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Ladder training - can you tick the box?

31 July 2008 Email this article

Anthony Gower Smith a 73 year old school caretaker has successfully claimed damages against his local authority employer by demonstrating their failure to train him to correctly use a stepladder. He claimed that this failure was a major contributory factor in the injuries he sustained in a fall from a 1.8m stepladder. Mr Gower-Smith is claiming £50,000 in damages after spending time in an in ... more

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Prototype hydro access platform

23 July 2008 Email this article

We recently received these pictures of what is believed to be a prototype hydro access platform under development in Spain with the assistance of the local fire brigade!! To view this amazing industry advancement just click here     If you’ve found anything interesting be it fact or fun and you’d like to share it with us please send it to marketing@facel ... more

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Facelift expands scissor lift fleet

14 July 2008 Email this article

Facelift has recently taken delivery of its first 10 Compact 12DX Scissor lifts, bringing its scissor fleet to just over 300 units. Manufactured by French supplier Haulotte, the Compact 12DX is a brilliant piece of machinery and has few equals when it comes to rough terrain work. The Compact 12's most valuable asset is its extremely tight turning circle, having an outside turning radius of 3.73 ... more

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Facelift supports 'Shattered Lives Campaign'

23 June 2008 Email this article

Facelift is pleased to announce its support of the HSE's (Health and Safety Executive). Shattered Lives Campaign, also endorsed by IPAF (International Powered Access Federation). The campaign is targeting those most at risk of a slip, trip or fall at work and those who are best placed to take action which will help prevent accidents occurring. The focus of the campaign is to raise awareness o ... more

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Rainham Ladies Race for Life 2008

16 June 2008 Email this article

Sunday saw the girls from our Rainham depot take part in the Race for Life. Lisa, Sandy, Rebecca, Tracey and Joanne put their best foot forward to complete the 5 kilometre race for Cancer Research UK. Managing Director Gordon Leicester promised to double the girls sponsorship money, but only if they wore grass skirts for the whole event, and as you can see from the picture they definitely aime ... more

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Bronto does land sea and air

2 June 2008 Email this article

Facelift recently worked with offshore service company Oceanteam to help them survey a huge 'A' frame based on their multi-functional cable installation barge, the 92 metre CLB Explorer. The barge is used to lay power cables on the seabed. On deck is a large cable burial plough which is overboarded to the seabed to plough the cables to required depth for protection. The 'A' frame serves as the la ... more

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£1000 Reward Offered...

17 May 2008 Email this article

For information leading to the safe return of our stolen Nifty 170 HDT trailer mounted access platform. Serial No 17-11804 The trailer was last seen in the Churchyard of St Gabriels Church, Middleton, Cheshire at approximately 11.00pm on Sunday March 30th. If you have any information which could help trace the whereabouts of our machine please don't hesitate to contact Jane Lawrence on 0800 07 ... more

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Getting the message across

14 May 2008 Email this article

Ian Reynolds one of Facelifts experienced training instructors has recently delivered a very successful presentation at the Chimney Works Trade Show in Harrogate. Ian presented the Working At Height topic to a large audience with some very positive feedback from members - many requesting further information on how to work safely at height. The National Association of Chimney Sweeps wrote a ... more

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Facelift expand Upright fleet

21 April 2008 Email this article

Facelift has taken delivery of its first four Upright SL30SL machines and the unique rough terrain lifts are proving a hit with customers. Frank Page Operations Director said: 'Facelift has earned a reputation for providing a total powered access solution with a broad range of products at the right price. The SL30SL is a fantastic bit of kit and for rough terrain work it really has no equal. We ha ... more

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Survey success using access equipment

31 March 2008 Email this article

Facelift recently worked with Interroute Traffic Operations to assist in the trial use of access equipment to enable safe and accurate measurement of the company's loose stockpiles (particularly road salt.) Previously surveyors had to rely on line of sight to gauge the quantity remaining but this didn't provide accurate results and was known to be a difficult job. However, success was achieved wh ... more

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