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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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Worker injured by major electric shock wins compensation pay-out

2 July 2017 Email this article

An ex-British Telecom worker who suffered a major electric shock while working near overhead power lines in a Sussex village has won a compensation pay-out, The Hastings Observer reports. Cherry picker operator Ian Andrew Milroy was injured while working in Catsfield, near Battle, in August 2009. The 57-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest, brain damage and burns when he was shocked. He has a ... more

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Roofing company fined after worker fell through a roof

2 July 2017 Email this article

A London based roofing company has been fined after a 56-year old worker fell through two storeys onto a concrete floor. Southwark Crown Court was told how 56-year old Ali Mucoj, while working for Wessexmoor Ltd, had been completing roof work at a site on Glycena Road in London, when he fell from an unguarded rear roof and suffered multiple injuries including internal bleeding on the brain ... more

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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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