EPL Skylift watching the golf
By Maria Hadlow28 September 2011
EPL Skylift the truck mounted division of Lavendon Access Services, provided 10 machines including a 72m working height Bronto Skylift 72HLA to help provide television coverage of the 2011 golf Open Championship.
In addition, Bronto Skylift 46XDT and two Ruthmann T580s were equipped with circular cages to give filming crews a fuller view of the course, as well as letting them pan and tilt their cameras more effectively. The fleet of machines used by SIS LIVE were also fitted with camera pods as standard.
With a facility to provide a complete project management package, including site surveys in order to gauge the task's exact requirements, EPL Skylift was able to provide a complete solution.
In this case, EPL Skylift provided an on-site project manager ahead of the tournament. He helped co-ordinate the machines so no damage was done to the golf course, including managing the installation of a temporary roadway for access around the course.
SIS LIVE account director Jon Mason, said, "I have worked with EPL Skylift on The Open Golf for several years now and have always found the service provided to be of excellent quality. The machines are always delivered on time and James [Marchant EPL Skylift's media sales specialist] manages the positioning of them which takes a lot of pressure off me at a very hectic time. In addition to that, James' speed at answering questions is really helpful during the planning stages of our work."
EPL Skylift guaranteed availability of machines and 24/7 service back-up, as well as an engineer on location for all four broadcast days of the project. EPL Skylift also provided machine operators with IPAF qualifications to manage the manoeuvring of the machines and their baskets during their time on the course.