Powered Access Boom Reaches Dizzying Heights For A-Plant

A-Plant, the UK’s biggest plant, tool and equipment hire company has invested a further £14 million into expanding and renewing its powered access fleet.

A-Plant’s investment in the latest generation of booms and scissors further cements its position as being one of the largest suppliers of powered access equipment in the UK.

The company has customers from various sectors including construction, engineering, events, manufacturing and others. The machinery is used for a wide range of jobs including roofing, renovations, the removal of scaffolding and cladding from buildings, as well as for general facilities management.

This summer’s purchasing spree with leading suppliers, includes JLG, Nifty Lift and Skyjack and is part of an overall £150m spend in new equipment across A-Plant’s product portfolio.

Heading up the powered access drive is Business Development Director, Metro Werezak, who says stricter safety regulations has led to a growing demand for high-quality powered access equipment.

"The latest government figures show that last year alone over a quarter of all fatal injuries in the workplace were caused by people falling from height and half those were in the construction sector.

“Here at A-Plant, we invest heavily in equipment, such as powered access, which significantly improves safety standards on work sites as opposed to scaffolding for example.”

Mr Werezak

The latest investment has seen A-Plant take delivery of 800 pieces of new equipment, a substantial addition to its extensive portfolio of powered access machines.