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Reaching the top floor

25 February 2016 Email this article

Spotted on a block of local authority apartments in South East England, a window cleaner risking it all on a pitched roof four storeys up in search of that perfect shine. Complete with grey skies, droplets of water clinging to the trees, and a windblown plant pot, this man really hasn't picked the right day for this sort of foolery. A lone seagull has even stopped off to see what how he fares. ... more

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Why use a material hoist when a modified scissor lift will do...

11 February 2016 Email this article

It seems that a street in Langley, UK, is becoming a hot bed for Death Wish displays. A correspondent came across this extreme example on Willow Parade, in Langley. In his own words: “Just walking down the street and couldn’t believe my eyes! Mario Builders using a scissor lift as a material handler, guard removed from machine and no edge restraint. It goes on and on!” Thi ... more

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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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