 2012 Email this article

A Hertfordshire company which designs and manufactures shop fixtures and displays has been fined after a worker fell and fractured his pelvis.   On 3 November 2010, Denis Cronin, 47, a production assistant from Baldock, was dismantling racking at a temporary warehouse Benchmark Fabrication Ltd had been using in Hunting Gate, Hitchin. He was straddling one of its beams when it splayed, cau ... more

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Levelling Death Wish

31 January 2012 Email this article

Story from Vertikal.net More images in our rogues gallery Spotted by a regular reader in Slovakia, a compact Rough Terrain scissor lift being used on a slope, the machine was fitted with levelling jacks so no problem there …. except for the cribbing used to add a little more lift.  There is nothing wrong at all with the principle – it is more how it is done and what can go wro ... more

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Facelift Access Hire introduces the ZT Safety Harness to London Underground maintenance companies

31 January 2012 Email this article

We recently introduced the ZT Safety Harness to a number of maintenance companies working with London Underground. The Harness features and benefits were presented to operative teams, together with a video screening and live demonstration of the harness. The live demonstration was particularly well received, as it was then easy to see how practical and comfortable the harness was to wear and how ... more

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Ex demonstration Nifty lift units for sale

31 January 2012 Email this article

  We currently have a limited number of ex demonstration Niftylift 90, 120 and 170 trailer mounted platforms for sale.  These road towable trailers are in excellent condition and will be sold with a full manufacturer’s warranty. For full details please call Andy Northwood on 07977 561122 or by email at andyn@facelift.co.uk ... more

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New Genie GS1932 scissor lifts for sale at 2011 prices!

31 January 2012 Email this article

  We can offer brand new Genie GS1932 scissor lifts for sale, complete with full manufacturers warranty for £6,995 excluding VAT and delivery.  We have a limited number of this popular scissor lift available at this fantastic price.    For full details please call Andy Northwood on 07977 561122 or by email at andyn@facelift.co.uk.     ... more

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