The Access Link the association of independent regional access rental companies in the UK and Ireland held its quarterly meeting last week at in Oswestry, Shropshire.
The meeting was sponsored by Skyjack UK which brought a range of aerial lifts to the venue, including its recently launched 85ft SJ85AJ and the 30ft SJ30ARJE electric industrial boom lift.
During the meeting David Hall of Skyjack presented the delegates with latest developments and products and how the company has developed both product line and market share over the past few years.
Giles Council of IPAF discussed the new criteria and audit process for UK membership which was just announced, which prompted lively debate and discussion. Delegates felt that IPAF needed to do more to market IPAF Rental plus to organisations and large contractors in the UK as it was now becoming a condition of membership.
Facelift chairman Gordon Leicester discussed the danges of Suspension Trauma experienced using harnesses and demonstrated the benefits of his ZT Harness. A presentation was also given by group supplier Platinum Batteries on its latest products. This was followed by hands on demonstrations of Skyjack scissor lifts and booms.
During the meeting applications from two new rental companies were voted on and unanimously accepted. They are Sheffield basedElev8 which specialises in truck mount lifts up to 90 metres and Cannon Access a general access rental company based in Tiptree Essex.
Both companies will attend the next quarterly meeting which will be hosted at JCB headquarters on September 27th.
The day concluded with a reception and dinner hosted by Skyjack.