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Window fitter in court after worker suffered fatal head injuries

1 December 2016 Email this article

A Southampton window installation company has been fined after a worker suffered fatal head injuries following a fall from a ladder. Brighton Magistrates Court heard how Mark Taylor, 48, a window fitter from Southampton, was helping in the installation of UPVC windows at a 3 storey house in Brighton on the 10 September 2014. He was working from an unsecured ladder when it slipped sideways and ... more

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Facelift's hand carved oak owl fetches £360 for children's charity

1 December 2016 Email this article

Facelift has raised a whopping £360 for a local children’s charity with the sale of a stunning oak owl carved from one of the trees at its Hickstead depot. The owl was hand carved last month by Luke from local business Pixie Mushrooms Chainsaw Carver and all funds raised from the sale go to Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in Sussex, which cares for 300 life-limited childr ... more

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Rushden's Christmas lights

30 November 2016 Email this article

Rushden's Christmas count down kicked off on Saturday with the switching on of the town's Christmas lights. The lights and decorations were put up with an Ascendant 17m which was purchased from facelift. It followed a day of entertainment for all the family, including Santa arriving on his sleigh, reindeer, festive music and singing. Find out more about the Ascendant 17m here. ... more

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Festive tips for safely using ladders

30 November 2016 Email this article

 'Tis the season to be jolly! As many people are starting to put up their Christmas decorations it is important remind ourselves how to safely use ladders. Use the correct one for the job – Loft ladder, leaning ladder or stepladder. Check it’s safe – Are the treads firm, clean and in good condition? Lock it down – Before climbing make certain t ... more

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Lighting Up The UK's Tallest Christmas Tree

16 November 2016 Email this article

 Ardingly’s giant redwood tree has been adorned with 1,800 lights with a lantern on the top, made by local school children. The dressing of the tree marked the start of preparations for Wakehurst’s most popular event of the year, the Glow Wild lantern festival. The decorating of the 110ft (33m) tall Redwood began when the facelift Bront 61 & Bronto 50 truck mounts arrived at ... more

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Charity Auction

16 November 2016 Email this article

Facelift is auctioning off the beautiful oak wood owl carving created by local business Pixie Mushroom. Measuring at just over 3m high, this carving is a real statement piece. The proceeds will be going to Chestnut Tree House Childrens Hospice based in Sussex. The piece took over 9 hours to complete. To see the video created by Brighton based company, LatestTV please click here To make a bid on ... more

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Tower Safety Week

14 November 2016 Email this article

Falls from height remains one of the biggest causes of workplace fatalities across the globe. In the UK alone, 26% of accidents reported in 2016 happened as a result of falling from height. Tower Safety Week was established by PASMA to contribute towards the reduction of falls from heights by promoting towers as a safe way to access height when trained and skilled to do so. Facelift offers a ran ... more

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Construction industry agrees to reform skills at construction news summit

31 October 2016 Email this article

The construction industry has committed to implement industry-wide strategies on recruitment, apprenticeships and training in order create a skills system fit for the future. Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE delivered the results of the Construction News Summit Skills Hack, which brought together 40 industry representatives to agree solutions to tackling the industry’s skills ... more

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Client and contractor satisfaction improved but profits fell in 2015, reveals CITB report

31 October 2016 Email this article

  Levels of client and contractor satisfaction rose in 2015 and project predictability improved, but profitability has taken a hit and productivity continues to drag, according to a report commissioned by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The 2016 UK Performance Report, carried out by Glenigan who surveyed over a 1,000 industry representatives on projects completed in 20 ... more

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Review calls for industry modernisation

31 October 2016 Email this article

An independent review which aims to find solutions to the construction industry’s structural problems has been published today. Led by Mark Farmer, the Farer Review examines the construction labour model and suggests it has given rise to underinvestment in training and development, a lack of innovation, and issues in raising productivity. It concludes that workforce attrition, exacer ... more

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