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Win an amazing trip to New York for two people

25 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 your ch ... more

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The lowering of mobile elevated working platforms in an emergency

19 July 2012 Email this article

Lessons learned following a fatality on a non-London 2012 project involving a mobile elevated working platform (MEWP) resulted in an emergency drill being carried out on the Olympic Park. It was found that not enough of the workforce knew how to lower a MEWP in an emergency. Further training of operatives was recommended to mitigate this health and safety risk. Olympic Delivery Authority Rep ... more

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IPAF PAL+ Course Launched

19 July 2012 Email this article

 If you thought that you had operating access platform machinery covered, think again. You might have already taken an IPAF course through Facelift, but there's now another, more in-depth PAL Plus course for working at height, that's launched today - this will take your skills as an operator to a more advanced level. IPAF has developed the PAL+ training course, PAL+ is an ... more

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The Bronto S50XDT-J at Vertikal Days 2012

29 June 2012 Email this article

Facelift's brand new Bronto S50XDT-J made it's debut at the recent Vertikal Days at Haydock Park in Lancashire. Ian James and Alan Cowper take us through some of the features of the platform and what makes it so special. Martin Keenan of Volvo also gives us an insight to the Volvo FM's superior power, drivability and comfort. ... more

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Speak Up, Stay Safe - British Safety Council campaign

29 June 2012 Email this article

A new campaign from the British Safety Council asks young people to take responsibility for their own health and safety. Julie Nerney, British Safety Council chief executive says: "Every 40 minutes in the UK a young person is seriously injured in the workplace. We think this position is wholly unacceptable. By highlighting to young people that they need to be aware of their environment and s ... more

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Using forklifts for working at height

25 June 2012 Email this article

Two teenage agency workers fell from a lifting platform – one breaking his back and the other breaking both heels, needing pins and a metal plate to be inserted in his feet. The Derbyshire manufacturing firm for which the employees were working, Storetec Limited and one of its directors, have been prosecuted by the HSE and fined as a result. The two workers were working ... more

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Not listening to employees work at height safety concerns

25 June 2012 Email this article

A Croydon construction company, Green Acre Homes (South East) Ltd, failed to listen to the concerns raised by its employee John Morgan and has since ceased closed down and been prosecuted. The worker had been instructed to build a tower scaffold on a building site in Peckham and feel eight metres from the tower that he had been reluctant to build for safety issues. On November ... more

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You don't have to fall far to get hurt

25 June 2012 Email this article

A well known international boat builder based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Clare Lallow Ltd, neglected safety precautions, which led to a worker falling from a wooden stage stage set up, around a boat that was being refurbished. The employee had been working on the vessel and tried to pick up a linisher, (specialist sanding/ polishing machine) - when he fell 1.4metres from the wooden stage and b ... more

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Facelift received Safe Contractor accreditation

25 June 2012 Email this article

Facelift has recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor and been accepted onto a leading scheme, that’s designed to help the access industry improve its safety record.  SAFEcontractor is a programme that recognises a very high standard, when it comes to work at height safety training and practice amongst UK contractors. This accreditation is part of our aim ... more

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Facelift helps pass the Olympic flame with Bear Grylls

20 June 2012 Email this article

On the 15th June Facelift played a vital role in directing the Olympic flame, on its 28 day journey around the UK – helping the flame to pass across the River Tyne on a zip wire at full speed. The torch was in the capable hands of adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls - star of the TV series Man vs Wild and Born Survivor, where he shows viewers h ... more

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