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Facelift makes a royal splash

30 August 2013 Email this article

Facelift makes a royal splash Facelift hit the news this month as The London Evening Standard snapped pictures of machines helping out at Buckingham Palace for a makeover. Using an Haulotte HA20PX to reach the first floor,  including the famous Buckingham Palace balcony, the Standard reports how we helped with repainting window frames as a Guardsman stood to attention below. We began t ... more

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F100 Photo Competition Winner - Simon Davis

31 July 2013 Email this article

Congratulations to Simon for his winning entry, - an Ascendant 22m on site to complete some Microwave radio surveys. The 22 was needed for its outreach. Simon commented - 'it was fully extended with two men and we could still reach the top of the lamp pole where we were looking to install a radio link. 'Due to the confines of the recycling site, we could only park at the point shown in the pho ... more

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Slips and Trips: New poster explains the risks

30 July 2013 Email this article

They may seem inoccuous – even funny -, but slips and trips are the most common type of workplace accident, and account for a third of all major injuries. Over 10,000 workers suffered a serious injury because of a slip or trip last year.   Prevention is better than cure, and one of the best ways of preventing accidents is making sure that people are aware of the risks. That’s wh ... more

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HSE interactive package to help workers watch their 'STEP'

29 July 2013 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched an e-learning package aimed at helping employees, managers and specialists learn more about slips and falls, and how they can be prevented.   By using a mixture of quizzes, animations and video, workers will be able to learn about how slips and trips are caused, how they can spot hazards and why preventing this common type of workplace ac ... more

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HSE publishes details of proposed RIDDOR changes

29 July 2013 Email this article

The Health and Safety Executive HSE has published details of proposed changes that will simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.   Changes to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), the law that requires employers, and other people who are in control of work premises, to report and keep records of work-related deaths; ... more

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IPAF, PASMA and Ladder course can all count towards Driver CPC training

29 July 2013 Email this article

Facelift will be offering Driver CPC training from August 2013, leaving plenty of time for drivers to complete their first 35 hours of training by the 10th September 2014 deadline.  As a member of the INATIV consortium, it is approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) to deliver the training course under the consortium approval number AC00832. Each success ... more

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UKCG makes PAL+ advanced operator training compulsory

29 July 2013 Email this article

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has made PAL+ advanced operator training a mandatory requirement for net riggers and steel erectors working on UKCG sites. The change means that all net riggers and steel erectors, along with their associated trades (e.g. painters and welders) that are working in erection or netting activities, or operating mobile, static booms or scissor lifts, will be required to ... more

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Facelift assists with Fourth Plinth Cockerel Sculpture

29 July 2013 Email this article

No strangers to working in Trafalgar Square, this month Facelift were called in to assist with the installation of a big blue cockerel on the fourth plinth. German artist Katharina Fritzch is behind the oversized rooster, which is 4.7 metres tall and painted a deep matt blue. The sculpture was unveiled by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.   We used a Nifty Heightrider 17 4X4 lifting platform ... more

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Sales team hits the spot yet again

29 July 2013 Email this article

The Facelift sales team prides itself on working hard to provide our customers with exactly what they want, so we were delighted this month when we could provide a bespoke solution to Gatwick airport. They approached us as they were having problems transporting scissor lifts around the site. The solution? A trailer built just for the job! The trailer we provided will cater for most low clearan ... more

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Ascendant 17 3.5 tonne trucks available!

29 July 2013 Email this article

Ever responsive to the needs of our customers, when we were inundated with calls requesting prices on used Ascendant 17 3.5t truck mounted lifts, we knew what we had to do. Take delivery of new ones.   It’s not difficult to see why this model is popular. This little truck mounted lift has a GVW of below 3.5t and gives a working height of 17m. It also has an impressive outrea ... more

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