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Access Equipment lines the sky at Vertikal Days event at Haydock Park

2 July 2013 Email this article

The skies around Haydock Park on Merseyside were quite a sight during the 26th and 27th of June, as the Vertikal Days lifting and access event came to town.  The show - organised by industry magazine, Vertikal -  is the UK and Ireland's fasting growing event of its kind. In Europe, only Bauma beats it for size. Suppliers at the event included Multitel, Niftylift and Skyjack, and many ... more

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Coming up roses: Facelift help in survey at Kew Gardens

2 July 2013 Email this article

Facelift's access expertise was called upon in a significant restoration job of national importance yet again last month, when we were asked to assist with a survey being carried out on Temperate House in Kew Gardens.  The largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, Temperate House is being restored in a five-year, £34.3 million restoration project. The glasshouse itself an ... more

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Sold! Facelift holds online auction

2 July 2013 Email this article

Always one step ahead, Facelift held an innovative online auction of used access equipment on Friday 28th June. Working in conjunction with Sweeney Kincaid Industrial Auctioneering, we gave interested parties the chance to view the machines on offer at the William Bros Industrial Park in Kirkby, Liverpool, which was just a short drive from the Vertikal Days show that so many in our industry were v ... more

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Do you have a machine to sell? Do it with Facelift!

2 July 2013 Email this article

If you have a machine or platform to sell, look no further! Facelift is now offering a service whereby platforms can be upgraded or part exchanged. Simply fill in our online form and one of our buyers will call you back to provide a valuation based on current market prices for all manufacturers' products, meaning you know you're getting the best deal possible. Sell your platform ... more

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Facelift adds to fleet at Vertikal Days

2 July 2013 Email this article

We're always looking to further improve our fleet, so needless to say, Facelift didn't come home from Vertikal Days empty handed. We purchased two new Multitel SMX 225 and 10 new Niftylift HR 17s at the show. The super low weight Niftylift HR 17 four wheel drive really is head and shoulders above the rest, with one of the most impressive working envelopes in its class. Its compact base allows ... more

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IPAF develops new links with Strategic Forum and CPA

2 July 2013 Email this article

IPAF has asked the Strategic Forum and the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) to co-operate on re-establishing the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group's sub-group on mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The organisation is keen to ensure that contractors are included in discussions about all aspects of MEWP operational safety on site, and hopes to merge its own UK MEWP safety forum w ... more

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IPAF analysis reveals delivery drivers most at risk from MEWP accidents

2 July 2013 Email this article

Analysis of data collected through IPAF's accident reporting scheme has revealed that delivery drivers are most at risk of being involved in accidents involving MEWPs, and should be the focus of training delivery programmes. Up until 30 April 2013, a total of 303 MEWP-related incidents had been reported by IPAF UK rental company members, involving either their own employees or those of custome ... more

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Kent grandfather dies after plunging through skylight

2 July 2013 Email this article

The HSE has prosecuted two companies following the death of a Kent father and granddad, who died after plunging six metres through a fragile skylight because safety measures were neglected both by his employer and a major drinks wholesaler, on whose site they were working. Robert Rogers, 61, was working for Richard Parker, trading as Ovenden Engineering, which had been contracted by Allied Dome ... more

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Haulage company fined after worker's fall

2 July 2013 Email this article

A haulage company, LE Jones Ltd, has been fined after an employee sustained injuries falling from a wooden pallet carried on a fork lift truck. The worker, who does not want to be named, suffered serious fractures to both his heels when he fell two metres while carrying out repairs to a lorry trailer unit on 22 February 2011. The employee was asked to repair a high level tear in the curtain ... more

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Worker paralysed after roof fall

2 July 2013 Email this article

A site supervisor has been fined after a colleague was left paralysed following a ten metre fall from the roof of a Tyneside Warehouse. Phillip Giles, who was a temporary employee, fell from an unprotected and fragile roof after the site's supervisor, Paul Burke, ignored his own company's safety policy and allowed workers to go onto the roof in order to remove cement sheets when gaining access ... more

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