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Build UK members less confident after Brexit

4 September 2016 Email this article

Results of the second State of Trade survey for 2016 from Build UK have indicated that while output from members rose before the EU referendum, there is uncertainty around future workloads following Brexit with labour supply remaining a key cause for concern. The survey, undertaken by Glenigan, reveals that industry capacity remains increasingly tight with 81% of contractors operating at over 75% ... more

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Five minutes with driver and machine operator Keith Spencer

4 September 2016 Email this article

How long have you been with the business? I have now been with Facelift 12 years as a driver / operator. How did you start your career at Facelift? Oddly enough, before Facelift I was in a pretty unrelated career. I was previously a window cleaner and a friend of mine got me an interview here and I have worked for Facelift ever since. I suppose with both jobs you need a head for heights. What ... more

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Two roofing firms are fined after worker falls through skylight

4 September 2016 Email this article

Two roofing companies and one of their directors have been fined after a worker fell to his death through a skylight. Cardiff Crown Court heard how 46 year old Lance Davies, a father of seven, died after falling over seven metres through a roof light at industrial premises in the Crumlin area of South Wales. An investigation by the HSE into the incident which occurred on 15 December 2011 found t ... more

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Bulgarian construction firm fined for unsafe working at height practices in Derby

4 September 2016 Email this article

A Bulgarian construction firm has been fined after a member of the public reported unsafe working practices during the construction of an adventure course in Markeaton Park, Derby. Derby Magistrates’ Court heard how a passing member of the public noticed work at height being carried out from a pallet on the forks of a telehandler at the site in Markeaton Park, where a high ropes adventure c ... more

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Brentwood School fined following roof worker's fall

4 September 2016 Email this article

A school in Brentwood has pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety regulations after a worker was injured as he fell from a roof. Chelmsford Crown Court heard how in January 2014 a maintenance team at the school was working to replace components on a bay window of a residential flat within the school grounds. A 63-year-old employee was working on the roof of the bay window when his foot got ... more

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Adios!

8 August 2016 Email this article

Facelift says adios to 21 Haulotte HA16 from their Hickstead depot. The self-propelled booms are on their way to Tarragona, Spain. ... more

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Free Harness Training - When you book an IPAF course

30 July 2016 Email this article

Claim your FREE IPAF Harness User & Inspection course when you book an IPAF course with us in August. Call now on 0800 072 55 72 to make your booking. www.facelift.co.uk Quote AUGSAFETY. ... more

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Five minutes with... Russell Walker Facelift Regional Manager

30 July 2016 Email this article

So, Russell, how long have you been with Facelift and what is your role?  “I have been with facelift for two years, I started as a depot manager but I have recently been promoted to a regional manager looking after Purfleet,Hickstead and Ashford, which I am sure will bring its challenges but I am looking forward to this new and exciting time. How did you get into the plant hire busine ... more

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Thank you and fond farewell to Raymond Estall

30 July 2016 Email this article

Facelift is saying thank you and farewell to Southampton Sales Manager Raymond Estall who retired this month after 12 years of loyal service. Raymond has been instrumental in developing the Southampton depot and was a much-valued member of the team who will be very much missed by staff and customers alike. Happy retirement Raymond!  ... more

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Facelift at Brighton's Big Screen

30 July 2016 Email this article

Brighton Big Screen, an initiative showing movies, sport and family entertainment on Brighton beach came to us in order to explore options to make 2016’s event even better than the year before. We developed a solution featuring a 360 degree panoramic camera. This was then used to film the event, footage of which was used by ITV and the BBC.  Brighton’s Big Screen event held over ... more

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