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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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Facelift called in to help create Manchester bee mural

2 July 2017 Email this article

  Facelift recently had the honour in assisting with a special job, when the team was asked to help a street artist to reach the required height to produce a mural in honour of the victims of the recent Manchester Arena attacks. The artist, Russell Meeham, also known as Qubek, created a huge image of 22 of Manchester’s famous worker bees surrounding a heart simply saying ‘MCR ... more

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One in three GB construction firms employ migrant workers, citing skills and availability as top reasons

2 July 2017 Email this article

A report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) into migration and the construction industry has revealed that a third of firms employ migrant workers, saying they have comparable skills to British workers and are more readily available. Some employers (22%) also said they have a better work ethic. However, only 1% of firms said they specifically try to recruit migrants. The la ... more

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Facelift Flashback: monastery maintenance

2 July 2017 Email this article

This time four years ago the Facelift team was making short work of monastery maintenance, with a little help from some of our Multitel SMX 225 and SMX 250 models.  We used the machines to carry out thorough maintenance work at St Hugh's Parkminster Monastery in West Sussex, the only post-Reformation Carthusian monastery in the UK. Play the video of the Multitels at work. This ... more

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Facelift assist in the removal of tower block cladding following Grenfell Tower fire

2 July 2017 Email this article

Facelift has assisted a housing association in Manchester in the removal of potentially dangerous cladding after the Grenfell Tower fire in London. It removed cladding at Blackfriar Court in Salford. This came after checks on the cladding found it to be combustible and therefore unsafe. ... more

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Spotlight on: Our Rail Team

2 July 2017 Email this article

  Disruption on our railways is the bane of the British commuter’s life. So at Facelift, we do our bit to keep it to a minimum through the work of our Facelift Rail Team. With more than 20 years of experience in dealing with the UK’s rail infrastructure, depots, stations and structures, our team are able to help our clients reach even the trickiest spots in the UK’s ra ... more

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CSCS outlines trailblazer policy for apprenticeships

2 July 2017 Email this article

CSCS has set out its policy for accepting the Government's Apprenticeship Trailblazer Standards, as a route to obtaining the relevant skilled worker card. This policy has been developed in line with the changing apprenticeship system in England. The employer-led 'Trailblazer' Standards will replace the current Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE apprenticeships) with t ... more

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