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Prolift Access acquired by Speedy

Prolift Access are looking forward to an exciting year of expansion in 2018 after being acquired by national hire company Speedy. 

Speedy have made the acquisition as part of a drive to expand their powered access capabilities in the UK market.

Prolift’s former MD, Andy Pearson, will continue to lead the business as Powered Access South West Regional Director.

Andy said: “This is a very exciting time for the company, giving us a great opportunity to continue our growth as part of the Speedy group.

“For our existing customers and suppliers, it is very much business as usual and we will continue to provide the high levels of service our customers have come to expect of us.”

Prolift have an extensive hire fleet of more than 750 scissor and boom lifts, offering platform heights ranging from 10ft to 135ft.

Their main depot in Somerset is ideally located to serve the nearby Hinkley Point C project, while three other depots in Cornwall, Bristol and Hampshire have the entire South West covered.

Prolift also provide a full range of IPAF and PASMA training courses, as well as service maintenance agreements for customer-owned equipment.

Russell Down, Chief Executive of Speedy, added: “This acquisition strengthens our powered access offering and allows us to better serve our customers through the core fleet.”

Black Friday deals for Van Vaults all week at Prolift Access e-shop

Van Vault 3 best price

The Van Vault 3 is available for only £185.00 + VAT during Black Friday week

Prolift Access have slashed the prices of their popular Van Vault storage boxes ready for Black Friday.

These secure steel van boxes are available to buy at our lowest ever prices all week, but be quick – the offer will end this Friday, November 24th.

You can purchase the new Van Vault 3 for just £185.00 + VAT, a saving of more than 40% off RRP. This innovative box combines the best-selling Van Vault 2 design with a new built-in sliding lockable drawer.

If you’re looking for real value for money, why not try the all-new Van Vault Stacker for £89.95 + VAT or the Van Vault Stacker XLfor £106.00 +VAT? These secure lockable drawer boxes can be used alone, or in conjunction with the Van Vault 2 or Van Vault 3 to create a complete storage solution in the back of your vehicle.

Other special Black Friday offers include the Van Vault Slider for just £205.00 + VAT, or the Van Vault Slim Slider for only £260.00 + VAT.

To view all our special offers, visit our Van Vault sales page on our e-shop. We can offer next working day deliveries on all orders placed before 2pm. Orders can be placed online, or over the phone by calling 01823 653927.

Brand new boom and scissor lifts ready for customer delivery

Prolift Access equipment sales manager Terry Cole with two new Snorkel SL30SL scissor lifts and a new Genie Z45/25J

Prolift Access have delivered three brand new machines to one of their valued customers as part of an order worth more than £100,000.

Two Snorkel SL30 SL scissor lifts and a Genie Z45/25J boom lift were loaded and delivered to an established South West construction firm this morning.

Equipment sales manager Terry Cole said: “We are always keen to help local companies with all their powered access requirements, whether it’s a hire or a sale.

“Buying any new MEWP is a big decision and a big investment, but we are here to offer advice and help make the process as easy as possible for our customers.

The three new machines loaded and ready to leave Prolift’s HQ for delivery to our customer

“Our help doesn’t end with delivery either. We can offer full service maintenance support with all our new or used machines, or to any customers who already have their own MEWP.”

Prolift can supply new machines from all the leading powered access brands including Skyjack, Niftylift, Genie, JLG, Haulotte and Snorkel.

We also have a range of used machines available to buy. These ex-hire machines have been well maintained and fully serviced under Prolift’s company service plan.

Email [email protected] or call us now on 01823 665902 to discuss your requirements.

What is BS 8620? How to meet the new standard for podiums and low-level work platforms

LytePod BS 8620 Podiums

The LytePod is fully compliant with the new BS 8620 standard

The introduction of the new BS 8620 standard for low-level work platforms is an important development for all contractors who use podiums on site.

More and more construction sites will start listing BS 8620 as a minimum requirement for use of low-level work platforms.

The LytePod is a fully certified BS 8620 podium. It is available to buy in three different sizes – 1m, 1.2m or 1.5m.

Each podium has two adjustable platform heights and is fully compliant with BS 8620, which has developed from the PAS 250 specifications.

Prolift Access are an official Lyte online supplier, and we have the new BS 8620 LytePod Podiums available for sale on our website.

PASMA are advising any users with non-PAS250 podiums to upgrade their units to the new BS 8620 podiums immediately. Those with PAS250-compliant podiums do not need to stop using them straight away, but are advised to upgrade to BS 8620 when they require replacing.

If your site or contractor specifies BS 8620 as the minimum requirement for podium use, contact us on 01823 653927 or email [email protected] to enquire about buying the LytePod.

For more information on the PAS 250 transition to BS 8620, check out PASMA’s PAS250 / BS8620 FAQs. This includes advice on what to do if you currently own non-compliant podiums.

Prolift Access and Upfest add fresh colour to Bristol City stadium

Prolift’s Genie GS2032 electric scissor lift in use at Ashton Gate. Images courtesy of Upfest / Myk Garton

Artists from the world famous street art and graffiti festival Upfest are using Prolift Access scissor lifts to spruce up Bristol City’s stadium.

Several of Prolift’s 20ft electric scissors are in use by artists Voyder, Inkie and Andy Council, who are decorating a wall in the south east corner of the Ashton Gate stadium.

The colourful project follows this summer’s hugely successful Upfest 2017, which saw international street artists using Prolift’s boom and scissor lifts to create works of art on walls and buildings across the city.

Upfest co-founder Stephen Hayles said: “We were approached by Ashton Gate to produce something to adorn the walls, inspired by the fantastic street art that is seen across Bedminster and South Bristol.

“We came with a few ideas and then we settled on a final design, which is currently in process.

“Voyder set the background work to the piece, and then Inkie – a Bristol legend – came in to sort the lettering in the design and then we’ve got Andy Council coming in at the end of September to finish the central element – which remains a surprise at the moment.”

If you need to hire a boom or scissor lift, call our Bristol depot on 01173 160490 or email [email protected] for a competitive daily or weekly quote.

Upfest 2017 street artists reach new heights with Prolift Access

Prolift’s JLG 800AJ 80ft boom helped Brazilian artist Eduardo Cobra create this giant John Lennon portrait during Upfest 2017 in Bristol

Prolift Access were back to help the world’s top graffiti and street artists give Bristol a stunning makeover at Upfest 2017 this weekend.

More than 300 artists visited the city to create their masterpieces on the sides of buildings and venues across Bedminster and Southville.

Prolift’s Bristol depot supplied 10 of their Skyjack diesel scissor lifts for Upfest, giving the artists a safe work platform and enabling them to comfortably reach heights of up to 50ft.

Prolift also supplied a JLG 800AJ – an articulating diesel boom lift with a maximum platform height of 80ft – to help Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra create a spectacular technicolour portrait of John Lennon on the wall of the Tobacco Factory.

In addition to supplying machines, Prolift Access also provided ground protection mats and laid on IPAF boom and scissor lift operator training courses for Upfest officials.

Among the many colourful creations at Upfest 2017 was a celebration of the Aardman character Morph by Bristol artist Cheo

Prolift Access open Hinkley Point C project desk

The Prolift Access Hinkley Point C project desk at the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre

Prolift Access have their new Hinkley Point C project desk up and running.

Based at the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre at Bridgwater, our project desk is conveniently located right on the doorstep of the Hinkley C development.

Prolift are a fully registered supplier with the Hinkley Supply Chain, and can provide contractors with all their powered access requirements while working at Hinkley Point.

We have an extensive range of boom and scissor lifts, and other specialist powered access equipment, which can be delivered quickly and reliably from our main depot in Wellington just down the M5.

Prolift Access are also members of the Hinkley Point Training Agency, and can provide a full range of IPAF training for boom or scissor lift operators as well as PASMA training for access tower users.

For any hire or training enquiries, call Prolift Access now on 01823 665902 or email [email protected].

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 

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.

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