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Hot off the production line – Seventy seven brand New Niftylifts join our fleet

29 November 2015 Email this article

We’ve just added seventy seven New Niftylifts to our fleet. With a range of platform heights from 12 to 21 meters, the new machines include: 21 x Niftylift hr17s 4x4 fitted as standard with SiOPS  14 x Niftylift hr21s 4x4 fitted as standard with SiOPS  14 x Niftylift hr12s 4x4 bi energy 14 x Niftylift 170s trailer mounted platforms with bi energy and traction drive 14 x Niftyl ... more

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Come join us - We're recruiting - Driver, Operators, Technicians and New Business Sales staff needed

28 November 2015 Email this article

Due to significant expansion in the business and our fleet, we are looking for capable, enthusiastic people to join our thriving business. We need driver / operators at our depots across the country nationwide, and we're looking for Technicians at our Newcastle, Purfleet and Hickstead depots. We're also looking for Training Instructors at our Birmingham and Purfleet depots, and for New ... more

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Facelift at the front of LiftEx Conference Liverpool 2015

28 November 2015 Email this article

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association held its annual conference in Liverpool last month. Facelift was in attendance with a Skyjack scissor lift and an Ascendant truck mount, which we used to help install the Christmas decorations at the city’s iconic Albert Dock. Among those attending were the Haigh brothers Gareth and Russell, owners of Leeds based transport and heavy lift company C ... more

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Guidelines aim to raise awareness of construction health risks

28 November 2015 Email this article

New guidelines have been published in a bid to boost awareness of occupational health risks in the construction industry. Put together by CITB, the Construction Industry Advisory Committee (ConIAC) and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the guide aims to help the sector manage health risks more effectively. In the construction sector, the authors say that some of the main ... more

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Safety officials hand out first notices under CDM 2015 rules

28 November 2015 Email this article

Inspectors from the HSE are urging the refurbishment industry to tighten up safety procedures following a series of visits to sites across the country. The safety officials found that of the 1,908 refurbishment sites visited during their one-month push to improve safety, nearly half – 46% – were below standard. The inspections also saw many refurbishment contractors receive impr ... more

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Free training tool launched for sustainable house-building

28 November 2015 Email this article

A free online training tool aiming to boost awareness of energy efficiency and sustainability in the house-building sector launched last month. The Supply Chain Sustainability Portal has been designed to equip construction workers at managerial level or above with skills in the latest sustainable practices. Set up by the Supply Chain Sustainability School, the project received funding from ... more

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Construction site safety continues to improve

28 November 2015 Email this article

  Figures from the HSE show that the construction industry’s safety record has improved dramatically over the past year. A recent report from the body shows that the number of fatalities in the building sector has fallen from 44 in 2013/14 to 35 between 2014 and 2015.  This latest figure is 20% below the five-year average recorded since 2010 and a drop of more than half on th ... more

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Skyjack president Brad Boehler to speak at the IPAF Summit in Madrid

28 November 2015 Email this article

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has announced that access and safety experts from Australia, Canada, Spain and the UK will speak at next year’s IPAF Summit. The event, which will be held on the 17 March 2016 in Madrid, Spain will be followed by the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) dinner and awards ceremony. Confirmed speakers for the IPAF Summit include: ... more

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Prison plans will boost construction jobs

28 November 2015 Email this article

Nine new prisons are to be built across England and Wales as part of a £3 billion project that is expected to lead to a host of new jobs in construction. Estimates suggest that each of the new institutions could cost from £270 million to £320 million, meaning the total bill for the work could come in at £3 billion. Yet the reforms could eventually save the Treasury as much ... more

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RIBA names Lord Rothschild 'wedge' House of the Year

28 November 2015 Email this article

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named a wedge-shaped 6,200 sq. ft. house in Buckinghamshire as its House of the Year. Commissioned by Lord Rothschild for use by his family, Flint House rises out of the ground with step-style roofing that disappears into the sky. The house, designed by architects Skene Catling De La Pena, sits in the grounds of Rothchild’s estate at Wadd ... more

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