UK-based Facelift has opened a new depot, creating five jobs.

Based in Ashford, Kent, the depot offers a full range of powered access equipment up to 61 m, along with servicing and LOLER inspection facilities.

The depot also contains a large indoor training facility in response to growing demand for good quality health and safety training such as courses from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association (PASMA), said the rental company.

Facelift has trained more than 60,000 people. The 60,000th candidate was Nicholas Peebles, an employee of Knepp Castle Estate in Scotland, who passed the IPAF 1b Static Boom category in June 2014. He was given a commemorative certificate to mark the milestone.

Eddie Reese, senior trainer at the centre, said, “Nothing is more important than safety when working at height, and we’re one of the best in the business when it comes to delivering training.

“The launch of the new centre means that we can now offer a ‘one stop shop’ for both training and hire here in Kent, and we’re sure this will prove very popular with local customers.”

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