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Free ZT Harness on orders over £1,000 in October

1 October 2014 Email this article

Wondering what all the fuss about ZT harnesses is all about? You can find out in October, as we’re giving away one ZT Standard Harness away with all hire orders over £1,000.* The unique, patented design of ZT Safety Harnesses removes the need for groin straps, meaning it’s more comfortable and eliminates the risk of suspension trauma, which can be caused by the restriction to bl ... more

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Jobs at Facelift

1 October 2014 Email this article

Looking for a great role in a growing company, with great pay and benefits and plenty of scope for development? Look no further, as Facelift is hiring! We’re recruiting for a variety of positions up and down the country. In Liverpool we’re looking for an Access Platform Engineer, in Hickstead we’re searching for a Sales Assistant for our training centre, while in Newcastle we&rs ... more

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Celebrating Simon Aerial Work Platforms

30 September 2014 Email this article

The first platform ever purchased by Facelift (back in 1985) was a Simon D50 - so we were pleased to see they're busiess being celebrated in this story published by Vertikal.net A commemorative plaque has been unveiled at the site of the old Simon aerial work platform plant in Dudley, UK. The plaque details the innovations and achievements the company made to build the Snorkel hydraulic platfo ... more

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Stoptober – Stop risking your life: exclusive offer for Facelift customers

30 September 2014 Email this article

Whether it’s smoking or drinking, October seems to be the time charities and the government are urging us to give things up. And at Facelift we’re asking you to stop risking your life by using the latest in height safety equipment - the ZT Standard Harness Kit.   The fully patented Zero Trauma harness has removed the need for groin straps and therefore dramatically reduces the ... more

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IPAF releases half-year results for accident reporting project

30 September 2014 Email this article

Finding from the International Powered Access Federation’s (IPAF) accident database show that there were 23 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), also known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), in the first half of 2014. The main causes of these fatalities were: overturn (9), fall from height (8), entrapment (3), electrocution (2), and technical/mechanical (1 ... more

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Facelift carry out repairs at one of Cheltenham’s oldest churches

30 September 2014 Email this article

Work to repair the roof of one of Cheltenham’s oldest church has started, and the Facelift team have been there to lend a helping hand. St Philip and St James’ Church has needed urgent repair work since the roof and stone works were damaged in storms over winter last year, which left the Grade II-listed building no longer wind or water tight. In fact, so bad was the damage that Englis ... more

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10 things you need to know about CPC

30 September 2014 Email this article

Short for 'Driver Certificate of Professional Competence', CPC is an initiative that promotes safety among drivers by making regular training a mandatory requirement.  Here are 10 key things you need to know about CPC, and what it means for you and your business… 1.     All professional drivers in charge of vehicles weighting 3.5 tonnes or more must be able to pr ... more

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Firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

30 September 2014 Email this article

  A Wigtown-based sawmilling firm has been fined for safety failings after a worker was seriously injured when he fell eight feet through a fragile roof light to the ground below. Tony Heron, then 56, was employed by Penkiln Sawmill Company Ltd and was putting tin sheets on the roof of a lean-to shed at the company’s Wigtown premises when the incident occurred in February 2013. St ... more

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Roofers fail the work at height test

30 September 2014 Email this article

A West London roofing firm found itself in court facing a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution after it allowed employees to work on roofs in sites in Harrow and Ealing with no safety measures to protect them from potentially fatal falls.  Magistrates were told that an inspector from HSE came across the first instance in March 2013 and identified workers re-roofing a property i ... more

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Solar panel installer in court after workers’ fall through roof

30 September 2014 Email this article

The owner of a solar panel business has been fined for safety failings after two brothers fell 15ft through a fragile roof. Brynley Perrett, 37, suffered a compression fracture of his back and sternum in the incident at at a farm, near Trellech, Monmouthshire, in June, 2013. His brother Anthony, was fortunate to escape injury. They were installing solar panels on a building at the farm on b ... more

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