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Company fined after the death of worker

2 July 2017 Email this article

A North East-based contractor, Pyeroy Ltd, has been fined due to failings in their work at height rescue planning. Plymouth Magistrates Court heard that on 21 October 2013 Mr Keith Stevens, aged 57, was helping to dismantle temporary roofing at Devonport Naval Base using a mobile elevated work platform (MEWP). His colleagues found him trapped between a roof beam and the controls of the MEWP. ... more

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North West company fined after employee fell from height

2 July 2017 Email this article

A North West welding and metal fabrication firm has appeared in court after a worker suffered life threatening injuries after falling through a fragile roof. Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee of John Fowler & Son (Blacksmiths & Welders) Ltd fell eight metres through a fragile roof of a timber storage shed, whilst attempting to carry out minor ro ... more

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Spiders show what they can do at Guildford Cathedral

30 June 2017 Email this article

We have provided two Facelift Multitel SMX250's inside Guildford Cathedral for a six week period, to help on a refurbishment project. These tracked spider have a maximum working height of 25.2m and a maximum outreach of 11.65m allowing them to access the awkward spaces and navigate around the Cathederals internal structure. With there narrow and standard jacking, and diesel and electric motors th ... more

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Manchester Bee Mural

6 June 2017 Email this article

An amazing tribute to the 22 victims of the terror attack in Manchester has been emblazoned on a wall in the heart of the Northern Quarter. Created by graffiti artist Russell Meeham, also known as 'Qubek', who wanted to created something simple but effective. ... more

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Working at height still the biggest danger for construction workers

4 June 2017 Email this article

Working at height remains the biggest danger for construction workers, according to the Building Safety Group (BSG). And the three main sources of falls from height injuries and fatalities are fragile roof lights, scaffolding and ladders. The BSG made more than 20,000 site inspections during 2016 and height safety failure was by far the most commonly identified breach. A total of 24,634 non-c ... more

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Would-be apprentices to be able to 'try before they buy'

4 June 2017 Email this article

The CSCS card scheme and the Cross Construction Apprenticeship Task Force (CCATF) have struck a funding deal in order to encourage more on the job training for industry apprenticeships. The Pathway to Construction scheme will financially support on-the-job traning for young apprentices seeking a work trial or work experience. Funding of up to £1,000 per student will help local employe ... more

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Crown Decorating Centre teams up with street artists in Aberdeen

4 June 2017 Email this article

A unique city centre art project in collaboration with a Crown Decorating Centre has seen internationally renowned street artists bring Aberdeen’s streets to life. Adrian Watson, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Inspired, said: "The Nuart Aberdeen festival was a remarkable success and attracted thousands of people to see many colourful street art murals on walls around the city centre. ... more

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Need your machine servicing? No problem

4 June 2017 Email this article

If you’re looking for machine servicing support, look no further as Facelift can help. We can carry out machine servicing for all types of cherry pickers, including Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations LOLER inspections and access platform maintenance. Wherever you are, we can meet your servicing needs by sending one of our fully qualified technicians to your site. All ho ... more

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Facelift flashback: The Royal wedding

4 June 2017 Email this article

Six years ago, more than a million people lined the streets of London to cheer the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day. And Facelift was there to help get footage of the crowds via our platforms. We also found ourselves front of camera when another photography team snapped this picture of one of our 34 metre Brontos towering over the crowd. What a day that was!  We came armed ... more

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CITB to fund over a hundred new on-site training assessors

4 June 2017 Email this article

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it will fund a new £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors. Designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great Britain, the Assessor Infrastructure project will increase the number of construction workers holding nationally recognised qualifi ... more

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