April sees the IPAF Rental Plus accreditation being awarded to three more Access Link companies. Elevation based in Milton Keynes, Horizon at Horbury and Aerial Platforms at Manchester have all reached the standard guaranteeing customers the very best service levels in the industry.
The Link Meets
The Access Link, the UK/Ireland association of independently owned access rental companies recently held its quarterly meeting in Telford as guests of Haulotte.
The meeting included an exhibition of products from the company’s range, including the self propelled X-Boom from Bil -Jax and the Star 10 mast boom.
Haulotte UK general manager Philip James also welcomed the members with an introductory presentation on the latest developments at the company.
In spite of poor weather the meeting had a near 100 percent turnout chairman Malcolm Bowers said: “The Link meeting was very dynamic with most members in a positive mood and agreeing to hold firm on the inter-Link hire rates.”
He also confirmed that a number of new membership applications were currently being vetted with an announcement due shortly.
The Answer To The Low Level Working at Height
Achieving compliance to the Working at Height Regulations 2005 for work at a low level has just got a lot easier and quicker for those based in South-West England thanks to the Power Tower and trailer solution offered by Exeter and Barnstaple based Light Hire.
The Power Tower – a powered answer to towers – can be quickly and easily loaded onto a custom-designed pivoting neck drawbar system making it portable, highly efficient and totally within the relevant legal requirements. A simple, one-button operation then lifts you into the air and straight into action!
Suitable for working use up to 5.1m in height, weighing in at only 300 kg and small enough to pass through a standard doorway, this device is ideal for use in all manner of factory, office, school and similar environments.
An added advantage of the system is that the trailer can be towed on a standard car driving licence, being only 500 kg fully loaded thus eliminating the costs and inconvenience of additional training and vehicle source/hire.
Brian Light, Managing Director of Light Hire commented ‘as an independent company based in South-West England we are mindful of having a wide variety of customer sizes and types. We aim to provide the best possible levels of support and service to these people whilst ensuring we are at the leading edge of developments in our sector and meeting the latest legal requirements. Being able to offer the Power Tower and trailer either as separate entities or a complete package for hiring to allow multi-location work with the minimum of fuss is high on our agenda and it is gratifying to see the number of applications this can lend itself to’.
The Prestigious IPAF Rental + Quality Mark
Light Hire Ltd, the Exeter based hirer of powered access products for South-West England have recently become the sixth UK-based company to qualify for the IPAF Rental+ quality standard.
The IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) Rental+ programme sets a series of minimum quality standards for customer service, safety, staff training, contract terms and machine inspection for powered access hirers and has an annual audit plan in place
Access Link Held Their Quarterly Meeting in Oswestry Shropshire Courtesy of MEC UK.
The venue was the Lions Quay Hotel and MEC put on a private exhibition of some of their range of electric and diesel scissor lifts. Martin Davies the UK Director and Jim Tolle, President of World
Sales hosted a great meeting and presentation.
The MEC ranges’ benefits include basic simple engineering designed specifically to stand the rigours of the rental world. Many of the parts can be sourced locally. Computers are kept to a minimum and machines across the range share common parts. The powder coated paint finish
thickness exceeds their competitors and gives machines almost a plastic coated look.
The Link meeting got through a wide agenda of subjects including discussions of new membership applications which will be announced once the fine detail is sorted.”