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    Default Highest lift you've done..be honest

    Highest lifts you've put in just out of pure lazyness or any other reason , most if not all of us know the boundaries but scaffolders always push them ,

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    About 11 foot. It was inside a laboratory and they were like... 'you can't block this, you have to stay away from that, blah, blah blah' So I just thought **** it and put a big lift in. It done the job.

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    Good man, you've just made me feel a bit better, doing L shape for render got 2 lifts on and said why you doing those little girly lifts for , you should of seen the size of the next lift haha
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    Industrial Estate.

    On top of 12ft Tower added a 15 ft Lift on the Saturday Morning 2 of us on a job and knock.

    In our defense there was not enough Materials delivered on the Friday for an extra 2 & half lifts.(no mobile Phones at the time & office closed for weekend)

    The Customer wanted the Work Platform for Monday Morning.

    We were 2 mins walk from the Pub & made it for opening time 12 noon. (Licence laws now changed)

    Got a bollocking on the Monday morning and not paid for our efforts.

    That was last time I used my initiative.
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    Ha ha Stella now you've explained I think half would of done the same , and the other half looked at the job, looked at the gear available , and fecked off ha

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    Unreal as it may sound Matterson scaffolding used to accept and even encourage basing out
    The first lift from a 13 foot ladder ,
    Which Would be about a 13 foot lift for a base lift .

    How times change 🙄
    #scafflivesmatter

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    When I was a very young lad.my first ever boss Rob miller in Ipswich would very often put one 15 foot lift in for roofing in the early 80's. Happy days. God rest his soul.

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    Mattisons still do high base out from ladders but tbf a lot of their works are council estate and often high base out, but I struck a load of semi detached house's for them top lift boarded, 2lifts a 10/11 ft base out and then a 4/5ft lift on top,now I will do 10ft lifts all day with dummy lift off handrail, but I can't stand infact hate basing out or striking high base out off ladders, people think its quicker And saves gear with a high base out, nothing is quicker then standing and walking on the ground and basing out 6/7ft fact

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    And when I was a young lad second fixer was sent to job for roofers who wanted inspection towers put up.and taken down same day 18ft high 8ft towers so the charge hand said feck it one lift and we based out off 8m wooden ladders and used 21s as braces 18ft lift it was only up for 2hours then down same on the other side finished by 12 and pub rest of day as it was the late 90s and that was the trend smash it up then pub

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    Im sure youve done a few leaners Philios. thats at least a 5mt working lift.

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    I've seen 2 fellas put 2 20ft ladders on a 7/8ft base lift up to the gutter and run a 40ft lift on with a hilti tie at each end and 1 in the middle

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