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HighTimes is the newsletter of Facelift Access Hire, giving the latest news and offers from Facelift, and also wider health and safety news for those working at height.

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Latest issue: August 2019

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CITB invests £17.8m in project to attract, train and retain new talent

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  HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

The Health and Safety Executive has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2018/19, with agriculture, forestry and fishing and construction revealed as the most dangerous sectors for workers and falls from height are still the most likely cause of workplace fatalities...

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  Noise breaches up 25% on construction sites, says report

The Building Safety Group has reported a 25% increase in the number of noise infringements occurring on construction sites. This follows 10,000 independent site inspections conducted during the first half of 2019 which compared Q1 with Q2. Exposure to high noise levels can cause permanent hearing damage for construction workers, without the sufferer becoming aware of the problem until...

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  IPAF to trial virtual reality advanced operator tests using simulators

After several months of development and fine-tuning, the International Powered Access Federation has announced it is ready for “controlled trials” of its PAL+ advanced operator assessment in a virtual reality environment using MEWP simulators. In 2018, IPAF led an industry-wide...

  Government must delay disruptive VAT changes to avoid construction chaos, says Federation of Master Builders

The Government has not properly prepared the construction industry for major VAT changes coming in October and needs to delay their implementation to avoid chaos, the FMB has warned in a letter to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury...

  Facelift flashback: Our 25 year celebration in 2010 - what a fun day that was!!

In 2010 Facelift celebrated its twenty-fifth year in business. Facelift Access Hire began life in Brighton back in 1985 as an exterior renovations and maintenance company. Shortly after starting up Gordon Leicester, the founder, purchased a Simon D50 truck mounted platform to help with the maintenance work. The machine was also rented out to other businesses and it wasn't too long...

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Contractor fined after fall through skylight

Company and director fined following worker's fatal fall from a tree

Construction company fined after a junior bricklayer is injured in fall from height
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