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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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New Niftylift 120 t traction drive for hire or sale

1 March 2016 Email this article

Niftylift Traction Drives Nifty Traction Drive is an integrated drive system that provides simple, cost effective and most importantly safe method for on-site positioning. Operated from controls next to the tow hitch, Nifty 'Traction Drive' allows an operator to maximise their effectiveness on any series of tasks allowing them to be performed quickly and safely without the need for extra assistan ... more

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IAPA shortlist revealed

1 March 2016 Email this article

The shortlist for this year’s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs) has been revealed, following the judges’ meeting on 28 January in Basel, Switzerland. Jointly organised by Access International and IPAF, the IAPAs celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry.  More than 100 entries across 13 award categories were received f ... more

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Death wishes from Vertikal

29 February 2016 Email this article

The latest additions to Vertikals “Death Wish” series certainly don’t disappoint. The first, sent in by one of the magazine’s readers shows three men misusing a material elevator, riding the unprotected load deck/platform with a large panel sheet. The reader in question was concerned about what behaviour like this does for the reputation of the access industry, commenting: ... more

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Two companies fined after director of one falls through a skylight

29 February 2016 Email this article

Two companies have been fined for safety failings after the director of one company fell through a skylight at the other company’s site. Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court heard how Touch Access Limited (TAL) of Bournemouth attended the site of Beagle Technology Group Limited (BTGL) to clean out roof gutters of the buildings. While carrying out this work the company director of TAL lost ... more

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Company fined for safety failings when dealing with asbestos at a school

29 February 2016 Email this article

An Oxford based company has found itself in court after disturbing asbestos insulation board (AIB) at a school. Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard how Amey Communities Limited (ACL) were contracted to carry out roof refurbishment at Lings Primary School in Northampton in November 2014. During the course of this refurbishment workers from ACL disturbed AIB in a small plant room. An invest ... more

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Company fined after carrying out dangerous window installation work eight-metres above a West End street

29 February 2016 Email this article

A company which manufactured and installed windows has been fined £36,000 after carrying out work in the West End of London with no measures to prevent the workers falling eight metres and after dropping part of a window onto the public area below. Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard Ideal Glazing (Euro) Ltd carried out window installation work at Aldford House, Park Street, London, ... more

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Ascendant 22-17s new lease of life... Local Cleaning Services

29 February 2016 Email this article

The turn of the New Year saw Local Cleaning Services contact Facelift about upgrading their current vehicle mounted access platform. Being experienced operators, having run their old vehicle mount for 13 years, the decision was made to replace it with one of Facelift’s 2006 Ascendant A22-17TJ’s. The unique working envelope that the Ascendant can offer, with extraordinary outreach capa ... more

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