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Are you paying too much for your CSCS card?

29 July 2017 Email this article

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is urging employers and construction workers to be vigilant when dealing with third party companies that offer CSCS card application services. This comes after feedback from cardholders has revealed wide discrepancies in the prices charged for card application services. The official price of a CSCS card is £30. In the majority of cases ap ... more

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NFRC Launches Safe2Torch Guidance

29 July 2017 Email this article

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), has launched its Safe2Torch campaign.   The campaign will provide new guidance, developed in partnership with stakeholders across the industry, which aims to reduce the risk of roof fires when using gas torches on roofs. The Safe2Torch campaign will directly affect at least 50% of all the flat roofs installed in the UK. The Sa ... more

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Facelift flashback: Facelift helps pass the Olympic flame with Bear Grylls

29 July 2017 Email this article

Back in the summer of 2012, Facelift played a vital role in directing the Olympic flame, on its 28-day journey around the UK – helping the flame to pass across the River Tyne on a zip wire at full speed. The torch was in the capable hands of adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls - star of the TV series Man vs Wild and Born Survivor, where he shows viewers how to survive in dangerous, inh ... more

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Four month wait for good builders, new research reveals

29 July 2017 Email this article

Home owners should book in their builder at least four months before their project begins or risk working with a cowboy, new research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has revealed. The research also shows that an alarming number of consumers do not ask their builders for essentials such as a contract or references when embarking upon a major piece of building work. Other key findin ... more

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Coach building company fined after an apprentice fell from height

29 July 2017 Email this article

A Warrington based coach fabricator has appeared in court after an apprentice suffered serious injuries when he fell through a roof he was working on. The 25-year-old worker from Orford, who has asked not to be named, suffered three fractured ribs and a ruptured spleen as a consequence of the incident in April 2016. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard the worker was assisting other emplo ... more

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Construction company fined after worker fell through fragile roof

29 July 2017 Email this article

A Devon construction company has been fined after an employee of the company fell more than five metres through a fragile roof onto the ground. Taunton Magistrates’ Court heard that in June 2016, 26-year old Ryan Sartin was repairing a roof at Home Farm, Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset when he fell through a fragile roof onto concrete flooring. Mr Sartin suffered a broken pelvis and wrist as ... more

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Concrete manufacturer fined after a worker fell from height

29 July 2017 Email this article

St Albans Crown Court heard how the 60-year-old man, Mr Kundi, died three years after the incident. MWR contracted him to part demolish and refurbish a property in St Albans and convert it into four maisonettes. The incident took place on 30 May 2012, when the electrician Mr Kundi was working on the first floor of the house. Access was through an opening to the first floor. He was working on his ... more

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Facelift prepares for growth in indoor MEWPs

12 July 2017 Email this article

This month Facelift has announced the arrival of ten new Dingli AMWP 11.5-8100 into the fleet. Ever responsive to the needs of our customers, we knew we required to widen our range of self-propelled vertical masts.  It’s not difficult to see why these machines are so popular. This self-propelled boom only weighs 2950kg, gives a working height of 11.2m and an outreach of 3m. With advan ... more

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Looking for a new job? We're looking for you!

2 July 2017 Email this article

  If you’re looking for a new position at a dynamic, friendly, successful business where no two days are the same then look no further. Facelift is currently  looking to recruit a number of roles up and down the UK, suitable for those with skills in everything from clinching sales to keeping their head for heights on a film set. Current roles we are recruiting for include: &midd ... more

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Looking to upskill your workforce? Check out our July discounts

2 July 2017 Email this article

  Whatever you use to hit those dizzy  heights, if your workforce could do with a skills refresh, we can help. In July we’re offering £30 off per person when you book an IPAF, PASMA or Ladder Assocation courses for two of your staff members. The Ladder Association courses on offer include Ladder Inspection and Use and Working with Steps and Step Stools while IPAF cours ... more

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