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CHERRY PICKER HIRE – ROOF CLEANING IN ELLESMERE PORT, CHESHIRE

Cherry Picker hire can be used to safely access many different types of working at height activities. Blade Access recently hired a 70m Truck Mounted Cherry Picker to a client who was required to complete a detailed roof inspection on this property in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Although the property is not particularly high, our client required a Cherry Picker with large outreach capabilities so a detailed examination of the roof surface could be completed. Our client also requested a Cherry Picker that would be able to lift assessors high above the entire property roof so aerial photographs could be taken. The Cherry Picker hired was a 70m Palfinger Truck Mounted Access Platform which ultimately exceeded all our clients expectations. Providing …

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NEW 40M TRUCK MOUNTED AERIAL PLATFORM FROM RUTHMANN

RUTHMANN has provided initial information about the first of two models that the German truck-mounted aerial platform specialist will soon be adding to its successful HEIGHT performance-STEIGER series. The STEIGER T 400 is scheduled to make its debut at the APEX trade show in the summer of 2014. This new model will complement the STEIGER T 380 (38 m working height on a two-axle truck) and the STEIGER T 460 (46 m working height on a two-axle truck). The 40 m truck-mounted work platform category is becoming increasingly popular. In addition to the STEIGER T 460, RUTHMANN will now have a second model to choose from. The new T 400 has the same technical features as those found on the …

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70 METRE TRUCK MOUNTED CHERRY PICKER HIRE IN NEWCASTLE

This 70 metre Truck Mounted Access Platform was hired for a unique internal project in Newcastle. Our client required access to complete the installation of an internal Man Basket that will be used to complete longer term maintenance within this Newcastle based warehouse. With no self-propelled boom equipment tall enough to complete the task in hand, the only option was to turn to a heavy duty Truck Mounted Access Platform supplied with IPAF trained operator. The Wumag WT700 Platform provided safe access for engineers to complete their electrical cable installation works for the Man Basket which run on a service track across the roof of the building. The team also installed stoppers to prevent the Man Basket working beyond its …

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28M VEHICLE MOUNT PLATFORM HIRE IN BRISTOL

We recently supplied a long established client with a 28m Truck Mounted Platform Hire in Bristol for maintenance works on wind turbines. To protect the structure of a turbine, it is vital that the bolts holding the tower sections together are periodically inspected and the torque settings checked. Our Vehicle Mounted Access Platform was deployed to site complete with one of our competent IPAF Trained Operators to provide a safe working at height solution for our client. The operator carefully navigated his way around the tower structures to provide technicians full access to all the bolts on every wind turbine tower without the need to stretch or take unnecessary risk. With this particular site not being secure, the truck mounted …

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70M TRUCK MOUNTED PLATFORM HIRE AT MANCHESTER UNITED

Blade Access have been called upon to provide a safe working at height solution at this iconic football stadium in Manchester Old Trafford is the home of Manchester United F.C. and has a capacity of 75,731 and is the second-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom after Wembley. Old Trafford, nicknamed the Theatre of Dreams by Bobby Charlton, has been United’s home ground since 1910, although from 1941 to 1949, as a result of bomb damage during the Second World War, the club shared Maine Road with local rivals Manchester City. However, these days Manchester United F.C are right at home but as with most large building structures these do have their on-going maintenance requirements. Standing at 55m high, the …

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70M TRUCK MOUNTED PLATFORM HIRE FOR FUTURE POWER GENERATION AT DRAX

As Drax Power Station invests £700 million in converting its plant to predominantly burn biomass instead of coal, the business holds a crucial role in the UK’s efforts to fight climate change and Blade Access were chosen as the preferred working at height partner. There are a thousand ways to make a lightbulb shine, said project engineer Jim Price, who was drafted in from Canada to help Drax convert its coal guzzling units to biomass, but only one is the right way. Now Drax has had its lightbulb moment after ten years of research and development, and its premises are a hive of building activity. About 2,500 people, including contractors and 850 permanent staff, have created a buzz at the …

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HSE – £250,000 FINE FOR WORKERS DEATH FALL IN MANCHESTER

A logistics firm has been fined £250,000 after a worker was killed when he fell through a warehouse roof in Wythenshawe. Michael Sweet, 48, from Stockport, was cleaning out the guttering at Aramex (UK) Ltd on the Ringway Trading Estate near Manchester Airport on 12 December 2011 when he stepped on a fragile panel and fell to the concrete floor below. Aramex and Mr Sweet’s employer, roofing contractor Gary Edwards, were both prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after an investigation found no safety measures had been put in place. Manchester Crown Court heard Aramex had hired Mr Edwards to fix a leak when water began to drip into the warehouse and offices, as he had previously carried …

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TRUCK MOUNT PLATFORM HIRE MANCHESTER

A 22m Truck Mounted Platform Hire was the answer for this site in Manchester. Located on a narrow road, it was important that a compact and narrow truck mount was selected for the works. Using one of our unique ’counter-slew’ truck mounts, our platform was able to offer true zero tail swing allowing the temporary pedestrian walk way to be erected very close to the platform/vehicle chassis. The Pedestrian Management was designed and installed by our very own in house Traffic Management division based in Manchester allowing Blade Access complete control over every aspect of site planning and deployment. Working to the highest standards of site health and safety, this site in Manchester was surveyed, designed, planned and deployed within …

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CHERRY PICKER HIRE FOR NEW BBC DRAMA SERIES

Truck Mount Cherry Pickers are often hired within the TV, Film and Lighting industry. On this occasion we were contacted by a client with the request to hire a 45m Truck Mounted Cherry Picker complete with one of our bespoke lighting rig’s for the filming of a new BBC One drama series in Barnsley. Based on the bestselling novel by Susanna Clarke and adapted by Peter Harness, Eddie Marsan and Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel take on the magical roles of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell in this new seven-part drama series. Set at the beginning of the 19th-century, England no longer believes in practical magic. The reclusive Mr Norrell (Marsan) of Hurtfew Abbey stuns the city of York when he …

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TRUCK MOUNTED PLATFORM HIRE IN SHEFFIELD

This Truck Mounted Platform Hire in Sheffield was ideal to complete maintenance works on this Travelodge sign. Although recent weather has damaged many signs and indeed properties, this particular hire was to service an on-going maintenance contract for the Travelodge hotel chain. Our client prefers the flexibility of the Truck Mounted Platforms because they can complete multiple sites in one day. On this occasion, they were working in and around the Sheffield area in South Yorkshire A company branding is extremely important so having a clean and well illuminated sign can make all the difference. Maintenance costs can spiral using a traditional cherry picker platform but with the use of a Truck Mounted Platform hire the rental cost can be …