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IPAF Managing Director Designate attends IPAF Training Course at Facelift, Hickstead

15 December 2003 Email this article

On Friday 21st November 2003, Mr Tim Whiteman (pictured right), Managing Director Designate of IPAF attended one of our IPAF training courses at our Hickstead Depot, West Sussex. Our IPAF training instructors, John Howard and Darren Verschuren both assisted Mr Whiteman during his visit. We would like to thank Tim for choosing Facelift and congratulate him on successfully passing the VMP26 catego ... more

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Prickly problem solved

10 December 2003 Email this article

Brambles are every tree surgeon?s nightmare especially when they are over three feet high, or that was until facelift launched its new 17m X-Trax 170 crawler-mounted platforms. Easily pushing its way through the thickest of undergrowth and capable of climbing a gradient of up to 20° the X-Trax 170 makes easy work of reaching even the most inaccessible of trees. When in position, high ground penet ... more

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Inspecting St George

5 December 2003 Email this article

Facelift access hire, the UK?s largest supplier of specialist bridge inspection equipment, recently supplied Doncaster Metropolitan Borough council with their Moog MBI 230 Bridge inspection Platform to survey the St Georges Bridge in Doncaster. 675 meters in length, crossing the South Yorkshire Navigation canal, River Don and east coast main line the St Georges bridge is the last link in the new ... more

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Latest addition to the Facelift fleet?..

31 October 2003 Email this article

?..is our new range of Snorkel S2033, narrow width (840mm), self-propelled scissor lifts. Consisting of 10 machines, our fleet of S2033's offer a working height of 8.1 metres and a generous deck capacity of 363kg's. Fitted with non-marking tyres and able to fit through a standard doorway, the Snorkel scissor is ideal for internal applications where space is at a premium. Please contact your loc ... more

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Facelift Grandprix 2003

9 June 2003 Email this article

As Murray Walker would say; "Anything happens in motor racing and it usually does!" Well it certainly happened on Saturday the 31st May at Brooklands Grand Prix Academy, Surrey. The conditions were superb, 30 degrees centigrade, blue sky and ten teams of highly charged drivers all with twitchy right feet... Racing throughout the afternoon and into the early evening on 65 mph karts, ev ... more

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NEW Safety Harness Training Course's

9 June 2003 Email this article

From the 1st July, our IPAF training centres will be running a new course on the correct use and examination of safety harness and fall arrest equipment. A half day course (theory) for users of safety harnesses, it covers the following areas; Legislation - Health & Safety at Work Act, Personal protective equipment regulations, CE Marking, EN Standards. Hazard analysis and risk assessment. T ... more

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THE Sun soars again with facelift?.

4 June 2003 Email this article

THE Sun soared over the Big Brother house again yesterday to hammer home the message: ?Give us a bonk.? THE Suns very own Kid Brother - reporter Justin Penrose - hired two of our 80ft-high cherry-pickers to hoist a banner high above the BB house. The 37ft by 12ft message, pictured right, told the 11 remaining housemates: ?Come on give us a bonk. Win The Sun?s £50,000." As dozens of onlooke ... more

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Facelift helps liven up Big Bruv.

2 June 2003 Email this article

This has to be one of Facelift's strangest days hire to date. On Wednesday of last week THE SUN newspaper hired one of our 22m GSR platforms to gain a birds eye view over the Big Bruv house. The headline in the following days paper read............... "THE Sun soared over the Big Bruv house in a cherry picker yesterday to ensure the contestants knew we were offering £50,000 for the first c ... more

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Cherry picker safety - Access and safety made easier

27 May 2003 Email this article

To compliment our access platform hire and sales service, we are now pleased to announce the launch of our Access and Safety Shop as part of this web site. This new addition to our site aims to provide a wide range of access platform and safety equipment at the most competitive prices. We have everything from harnesses to tower frames, hard hats to road cones, and will be adding new products ... more

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New Birmingham Depot Opening August 2003

22 May 2003 Email this article

After some delay, we are pleased to announce the forthcoming opening of our new Birmingham depot. Conveniently situated on the A38, Kingsbury Road in Erdington, only 3 minutes from junction 6 of the M6, it is ideally located to service the Birmingham and surrounding areas. Jamie Hearn who currently manages our Iver branch will be running the new depot with the assistance of Peter Rees who has re ... more

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