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London construction site face HSE clampdown

17 February 2011 Email this article

During February and March, construction sites across London will be visited as part of an intensive inspection initiative aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain's most dangerous industries. During 2009/10 there were 1,287 injuries and four workers died while working in construction across London, all of these occurred during refurbishment, repair and maintenance ... more

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Newcastle celebrates Chinese New Year

10 February 2011 Email this article

With celebrations in progress for Chinese New Year - the year of the rabbit, Facelift Access Hire were called in to ensure the Chinese arch in Stowell Street Newcastle was looking its best for the big day on the 6th Feb. There were many things to enjoy on the day, traditional crafts, dance - martial arts - food and drink and games, culminating in a vibrant and colourful party in and around St ... more

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Facelift Access Hire shortlisted for the IAPA awards

5 February 2011 Email this article

The finalists for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) 2011 have been announced following the meeting of the judging panel in London on 28 January. More than 100 entries were received. The IAPAs are jointly organised by Access International and IPAF. The IAPA judges met in London on Friday 28 January and have confirmed the following shortlists for each category ... more

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Lack of Ladder Safety Training results in fall from ladder and a hefty fine.

3 February 2011 Email this article

A businessman in  Lancashire, has been fined after one of his employees broke his back falling off a ladder. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Michael Wilson following the incident at Farington, Leyland, in March 2010. [ Ladder_safety_training_courses] South Ribble Magistrates' Court in Leyland heard that the man, who has asked not to be named, had climbed up a ladd ... more

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Fined for breaching work at height safety regulations

27 January 2011 Email this article

A builder was fined £1,500 after he and an employee were spotted working on a pub roof without any work at height safety equipment. A Merseyside builder has been fined £1,500 after he and another man were spotted working on a pub roof in St Helens without safety equipment. HSE inspector Sandra Tomlinson said: “Mr Molloy apparently had l ... more

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Powered access rail expertise - Central London

17 January 2011 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire has a solution for most access equipment problems, and this one at a major rail station in London was no exception. The client had a task to get to 4.5 metres down over a class 2 preservation wall to attach a new cable hanging system as part of an important upgrade of the station. After detailed consultation and site survey work we proposed the use of ... more

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Boom lift keeps big wheel turning in Staffordshire

5 January 2011 Email this article

You can't go to a theme park or fairground without  having a go on the big wheel. Drayton Manor in Tamworth, Staffordshire is home to an exceptional big wheel along with many other rides and attractions including the famous 'Thomas Land' with Thomas the tank engine. Facelift Access Hire were called in to help with maintenance work to the big wheel during the winter period, the wheel structur ... more

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Cherry picker hire - Repair guttering.

4 January 2011 Email this article

The recent severe weather has caused extensive damage to guttering and roof tops across the UK. Even central London, despite its milder climate, has had its share of damage to gutters, however what is normally a time consuming and expensive situation to put right, can be done swiftly with the hire of a cherry picker. This avoids the dangers of using ladders where the balancing act of maintaining a ... more

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Access Equipment Clearing Snow Central Newcastle

20 December 2010 Email this article

Working in temperatures of minus 10 degrees in Newcastle, the Bronto 52 XDT sets to work removing snow from the Haymarket Metro Hub Newcastle at 2am in the morning. This truck mounted platform has an expandable cage that can lift up to 600kg. The 52 metre Bronto is a popular choice with glaziers, window cleaners and film companies. The recent heavy snow falls have called in its use to clear ... more

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Ladder Safety Training Course Essential

20 December 2010 Email this article

Story from Vertikal - Ladder Safety Training Courses Picture taken in a small fishing village Cornwall. The man looks to be cleaning out his gutters which are around eight metres from the ground.. He has a telehandler with a basket.. excellent you might think, but.. it is an agricultural one with a short boom so he is at least two metres short. He has a ladder as well but alas that is als ... more

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