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Warwickshire firm fined after worker fell from scaffolding

25 June 2015 Email this article

Roger Smith Installations Limited of Warwickshire has been prosecuted after a worker fell four metres causing bleeding on the brain, damage to his lungs and ribs. The incident happened at a residential address in Cubbington on 3 April 2014, when an employee of the company fell whilst working on a soffit and fascia installation. The platform he was working on fell from the ladder brackets which ... more

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Ascendant & Light Power Ltd get ready to illuminate the Midlands

25 June 2015 Email this article

In May, Ascendant, Facelift’s manufacturing arm, received an order for two brand new Ascendant 12.5m, 3.5t self-drive van mounted access platforms from Light Power Ltd, a rapidly expanding specialist lighting and highway services company based in Birmingham. Light Power Ltd wanted to add some van mounted platforms to their fleet in order to support their growth and workload. Discussi ... more

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Italy sets new record for world's tallest LEGO tower

25 June 2015 Email this article

Italian LEGO fans have set a new record for the world’s tallest LEGO tower, standing at an impressive 35.05 metres high. The tower was built in the Italian city of Milan and was completed after a five day building process that involved more than half a million LEGO bricks. In addition, more than 18,000 volunteers were enlisted to help put up the structure. The Italian tower has taken the ti ... more

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Construction firms urged to take part in security poll

29 May 2015 Email this article

The trade body for the private security industry is urging construction firms throughout the UK to give information about their security requirements, and has launched a survey aimed at finding out more about how building companies buy and invest in security measures. According to the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the results of the poll will make it easier for the construction se ... more

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Ascendant proves top attraction at Vertikal show

29 May 2015 Email this article

Vertikal Days is now over and by all accounts, one of the most successful so far in terms of visitor numbers, and - from anecdotal information provided by exhibitors - orders placed. This was certainly the case for Ascendant - Facelift’s manufacturing arm too. Our stand was a top attraction for visitors, and many placed orders for our Ascendant range of self-drive platforms. The main featu ... more

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Facelift machine helps tackle drugs problem in Liverpool prison

29 May 2015 Email this article

The amount of drugs being thrown over the fence into one prison is so high that warders have been forced to deploy a cherry picker to remove them - and of course, Facelift was the firm they chose to help them reach into every nook and cranny of the 60 ft. roof. The Daily Mail reported that packages containing heroin and cannabis were cleared from the roof of HMP Altcourse in Liverpool - hurled th ... more

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Housebuilding enjoys best start in eight years

29 May 2015 Email this article

Figures released by the National House Building Council (NHBC) show that housebuilding enjoyed a productive first quarter, surpassing levels last witnessed eight years ago. In total 40,281 new homes were registered in the UK between January and March, with the majority of regions experiencing strong growth. This marks the highest first-quarter total since 2007, when 53,420 new registration ... more

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Ian Nicholson appointed Chief Financial Officer for Facelift

29 May 2015 Email this article

Leading access hire firm Facelift has appointed Ian Nicholson as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ian joins from plastics recycling business MBA Polymers where he had been Group Financial Director. Prior to MBA Polymers, Ian had over 25 years of international finance and commercial experience with Accenture and Oracle. Gordon Leicester, Facelift’s founder commented, “Ian br ... more

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Architects’ confidence soars thanks to construction sector

29 May 2015 Email this article

Confidence is growing among architects about the amount of work they hope to receive from key sectors of the construction industry, research from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed. Expectations of orders from private housing, commercial and public-sector builders caused RIBA’s Workload Index to soar from +26 points in February to +36 last month. The region with ... more

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New Product to the market: Merlin UB100 10 metre Inertia Reel

29 May 2015 Email this article

This 10m inertia reel is one of the lightest, if not the lightest 10m inertia reels on the market. Featuring a unique offset anchor point the Merlin UB100 design ensures reduced stress on the cable and cables exit guide by angling the block during use, meaning a longer service lift and greater reliability. Find out more details and buy from our SafetyShop » ... more

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