Speedy Hire invests £4.5 million in aerials
By Lindsey Anderson28 June 2011
UK equipment rental company Speedy Hire has invested £4.5 million in access equipment for its fleet.
The company has reportedly purchased £2 million worth of Skyjack equipment and has spent £1 million on expanding the existing range of Custom Equipment Hybrid aerial lifts. There has also been £1.5 million spent on BoSS Alloy Towers and Podiums.
The Skyjack equipment includes 3.6 m vertical mast lifts and 5.79 m electric scissor lifts, which will be the tallest self-propelled lift in Speedy's core fleet with a working height of 7.8 m. The units will be stocked in specialist locations throughout Speedy's national depot network, the company said.
Speedy also provides advice to its customers on how to work safely at height as well as offering an extensive range of training courses, including IPAF and PASMA accredited courses.
Andy Connor, supply chain director at Speedy, said: "Working at height is one of the most dangerous parts of a contractor's job. "Contractors need equipment which can not only ensure they can get the job done safely, but which is also durable, reliable and allows them to work effectively in a variety of environments. These new Skyjack products will complement our existing fleet, and when used correctly will greatly reduce the risk of falls when working at height."