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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].

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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

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