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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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Great shot! F100 winner Brian Rumble

31 January 2012 Email this article

Brian Rumble is our F100 Winner for January. Brian's dramatic shot of the Simon UB40 Underbridge Unit was taken at the Graig Bridge over the River Cothi in Brechfa Forest Carmarthenshire. Brechfa forest is one of three forest areas that were under Brian's supervision, with a total forest area of approximately 20,000 hectares.  Brian's role for this project was Forest ... more

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3 Companies fined after worker falls 6 metres.

26 January 2012 Email this article

Three Dundee companies have been fined a total of £336,000 after a worker fell six and a half metres through a roof light onto a concrete floor.   Christopher Carson, who was 23 at the time, competed as a floor gymnast at national level and was also a coach in the sport. As his day job, he was working as an electrician's labourer for Robert A.S. Crockett and Partners Ltd.   Crocke ... more

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Hard hitting safety campaign from Canada

26 January 2012 Email this article

This Ladder safety commercial from Canada is for Prevent-It.ca, their hard-hitting campaign is to raise awareness about occupational health and safety. The campaign includes provocative television ads that depict “accidents” and talk about how they could have been prevented. The ads are graphic and disturbing but the message is simple. The ads are designed to get people talking ... more

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Suspended sentence after death of workman

17 January 2012 Email this article

A Leicester man has been given a suspended prison sentence after a worker was killed when he fell through a roof at a disused factory unit in Leicester. Robert Jozwiak, 44, of Humberstone, was repairing the roof on the former textile dye house at Evington Valley Road, Leicester on 3 June 2009 when it gave way and he landed on the concrete floor six metres below. His skull and back were fractured ... more

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Developer's short cuts led to fatal fall

16 January 2012 Email this article

A Liverpool developer has been fined £112,000 after a labourer died following a fall from the roof of an industrial unit, just months after another worker was injured in a fall at the same site. John McCleary fell five metres while fitting roof panels at a construction site in Toxteth being managed by Taj ul Malook Mann. He lost his balance while ... more

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Tower Bridge Lights

9 January 2012 Email this article

Work has begun on Tower Bridge to install a lighting system in time for the Olympics later this year. This is our stop frame movie capturing the weekend's events: ... more

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