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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 17
    disadvantaged groups See Potential launched by the Department for Work and Pensions is rallying employers to tap into the skills of people including ex offenders those overcoming homelessness or addiction and care leavers It is b more Read more Planning reforms could ramp up housebuilding 2 August 2015 Email this article Major reforms of the planning system aimed at ramping up housebuilding have been revealed and could lead to a raft of new jobs in construction In a bid to boost the number of new homes Chancellor George Osborne has announced that developers will automatically be given permission to build on suitable disused industrial land The measures part of the Fixing the Foundations initiative aimed more Read more Construction firms sentenced after worker death 2 August 2015 Email this article A national construction firm and a glazing contractor have been sentenced after pleading guilty to safety breaches after a worker fell to his death from a store front in Exeter Philip Evans was working for specialist construction company London Fenestration Trades Ltd which was contracted by principal contractor Sir Robert McAlpine to undertake remedial repair works to a glass façade more Read more Cleaning company fined for putting workers lives at risk 2 August 2015 Email this article A Sheffield property and cleaning company was fined for breaching Work at Height regulations Turbo Property and Cleaning Services Ltd of Wade Street Sheffield was issued with a Prohibition Notice in November 2014 after an employee was found to be working on a fragile roof with no protection measures in place to prevent them from falling The company was then found to have breac more Read more A cheque for 100 goes to Will McKee our F100 Winner 2 August 2015 Email this article Congratulations to Will McKee Operations manager for Capital Pleasure Boats Limited July s winner of our F100 competition Will commented We hired one of your nifty 170 machine to carry out inspection works on Charing Cross bridge and Temple pier on London s River Thames this machine was onboard one of our multipurpose vessel the MVP Shakeddog throughout the works and as always was 1 more Read more UK Contractors Group stresses PAL training requirements 2 August 2015 Email this article The Mobile Elevating Work Platforms MEWP Good Practice Toolkit has been updated to include additional guidance about what training is required in particular expected levels of Powered Access Licence PAL PAL competence First published by the UK Contractors Group UKCG in January 2014 the toolkit provides guidance for UKCG sites and for the supply chain on how they should plan mana more Read more Skills shortages hit more than half of mid sized firms 25 June 2015 Email this article Skills shortages are holding back more than half of medium sized construction firms according to new research from insurance group Zurich Some 53 of mid sized businesses said the lack of trained staff was affecting their ability to take on work with bricklayers and carpenters cited as

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 18
    s other firms S G Rae Agricultural Ltd and Forestry Contractors Ltd permission to run vehicles from his West Riverside Farm in Carron Valley more Read more HSE launches new workplace health expert committee 25 June 2015 Email this article HSE has appointed a new committee to provide independent expert knowledge and advice on workplace health The workplace health expert committee WHEC will be made up of nine members who will provide expert opinion on emerging issues and trends new evidence relating to existing issues and on the quality and relevance of the evidence base on workplace health issues Working under the leader more Read more Firm fined after fall from moulding machine 25 June 2015 Email this article A die casting and injection moulding firm has been sentenced after an employee fell from one of its machines suffering severe injuries Chelmsford Magistrates Court heard was told that Mr Sekou Camara had been working on top of the machine at Lesney Industries Ltd at the request of his supervisor in order to clean the hopper in preparation for a change of material used in the machine more Read more Farm sentenced after skylight fall 25 June 2015 Email this article A farm company was sentenced last month after admitting safety failures after a worker falling five and a half meters through an abattoir skylight as he cleaned the gutters in June 2014 Eastbourne magistrates heard Mr Bus was given a ladder that proved too short for the task so he went around to the other side of the building where a set of stairs gave him access to the roof of the abattoir more Read more Warwickshire firm fined after worker fell from scaffolding 25 June 2015 Email this article Roger Smith Installations Limited of Warwickshire has been prosecuted after a worker fell four metres causing bleeding on the brain damage to his lungs and ribs The incident happened at a residential address in Cubbington on 3 April 2014 when an employee of the company fell whilst working on a soffit and fascia installation The platform he was working on fell from the ladder brackets which more Read more Ascendant Light Power Ltd get ready to illuminate the Midlands 25 June 2015 Email this article In May Ascendant Facelift s manufacturing arm received an order for two brand new Ascendant 12 5m 3 5t self drive van mounted access platforms from Light Power Ltd a rapidly expanding specialist lighting and highway services company based in Birmingham Light Power Ltd wanted to add some van mounted platforms to their fleet in order to support their growth and workload Discussi more Read more Italy sets new record for world s tallest LEGO tower 25 June 2015 Email this article Italian LEGO fans have set a new record for the world s tallest LEGO tower standing at an impressive 35 05 metres high The tower was built in the Italian city of Milan and was completed after a five day building process that

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    In total 40 281 new homes were registered in the UK between January and March with the majority of regions experiencing strong growth This marks the highest first quarter total since 2007 when 53 420 new registration more Read more Ian Nicholson appointed Chief Financial Officer for Facelift 29 May 2015 Email this article Leading access hire firm Facelift has appointed Ian Nicholson as its new Chief Financial Officer CFO Ian joins from plastics recycling business MBA Polymers where he had been Group Financial Director Prior to MBA Polymers Ian had over 25 years of international finance and commercial experience with Accenture and Oracle Gordon Leicester Facelift s founder commented Ian br more Read more Architects confidence soars thanks to construction sector 29 May 2015 Email this article Confidence is growing among architects about the amount of work they hope to receive from key sectors of the construction industry research from the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA has revealed Expectations of orders from private housing commercial and public sector builders caused RIBA s Workload Index to soar from 26 points in February to 36 last month The region with more Read more New Product to the market Merlin UB100 10 metre Inertia Reel 29 May 2015 Email this article This 10m inertia reel is one of the lightest if not the lightest 10m inertia reels on the market Featuring a unique offset anchor point the Merlin UB100 design ensures reduced stress on the cable and cables exit guide by angling the block during use meaning a longer service lift and greater reliability Find out more details and buy from our SafetyShop more Read more Banned Manager Hires Cherry Picker to Let Him Watch Match 29 May 2015 Email this article The manager of a football team in Turkey found a novel way to get round a match ban last month with a little help from a Cherry Picker Çorum Belediyespor manager Hamit I k had been banned from entering his team s stadium for the next nine months due to a recent fracas with a referee but that didn t keep the manager from keeping an eye on his team s play more Read more 163 000 claim means Jail for VAT Fraudster 29 May 2015 Email this article A South Wales businessman who fabricated invoices for construction work so he could fraudulently claim 163 000 VAT refunds has been jailed for 13 months Stephen Wright 50 from Llanblethian Cowbridge was the owner of SJ Wright in August 2012 when he submitted invoices to support a VAT repayment claim for 57 000 The invoices from Lex Facilities Construction Managemen more Read more Crawley scaffolding firm fined for unsafe working at height 29 May 2015 Email this article A Crawley scaffolding company has been prosecuted after workers were put at risk during refurbishment work Following a complaint from a member of the public HSE visited the site at Upper High Street Winchester on 18 December 2013 where Michael Alldis trading

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    39 12 VAT down from 60 53 VAT This lanyard offers many benefits over a traditional single lanyard such always being connected to an anchor point whilst manoeuvring in a more Read more Visit the all new Ant artic at Vertikal Days 2 May 2015 Email this article Continuing our drive for faster response and delivery times Facelift is investing in the new Ant artic vehicles from Ascendant Visitors to our stand at the Vertikal Days show Haydock Park Newton le Willows 13 14 May 2015 will be the first to see these in action These new lighter smaller delivery vehicles will mean speedier delivery times and with greater fuel efficiency making them eve more Read more Maintenance sector generates 55 billion a year says research 2 May 2015 Email this article According to new research from the Building Cost Information Service BCIS the building maintenance sector generates around 55 billion a year for the national economy Their findings show that more than 1 billion a week is spent on the upkeep of existing building stock And the study which also looked at how maintenance relates to the overall value of buildings found that this more Read more IPAF reports reveal more than 1 1 million MEWPs in worldwide rental fleet 2 May 2015 Email this article New research by the International Powered Access Federation IPAF shows that there are now 1 120 000 mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs also known as aerial work platforms AWPs in the worldwide rental fleet This is up 8 from the previous year The European MEWP rental market grew slightly in 2014 1 and is estimated at approximately 2 6 billion according to the IPAF European more Read more One in three manufacturers losing sales because of non compliant machines entering the market 2 May 2015 Email this article Plant hire companies and plant operators need to step up to the plate and get involved in ensuring that their machines are properly CE marked and legal for use in Europe manufacturers say The Committee for European Construction Equipment CECE which represents manufacturers has said that one in three of its members is losing sales because of non compliant machines entering the market more Read more Construction firms struggling with skills gaps study finds 2 May 2015 Email this article A new survey has found that the shortage of skilled construction workers is among the main concerns of building industry chiefs around the world The research by KPMG showed that half of construction project owners had experienced difficulties with skills gaps It is just one of number of issues facing the heads of building firms around the world from failing projects to problems meeting budge more Read more Plantworx Safety Innovation award win for Smart PAL 2 May 2015 Email this article IPAF s machine readable Smart PAL Card Powered Access Licence has won the Plantworx Innovation Award in the Safety category for its innovative use of smartcard technology to help improve site safety The

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    in a cement fibre roof at the crematorium in Newton Abbot in September 2013 While carrying out the repairs he fell 6 6 metres to the floor where he died more Read more Ladder fall leads to HSE prosecution for Stockport Team 2 May 2015 Email this article Stockport based Solutions SK Ltd has been fined after a worker sustained a broken heel when he fell from a ladder while installing cables for an alarm system As the man started to descend the ladder it slipped He jumped from it and sustained a fractured heel He was off work for six months HSE investigated the incident which happened in September 2013 and decided to prosecute Solutions SK more Read more Skills card fraud comes under the spotlight 3 April 2015 Email this article The Construction Industry Training Board CITB and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme CSCS have announced that they will be working together to analyse how widespread the issue of card fraud is in the UK The process will start with an industry wide survey aimed at assessing card scheme fraud and how thorough card checking procedures are on sites up and down the UK The survey will more Read more Jail for plant hire fraudsters 3 April 2015 Email this article Four men from London have been jailed for a total of 20 years after HM Revenue Customs HMRC discovered they had stolen 4 million in VAT and laundered it through a number of bank accounts including that of a deceased colleague It was found that the group fraudulently manipulated the accounts of their haulage and heavy plant hire business in order to hide millions of pound more Read more 1 5 million fund launched to give small firms productivity boost 3 April 2015 Email this article Construction companies could be among the firms to benefit from a new 1 5 million fund set up to help small businesses boost productivity This is part of the UK Futures Programme which is run by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills UKCES According to the latest government figures the UK has the lowest levels of productivity of all the G7 nations except Japan with out more Read more Cherrypicker to the rescue in Mumbai 3 April 2015 Email this article A cherrypicker had its moment in the spotlight in Mumbai last month when it was brought out to rescue stranded rail passengers Monorail passengers in the Indian city came to a standstill for four hours on Sunday morning due to a power failure When efforts to pull the stranded train to the nearest station failed a cherry picker was brought in to launch a rescue mission It brought more Read more Facelift passes Achilles Link Up Audit 3 April 2015 Email this article Facelift has just passed the Achilles Link Up rail audit which allows it to sponsor its own staff to work on the trackside of railways One of the world s leading global supply chain risk management

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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 22
    had been helping to clear debris from the roof when he fell nine metres through a fragile plastic panel at Halsall Toys Europe Ltd in July 2012 The company and builder David Plant were both prosecuted by the HSE today 20 March 2015 more Read more Westfield in court over worker s fall 3 April 2015 Email this article The owners of the Westfield shopping centres have been fined after a worker suffered a fractured shoulder in a fall during construction of a roof extension at White City mall Westfield Shoppingtowns Ltd was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive HSE following the incident at the west London complex in December 2013 Westminster Magistrates heard that the company was also the princi more Read more New Ascendants at Vertikal Days 2015 3 April 2015 Email this article Make sure you attend Vertikal Days 2015 at Haydock Park on May the 13th 14th where you can see and experience the latest editions to Ascendant range of access platforms Specialising in making equipment that s built to last British manufacturer Ascendant Access will be showcasing a number of their access vehicles Their durable high quality machines combine ease of use and maintenance more Read more Facelift gets in the driving seat with Caterham Racing 3 April 2015 Email this article The Facelift team had a taste of F1 glamour last month when they were tasked with applying protective vinyls to the showroom of Caterham Racing in Crawley West Sussex which launched over Easter A must visit location for motoring enthusiasts Caterham Racing specialise in new and pre owned car sales servicing parts and aftersales They also have a car hire fleet more Read more Facelift in the Falklands 2 April 2015 Email this article In mid February this year Falklands based Byron Marine tasked Facelift with supplying 2 identical used Haulotte HA16SPX s to their base where they specialise in marine services and oil gas logistics Required for construction and maintenance purposes in highly abrasive conditions both machines were sent off to the paint shop to be rubbed down and resprayed with an extra t more Read more Ascendant sales are on the up 28 February 2015 Email this article Ascendant the manufacturing arm of Facelift and British manufacturer of self drive access platforms has seen a huge surge in orders The 12 5m 3 5t van mounted lift being the most popular along with the A22 17TJ 22m machine Enquiries are coming from all sections of the market although these products are especially popular with roof management and street lighting companies more Read more Ascendant van mounts available 1 day to 5 years 28 February 2015 Email this article Facelift continually refreshes its fleet in order to ensure it can provide the best possible kit to customers The most recent additions to our armoury are eight new 12 5 Ascendant Van Mounts all of which are available to hire from as little as 1 day to as long as five years

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    many as 30 renewable energy projects across the UK is to be kick started by a 60 million grant Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced Aimed at smaller scale initiatives it is hoped the funding will lead to enough green energy to power around 17 500 homes being produced while also creating new highly skilled jobs Beneficiaries will receive anywhere between more Read more Construction output builds for seventh quarter in a row 28 February 2015 Email this article The final three months of last year saw the building industry grow for the seventh quarter running according to new figures from the Construction Products Association CPA It said that nearly half 44 the contractors surveyed reported that their output was higher in the final quarter of 2014 than it was during the same three month period of 2013 Over half 53 of those polled say their more Read more Extra 7 million from CITB to train most needed workers 28 February 2015 Email this article CITB has freed up 7 million of additional funds to train a new wave of construction workers in the jobs most needed by industry to train a new wave of construction workers in the jobs most needed by industry The funding boost comes from a change to the Grants Scheme which returns the supplementary payment to a flat rate of 10 on 1 August This change on its own will p more Read more Liverpool NHS Trust in court over deadly asbestos fibres 28 February 2015 Email this article A Liverpool NHS Trust has been fined 10 000 after it emerged its workers may have been exposed to potentially deadly asbestos fibres The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive HSE after the fibres were discovered

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    dominated by men in the past This campaign will aim to tackle the stereotypes which are still sometimes applied to industries like construction and man more Read more Construction industry writes off 2 billion bad debts a year says report 31 January 2015 Email this article According to a report from Biddy Financial Services BFS and management consultant The Vinden Partnership TVP UK construction firms are writing off an average of 10 000 a year each because customers do not pay With 280 000 firms in the sector and 196 000 of them losing 10 000 a year that is nearly 2 billion gone The report also found that 70 of companies in the const more Read more Offer 20 off orders for the New ZT Adjustable Restraint Lanyard 1 8m 31 January 2015 Email this article Facelift is offering an exclusive discount for all High Times readers 20 of all orders of the ZT Restraint lanyard The ZT Adjustable Restraint lanyard enables a user to perform working at height activities whilst preventing falls occurring It can be used in a number of different scenarios including securing an operative in a MEWP Cherry picker basket or reducing the risk of a fall by preve more Read more Crossrail reaches apprenticeships milestone 31 January 2015 Email this article Four hundred apprentices have now been appointed to work on the Crossrail project Discussing the milestone which means the infrastructure scheme has met it target early UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said This government is investing significant amounts in the country s infrastructure As we start work on other major projects like HS2 and the Thames Tide more Read more PAL Card unaffected by CSCS announcement 31 January 2015 Email this article IPAF has confirmed that its PAL Card will continue to be accepted by the UK Contractors Group UKCG and Government bodies as proof of appropriate training in the use of mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs The confirmation follows a statement issued by the Strategic Forum noting that members of the Construction Leadership Council CLC have decided to specify and promote occupational card more Read more Home improvement work on the cards for 2015 survey finds 31 January 2015 Email this article More than half of the UK s homeowners intend to invest in property improvements this year according to a new survey from Ocean Finance They reported that 54 of householders hope to conduct home improvements of some kind which could mean a welcome boost for the construction industry Discussing the report Ian Williams a spokesman for Ocean Finance said that it remains costly for peo more Read more New UK GBC boss calls for green construction drive 31 January 2015 Email this article Julie Hirigoyen the new chief executive of the UK Green Building Council UK GBC has urged green construction firms to work towards the mass roll out of sustainable property solutions She welcomed the fact that sustainability has risen up the corporate agenda to become a mainstream concern

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