A good name

24 April 2008

Ottie Whittle (pictured near right) was surprised when he discovered that nobody was using Working at Height as a company name; “I couldn't believe it wasn't registered”, he tells AI. The result is a new business, Working at Height Ltd (WAH), founded with his brother Nick (far right), that will focus on offering access products and advice partly in response to the UK's new Work at Height regulations.

WAH will be a full line dealer for Genie in the south of England, but Ottiec- who is a former Planet Platforms employee - tells AI that the company will also offer a rental service, with an initial investment in around 30 small to medium sized Genie scissors, to arrive in October or November this year. He says he wants to do things a little differently; “we want to offer a rental business with the same quality you get when you sell a machine - with a full site visit etc.”

The Working at Height regulations - that name again - means there is a demand for companies that can offer equipment and specialist advice; “Things have to be done properly now”, he says, “We want to advise customers, and help them protect their employees and to protect themselves.”

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