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11 March 2016 Email this article

Hire from us and you will receive a FREE harness with safety gear: 1x Zero Z-10 Harness with lanyard 1x Safety gloves 1x Facelift Hi-Vis vest Total Value:     £69.99 + VAT The Z-10 fall arrest harness is manufactured to European standard EN361, that is easy to fit and comfortable to wear whilst allowing excellent comfort & manoeuvrability. Rear D only Fully adj ... more

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Boom lift jump goes wrong

11 March 2016 Email this article

A former Australian rugby league player Bryan Fletcher broke his ribs and punctured his lung, when a television stunt involving a jump from a self-propelled boom lift went wrong yesterday. Fletcher and fellow rugby player Nathan Hindmarsh were carrying out the ‘Blob’ stunt at Darling Harbour for the Matty Johns Show, to promote the Nitro Circus.  The idea is that the two jum ... more

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Goat rescued from cliff by cherry picker

3 March 2016 Email this article

This is the dramatic moment fire crews were forced to use a cherry picker to rescue a goat from the side of a gorge in Somerset. The nervous animal scrambled down the steep cliff face at Cheddar Gorge, but seemingly forgot how to get back up. Emergency services and the RSPCA were brought in to help the frightened goat, which was carried on to the aerial platform, at around 10.30am on Monday. Pe ... more

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Firefighters deploy cherry picker and close Cornmarket Street, Oxford...to rescue a bird

3 March 2016 Email this article

A trapped bird sparked an emergency rescue mission in Oxford city last week. Firefighters cordoned off part of Cornmarket Street near Moss Bros and HSBC at the junction with Queen Street at about 5.50pm. A cherry picker was brought in and the cordon was set up surrounding it. A man with a cage was raised up to rescue the bird - a crow - that had become trapped. Th ... more

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Supermarket scissor thief

3 March 2016 Email this article

Two thieves were stranded in the early hours of the morning after they stole a scissor lift from a supermarket construction site in Birmingham, UK. The two men had apparently stolen the lift from a local supermarket and driven it down some distance, before they took it up to full height and then either ran out of fuel or battery charge, stranding them in freezing temperatures. Unable to get th ... more

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Holiday hell

3 March 2016 Email this article

Spotted in Mexico a man working from a crude suspended platform – or rather from alongside a platform. The platform is suspended from ropes circling the turret and simply tied onto the guardrails of the homemade platform. Getting it into position must have been something of a challenge? The working height appears to be around 10 metres or so.  In order to reach part of the turret stru ... more

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Considerate construction checklist updated

1 March 2016 Email this article

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched a new checklist of best-practice criteria to support the construction sector in doing its utmost to boost the image of the industry. The checklist will be used during visits to construction sites, companies and suppliers to assess the performance of industry stakeholders against the Code of Considerate Practice. Among the latest additions to the c ... more

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Famous project flashback: The Royal Wedding

1 March 2016 Email this article

We’re never ones to shy away from a big project here at Facelift, so we’ve decided to introduce a new series to look at all the famous projects we’ve worked on. This week, it’s our role in preparing for the Royal Wedding back in 2011… For that job, we were tasked with ensuring that camera and recording equipment had a suitable vantage point to be able to broadcast t ... more

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Rough with the smooth - New Niftylift HR12 4 x 4 added to the fleet for hire or sale

1 March 2016 Email this article

Boasting compact dimensions and class-leading working envelope, the Height Rider 12 has always been versatile and reliable. Its telescopic upper boom provides increased accuracy when positioning the platform and 6.10m outreach make the HR12 4x4 self-propelled boom lift perfect for reaching up and over all kinds of obstacles. Add to this a low weight chassis and a powerful 4-Wheel-Dr ... more

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'Swamp-master' - Ascendant launches all-terrain tracked 18m platform

1 March 2016 Email this article

Ascendant Access, the manufacturing arm of Facelift has recently launched its 18m telescopic-plus-jib A18-13TJ mounted on an all-terrain Takeuchi TCR50 tracked carrier. Nicknamed the “swampmaster” it is the ideal solution for crews who need to reach inaccessible locations such as those experienced during overhead line maintenance and installation as well asvarious types ... more

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