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Accessing Britain's Heritage

18 November 2009 Email this article

The North Bridge at Cardiff Castle is an important access route for vehicles, recent concerns regarding the capability of the bridge to carry increased loads required a detailed inspection of the structure. Before work commenced it was necessary for our Bridge inspection team to provide full technical specifications of the under bridge unit to be used, so that calculations regarding point loadi ... more

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'Protect employees who work at height' - HSE

17 November 2009 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has delivered a stark warning to companies who fail to protect employees working at height saying 'they will be held to account'. The warning follows a hearing last week at Nottingham Magistrates' Court when Pontiac Coil Europe Ltd, of Queens Drive Industrial Estate in Nottingham pleaded guilty to and was found guilty of a breach of Regulation 6(3) and 4(1) ... more

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Up and Under - bridge inspection units

11 November 2009 Email this article

Facelift's Ascendant 17 enables you to reach places where other machines can not. Recently the 17m truck mounted cherry picker was used on Twickenham bridge, as with over 12 metres of out reach it was able to reach over a small side stream, and to get under the arch of the bridge structure. The truck mounted 17m has the flexibility of outreach and transport height for this type of work and ... more

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Facelift access hire signs up to 10:10 campaign

25 October 2009 Email this article

Facelift has signed up to the 10:10 climate change campaign with the aim of reducing our carbon emissions by 10% during 2010. This campaign strives to encourage all of us, as homeowners and businesses to reduce or carbon emissions proactively.  At Facelift we have already made reductions in our energy use and are focusing further reductions on our onsite consumption of electricity and foss ... more

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Promotions at Facelift Access Hire

15 October 2009 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire is pleased to announce the promotions of Paul Standing to Operations Director and Jane Lawrence to HR and Training Director.   Paul has been with Facelift for eleven years and his expertise heading up the hire desk has played a pivotal role in developing this side of our business. As Operations Director he will be over seeing the continuity of service across all of ou ... more

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A lighting engineers dream

13 October 2009 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire is pleased to announce the expansion of its van mounted access platform fleet with the arrival of seven brand new Ascendant Access 12.5 VM's. This investment follows the great success we've had with other Ascendant truck mounted platforms in the fleet, including the Ascendant 22 - 17 and the Ascendant 17 - 12. These truck mounted cherry pickers have proved incred ... more

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Facelift take delivery of 20th Ascendant Cherry Picker

16 July 2009 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire has confirmed delivery of its 20th, 17m truck mounted platform from British Manufacturer Ascendant Access.  The A17m, mounted on a 3.5 tonne chassis has been specifically designed for the UK market and can be driven on a normal car license. Unique features include permanent one sided jacking allowing the machine to achieve full unrestricted outreach of 12.2m with a cage ... more

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Facelift to the 'Elm'

16 June 2009 Email this article

In the 1970’s more than 20 million Elm trees were affected by ‘Dutch Elm’ disease.  Recently, one of the last remaining trees was identified on Council land in Bromsgrove West Midlands with the opportunity to propagate from a disease resistant tree. Facelift Access Hire were called in with their 22m Ascendant to allow safe and easy access to all areas of the tree.  The ... more

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New complimentary safety poster supports working at height safety initiative

Continuing to support the working at height safety initiative, Facelift Access Hire are offering a free full colour site safety poster. The poster is designed to be a constant and professional reminder of how to work safely at height when using cherry pickers and other types of access platforms. It incorporates the eight key elements which employers and employees need to consider when setting up t ... more

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Spot the difference winners

10 February 2009 Email this article

To celebrate Facelift's 24th year in the powered access industry we gave you the opportunity to win £500 or five free IPAF training courses at one of our IPAF-approved training centres by entering our spot the difference competition.   Facelift had a flurry of responses following the competition; which featured in the Cranes and Access October issue and the IPAF Powered Access Rev ... more

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