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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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Sussex sky lights up with 2000 Christmas tree lights

15 December 2008 Email this article

Watch how a 62m Bronto helps put 2000 lights on what's possibly the worlds  largest Christmas Tree. Pilots say this huge tree can be clearly seen from the Gatwick flight path when lit up at night! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year fom all at Facelift. To watch the Christmas tree light up, please click here  to view the video. Or on ... more

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Facelift's dangerous dozen

7 November 2008 Email this article

Facelift have produced an interesting slide show called 'facelift's dangerous dozen'. The 12 photographs depict people who've invented amazingly dangerous ideas on how to work at height. They put themselves and others at maximum risk of injury. A real eye opener, it's an instant reminder of how not do it and a valuable training tool for people working in this area. To wat ... more

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Wolverhampton Wanderers gets a "Boom"

30 October 2008 Email this article

Wolverhampton Wanderers recently hired Facelifts Haulotte H25TPX telescopic boom lift for 2 days to help them carry out routine maintenance on their sound system at their 28k seater Molineux Stadium. The powered access machine was used to allow sound engineers from T G Baker Sound to gain access to the speakers many located some 80 feet up in the four surrounding stands. Steve Sutton Groundsman ... more

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Up and Under! for Facelift Access Hire

23 October 2008 Email this article

Facelift recently hired out there 46m Bronto to Edmund Nuttalls allowing them to undertake concrete finishing works to the soffit of a new bridge being built over an old viaduct on the Old River Soar in Upperton Road Leicester. The five day hire was part of a 1.91 million pound scheme by Leicester City Council to replace the 100 year old Upperton Road Viaduct with a new low-level road, a bridge ... more

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Sky high emergency roof repairs

26 September 2008 Email this article

Facelift Access Hire were recently called upon to assist with emergency repair work to the roof of Shrewsbury’s famous landmark St Chad’s Church. Their brand new 61m Bronto Skylift was seen in action after they joined forces with Mark Bywater Leadwork Specialists and Conservation Architect Tim Ratcliffe to help with a major structural survey and repairs to the lead roof of the 200 ... more

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