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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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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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