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  • Latest Access Platforms News from Facelift - Page 50
    hard to separate the positive reasons to go green from the PR spin which accompanies it However all companies whatever their size can benefit from exp more Read more Man jailed after collective failures led to death of worker 1 June 2013 Email this article A County Durham man has been jailed and a Tyneside firm and one of its directors fined after a demolition worker fell to his death from a cherry picker that was knocked over by a falling roof beam Ken Joyce 53 of County Durham was working for Allan Turnbull trading as A H Site Line Boring and Machining when the fatal incident happened in December 2008 as he dismantled the structural ste more Read more Multitels make short work of monastery maintenance 1 June 2013 Email this article Our recent purchase of several Multitel SMX 225 and SMX 250 models is already proving a sound investment as proved by a piece of work we recently carried out at St Hugh s Parkminster Monastery The Multitels compact size meant the team were easily able to navigate the narrow doorways of the monastery s courtyard while the their impressive reach for a 2 5 tonne vehicle meant that ev more Read more F100 Photo Competition Richard Litherland 1 June 2013 Email this article This month s F100 winner shows a piece of Facelift kit helping workers to reach the heights of the former Royal Lunatic Asylum or Holloway Sanatorium in Virginia Water Surrey now luxury residential accommodation managed by Knight Frank Completed in 1885 the former sanatorium conceived to treat the insane of the middle class is a sister building to Royal Hollow more Read more Facelift recognised in national sustainability awards 1 June 2013 Email this article Facelift was celebrated in the Guardian newspaper s Sustainable Business Awards this month as one of three companies shortlisted in the Energy category We were recognised because of the huge strides we have made towards becoming carbon neutral and energy self sufficient Just by making simple changes we ve shaved 403 tonnes of carbon from our energy output So what have we d more Read more Free Safety Poster WAH Ground Conditions 1 June 2013 Email this article The 6th in our series of safety posters this highlights the need to take in to account ground conditions when operating MEWPs Ground conditions can be affected by not only weather with rain and temperature but also hidden structure including under ground voids drainage and sewers basements man hole covers The weight of the vehicle must also be considered as this can damage surfaces more Read more F100 Winner April Greg Bromley 30 April 2013 Email this article Congratulations to Greg Bromley who is our F100 winner for April Greg has entered many shots over the course of the competition so we thank him for his perseverance this shot was taken on full stick from the cage of a 34m Bronto on site at South Downs Park a former Hospital in

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    areas at a site in Carbis Bay Bodmin Magistrates Court heard last month that when an inspector from the Health and Safety Executive HSE visited the site he found there was no hot or cold running water or even a basin to wash in There was a more Read more IPAF takes Bauma to task over exhibition s circus rides 29 April 2013 Email this article One aspect of this year s Bauma exhibition which didn t go down too well in all quarters were the 50 metre high rides from a tower crane on offer which provoked IPAF to raise their concerns with organisers The rides were organised by AirEmotion on the stand of specialist truck manufacturer Paul Nutzfahrzeuge using a Liebh more Read more Facelift photography makes it into Trafalgar Square Cafe 29 April 2013 Email this article Facelift regularly assists in inspection and maintenance on Nelson s Column in Trafalgar Square and last time we did photographer Mark Mercer also went along to take birds eye view shots of the capital from the Bronto 61 we used When the Government Office for London GLA saw Mark s unique images they were so impressed they had the idea to make a giant 2x3m print for the entra more Read more First IPAF iPad winner announced 29 April 2013 Email this article Anyone who has completed a training course with Facelift recently is eligible to win an iPad and last month we announced our first lucky winner Simon Davis of Datavilla who is picture here collecting his prize from IPAF instructor Ian Reynolds at our Hickstead Training Centre Delighted to be chosen as the winner Simon commented I m really pleased this is fantast more Read more CITB launches Construction4Growth campaign 29 April 2013 Email this article The Construction Industry Training Board CITB has called on all those within the construction industry to have their say on the Government s construction strategy by visiting www construction4growth co uk and pledging their support Mark Farrar chief executive of the CITB said It was a decent Budget for construction and skills but government and industry must continue to work more Read more Good news for construction sector as Growth and Infrastructure Act passed 29 April 2013 Email this article Legislation designed to relax planning laws and kick start infrastructure construction received Royal Assent last month The Growth Infrastructure Act introduces measures that are intended to reduce red tape making it easier for housing development and new infrastructure projects to get going and provide a much needed shot in the arm for the construction sector For example previously more Read more New High Winds poster launched 29 April 2013 Email this article While as we know only too well in the UK you can t predict the weather you can take measures to ensure you re prepared for all eventualities Nowhere is this more important than in the construction sector where high wind speeds can render access equipment in particular unsafe Our

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    during April and May will be entered into our sizzling summer draw the winning entry to be announced at the end of May The prize is of a top of the range BBQ a Blooma Hanang 4 Burner Gas Barbecue worth 350 or to its value in vouchers Contact more Read more Coventry housing association fined after safety failings 30 March 2013 Email this article Coventry housing association Whitefriars has been fined for safety failings after an employee fell almost four metres from his ladder while inspecting a gutter The 52 year old plumber from Solihull was inspecting a gutter at one of the company s houses on Jeliff Street in Coventry in June 2011 when he fell He broke his pelvis and was consequently in hospital for four months The HSE p more Read more One in five construction sites fall foul of HSE 30 March 2013 Email this article Nearly one in five construction sites visited by the HSE across Britain have been subject to enforcement action after dangerous practices were spotted during spot inspections In a month long initiative inspectors visited a total of 2363 sites where refurbishment or repair work was taking place and saw 2976 contractors in total Following the visits 631 enforcement notices were served a more Read more Halesowen firm in the dock following apprentice s fall 30 March 2013 Email this article A scaffolding company in Halesowen has been fined after an inexperienced 18 year old apprentice broke his back when he fell more than three metres The trainee was working for Harris Scaffolding Limited on a construction site in Stourport on Severn Worcestershire when he fell in November 2011 The teenage worker who had been a scaffolding apprentice for just five weeks was carrying out more Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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

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    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 Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more 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 Read more F100 Winner March Craig Kesteven 28 March 2013 Email this article Congratulations to Craig Kesteven who wins 100 in March s F100 competition Craig s shot was taken during a two day job at Kennington Park Race Course and was using the Bronto S50XDT J for maintenance on the high level wiring and flood lamps The amazing reach and flexibility of the Bronto meant that they only needed to set the machine up in half the number of positions normally more Read more Free PASMA Training from Facelift 27 March 2013 Email this article We re offering a Free place on our PASMA training course with purchases of mobile access equipment including Mobile access towers Podium steps Combination ladders Industrial ladders and Warehouse steps to the value of 1500 or more through the Facelift Safety Shop www faceliftshop co uk The PASMA training course is a one day course and instructs ind more Read more Working at height top of the agenda at Safety and Health Expo 2013 3 March 2013 Email this article Without careful attention to health and safety working at height can be one of the most risky practices around so it s no wonder that it s top of the agenda at this year s Safety and Health Expo which takes place at the Birmingham NEC on the

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    old worker who was working for Sherlock Interiors Contracting Ltd broke three vertebrae his right shoulder blade and several ribs in the fall in Kensington and i more Read more HSE Report identifies serious knowledge gaps about the risks of entrapment 3 March 2013 Email this article IPAF has welcomed a report on entrapment from the Health and Safety Executive HSE and stated that it hopes the content of the research will prove useful in improving safety practices in order to reduce the risk of entrapment where a worker becomes crushed against an overhead object RR960 Mobile elevated work platforms Phase 3 is a comprehensive analysis of the risks surrounding entrapm more Read more Congratulations to Scott Drury F100 Winner 3 March 2013 Email this article Congratulations to Scott Drury who wins 100 for his shot of the Moog120 Underbridge unit working in Manchester The work being done was putting oak buffers on the riverside wall part of a redevelopment programme as the land before was a run down carpark wasteland and is now being transformed into an amperthearte with fountains part of the area regeneration Scott was on that job for aro more Read more Not for the faint of heart 3 March 2013 Email this article For some time Vertikal magazine has been compiling a collection of Death Wishes examples of appalling safety practices while working at height While these examples are always nail bitingly excruciating for anyone with a passing regard for health and safety this video shot in Delhi really caught our eye You ll note that neither worker is wearing any PPE and more Read more Countdown to IAPA Awards 3 March 2013 Email this article The great and the good of the powered access world will be hitting Miami later on this month when the International Awards for Powered Access IAPA take place on the 26th March the same day as the International Powered Access Federation IPAF Summit is being held in the city The categories for the award include IPAF Safety Champion Access Rental Company of the Year Contri more Read more ZT Safety Systems introduce the ZT Dual Harness 3 March 2013 Email this article The right PPE when you re on a job is a no brainer and advances are always being made in terms of safety and design The latest innovation comes with the launch of the ZT Dual Harness from ZT Safety Systems Built in to trousers or coveralls it has a comfortable unisex design and has both front and rear attachment points allowing multi functionality Whatever way it is worn it st more Read more Facelift gives Earl Grey a new look in Newcastle 3 March 2013 Email this article Because of our work with London Fashion Week we re becoming no strangers to lending a hand when some of our nation s most loved statues need a helping hand sartorially So we were delighted when we got a call from Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau who wanted to

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    tower whilst stripping out a basement gym in Farringdon Central London The contractor fractured two vertebrae and broke five ribs in the fall The Romanian National was part of a crew of labourers working for Swanley based MJM Fitout Ltd in ord more Read more HSE responds to SpongeBob SquarePants Christmas Lights Story 2 February 2013 Email this article The HSE is continuing its trend of fighting back against detractors who blame them for being spoilsports In a bizarre case health and safety regulations were cited as the reason a man dressed as children s TV character SpongeBob Squarepants wasn t allowed on stage at a Christmas lights switch on ceremony in Wolverhampton The city s council claimed more Read more Worlds first telescopic podium 325 VAT 2 February 2013 Email this article If you re looking for an easy to assemble easy to transport working at height solution the Zarges Telepod might just be the product for you This lightweight telescopic mobile podium allows easy transportation storage and erection of a solid working platform A safer option than a ladder it is an inexpensive and durable alternative to a fixed podium or other low level access equipment more Read more Company fined after member of public alerts HSE 2 February 2013 Email this article While many firms may dread the knock at the door from the HSE it seems rogue companies should also fear eagle eyed members of the public following a spate of cases in which the HSE was alerted to poor on site health and safety practices by a concerned passerby For example a Willenhall refurbishment and shop fitting company has been fined for safety failings after instructing two employees more Read more Record training for IPAF 2012 2 February 2013 Email this article IPAF has announced that over 112 887 people were trained at one of its approved training centres such as Facelift in 2012 This represents an increase of 11 3 per cent over the 101 457 people trained in 2011 To this end IPAF also issued a record 108 065 PAL Cards worldwide through its approved training centres in 2012 an increase of about 10 8 over the 97 488 PAL Cards issued more Read more Pasma training on the up 20 in 2012 2 February 2013 Email this article In 2012 a record breaking 60 000 candidates attended and successfully completed a tower training course at an approved PASMA training centre such as Facelift an increase of 20 per cent on the previous year Since PASMA first introduced its Towers for Users course back in 2005 it has successfully trained more than 350 000 operatives to avoid falls from height through the safe and effectiv more Read more Congratulations to Sarah Carlin F100 winner January 2 February 2013 Email this article We re always keen to receive photos of Facelift kit at work so we were delighted to receive this photo of one of our Bronto 34s being used for some property maintenance

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    and offer customers a finance package which will enable them to carry out retrofit work on their property such as installing insulation The Energy A more Read more More needs to be done to include SMEs in Green Deal says FMB 2 February 2013 Email this article The Government needs to do more to help SMEs get involved with environmental initiative The Green Deal says the Federation of Master Builders FMB Research from the federation showed that just over a quarter 27 of small to medium sized SME construction firms are planning to get involved in the Green Deal The FMB suggests that because not enough has been done to create de more Read more Be seen Safety Poster 2 February 2013 Email this article Be seen we ve just launched the latest in our new series of work at height safety posters this time with a Be Seen theme The poster is illustrated by Stephen Harnwell Jones and was designed to show the importance of wearing hi viz especially in the winter months and on busy sites with heavy traffic Download the Be Seen Safety poster more Read more HSE say firms must do better 4 January 2013 Email this article The Health and Safety Executive HSE ended the year by offering a stark warning about the consequences of poor health and safety practices in 2012 and urged firms to do better in 2013 The HSE s figures showed that the number of workplace related deaths across Britain as a whole remained virtually static in 2011 12 with 173 workers killed compared to 175 deaths during 2010 11 n more Read more December s Prosecutions Firms still ignoring health and safety 4 January 2013 Email this article On a less lighthearted note the HSE showed that health and safety is no joke as they presided over this month s raft of prosecutions which included both near misses and fatalities In a case that could have been much much worse Phillip McGinn of Stormguard Roofing was fined 3 000 and ordered to pay 1 668 in prosecution costs after he and two other workers were phot more Read more Who you gonna call Myth busters 4 January 2013 Email this article After years of being blamed for everything from bans on children playing conkers to workers not being allowed a microwave in the office the HSE is fighting back They listed their 10 most ridiculous health and safety excuses of 2012 including a man being told he couldn t carry a tray of drinks in a bar because he hadn t had the appropriate training The misuses of h more Read more Join Team Facelift in 2013 4 January 2013 Email this article As ever Facelift is always looking for fresh talent and if you want to join a team at the top of its game in 2013 there s plenty of vacancies to take your pick from Whether you re a talented saleswoman an operative or a training instructor

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    than the operative who must decide whether a machine such as a MEWP is required and it is also the manager who is responsible for any more Read more Making safety your New Year s resolution 4 January 2013 Email this article The writing s on the wall for poor health and safety practices and we ve brought out a new series of free downloadable posters to ensure that work at height safety is always front of mind for our customers With a style inspired by vintage RoSPA designs and featuring figures in a range of precarious situations the posters cover key health and safety issues such as the importance more Read more Maintenance IPAF Panel discusses maintenance problems in the industry 4 January 2013 Email this article The proper maintenance of mobile elevating work platforms MEWPs is quite literally a life or death issue yet despite this many companies employers and users have still not got to grips with what their responsibilities are With most faults occurring in the field the onus is on those using the machine to make sure it is properly inspected and maintained for the duration of its more Read more Facelift reaching the top of the news agenda 4 January 2013 Email this article Facelift s work at the Carthusian Monastery of St Hugh s Charterhouse in Sussex continues to receive attention and this month the story was featured in IPAF s Powered Access magazine To read the full story on our website and view the timelapse video click Bronto 50 more Read more F100 Winner for December Bruce Johnson 4 January 2013 Email this article Congratulations to Bruce Johnson at the Facelift Newcastle Depot for sending in this shot of their 46m Bronto working with Sunderland Council and giving Fulwell Mill some much needed maintenance work Bruce comments The job was quite difficult to sort out from the start at the initial survey apart from identifying the correct machine for the job we had to supply very detailed RAMS and id more Read more Wishing all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 21 December 2012 Email this article Wishing everyone a pleasant and peaceful Christmas an enjoyable New Year and a 2013 that is full of opportunities and most of all health and happiness to you and your loved ones We say a big thanks to all our customers and staff for your support and hard work We had the priveledge of putting up the lights on the tree in Trafalgar Square this year and were able to make this s more Read more Thanks for the feedback OST Energy 4 December 2012 Email this article We recently approached Facelift at very late notice with a complex list of roof access requirements and a need for up to three operated platforms per day all across the country From opening a credit account through to making last minute changes to bookings our Facelift account manager went out of his way to

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