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Facelift team go nuts for Home start CHAMS

30 March 2013 Email this article

Members of the Facelift team will be put through their paces on the 31st August, when they take part in the NUTS Challenge - a muddy assault course - in order to raise money for Home Start Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex (CHAMS). All money raised by the challenge will help to support families where there are issues such as isolation, neglect, financial hardship, illness, disability, bereavem ... more

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Introducing new PASMA cards

30 March 2013 Email this article

The eagle eyed among you may have noticed that new certificates from the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) have been introduced this week, and to accompany these new PASMA cards have also come into circulation too.    In order to prevent fraud, these new look PASMA cards boast several additional security features which make them exceedin ... more

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UKCG considering making PAL Plus training mandatory

30 March 2013 Email this article

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) is considering a move to make PAL + training compulsory for all safety netters and steel erectors and associated trades by 1st July 2013 in order to further minimise the risk of entrapment when MEWPs are used.  PAL+ is an additional one day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging environments. Anyone who ... more

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Lightening the load

30 March 2013 Email this article

Unloading a heavily-laden trailer may not be the most enjoyable task in the world, but one lorry driver in Taiwan appears to have found an unorthodox – albeit not very safe – way to get the job done. With just a few hearty reverses, the load of bamboo is shifted, though probably a little damaged.  View the video here, just don’t try it at home.      ... more

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Introducing the Multitel SMX 225 and the SMX250

30 March 2013 Email this article

Two new additions to our fleet have caught the attention of our customers recently, the SMX  225 and SMX 250 from Multitel, both incorporating a range of features which put them at the top of their class.  For example, the new Multitel SMX 225 is one of the best lightweight machines on the market for reaching those hard-to-reach spaces. It offers up to 10 metres of working out ... more

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ZT develop new range of harness-ready outerwear

30 March 2013 Email this article

ZT Safety Systems has introduced a range of outerwear specially adapted to be worn in conjunction with the ZT Safety Harness. The range of clothing includes hi-vis vests, bomber jackets, body warmers, winter coveralls and fleeces. ZT can also adapt companies’ branded work wear ready to be used with the ZT Harness.  All items in the clothing range have specially adapted flaps located a ... more

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Staying safe on MEWPs

30 March 2013 Email this article

Discussions of what more can be done to prevent entrapment accidents  have reached fever pitch recently as an Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report revealed that awareness of risk factors– and indeed knowledge of just what entrapment is – is low in many key industries.  The problem is particularly associated with the use of MEWPs, which are increasingly being used in ever ... more

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New poster warns of danger of entrapment

30 March 2013 Email this article

The latest offering in Facelift’s retro poster range warns of the danger of entrapment – becoming crushed against an overhead object or wall. This is a risk particularly associated with the use of Mobile Elevated Platforms (MEWPs) but can easily be prevented with a thourough risk assesment and the right training - the PAL+ Course is for those that regularly work where there is a risk ... more

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Facelift shortlisted for Guardian Sustainable Business Awards

30 March 2013 Email this article

We take our responsibilities to the environment very seriously here at Facelift, so we were delighted to hear we’ve been shortlisted for a prestigious Guardian Sustainable Business Award.  We are being considered for one of these sought-after awards because of the innovative measures we’ve taken to lessen our carbon footprint and to have placed sustainability as a key principal o ... more

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First ever US IAPAs a great success

30 March 2013 Email this article

Miami, USA was graced by the great and the good of the powered access industry last week as over 350 industry professionals from across the world turned out for the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA). Big industry names in attendance included Michael Kneeland, CEO of United Rentals; Brad Boehler, Skyjack president; Matt Fearon, Terex AWP president; and Tim Hatch, vice president of eng ... more

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