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Archive for June, 2014

New powered access engineer job vacancies at Prolift Access depots in Somerset and Hampshire

Prolift Access are creating new engineer jobs at two of their depots to aid the company’s continued rapid expansion.

The powered access specialists are looking to employ new mobile/workshop engineers at their main depot in Wellington, Somerset, and their newest depot at Ringwood in Hampshire.

Prolift now have nearly 500 machines in their hire fleet, with around half of them based at Wellington.

The Ringwood depot has also grown considerably since it opened in April last year. In the past few months it has nearly doubled in size and now has around 150 machines in its fleet.

Prolift are now looking for skilled, dedicated and passionate engineers to assist our workshop manager and foreman.

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

Key day-to-day responsibilities include powered access repairs either at our workshop or on site, as well as refurbishments, services and PDIs. Previous experience in the powered access sector would be beneficial, and plant or agricultural experience is also preferred.

For more information, including how to apply, visit our Prolift Access jobs page.

Video: How to carry out a pre-start inspection on MEWPs

A Prolift Access cherry picker landed the starring role during a live demonstration of MEWP safety checks at this year’s Vertikal Days event.

Prolift’s Nifty HR12NBi was used by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) to show visitors all the checks that need to be carried out before starting a machine.

IPAF senior instructor and examiner Martin Wraith was joined by technical officer Chris Wraith to go through a thorough pre-start examination, which has now been released on video.

The inspectors were particularly impressed with the condition of Prolift’s HR12 – a 2001 model which has recently undergone a full refurbishment – and highlighted it as a fantastic example of how it pays to look after your powered access machinery.

The demonstration covered visual and function checks, which include:

  • Documentation
  • Wheels/tyres
  • Engine/power source
  • Hydraulics
  • Hoses and cables
  • Outriggers/stabilisers
  • Chassis, boom and scissor pack
  • Platform or cage
  • Decals and signage
  • Ground and platform controls

Click on the link to download an IPAF pre-use inspection checklist for MEWPs or watch the video above. For more information on any of Prolift Access’s hire, sales, maintenance and training services, call us on 01823 665902.

Used transporter truck for sale from Prolift Access

2006 Iveco Eurocargo 7.5T for sale

The 2006 Iveco Eurocargo 7.5T available to buy from Prolift Access

Prolift Access has an Iveco Eurocargo 7.5T truck available to buy now.

The 2006 beavertail truck has a Goods Vehicle Test Certificate valid until the end of January 2015, and is taxed until June 2015. It is fitted with a digital tacho system and remote control electric winch.

It has been used to transport our powered access hire machines to and from sites, and has a total bed length of 20ft plus full rear alloy ramps with spring assist. It has done 186,370 miles (299,934km).

The Iveco Eurocargo is available to buy for £7,995ono + VAT. For more details and photos, visit Prolift Access machine sales on Autotrader or our own used machine sales page.

It is currently based at our main depot in Wellington, Somerset, and is available to view by prior arrangement. Call us on 01823 665902 for further information.

Ground protection from Prolift Access helps music concert rock

Ground protection panels at Concert at the Kings

Concert at the Kings used Ground-Guard panels from Prolift Access to protect grass during this year’s event

Prolift Access supplied two deliveries of Ground-Guard temporary roadway panels to the recent Concert at the Kings music festival in Wiltshire.

The annual concert outside the Kings Arms in All Cannings, which attracted more than 4,000 fans, was headlined by The Boomtown Rats with Bob Geldof and also featured performances from Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, The Troggs and The Straits among many others.

With heavy rain raising concern over ground conditions in the lead up to the concert, organisers hired 150 Ground-Guard GG48 panels from Prolift Access. The panels, which weigh 39kg each and are easily fixed together using special joining clips, are strong enough to take a maximum vehicle weight of 60 tonnes. Each panel measures 1.2m x 2.4m.

Organisers used the panels to lay temporary roadways while workers constructed the stage and concert area in the days prior to the big day. They were also used to protect the ground as thousands of music fans arrived and departed the festival.

Ground-Guard GG48 panels are available to hire nationwide. Minimum hire length is one week. Please visit our Ground-Guards RoadTrack hire page for more details.

Call us on 01823 653927 for a quote. Please have your desired delivery postcode available, as well as the size of the area you want covered and the length of time you will need the panels for.

The above photo of the concert site was shared on the Concert at the Kings on Twitter feed. The charity concert raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Research and Above & Beyond, which supports Bristol’s hospitals.

Prolift Access ready to go at 2014 Royal Cornwall Show

Prolift Access Royal Cornwall Show

Managing director Andy Pearson at the Prolift Access stand on the opening day of the 2014 Royal Cornwall Show

Prolift Access have set up base at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show ready for a busy opening day.

Managing director Andy Pearson, financial director Andrew Martin and training manager Rod Giles spent this week putting the finishing touches to the stand at the Wadebridge Showground, which opens its gates to the public on Thursday morning.

You can find Prolift Access at stand 410, near to the Cornwall Food & Farming area and the main ring. If you have a Showground plan, our map reference is C2.

Visitors to the stand will be able to speak to one of our powered access experts, who will be on hand to offer any advice or information about safe working at height. Several of Prolift’s hire and sale machines will be on display, as well as details about our training, service maintenance agreements and e-shop.

The Royal Cornwall Show runs from Thursday June 5 to Saturday June 7. The Showground is situated just off the A39 at Wadebridge. Click the link for a 2014 Royal Cornwall Show map and information.

2014 Royal Cornwall Show Prolift Access

Managing director Andy Pearson (top), financial director Andrew Martin (left) and training manager Rod Giles set up the Prolift Access stand at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show

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