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Archive for February, 2014

Scaffold towers for sale from Prolift Access new and improved for 2014

HiLyte 500 scaffold access tower

The HiLyte 500 tower is available to buy now from our e-shop. Choose from four different platform sizes and 21 heights

Mobile access towers available to buy online from Prolift Access now include the new-look HiLyte 500 and HiLyte 250.

The easy-to-assemble towers offer a safer alternative to ladders when work at height is required over longer periods of time.

Sturdy and stable, they give workers a safe and secure environment to work in and all of them carry BSEN1004:2004 (3T) certification.

The HiLyte 500 tower is the most cost-effective of Lyte’s range, and includes a wide ladder with hexagonal rungs that make the structure easy and safe to climb.

The HiLyte 250 tower offers even greater strength and stability with its 250mm pitch span frame. In addition, users can access each level from both sides inside the tower thanks to Lyte’s double hatch deck feature.

All towers are available in 21 different platform heights from 2.2m to 12.2m. Towers of 8.7m and above are suitable for indoor use only. There is also a choice of single (0.85m) or double width (1.45m) platform sizes, in lengths of either 1.8m or 2.5m.

The Work at Height Regulations (2005) insist that any person assembling a mobile access tower is competent to do so, as well as anybody who uses, supervises or manages the use of a tower.

Prolift Access offers a range of PASMA training courses which will ensure your workforce can safely and competently assemble, dismantle, relocate, alter and manage mobile access towers.

Click the link to browse our full range of scaffold towers for sale from our e-shop. All prices include free UK delivery in 3-5 days. Contact us on 01823 653927 if overnight delivery is required.

New 45ft Genie boom lifts boost Prolift Access hire fleet

New Genie Z45 cherry picker

These new Genie Z-45/25Js have joined the Prolift Access hire fleet

Prolift Access has taken multiple deliveries of new 45ft boom lifts this week to see its hire fleet expand to 442 units.

Eleven new Genie Z-45/25Js have been delivered to the company’s Somerset and Hampshire depots during the past seven days.

The self-propelled diesel articulating booms join an extensive powered access hire fleet which includes everything from pusharound personnel lifts to 80ft cherry pickers and telehandlers.

Machine deliveries are made across the entire Westcountry from three depots in Wellington, Ringwood and Cornwall.
Prolift’s B45D diesel boom lifts are in constant high demand from customers.

The Z-45/25Js provide a maximum platform height of 46ft and a maximum working height of 52ft, as well as a maximum horizontal reach of 24ft. They are perfectly suited for industrial work and outdoor construction.

To enquire about hiring powered access and getting a free quote, browse the Prolift Access hire fleet or contact Prolift Access on 0845 366 4755.

Prolift also has a used Genie Z-45/25J for sale on its used machinery sales page. Click on the link for full details and how to get in touch.

Used cherry pickers for sale from Prolift Access include Genie Z45/25J

Genie Z45 cherry picker for sale

This Genie Z-45/25J is available to buy from Prolift Access

One of our reliable Genie Z-45/25J cherry pickers is now available to buy from Prolift Access.

The diesel articulating boom lift has a maximum platform height of 46ft, which provides a working height of 52ft.

It has been part of Prolift’s hire fleet for four years with 3,001 hours run (as of the end of January 2014), and is now for sale for £10,250 plus VAT.

If you are interested in finding out more or arranging an appointment to inspect or test the machine, call us on 0845 366 4755 or visit our Genie Z-45/25J for sale page. It is currently based in our Cornwall depot at Victoria, near Roche.

Prolift Access has a range of second-hand powered access machinery for sale, including a Genie GS2646 scissor lift, a Genie GR15 Runabout and a Haulotte H21TX telescopic boom lift.

Visit our used powered access sales page for more details on our latest offers.

Ladder inspections an ‘essential aspect’ of safe working at height

HSE ladder safety

The importance of routine ladder safety checks has been highlighted after a worker in London suffered a fractured arm in a fall from a dangerous stepladder.

Iron Mountain (UK) Ltd was fined £5,000 and ordered to pay £8,940 in costs after pleading guilty to a single breach of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on February 5, 2014.

The case followed a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the 48-year-old employee’s fall, which established that the ladder was in a poor condition and was critically weakened by a crack that eventually caused it to fail.

HSE Inspector Monica Babb said: “Ladders are often seen as an everyday item that can be taken for granted. They are not routinely checked, which is vital when it comes to identifying potential defects.

“Yet when they fail the consequences can be very serious. On this occasion a worker sustained a painful elbow injury, but it could have been much worse had he fallen from a greater height or landed in a different position.

“Iron Mountain (UK) Ltd should have inspected the step ladders it made available for staff and provided replacements. Checking ladders is an essential aspect of safely managing work at height, and I hope today’s prosecution sends a clear message to others.”

Prolift Access has a full range of new ladders for sale from its e-shop. Low prices and free delivery are available on all roof, extension and step ladders.

Prolift also runs a Safe Use of Ladders and Stepladders training course. Click on the link for more information on the half-day course, or call 0845 366 4755.

Powered access mobile engineer job vacancy in Somerset with Prolift Access

Mobile engineer job

Due to expansion, Prolift Access are looking for another experienced mobile engineer to join the workshop at our main depot in Wellington.

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

Prolift’s Wellington depot boasts a hire fleet of more than 220 units. With other depots in Cornwall and Hampshire, the company’s fleet now tops 430 units.

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

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