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Home owners set to spend £6 billion on property upgrades

2 November 2014 Email this article

Nearly a third of UK home owners are looking to carry out work on their home in the next three years, with up to £6 billion in projected works planned annually, according to a new study from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). And in good news for the industry, almost 40% of these are set to be major refurbishments, including new kitchens, new bathrooms and home extensions, while small ... more

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NFRC unveils updated GRO Code for green roofing

2 November 2014 Email this article

Supported by The National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) - the UK’s largest roofing trade association – the Green Roof Organisation (GRO) has unveiled a new and updated GRO Code for green roofing. The revised code is designed to provide assistance for anyone who is involved in the design, specification, installation or maintenance of green roofing. First published in 2011, t ... more

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Burnley College in court over employee’s life-long injuries

2 November 2014 Email this article

£20,000 after an employee was severely injured when he fell three metres while changing an air filter on an extraction system. The sixth form and further education college was prosecuted by the HSE after an investigation found it had failed to ensure the work was carried out safely, despite specialising in teaching health and safety courses. Preston Crown Court heard that the 63-year-o ... more

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Dangerous roof work caught on camera

2 November 2014 Email this article

A builder has been fined after two of his workers were photographed on a house roof in Burnley without safety measures in place. Mohammed Yasin, who trades as Southfield Property Maintenance, was prosecuted by the HSE following the incident at a semi-detached house on Matlock Grove on 10 April 2014. Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard a passing HSE inspector spotted the men installing a ... more

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Barnet building business turns ‘blind eye’

2 November 2014 Email this article

  A Barnet building firm has been fined after it ‘turned a blind eye’ to potential asbestos hazards being faced by its workers, who were converting an old pub in Victoria Road into flats. Westminster Magistrates were told that concerns about health and safety on the site were raised by local people, who were also worried about the risks to passers-by. An Inspector from the ... more

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We gave our guys the safest harness available...

2 November 2014 Email this article

The Brighton Wheel is a major tourist attraction located on Brighton seafront offering breath-taking, panoramic views of the citys' famous landmarks and stunning coastline. In doing so it presents some unique height safety risks to those working on the wheel. The management of the Brighton Wheel undertake rigorous daily inspections. This involves inspecting each of the 36 capsules before climbing ... more

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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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