AFI boom helps get lighthouse shipshape

By Maria Hadlow05 November 2010

The AFI boom lift working on the Headland Lighthouse.

The AFI boom lift working on the Headland Lighthouse.

A boom lift supplied by AFI-Uplift has helped to repair and paint a lighthouse in Hartlepool.

Pyeroy Limited's Infrastructure and Maintenance Support Services Division hired the JLG 450AJ boom from AFI's North East depot over a four-week period to work on the 13 m high Headland Lighthouse, which was built in 1926.

The boom gave Pyeroy access all around the lighthouse. Brian Close, Pyeroy's senior contracts manager, said, "We maintain many lighthouses along the UK coast and always use powered access machines wherever possible. The boom lift we hired from AFI meant that we could carry out our work safely, efficiently and cost-effectively.

"With AFI being a preferred supplier to Pyeroy Limited, we deal with them on a regular basis. They are always on hand to offer advice on the specification of machines when we need it."

The JLG boom lift hired by Pyeroy has a working height of 15.72 m and its articulating jib helped the operator to gain better access by manoeuvring the cage into different positions in relation to the boom.

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