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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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New signs for the Echo Arena

19 September 2008 Email this article

Facelift recently hired a 46 metre Bronto to Sign Engineering Technology to assist with the installation of Liverpool’s Echo Arena signs. The installation, which included all the signs electronics on both sides of the building, took a total of two weeks to finish with the biggest letter measuring 4 metres in height. The venue, which hosted this years Capital of Culture opening ceremony is ... more

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Managing mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS)

5 September 2008 Email this article

Keeping in line with their current ‘Shattered Lives Campaign’, campaign the Health and Safety Executive have released further information related to working at height . This is specifically designed for those people managing MEWPs. Their latest guidelines  ‘The selection and management of mobile elevating work platforms’ is aimed at those responsible for selecting, sp ... more

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Toppling tree

22 August 2008 Email this article

The past week has seen high winds sweep across the UK with Sussex holiday venue Littlehampton battling particularly strong gales. Various incidents were reported with one huge tree toppling over and narrowly missing a number of nearby homes. Thankfully no one was injured and it eventually came to rest in gardens. Local tree surgeons used Facelift to help survey what remained of the unstable tree. ... more

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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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