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New drivers: What you need to know about CPC

30 May 2014 Email this article

Any drivers who have passed their test since 2009 now need to complete four different CPC training components in order to gain their LGV licence and Driver CPC. This includes: Part 1 - theory test (multiple-choice and hazard perception); Part 2 - Driver CPC case studies test. This is a computer-based exercise with seven studies based on real-life situations that dr ... more

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CPC Deadline fast approaching

30 May 2014 Email this article

The CPC, or ‘Driver Certificate of Professional Competence’ is an initiative that hopes to help keep drivers, and the public, safe by making regular training a mandatory requirement for any professional driver who drives a vehicle over 3.5 tonnes. All drivers, new and existing, must now undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their Driver CPC remains valid. This ... more

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New inspections guidance from IPAF will help keep equipment safe

30 May 2014 Email this article

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has released new technical guidance on major inspections of MEWPs aimed at keeping equipment safe beyond the manufacturer’s design life.  The guidance document outlines a major inspection scheme to validate structural integrity and functionality of critical components of a MEWP. Such a scheme may be undertaken to determine if a machine ... more

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In a tight spot? Look no further for specialist confined space equipment

30 May 2014 Email this article

If you’re working in a confined space, specialist equipment is a must, and any equipment selected must be designed to help, not hamper the rescue and retrieval process. The Facelift Safety Shop now offers a full range of confined space equipment. For example, the Drager Saver PP – Emergency Escape Breathing Apparatus can provide up to 15 minutes of life-saving air in an emergency, ... more

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Sales for Facelift at Vertikal

30 May 2014 Email this article

VVB Engineering has ordered a 12.5m Ascendant van from Facelift in the wake of the Vertikal show, a specialist access equipment trade event held at Haydock Park on Merseyside.  The firm has also indicated that it intends to purchase a further five in the future, to be used on a current project to re-fit the tunnels at Heathrow.    Russell Woodward, UK Sales Manager said: “The ... more

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Coming soon: PASMA tower course for advanced users

30 May 2014 Email this article

After training a record number of over 65,000 people to work safely at height last year, trade body the Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA) has unveiled its latest training course, Towers for Riggers. Aimed at advanced users of mobile access towers, delegates on the course are taught to assemble and dismantle complex towers in configurations including towers with ... more

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Get competent with the CPA

30 May 2014 Email this article

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has published an industry guide to ensuring that plant operators are fully competent.  The guide, ‘Competence to Operate Construction Plant’ was produced with the backing of the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) were also involved in its production ... more

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Providing a platform at Baroque the Streets

Facelift has been showing its artistic streak yet again, as we, quite literally, helped provide a platform for artists taking part in the Baroque the Streets festival, which will see modern street artists reinterpreting the works of the masters on walls around Dulwich.   This year the festival will be running between the 9th and 18th May, the festival will see some of the biggest names in in ... more

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See the Ascendant 12.5VM at Vertikal 2014

See the British built Ascendant 12.5 VM on stand 125 at Vertikal days 2014. An incredibly popular vehicle in our fleet - it has a lightweight, reverse articulated boom designed to achieve maximum payload in a 3.5 tonne van, while its zero tailswing and two independently operated booms make it easy to handle and maintain.    The machine has oversized structural elements, coupled to sensi ... more

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F100 winner - Well done Lesley!

This month’s F100 winner is Lesley Woodland, who spotted this Facelift Bronto working at The Royal Albion Hotel as they waited in traffic on their way to the Brighton Marina. The machine was being used to carry out maintenance works on the building. Well done Lesley, and don’t forget to send your pictures of Facelift kit at work for a chance to win £100. Enter your pictur ... more

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