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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 …

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OFF ROAD 4X4 ALL TERRAIN TRUCK MOUNTED PLATFORM HIRE

All Terrain Truck Mounted Platform hire is a great way to gain access to those remote locations that standard platforms just can’t reach. For this site in Swindon, the off road 4×4 Truck Mounted Platform was the perfect solution. Our client contacted us asking if we could provide a safe working at height solution to allow them access to a mobile telecommunications mono pole. The only difficulty was that it was located at the far side of a wet boggy field. Our surveying team recommended one of our all-terrain 4×4 Truck Mounted Platforms for the job and it was the perfect solution. The true off-road capabilities made easy work of the wet field and our client was safely working at …

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22M TRUCK MOUNTED CHERRY PICKER IN SHEFFIELD

Our Truck Mounted Cherry Picker Hire fleet is being used by maintenance contractors across the UK as a result of the recent stormy weather. As the heavy rain continues to pour across the UK, building water drainage systems are being put to the ultimate test. Unfortunately, not all of them are managing to cope with the volume of rain water we have recently experienced and this site in Sheffield is no different. Leaks and failures have started to appear and in most cases the easiest way to gain safe access to repair them is with the hire of a Truck Mounted Cherry Picker. The our clients maintenance team were able to use the Truck Mount Cherry Picker to not only …

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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FOR THIS TRUCK MOUNTED CHERRY PICKER HIRE

Our Truck Mounted Cherry Pickers are often required to work on local authority highways and this hire in Sheffield was no exception. Working on the public highways requires well planned, organised and suitably deployed traffic management to protect not only the road users from our working truck mounted cherry picker but also pedestrians who use the footpaths where we are required to operate. Our in house Traffic Management division strive to ensure every work site our Truck Mounted Cherry Pickers attend remain safe and legal at all times. From the creation of temporary walkways and roadways to temporary traffic signals and one-off road signage, our project co-ordinators will liaise with local authorities to secure all necessary highways permits and produce …

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70M TRUCK MOUNTED PLATFORM DEMONSTRATES LIGHTING RIG

A 70m Truck Mounted Platform from Blade Access was on display yesterday for a market leading film and television lighting company. The open day was held at the ITV Studios in Leeds where selected industry guests were invited to view all the latest lighting innovations available to the industry. Blade Access displayed a 70m Truck Mounted Cherry Picker complete with the Blade Lighting Rig to show the film and television industry some of the options available when using a vehicle mounted access platform. The venue in Leeds was busy with interested visitors and the guests made light work of the snacks and refreshments on hand. A few people also couldn’t resist the temptation to have a ride all the way …