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Feb Training Offer

11 February 2016 Email this article

Celebrate Facelift's 31st anniversary by claiming one of 31 free training places during the month of February when you place a hire. For further details call the training department on 01444 881166 quoting T4F31FEB. Call us now to book your place! ... more

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For sale: Brand new ex demonstration Nifty 120TPET's available for immediate collection

3 February 2016 Email this article

Facelift are able to offer, for a short time only, new ex demonstration 2016 Nifty 120TPET trailer mounted access platforms which are available immediately. Featuring traction drive, bi-fuel petrol/battery option, and a telescopic upper boom, these top of the range, versatile,  road towable platforms are perfect for those operators who regularly need to work at height at different locat ... more

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Facelift welcomes Richard Tindale as Sales Director for Contract Hire

3 February 2016 Email this article

Richard has recently joined us to help deliver and develop our Contract Hire offer.  Richard brings a unique set of skills with his extensive experience in sales and marketing within the access industry, - having previously worked with UpRight, Versalift and Gardner Denver, and progressing to hold senior roles at Snorkel and latterly IAPS Group. Richard commented: “I'm looking fo ... more

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Thousands of CSCS cards revoked after Newsnight investigation

2 February 2016 Email this article

Thousands of CSCS cards have also been revoked following an extensive investigation by the CITB into fraudulent activity at five test centres in the wake of the Newsnight report. In total, some 4,615 CSCS cards have now been cancelled.  The Construction Industry Training Board has released a statement regarding card fraud following a worrying investigation by BBC London and Newsnight. The ... more

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Facelift kit makes the news in BBC Crossrail feature

2 February 2016 Email this article

Facelift made the news this week as one of our Niftylift  X-Trax 12 machines was spotted in the background of a BBC London feature filmed at the Crossrail site.  The machine was on hire to Hochtief-Murphy JV for four months in the Woolwich Tunnel for Cross Rail Project. The news item featured an interview with Labour’s mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan, who was discussing hi ... more

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232,000 new jobs in the construction industry by 2021

2 February 2016 Email this article

The construction industry is going to need nearly a quarter of a million new recruits by 2021, according to new research from the CITB. Their figures show that the construction industry is set to grow by 2.5% annually for the next five years, creating some 232,000 additional jobs. This growth will be spread around the nations and regions of the UK. The most significant growth is predicted in ... more

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Construction wages soar in the wake of skills shortages

2 February 2016 Email this article

Construction workers saw their wages rise well above the national average towards the end of last year, according to new figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). According to their research, employees in the sector enjoyed a 6% rise in earnings, compared to an average wage increase of just 2% across the rest of the country. RICS believes one of the factors driving const ... more

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We're recruiting - come and join us...

2 February 2016 Email this article

Facelift is on the march, as we recruit a large number of new members of staff at depots all over the UK. Drivers and operators are needed at all depots, while the Newcastle, Purfleet and Hickstead depots are all on the look-out for technicians. Training instructors are required at the Birmingham and Purfleet depots, while the Southhampton, London and Essex depots are all hoping to recruit new bu ... more

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Winner of Idiot on Ladder picture competition announced

2 February 2016 Email this article

As a light-hearted touch to the Ladder Association’s annual Ladder Exchange, the trade body calls for entries to its photo competition ‘Idiots on Ladders’, in which members of the public are encouraged to send in photos of particularly poor ladder use that they’ve spotted while out and about. While the idiocy demonstrated is always of a very ‘high standard’, th ... more

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Don't miss February's offer from ZT Harness

2 February 2016 Email this article

Show your team you love them this Valentine’s day with this fantastic offer from ZT.  They are offering: 1 x ZT Safety Harness (Standard or Dual) 1 x ZT 2M adjustable lanyard and karabiners 1 x ZT Holdall bag All for £155 + VAT, down from £285 + VAT. For more information on this, and other great offers, call 0844 573 4899 or email sales@ztsafetysystems.com ... more

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