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Archive for September, 2017

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

LytePod BS 8620 Podiums

The LytePod is the first podium to be 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 the first, and currently the only, podium to be rubber-stamped as BS 8620 compliant. 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.


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