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F100 winner Gareth Johnson

27 September 2013 Email this article

We love seeing our kit out on jobs, which is why we ask you to send in your photos of Facelift machines at work for our monthly F100 competition.   This month’s winner is Gareth Johnson, who took this picture of an Aichi 14 – a truck mounted platform with a 6.2m2 cage – being used by workmen installing glazing on a building in High Holborn in central London. Because the Ai ... more

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Oh snappy day: Your picture could win €1000 Euros in the IAPA Photo competition

27 September 2013 Email this article

Budding photographers are urged to enter the International Awards for Powered Access Awards (IAPA) photography competition. And if you need an incentive to dig out your camera, there’s an impressive prize of €1000 Euros to be won for the best photo. A celebration of the amazing sights witnessed by members of the powered access industry from their superior vantage point as they carry ou ... more

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Live in West Sussex? Get help ‘greening your business’

27 September 2013 Email this article

Carbon reduction is very close to our hearts here at Facelift, so much so that we were even nominated for a Guardian Sustainable Business Award last year.   We’ve made it our mission to reduce the damage our business does to the environment, and over the past few years we’ve managed to reduce our carbon footprint by 403 tonnes. We did this by making a series of small, but extre ... more

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Facelift makes survey difficulties a thing of the past at National History Museum

27 September 2013 Email this article

We’re no strangers to carrying out work on some of the most iconic buildings in the country, and this month our skills and world-class kit were called into action to carry out maintenance work on the Natural History Museum.   We spent 10 days on site with our 61m Bronto, carrying out structural survey inspection work of entire east, west and front facias of the building and roofing, a ... more

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Download your new Facelift Access Guide

27 September 2013 Email this article

We’re always expanding our fleet here at Facelift, so to make sure you’ve got the lowdown on the latest kit that is available, make sure you download your  copy of the new Facelift Access Guide.  The guide, which is available online or in hard copy, is a quick reference tool to help you quickly get to grips with the vital stats of the equipment in our fleet, so you can selec ... more

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Banger racing with IPAF UK

27 September 2013 Email this article

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) held its first UK banger racing event this month, where teams drawn from the great and the good of IPAF member businesses put their wits to test on the track as they competed for the top prize. Taking place at a racing track on the outskirts of Northampton, the event was a chance for businesses to engage with each other in a fun – and high ... more

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Don't over-reach on ladders, says new Facelift poster

3 September 2013 Email this article

The latest poster in the Facelift safety series shows our health and safety character working safely for once. With falls from ladders still accounting for a great number of falls from height, the latest poster shows why it is so important to pay attention to ladder safety requirements and not overreach – users should always ensure their navel stays within the stiles and keep both feet on t ... more

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Big savings for Facelift customers in the Ladder Exchange

2 September 2013 Email this article

Safety is at the heart of all we do here at Facelift, so we're delighted to be taking part in the Ladder Association's Ladder Exchange 2013, which aims to promote safe working at height by providing an incentive for trading in old, unsafe ladders. From 1st September - 30th December 2013, we're offering our customers a discount off the purchase price of a brand new, safe, ladder when you bring i ... more

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F100 winner - Congratulation to Kenny Ingram

2 September 2013 Email this article

This month's F100 photo competition winner has taken a keen interest in  aerial platforms for several years after working as an advanced rigger in the film industry for many years. Kenny's current role as a motorcycle courier allows him to keep an eye out for interesting sights so he was delighted to spot this super-sized piece of Facelift kit at work on Pall Mall near St James' Palace in cen ... more

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Accident log shows rise in mobile platform deaths

2 September 2013 Email this article

There were 28 fatalities worldwide involving mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the first half of 2013, according to figures from the IPAF accident database. The number was 65% up on the same period last year, though this is likely to be because  more data was captured. While the main causes of fatalities were fairly evenly spread in the first half of 2012, the first half of 2013 s ... more

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