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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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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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Celebration Invitation - Open Day 17th July Hickstead Showground

6 July 2010 Email this article

FACELIFT, the UK’s leading independent supplier of powered access equipment, would like to invite you to celebrate their 25th year of being in the access hire industry this July. The celebrations will consist of an open day which will provide the opportunity to take a closer look at extensive range of powered access platforms that Facelift have available. On show will ... more

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F22 Winner passes IPAF Training for truck mounted platforms

24 June 2010 Email this article

 The winner of our F22 photography competition, James Whitaker, has successfully completed his IPAF Training in the 1b (static boom) category for truck mounted platforms. The training was held at our Hickstead Depot in Sussex with perfect weather. IPAF course began at 8 in the morning with a theory test followed by practical course in the afternoon. James passed easily and now holds an IPAF P ... more

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Facelift Access Hire to adopt the new ZT Safety Harness

20 June 2010 Email this article

Last weeks Vertikal Days at Haydock Park, saw the official launch of the new ZT safety harness. The ZT harness is marketed as a fall arrest and fall restraint harness, and employs a unique design that eliminates the use of groin straps and importantly the damage they cause. The fall arrest harness was met with a great deal of interest as users of existing fall harnesses saw the excellent benefits ... more

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F22 Photography Competition Winner Announced

7 June 2010 Email this article

The winner of the f22 photography competition is James Whitaker of South London for his entry which will explore the idea of workers. We will be working with James during the coming months to undertake IPAF Operator training for the Truck Mounted Ascendant, and planning for the different shots that he proposed. We had an excellent response to the brief, with many great ideas submitted, selecting ... more

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