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Bronto 61XDT surveys St Peters Church Brighton

3 November 2010 Email this article

St Peters Church has an iconic position on York Place in Brighton, known affectionately as the 'Brighton Cathedral', the structure was built in 1825 and the weather has taken its toll. The ornate and impressive church required structural survey to be carried out on masonry of its spires. HMDW Architects from Chichester working with the Clergy of St Peters Church brought in Facelift  for their ... more

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New Facelift Depot opens in Newcastle

27 October 2010 Email this article

Facelift access hire opens a new depot in Newcastle, North East England. The new depot will improve our current network of depots across the country and our ability to provide the best service to our customers. The new depot located at Gateshead, Newcastle will offer a full access hire service including self drive access platforms and specialist underbridge units. The new location will also offer ... more

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Facelift Access Hire and Universal Aerial Platforms have the reach for All Rail Jobs.

22 October 2010 Email this article

A Truck Mounted Bronto 52m has the reach and flexibility to work on Wimbledon train depot in the taking down and erection of new high level lights. The job was to take down the old stile lattice type masts and replace with the new type mast that can be maintained from ground level. Our Bronto S52XDT truck mounted platform has the cage size and reach to work safely and comple ... more

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Free Safety Harness Kit Offer _ Hickstead depot

18 October 2010 Email this article

We’ll give you a FREE set of PPE safety equipment on all individual hire orders with a value of £500 or greater. Offer is limited to a maximum of three Safety Kits per company. Safety kit includes Full body safety harness with restraint lanyard, hard hat and hi vis work vest. Contact your local depot to take advantage of this offer and mention Hickstead 2011 when booking. Google.com/c ... more

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Y Viva Espana, Brontos access the wind farms of Spain

15 October 2010 Email this article

Two of our large Bronto Platforms have just returned from four months in Spain, where they have been servicing turbines on windfarms around the country. The Bronto 61XDT and the Bronto 52XDT were both used for their high reaching capabilities and access versatility. The Bronto truck mounted access platform have expandable cages that can lift up to 600kg. The added flexibility of the Bronto Skylift ... more

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Flying the flag over Admiralty Arch

11 October 2010 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire had the honour of helping with maintenance work to the flag pole on top of Admiralty Arch in London, the Arch is close to Trafalgar Square at the opposite end of the Mall to Buckingham Palace. We used our 61 metre Bronto XDT, one of the largest truck mounted platforms in the UK, to complete the task.  On a sunny Sunday morning, and with minimal disruption to th ... more

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Facelift provides Rail Access Solutions

23 August 2010 Email this article

Facelift Access Platforms are looking to work closer with Network Rail, London Underground and their main contractors and subcontractors.  To this end we are joining the Rail Link-up scheme and getting fully audited for our core certification. Facelift Access Hire has the skills and equipment to provide access for all types of rail environment. We can work within a station environment and a ... more

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‘DON’T BE A LADDER LIGHTWEIGHT’

11 August 2010 Email this article

 ‘DON’T BE A LADDER LIGHTWEIGHT’ is a new campaign from the Ladder Association, complete with its own logo, which sets out to combat the over-confident and often dangerous mentality of ladder users who rely solely on learning on the job. According to the association, which launches its new Code of Practice today, ladder safety training is the key to improving safety and best ... more

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Best Practice Guidance for MEWPs Avoiding Trapping / Crushing Injuries to People in the Platform

26 July 2010 Email this article

Every year, the construction industry is responsible for causing deaths and serious injury. The industry has done much to improve its performance which I welcome, but there is still room for improvement. Our  industry is innovative and equipment is constantly evolving and developing so that construction  processes can become increasingly efficient. This has consequences for site man ... more

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25 Year Open Day Celebration - Great success

20 July 2010 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire's celebration open day on Saturday was a great success. The open day was held to mark 25 years in the access hire industry. Gordon Leicester, the owner, began the business back in 1985 with the purchase of a Simon truck mounted platform. Photography by Tom Crew Artist In the 25 years that followed, the business has grown steadily and is now the largest privately owned po ... more

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