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Rise and Shine! All Facelift depots now open from 7am

6 June 2016 Email this article

  At Facelift, we’re always trying to find ways to make our customers’ lives a little easier, and feedback showed that opening up our depots from 7am would enable you to get to work, and get on the job a little sooner. For this reason, every Facelift depot will now be open from 7am Monday to Friday and ready to assist you. So we’ll be seeing you bright and early!  ... more

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BT fined £660k for height safety failings

2 June 2016 Email this article

British Telecom has been fined £600,000 plus £60,000 after two employees were seriously injured in falls from step ladders within hours of each other. The incidents took place more than six years ago but have only now reached court. Teesside Crown Court heard how two BT Open Reach engineers had been given a job at the Darlington automatic telephone exchange. One was installing a cabl ... more

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Suspended

2 June 2016 Email this article

Apparently taken in China of a man rendering the top of a multi storey building from what is effectively a suspended plank. The man has created an ingenious contraption with ropes and wood cross bars supporting the plank, but the chances of falling of, or the whole thing failing are exceptionally high. In spite of this he is confident enough to have his large bucket of mortar with him on the plank ... more

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Dicing with Death

31 May 2016 Email this article

Industry magazine Vertikal added a very photogenic addition to its ‘Death Wish’ series last month, after receiving a photo of workers in São Paulo working at height in the same manner as those workers caught in the iconic photographs of the building of New York’s classic skyscrapers in the 1920s and 30s. Ironically, the photo was captured barely 30 metres from the South Am ... more

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VAT Fraudsters face jail

31 May 2016 Email this article

Father and son fraudsters who set up construction companies solely to claim more than £500,000 tax back on supplies for new build houses that were never built have been jailed. Timothy Bentley, 62, from Cheshire and his son James Bentley, 35, from Sutton Coldfield pleaded guilty to making a series of fraudulent VAT repayment claims over three years. A third man, Salim Rahman, 30, from St ... more

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Industry needs to up its scores on 'Stress Test'

31 May 2016 Email this article

Construction employers have awarded the sector a score of only 4.5 out of 10 for its overall performance in managing workplace stress, according to a recent ‘stress test’ survey from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness week (16 -22 May), the telephone survey of over 100 construction employers found that more than a third ( ... more

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Putting the wind back in the sails of Brixton Windmill

31 May 2016 Email this article

Brixton Windmill got new sailcloths just in time for its 200th birthday last month, with a little help from Facelift. The sailcloths were designed and printed by local design company Eley Kishimoto, creative ambassador for Brixton Windmill’s bicentenary year and part of the Brixton Design Trail team. Millwright Paul Selwood used Facelift Ascendant 22 truck mounted cherry pi ... more

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New advanced course from PASMA

31 May 2016 Email this article

As part of its ongoing commitment to improving safety and standards in the international mobile access tower industry, the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) has launched a new advanced training course: Towers with Cantilevers.  Developed after extensive consultation with PASMA members and the tower-using ... more

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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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