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Archive for December, 2013

Prolift Access adds JCB telehandlers to hire fleet

Prolift Access takes delivery of its first telehandler at its head office in Wellington, Somerset. Pictured (L to R) are Holt JCB southern area sales manager Richard Davis, Prolift Access operations manager Stewart Green, Holt JCB general manager of sales Dave Probert and Prolift training manager Rod Giles, with Prolift’s engineering manager Terry Cole in the cab.

Prolift Access has taken its first delivery of telescopic handlers at its head office in Wellington, Somerset.

Purchased from Holt JCB, the new JCB 535-95 Loadall telehandlers join an ever-expanding hire fleet which has now passed 420 units.

Since being formed in 2010, the company has expanded across the South West and has opened two new depots in Cornwall and Hampshire.

Prolift celebrated its hire fleet reaching 400 units in October.

In the past three months, the company has seen its fleet further expand with the additions of new 60ft Niftylift HR21 4×4 articulated boom lifts, Skyjack SJ8831 and SJ8841 diesel scissors, and most recently the JCB telehandlers.

Prolift Access managing director Andy Pearson said: “We have been cross-hiring telehandlers for some time now, so we see this as a natural progression for our hire fleet.

“We have also placed an order for some new 12m telehandlers, which will give our customers even more choice.”

The JCB 535-95 telehandler boasts a compact wheelbase and large steering lock angles, giving it impressive manoeuvrability which saves valuable travel time on site.

With a maximum lift height of 9.5m and a maximum lift capacity of 3500kg, the 535-95 complements the 7m, 12m, 14m and 17m telehandlers already available for hire.

View our full range of telehandlers for hire or browse our entire Prolift Access hire fleet.

New mobile engineer job vacancy at Prolift Access in Somerset

Prolift Access has a new vacancy for a mobile engineer to work on the company’s ever-growing hire fleet of powered access equipment.

Based in the workshop at our head office in Wellington, Somerset, it is one of several new jobs being advertised due to the our rapid expansion over the past 18 months.

The successful candidate will be comfortable dealing with all the company’s technical and engineering requirements including powered access servicing, maintenance, fault-finding and repair.

A CAP qualification would be beneficial, but not essential. Key responsibilities include:

  • Repair and maintenance of plant and machinery owned and rented by Prolift Access
  • Offering engineering services to customers either at depot or on site
  • Dealing with customer engineering enquiries on the phone
  • Liaising with the workshop foreman

To apply for this job, email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] or call 01823 653924 for more information.

Click on the link to see a full list of the latest Prolift Access job vacancies.

Cornwall sales executive job vacancy at Prolift Access – apply now

Prolift Access are looking to employ an experienced and highly motivated sales executive in Cornwall.

Based at our depot at Roche near St Austell, the ideal candidate will generate and follow up on sales enquiries across the area, while maintaining relationships with existing customers and increasing the company’s customer base.

Prolift’s Cornwall depot has a fleet of more than 100 units, offering powered access solutions across the county and into Plymouth and West Devon.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Generating and following up on sales enquiries
  • Developing customer relationships and maximising revenue from existing accounts
  • Increasing Prolift Access customer base
  • Regular visits to new and existing customers, offering proposals and quotes when required

To apply for this job, email your CV and covering letter to [email protected] or call 01823 653924 for more information. Click here for a full list of all the latest Prolift Access job vacancies.

Prolift Access helps out with new-look Wellington Waitrose store opening

Workers use a Prolift Access vehicle-mounted boom lift to put the finishing touches to Waitrose in Wellington, Somerset

Prolift Access has helped Waitrose complete the renovation of its fire-damaged Wellington store.

Two of our vehicle-mounted boom lifts helped workers safely reach the new canopy at the front of the supermarket as they added the finishing touches.

The Somerset store was devastated by an overnight fire in July, which caused an estimated £1million in damage and forced it to close for nearly a month.

Waitrose has now rebuilt the canopy and created a new entrance, which has changed the car park layout and expanded the store by around 7%.

Our vehicle-mounted boom lifts offer a powered access solution that the customer can drive away and get the job done with the minimum of fuss.

With a working height of 19.8m (65ft), the VM60 used at Waitrose offers 9.5m of outreach and has a load capacity of 200kg.

Call us on 0845 366 4755 for more details or a quote, or browse our complete powered access hire fleet of more than 400 units.

Four job vacancies at Prolift Access depot in Hampshire

Prolift Access are looking for four talented and enthusiastic people to join the team at our newest depot in Ringwood.

We have vacancies for a depot manager, a hire desk controller, an engineer and an HGV driver.

Our Ringwood depot opened earlier this year, joining the existing depots in Somerset and Cornwall, and already has a powered access hire fleet of more than 100 units from pusharounds to 80ft diesel boom lifts.

We are now looking to fill four positions to help the depot, and company, continue its impressive growth.

Visit our Prolift Access jobs page for full details on the vacancies, including how to apply.

IPAF Smart PAL Card launched for MEWP operators

IPAF has launched a new machine-readable Smart PAL (Powered Access Licence) Card that can ensure only trained operators use mobile elevated work platforms on site.

The new Smart PAL Card looks the same as the standard PAL Card, which will continue to be issued and accepted on site.

But the Smart PAL Card will be marked by a wireless icon and has a chip containing data – such as operator name, number and categories trained in – that can be read by a card reader fitted to the machine.

The reader can be programmed to accept certain data which will allow the machine to be operated. Such data includes whether or not the cardholder (operator) is trained, to what level and in which machine categories.

It means site managers can ensure only correctly trained operators can operate MEWPs, and track who has used which machine for how long.

IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) says no additional personal contact details are contained within the card.

CEO Tim Whiteman said: “The yellow PAL Card is established as a must-have qualification on most job sites and the optional new smartcard technology will bring added benefits.

“The Smart PAL Card can be used as part of an electronic logbook of operator experience and can be linked to machine tracking systems. It brings exciting possibilities to make MEWP access safer and MEWP use more secure.”

IPAF says there are no restrictions on which smart card readers should be used for the new Smart PAL Cards, and that operators or companies can specify if they wish to be issued with a Smart PAL Card or a standard PAL Card when booking courses.

Prolift Access is an IPAF-approved training centre. Click here for full details on how to book IPAF operator training and other Prolift Access courses.

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