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Tool lanyards to eliminate danger of dropping tools while working at height

Buy tool lanyards from Prolift Access

Ridgegear’s tool lanyards can help you prevent dropping tools while working at height

Tool lanyards are an essential height safety product designed to eliminate injuries from falling tools – a significant cause of fatalities in the workplace.

Ridgegear’s full range of high-quality tool lanyards are available to buy now from the Prolift Access e-shop on our website.

These UK-made lanyards come in three different ranges with a variety of tool tethering options, as well as a loop for karabiner connection to your harness.

Standard tool lanyards are made from high-quality flat webbing to provide basic tool restraint for small tools weighing up to 3kg.

The elastic tool lanyard range is manufactured from webbing with added elastication for ease of movement and basic energy-absorbing properties.

Ridgegear also have a shock absorber tool lanyard range, which are made from either advanced Kinetic webbing or incorporating a neat shock pack. These shock absorber lanyards are the pinnacle of tool height safety. In the event of dropping a heavy tool, they significantly minimise the risk of the user being pulled off a ladder or platform by drastically reducing the peak loads.

Prices for these tool lanyards start at just £8.00 each. To browse the entire range, visit our Prolift Access tool lanyard sales page on our website or call us on 01823 653927 for more details.

Unusual discovery during boom lift LOLER examination

Prolift Access engineers are experts in fault-finding and repair when it comes to powered access equipment, but some jobs aren’t as straight forward as you’d expect.

A family of birds found nesting in a customer’s boom lift this week

During a visit to a customer’s site for a routine LOLER examination and service on a trailer-mounted boom lift this week, our mobile engineer Barry Green made a particularly unusual discovery.

A family of birds had nested in the Niftylift 120T and, judging by Barry’s photo, the babies seemed more interested in getting their breakfast than a six-monthly LOLER.

After liaising with the customer, it was decided to delay the service and keep the machine out of action until the young birds have flown the nest.

Our standard agreements over 1-3 years include all LOLER examinations, services, reminders, certificates and documentation, as well as no callout fees on breakdowns. We have depots located across the South West, and can provide flexible agreements tailored to suit your requirements.

If you own a boom or scissor lift and would like to know more about our service maintenance agreements, call us now on 01823 665902 or email [email protected].

For more information, visit our website www.proliftaccess.co.uk 

Pop Up Mi-TOWER scaffold towers available to buy now from Prolift Access

Prolift Access have become official online suppliers of the Pop Up Mi-TOWER access tower range.

The Mi-TOWER is designed for use by one person, and can be easily assembled by one user in less than 10 minutes. Watch our video guide to see just how simple it is.

A choice of 2m, 3m or 4m platform heights are available, and all tower components will be delivered in a storage and transport trolley which doubles up as the tower base.

This makes the Mi-TOWER easy to store or move the tower when not in use. It is available to buy online now from our e-shop, along with the Mi-TOWER+.

This larger tower has a 1.5m long platform which means it can be used by two people. However the assembly can still easily be done by one user in less than 15 minutes. The Mi-TOWER+ is available to buy in a choice of five platform heights – 2m, 3m, 4m, 5m or 6m.

These Pop Up products join our full range of Lyte and Youngman Boss towers which are available to buy from our e-shop. For a competitive sales quote, including delivery direct to your door or site, call us now on 01823 653927 or e-mail [email protected].

Visit our e-shop for more details on buying a Mi-TOWER or a Mi-TOWER+, or to browse our full range of industrial access towers for sale. We can also provide a free no-obligation sales quote online – you don’t even need to make a phone call! Just fill in the online form on any tower sales page, and we’ll email you your quote within one working day.

We are also an approved PASMA training provider, and can offer access tower courses at any of our centres or at your site if facilities are suitable.

Buy used boom or scissor lifts fresh out of refurbishment

Our 2002 JLG 450AJ articulating diesel boom lift is available to buy now

Buying a refurbished boom or scissor lift can be a cost-effective alternative to buying new powered access machinery. At Prolift Access, we can give used machines a new lease of life with refurbishments and resprays prior to sale.

One of our Genie GS-1932 electric scissor lifts which underwent a full refurbishment prior to sale

Pictured are two of our most recent refurbishments, a 2002 JLG 450AJ diesel boom lift and a 2005 Genie GS-1932 electric scissor which are both looking as good as new.

The JLG 450AJ is a 45ft articulating boom lift which has been a reliable member of our hire fleet. It has been professionally maintained and fully serviced under Prolift’s company service plan, and is available to view or buy now for £14,950 + VAT.

The GS-1932 has already been snapped up, but is one of several Genie 19ft electric scissors available for refurbishment prior to sale if required. We also have 2004 and 2006 models available, with prices starting at £4,555 + VAT.

To view a full list of all used booms and scissors currently for sale, visit our Prolift Access used sales page. For further information about buying a machine, call our main depot on 01823 665902 and speak to one of our experts.

Prolift MD plans charity cycle ride to APEX 2017 in Amsterdam

Prolift Access managing director Andy Pearson is planning to cycle more than 400km to this year’s APEX 2017 show in Amsterdam.

Prolift Access managing director Andy Pearson is planning a three-day charity cycle to Amsterdam to raise money for the Lighthouse Club

Andy is planning the three-day charity ride to raise money for the Lighthouse Club, which provides support to construction workers and their families.

He already has several riders joining him, including IPAF’s director of operations Giles Councell, Training-4-Safety training manager Barry Donaghy and Barry’s daughter Katherine.

But he’s keen to hear from anyone else interested in taking part.

Andy said: “Day one is a 143km route. We start early at Royal Tunbridge Wells, heading for the ferry at Dover which will take in a short climb up to the top of the famous white cliffs.

“After crossing the English Channel, we’ll cycle the short ride from Calais along the coast to Dunkirk for our first overnight stay.

“Day two takes in three countries over 125km. From Dunkirk, we’ll head along the coast into Belgium and then inland towards Bruges. We’ll finish the day by cycling into Holland for an overnight stop at Middelburg.

“The grand finale on day three is a 170km flat ride towards Amsterdam, passing Rotterdam and The Hague.”

The charity ride is due to start on Saturday, April 29, arriving in Amsterdam on Monday, May 1 – the day before the start of the show at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.

Anyone interested in joining Andy can contact him at Prolift Access on 01823 665902. To make a donation, visit his JustGiving page.

Prolift Access backs IPAF’s Andy Access MEWP safety campaign

Prolift Access are supporting IPAF’s Andy Access campaign, which promotes the safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

Posters featuring the Andy Access and Hugh Hazard characters will be displayed at all of Prolift’s training centres, for candidates to view during the theory part of their courses.

IPAF Andy Access MEWP safety campaign

Prolift Access is supporting IPAF’s Andy Access campaign

Each poster illustrates a specific safety message for MEWP operators. Among the subjects covered are:

  • Lanyard use
  • Overhead obstructions / power cables
  • Unsafe ground
  • Loading and unloading
  • Falling objects
  • Crane use
  • Banner use
  • Rescue plans
  • Pre-use inspections
  • Machine familiarisation
  • Unauthorised use

Prolift Access offers a full range of IPAF operator training courses as well as MEWPs for Managers and Harness Use and Inspection courses. Training can take place at any of our four training centres across the South West, or at your site if facilities are suitable.

For more information on any of our training courses, or to check on course availability, contact your local depot now or email [email protected]

  • Wellington – 01823 665902
  • Bristol – 01173 160490
  • Ringwood – 01425 470313
  • Roche – 01726 890899

November special offer – 10% off IPAF or PASMA training

Prolift Access are offering a 10% saving for customers who book places on any IPAF or PASMA training course in November 2016.

IPAF 3a 3b training

IPAF 3a and 3b training with Prolift Access

Courses can take place at any of our training centres across the South West, or on site if facilities are suitable.

Be quick – places are already filling up fast. To claim your November discount, contact your local depot and quote ‘November Offer’ when enquiring about available courses.

In addition, Prolift are also offering an early Christmas bonus offer for any customers who book an IPAF training course in December 2016.

Each candidate booked on to a December IPAF course will receive a 25% discount voucher for any existing PASMA course up until the end of January 2017. To claim your voucher, quote ‘December Offer’ when booking your IPAF course. Vouchers are valid for one candidate only.

PASMA training is available at Prolift Access training centres, or on site

Prolift Access offers a full range of IPAF training courses for boom or scissor lift operators. Our expert instructors will show you how to operate a MEWP safely in a friendly and helpful environment.

Our PASMA courses provide expert guidance in the safe assembly, use and management of mobile access towers.

For more information on any of our training courses, or to check on course availability, contact your local depot now or email [email protected]

  • Wellington – 01823 665902
  • Bristol – 01173 160490
  • Ringwood – 01425 470313
  • Roche – 01726 890899

Full refurbishment for Genie aerial work platform at Prolift Access

Powered Access refurbishment

Engineer Marcus Dutfield with his fully refurbished 1993 Genie AWP-19 aerial work platform

The Genie AWP-19 before refurbishment

Prolift Access engineer Marcus Dutfield has just put the finishing touches on a full refurbishment of a 1993 Genie AWP-19 aerial work platform.

Marcus has spent many hours meticulously working on the 23-year-old machine, and now has it looking and running as good as new.

Based at Prolift’s main depot in Wellington, Marcus completely stripped the machine down to its base and checked all parts and components for wear.

It was then shotblasted, resprayed and reassembled. During reassembly, chain rollers, mast rollers and chains were replaced, and various wiring repairs were completed. Both loading wheels were replaced, and a new battery was fitted.

New decals were added to the AWP-19, which was then given a load function test and a full LOLER examination.

Prolift’s regional engineering manager Terry Cole said: “Marcus has worked extremely hard on this machine and really has done an excellent job.

“He has encountered some difficult problems during the process, but has overcome them all and the machine is looking fantastic.

“It goes to show how a full refurbishment can extend the life of an older machine, at a fraction of the cost of buying a new one.”

For advice on how we can help refurbish your used powered access equipment, call Terry Cole at our Wellington depot on 01823 665902 or email [email protected].

Prolift can offer servicing and repairs for all types of powered access machinery, and have a range of service maintenance agreements available that can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Prolift Access sending in powered access for Hinkley Point C development

Powered access for Hinkley Point C

Prolift’s main depot is conveniently located just along the M5 motorway from Hinkley Point

Prolift Access will shortly be sending in their first machines to Hinkley Point since the signing of the key contract for the new £18 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

Prolift’s main depot at Wellington is conveniently located just a couple of junctions away on the M5 motorway.

We can offer quick and reliable delivery to and from site, and have an extensive range of powered access machinery available to hire.

Our rough terrain scissor lifts can provide working heights of up to 17.2m (56ft), while our telescopic or articulating boom lifts offer working heights of up to 43m (142ft).

We also have specialist powered access machinery available to hire, and can offer competitive daily or weekly hire rates.

To discuss your powered access requirements at Hinkley Point, contact one of our experts on 01823 665902 or email [email protected] for advice and assistance.

Niftylift HR28 Hybrid added to boom lift hire fleet

Prolift Access have added a Niftylift HR28 Hybrid 4×4 to their extensive hire fleet of articulating boom lifts.

One of the largest booms in its class, the HR28 has a maximum working height of 28m (92ft) and can be operated on battery alone – ideal for quiet and clean indoor work.

When running on diesel, Nifty’s Hybrid system automatically uses the electric motor to boost power whenever needed.

The HR28 also offers a working outreach of up to 19m (62ft), 40% gradeability and superb manoeuvrability with a 5.9m (19ft 4in) turning radius.

For more information on this machine, watch the video or visit the Nifty HR28 Hybrid hire page on our website. For a hire quote, contact your local depot.

CONTACT US NOW

  • Wellington – 01823 665902
  • Roche – 01726 890899
  • Ringwood – 01425 470313
  • Bristol – 01173 160490
  • Email – [email protected]

Prolift’s new Niftylift HR28 Hybrid – a diesel-electric articulating boom lift with a 92ft working height


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