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Bronto craned onto bridge deck

28 March 2017 Email this article

 A Facelift Bronto 46m is being used in Widnes, Liverpool. The truck mounted cherry picker had to be craned onto a bridge deck in order to get into position for the job. The machine will be used for the next 5 months. ... more

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Facelift on Brighton seafront

28 March 2017 Email this article

 A Facelift Bronto 52m is being used for cleaning work outside a well known Brighton Hotel on Brighton seafront. The truck mounted cherry picker will be used throughout the year to complete the various jobs.  ... more

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M6 shut due to emergency repair work

24 March 2017 Email this article

The M6 near Junction 14 has been shut in both directions due to emergency repair work being undertaken to a bridge. Facelift were called in the early morning and were able to provide two operated truck mounts to help with the repairs. ... more

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High Art

8 March 2017 Email this article

On Friday 3rd March 2017, BBC’s The One Show were at St Benedicks Catholic School creating some high art based on the work of Arthur Mole, a British-born, American commercial photographer who became famous for a series of "living photographs" made during World War I, in which tens of thousands of soldiers were arranged to form massive compositions that could only be seen from ... more

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Five jailed for running 'forgery factory'

5 March 2017 Email this article

Five men were jailed for a combined total of 30 years for running a ‘forgery factory’, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reports. Satnman Hayer, 40, Sandeep Singh, 35, Harjinder Kingre, 29, Pritpal Singh, 40, and Gurjit Singh, 37, were all charged with various fraud offences after immigration officers carrying out a raid on a home in East Ham, east London, stumbled upon ... more

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Taking the rough with the smooth: New Niftylift hr12 added to the fleet for hire or sale

5 March 2017 Email this article

What do you get if you combine compact dimensions, a second-to-none working envelope and a powerful 4-wheel-drive system - the Niftylift HR12. And the good news is, these models are coming to a Facelift depot near you. With a working height of 12.2 metres, the machine’s telescopic upper boom provides increased accuracy when positioning the platform, while its 6.10m outreach makes short work ... more

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Available for sale or hire: Niftylift 170t

5 March 2017 Email this article

With strength provided by octagonal boom sections, one of the largest working envelopes in its class and a telescopic upper boom, the trailer-mounted Nifty 170 is undoubtedly one of the best all-rounder access solutions on the market. It is also suitable for working in a number of different conditions, with fully proportional hydraulic outriggers that make setting up and levelling the machine up s ... more

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Hike in insurance tax could hit construction industry, says Federation of Master Builders

5 March 2017 Email this article

The latest hike to Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will undermine good builders who play by the rules, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned ahead of the Spring Budget. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The doubling of IPT over the past two years has troubling implications for construction SMEs and homeowners alike. This stealth tax, which is set to rise for th ... more

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Cherrypicker used in python rescue operation in Thailand

5 March 2017 Email this article

Working at height can be frightening enough for the uninitiated. So spare a thought for locals in Thailand who had to use a cherrypicker in order to embark on a two-hour rescue mission to try and untangle a 10ft python from a concrete pillar after it slithered up an electricity post. The serpent had climbed the pillar in order to stalk the birds perching on cables, however locals were ter ... more

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Stay safe with our IPAF - Safety harness user & inspection training courses

5 March 2017 Email this article

Safety harness user and inspection training courses - book now MEWPs are one of the most useful access solutions on the market, and if used correctly with the correct PPE, one of the safest. For this reason HSE legislation requires MEWP-users to wear a full body harness with a short lanyard. Our half-day theory course enables delegates to identify and select the correct type of harness, b ... more

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