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Five minutes with... Ray Schofield, Depot Manager, Newcastle

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Ray Schofield  
  Health and Safety Executive issues safety alert

The HSE has issued a safety alert to the construction industry, scaffolding companies and scaffolding suppliers, urging immediate measures to prevent unauthorised access onto scaffolding and other work platforms to be taken...

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Scaffolding  
  CSCS announce price rise for cards

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (incl VAT) with effect from 1 September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS. Discussing the price rise...

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CSCS cards
 
  Advanced Operator Training

Operators looking for more advanced and extensive training can opt to take the one-day PAL+ course. PAL+ is an additional day of category-specific training aimed at operators working in higher risk or challenging...

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PAL+ course
 
  CITB research: industry must respond to Brexit skills challenge

Exclusive research from the Construction Industry Training Board shows that one in three firms are already feeling the impact of Brexit. This creates an urgent need for industry and government to collaborate on Brexit-related skills...

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Construction skills
 
  Report backs further moves towards offsite construction

A report published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee has backed greater use of offsite construction, declaring that the UK construction sector’s business models are “no longer appropriate”. The Building for Change report challenges the Government to...

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Offsite construction report
 
  Free Access Guide - Download your copy now

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 our comprehensive Facelift Access Guide. The guide, which is available online or in hard copy, is a quick reference ...

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Free access guide  
  Increase in house building delivers huge boost to UK economy

The 74% increase in house building activity in the past four years has provided a huge boost to the UK economy, according to a report by planning and development consultancy Lichfields. Their research shows that the house-building industry in England and Wales...

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House building  
  Facelift flashback: Facelift helps pass the Olympic flame with Bear Grylls

Back in 2012, Facelift’s enjoyed a very special summer in which it played a role in the Olympic flame’s 28-day journey around the UK when it provided the kit to help the flame pass across the River Tyne on a zip wire at full speed – held by none other than famous adventurer Bear Grylls...

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Bear Grylls with olympic flame  
  Cherry picker helps catch culprits in police chase

The East Anglian Daily Press reports that it was a cherry picker to the rescue earlier this month, as two men who tried to escape police by climbing onto the roof of an industrial unit were retrieved by one of the machines as around 1,000 cannabis plants were seized from...

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Cherry picker over warehouse  
  The Bottom Line

North West company fined after two workers fall from height

North Lincolnshire company fined after worker injured in fall from height

Milton Keynes firm fined after worker falls from height
HSE  
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