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Roofing companies fined after worker fell through skylight

2 April 2017 Email this article

Two roofing companies have been fined after a worker fell nine metres through a skylight onto concrete flooring below. The man suffered life changing injuries and required surgery to install metal rods into his back. Coventry Magistrates Court heard how ACG Roofing Limited had been subcontracted by JDB Industrial Roofing Limited to complete re-cladding work on the fragile roof. At the time of ... more

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£160,000 fine for aircraft company after workers fell from the tail of a plane

2 April 2017 Email this article

An aircraft engineering company has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an aeroplane. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that an employee of Inflite Engineering Services and an agency worker suffered broken bones after the fall at Stansted Airport on 10 June 2015. They were working either side of the tail using mobile elevated wor ... more

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Construction firm fined after worker fell from height

2 April 2017 Email this article

Construction company Kier Construction Limited has been fined £400,000 after a worker fell from height. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard how Jair Morales was installing plywood boards covering holes on the third floor of a building at a construction site in Uxbridge, Middlesex when he fell a distance of 3.95m to the floor below. The court heard no steps had been taken to pr ... more

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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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