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Bricklaying company boss jailed for selling rented boom

4 September 2017 Email this article

The owner of a St Helens bricklaying company has been jailed for eight months for trying sell a boom lift that he had rented, after claiming it had been stolen. The lift had been rented by Colin Cooper, 27, of St Helens Repointing and Bricklaying Services, on January 9th. He then reported that it had been stolen from his premises. However a couple of days later Cooper offered it for sale on the G ... more

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Facelift flashback: Hatwalk event brought to life in London

4 September 2017 Email this article

Five years ago, Facelift Access Hire had the pleasure of helping out with London’s HATWALK project, which saw 20 of London’s most iconic statues were adorned with new hats, Facelift helped out with HGV powered access to the tallest, including Nelsons Column and George the IV in Trafalgar Square, the Angel of Peace and The Duke of Wellington at Wellington Arch, and Shakespeare in Leices ... more

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The UK's most dangerous jobs revealed

4 September 2017 Email this article

An analysis by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and job site Adzuna has revealed the UK's most dangerous jobs. And the salaries don't always match the risk levels Top 8 most dangerous jobs and salaries 1. Construction (of buildings) – 196 deaths, £18,080 annual salary 2. Farming and forestry - 152 deaths, £22,157 annual salary 3. Manufacturing – 111 deaths, £ ... more

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Higher pay for vocational qualifications but too many are still leaving the sector

4 September 2017 Email this article

Achieving a vocational qualification (VQ) can add up to 25% to a construction worker's salary, according to new research from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The Achievers and Leavers report shows that each VQ level achieved really does result in higher pay. The report looks at three related issues – the value of vocational qualifications, the destinations of learners that ... more

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Construction company fined after worker fell from height

4 September 2017 Email this article

A construction company has been fined after a worker suffered life changing injuries after falling from scaffolding. Bristol Magistrates' Court heard how an employee of R J Scaffolding (Bristol) Limited was in an induced coma for two weeks after falling more than six metres from scaffolding. The worker suffered several serious injuries including losing the sight in his right eye and five fracture ... more

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Company fined after fall from height leaves joiner paralysed

4 September 2017 Email this article

A construction company has been sentenced for safety breaches after a sub-contracted joiner suffered life-changing injuries. Lincoln Magistrates’ Court heard that construction company Mager Homes Ltd. had been contracted to complete a house build in Tetney, Grimsby. In December 2016, the worker was on the first floor level installing joists and flooring. Whilst laying a floorboard, he stepp ... more

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Company fined after scaffold collapse

4 September 2017 Email this article

A Dorset based company has been fined after a scaffold collapsed at an industrial unit in Wallisdown, Poole. Poole Magistrates’ Court heard how Swanage and Dorset Scaffolding and Roofing Limited (SDSRL) had been contracted to erect scaffolding at the industrial unit in Alder Hills Business Park, Wallisdown, Poole to provide edge protection for work to be carried out on the roof. The scaffo ... more

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Feature - Nice bit of kit - The Simon UB40

29 July 2017 Email this article

Simon UB40 Underbridge inspection  The Simon UB40 underbridge unit is ultra compact and allows for under bridge access and bridge inspection in single lanes without disrupting the traffic flow. The boom design allows outreach and down reach. A popular machine for all types of structural inspections and maintenance. Watch the video A more spacious cage also allows work to be carried out w ... more

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Could powered access kit have helped at Grenfell?

29 July 2017 Email this article

The BBC’s Newsnight has broadcast a feature in which the issue of whether powered access equipment could have helped the rescue efforts at Grenfell. Aboard a Facelift 61m Bronto sent to the site in the aftermath of the tragedy, presenter John Sweeney discussed whether better kit could help the fire brigade response to fires in high-rise buildings. Similarly, the Chief Executive of the Inte ... more

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10 new Dingli AMWP 11.5-8100 to the Facelift fleet.

29 July 2017 Email this article

Facelift has bolstered its fleet with the arrival of 10 new Dingli AMWP 11.5-8100 Designed for indoor use, this self-propelled boom only weighs 2950kg with a safe working load of 200kg. It has a working height of 11.2m and an outreach of 3m. When stowed it is just 1m x 1.99m It has a number of benefits, including 345° turret rotation, light structure, convenient operation, safety, reliabilit ... more

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