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The Bridge over the River Cree

31 May 2016 Email this article

Facelift was tasked with a large job over the border this month, as Dumfries & Galloway Council called it in to carry out repair work on a bridge over the River Cree. Facelift was selected for the job because of its extensive selection of underbridge units. For this job, the Moog 120 bridge inspection unit was used. The Moog 120 is perfect for carrying out under-bridge repairs or inspection ... more

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Train to be an IPAF instructor

31 May 2016 Email this article

Due to increased demand for IPAF instructors, Facelift is currently on a recruitment drive. In order to be eligible to train as an IPAF instructor, you will need: At least 36 months of MEWP operating experience An IPAF Operator PAL card An IPAF Demonstrator PAL card To have completed the IPAF MEWPs for Managers course To be passionate and enthusiastic about sharing your safety knowledge ... more

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See all new equipment - in our latest Facelift Access Guide

31 May 2016 Email this article

If you’re about to hire through Facelift, don’t forget to download our 2016 access guide. Download our 2016 access guide.  An easy-to-understand reference tool for all the equipment in our fleet, it includes a step-by-step guide to selecting access equipment. Covering areas such as Truck and van mounted models, narrow access, scissor lifts and self-propelled booms. It al ... more

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F100 Winner – 'For the love of dogs'

31 May 2016 Email this article

This month’s F100 winner is this picture of a Facelift Haulotte RT Scissor being used by a graffiti artist to reach the top of a building in Brighton as he covers it in portraits of dogs [to raise awareness of the work of the charity Dogs Trust]. The picture was taken by Russell Woodward, Facelift’s sales manager. The Brighton based artist who created the work Sinna One stated 'This w ... more

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Cambridgeshire contractor fined after safety failings

31 May 2016 Email this article

A Cambridgeshire based roofing contractor has been fined for safety failings which put three workers at risk. Stevenage Magistrates’ Court heard that Kerry Parmenter, was contracted to carry out roof work at the premises of Cottage Linen Limited in Hertfordshire. However, work on the roof was stopped by the client after they were informed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of unsafe ... more

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Worker loses life after fall from roof

31 May 2016 Email this article

A Birmingham maintenance company has been fined after a worker died as a result of falling from the roof of a five-storey building. Birmingham Crown Court heard how H20 Plumbing Services Limited were contracted to carry out repairs to two motor rooms situated on the roof of a building on Hagley Road, Birmingham. Two workers set up a station immediately outside of a protected area in which t ... more

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Two companies fined after worker falls three metres from ledge of building

31 May 2016 Email this article

A window fitting company and the principal contractor at a construction site have been fined for safety failings after a worker fell a total of three metres while installing glazed units Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court heard how on 4 November 2014 an employee of GFT Frames Limited (GFT), was installing glazed units in a block of flats on a construction site at Western Avenue, Bournemouth whe ... more

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Timelapse video released of Bedfordshire M1 bridge installation

26 May 2016 Email this article

Highways England has released a short video showing giant steel beams being lifted into place over the M1 near Dunstable as part of the £162m A5-M1 link road project. A Costain Carillion joint venture is building a new 2.8-mile dual carriageway to improve the east-west connection between the A5 and the M1, north of Dunstable. It includes three new junctions, including a new motorway junctio ... more

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Dock worker hurt in man basket fall

26 May 2016 Email this article

A Scottish plant hire company has been fined £26,000 after a worker was seriously injured falling from a man riding basket. Wick Sheriff Court heard how Hugh Simpson Ltd was contracted to unload Deugro Danmark ships once they had docked at Wick Harbour. Hugh Simpson provided its own equipment for unloading and was in overall charge of the lifting operations. It subcontracted JGC Engineering ... more

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Boom collision brings down bridge

26 May 2016 Email this article

A delivery truck carrying a boom lift struck a bridge in Oklahoma City at last week, causing a section of it to collapse.  The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon when a tractor trailer belonging to Sunbelt Rentals with a JLG articulated boom lift passed under the May Avenue Bridge which carries the Northwest Expressway. It seems that the boom caught the underside of the bridge and cause ... more

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