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Boost for Thousands of Workers as Agreement Reached on Industry's Largest Pay Deal

1 July 2018 Email this article

Around 200,000 construction workers across the UK will see their pay packets rise following agreement between employers and unions. The Construction Industry Joint Council Working Rule Agreement is the largest of its kind in the industry. The agreement is negotiated between employers and union representatives from Unite and GMB. As part of the ground-breaking two year pay and conditions settleme ... more

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Road-rail access platform in moonlight flit

1 July 2018 Email this article

A road-rail access platform performed a moonlight flit earlier this month during an attempt to set it onto rails, reports the Construction Index. The magazine details how on Friday 8th June 2018, the road-rail maintenance vehicle ran away towards Bradford Interchange terminal station from the Britannia Street road-rail access point, with operator and machine controller in hot pursuit, shouti ... more

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When you need more height

1 July 2018 Email this article

In another in its ‘death wish’ series, trade magazine Vertikal has shared this photo of two men in London trying to put up a banner with a combination of access equipment. The magazine notes how the workers over-extended a four metre scaffold tower extending the adjustable legs “to the point where they must be close to dropping out”, before adding an equally over-ext ... more

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London Councils set to launch new and improved website for hauliers affected by the London Lorry Control Scheme

1 July 2018 Email this article

London Councils is in the process of launching a new and improved website for hauliers with the need to undertake business in London during the operational hours of the London Lorry Control Scheme. The new website is expected to be operational by December 2018. As part of the site, which it says will be a ‘one-stop shop for all your needs’, London Councils is set to enhance the w ... more

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£10 to charity for all IPAF, PASMA and Ladder courses booked in July

1 July 2018 Email this article

We’re a charitable bunch here at Facelift, and this July we’re donating £10 for every IPAF, PASMA and Ladder training course booked. The money raised will be shared equally between three fantastic charities – The Royal Marsden cancer charity, which does everything from fund state-of-the-art equipment and ground-breaking research to fund better settings for patients to rece ... more

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Facelift Flashback: Multitels make short work of monastery maintenance

1 July 2018 Email this article

  Casting our minds back to June 2013, we were out using our brand new Multitel SMX 225 and SMX 250 models to carry out some much-needed maintenance at St Hugh’s Parkminster Monastery in Cowfold, West Sussex.    With the machines’ compact size meaning that the team were easily able to navigate the narrow doorways of the monastery’s courtyard, we were able to ... more

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Company fined after worker suffers spinal injuries

1 July 2018 Email this article

  A roofing company has been fined after roof work at height was undertaken unsafely, leading to a worker falling through a roof light and suffering spinal injuries. Dudley Magistrates’ Court heard how people were working on the roof with no safety measures in place to prevent them from falling. Woodhull Roofing Ltd was contracted to carry out work for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough C ... more

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Maidstone company fined following death of worker

1 July 2018 Email this article

A Maidstone company has been sentenced after a maintenance worker fell five metres through a roof and died. Folkstone Magistrates’ Court heard that on, 23 September 2015, Justin Newitt fell through an opening that was being created on the roof of the premises of Maidstone Studios Ltd. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the tower scaffold used to access ... more

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Two companies fined after worker fell from height

1 July 2018 Email this article

A contractor and scaffolding company were sentenced today for safety breaches after a worker fell five metres from a roof in December 2015, suffering life-changing injuries.  Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard how Jhanade Ryan, a sub-contractor working for Centreco (UK) Ltd, was installing solar panels to the roof of Firth Steels, Brighouse when he fell. He slipped on the roof, s ... more

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Facelift help to festoon the Mall with Commonwealth Flags

2 June 2018 Email this article

Facelift was once again called in to assist with a very high profile job in late April when we were asked to line the Mall with the flags of each nation of the Commonwealth ahead of the bi-annual Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. In order to complete the job, we used a Niftylift HR17, which has a proven track record for this type of job due to its ability to support the operative ... more

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