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  1. Stately Home Tower Repair Made Easy By New Hinowa Boom

    Stately Home Tower Repair Made Easy By New Hinowa Boom

    The first Hinowa boom of its kind in the UK has helped engineers inspect the roof of a popular Suffolk stately home. Access specialists Paramount Pla...

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  2. Instant Access takes UK’s first 18m hybrid Ommelift

    Instant Access takes UK’s first 18m hybrid Ommelift

    Based in Kent, Instant Access has supplied boom lifts, tracked booms, scissor lifts, and truck mounts for more than 20 years. The company recently ac...

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  3. Rental company snaps up first lithium Hinowa Lightlift 33.17

    Rental company snaps up first lithium Hinowa Lightlift 33.17

    The first lithium-ion powered Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS spider boom in the UK has been delivered to powered access hire specialist ...

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  4. Prize scissor lift goes straight out on hire

    Prize scissor lift goes straight out on hire

    A Youngman BoSS X3X scissor lift offered by Access Platform Sales in a prize draw has been won – and has gone straight out on hire. APS ran the...

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  5. APS Showcases Hinowa Range at Plantworx

    APS Showcases Hinowa Range at Plantworx

    Access Platform Sales (APS) will highlight the safety and productivity benefits of tracked access platforms at Plantworx. Hinowa’s Lightlift tr...

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  6. Win a BoSS X3X push-around scissor lift at Vertikal Days with APS

    Win a BoSS X3X push-around scissor lift at Vertikal Days with APS

    Visitors to Vertikal Days will have the chance to win a low-level access platform for their company, thanks to WernerCo and Access Platform Sales (APS...

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  7. Strong Genie presence from APS at Vertikal Days

    Strong Genie presence from APS at Vertikal Days

    Access Platform Sales (APS) will showcase a broad range of Genie lifting equipment at Vertikal Days 2019. APS, which is an authorised Genie distribut...

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  8. Tenement's Tight Spot No Problem for Hinowa Tracked Boom

    Tenement's Tight Spot No Problem for Hinowa Tracked Boom

    The compact and lightweight characteristics of a Hinowa boom lift solved a tough access challenge for a property maintenance company. The client requ...

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  9. Tracked Boom Specialist Saves the Day for Property Developer

    Tracked Boom Specialist Saves the Day for Property Developer

    The expertise of a tracked boom specialist has solved a property developer’s tricky working at height challenge. B&E Boys Ltd, based in the...

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  10. Linda Betts Joins Access Platform Sales

    Linda Betts Joins Access Platform Sales

    Access Platform Sales (APS), the UK’s largest independent powered access distributor has appointed Linda Betts as Major Account Manager.  B...

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  11. IPS prepares for Brexit with huge Genie parts order

    IPS prepares for Brexit with huge Genie parts order

    Replacement parts specialist IPS has placed the largest order for access platform spare parts ever received by Genie in the EMEAR region. IPS is maki...

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  12. APS showcases strong range of lifting equipment at Executive Hire Show

    APS showcases strong range of lifting equipment at Executive Hire Show

    Access Platform Sales (APS), the UK’s largest independent powered access distributor, returns to the Executive Hire Show this year. The company ...

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  13. Hinowa Tracked Boom Enables Restoration of Iconic Glass House

    Hinowa Tracked Boom Enables Restoration of Iconic Glass House

    A Hinowa tracked boom has played a key role in the restoration of the world-famous Temperate House at Kew Gardens. JMS Powered Access supplied two tr...

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  14. Bella Access Adds Genie Scissors to Fleet

    Bella Access Adds Genie Scissors to Fleet

    Bella Access is investing in Genie rough terrain scissor lifts, as it continues to expand its fleet. The latest addition is a Genie 4069RT, supplied ...

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  15. APS Showcases Powered Access and Tracked Mini-Dumpers at APF 2018

    APS Showcases Powered Access and Tracked Mini-Dumpers at APF 2018

    Access Platform Sales (APS) is showcasing a wide range of powered access platforms and tracked mini dumpers at this year’s APF show. Members of...

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  16. Hinowa Updates Two Tracked Booms

    Hinowa Updates Two Tracked Booms

    Hinowa has updated two of its most popular tracked booms to improve productivity for cleaning and maintenance contractors. Engineers at Hinowa’...

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  17. First Articulated Boom for Elvington Plant Hire

    First Articulated Boom for Elvington Plant Hire

    A York-based independent plant and tool hire company is continuing to expand its powered access offering. Elvington Plant Hire has provided a wid...

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  18. Genie Lift Guard Introduced for Scissors and Mast Lifts

    Genie Lift Guard Introduced for Scissors and Mast Lifts

    Genie is extending its Lift Guard range of secondary guarding solutions to cover scissors and mast lifts. The Genie Lift Guard Contact Alarm is desig...

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  19. Tracked dumper prevents rainy season being a wash-out for Drain & Tank

    Tracked dumper prevents rainy season being a wash-out for Drain & Tank

    Investment in a second Hinowa tracked dumper helped ensure that the rainy start to 2018 didn’t put a dampener on productivity for an off-mains s...

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  20. Nationwide Platforms Invests in More Hinowa Tracked Booms

    Nationwide Platforms Invests in More Hinowa Tracked Booms

    Nationwide Platforms, the UK’s largest powered access specialist, has further expanded its fleet of Hinowa tracked booms. The company has added...

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  21. Make IAPS Group your one-stop shop at Vertikal Days

    Make IAPS Group your one-stop shop at Vertikal Days

    Vertikal Days moves to a new home this year at Donington Park – and IAPS Group will have a strong presence at the show. The company’s APS...

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  22. Hinowa Investment Marks 30th Anniversary for Southern Plant & Tool Hire

    Hinowa Investment Marks 30th Anniversary for Southern Plant & Tool Hire

    A plant hire company marking 30 years in business has expanded its fleet, with the addition of a Hinowa tracked forklift. Southern Plant & Tool H...

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  23. Familiarity Breeds Competence: Familiarisation

    Familiarity Breeds Competence: Familiarisation

    Training is all well and good, but what happens if an operator is asked to use an access platform with which they are unfamiliar? In this short guide,...

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  24. From the Ground Up: How to Assess Site Ground Conditions

    From the Ground Up: How to Assess Site Ground Conditions

    Stability is fundamental to the safe use of powered access platforms. Understanding and accurately assessing the ground conditions is therefore absolu...

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  25. Vertikal Days 16th & 17th May 2018

    Vertikal Days 16th & 17th May 2018

    You can find the teams from both IPS and APS at this years Vertikal Days. APS will be showcasing a range of access equipment from scissors to tracked ...

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  26. APF Exhibition September 2018

    APF Exhibition September 2018

    Join APS at this years APF Exhibition for the UK's largest forestry and arboricultural show. APS will be there exhibiting a range of access platforms ...

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  27. Using Battery-Powered Genie Machines in Cold Environments

    Using Battery-Powered Genie Machines in Cold Environments

    Some industrial applications provide additional challenges for battery-powered Genie scissor lifts and Genie boom lifts. In this article, we look at ...

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  28. First Lithium Tracked Boom for Hird

    First Lithium Tracked Boom for Hird

    Powered access and lifting equipment specialist, Hird, has added a lithium-powered tracked boom to its expanding fleet. The company is replacing a 23...

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  29. Elavation Doubles Down on Tracked Booms

    Elavation Doubles Down on Tracked Booms

    Independent access rental company Elavation has added another 26m Hinowa tracked boom to its hire fleet. The Milton Keynes-based powered access speci...

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  30. Tight Spaces Pose No Problem for Hinowa Tracked Boom

    Tight Spaces Pose No Problem for Hinowa Tracked Boom

    A Hinowa boom lift has helped solve a working at height challenge in Glasgow city centre. A property maintenance company required access to the rear ...

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  31. APS Showcasing Wide Range of Products at ScotPlant 2018

    APS Showcasing Wide Range of Products at ScotPlant 2018

    Access Platform Sales (APS) will showcase a wide range of access platforms at Scotland’s premier construction show. APS is the official UK dist...

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  32. New Hinowa Tracked Boom Wins Innovation Award

    New Hinowa Tracked Boom Wins Innovation Award

    An innovative new tracked boom from Hinowa has already won its first international award. The Hinowa Lightlift 33.17 Performance IIIS, due for launch...

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  33. JMS Powered Access invests in fleet of Hinowa Lithium booms

    JMS Powered Access invests in fleet of Hinowa Lithium booms

    Powered access rental specialist JMS Powered Access has made a substantial investment in a fleet of Hinowa tracked booms powered by lithium-ion batter...

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  34. Hinowa Announces Winners of Photo Competition

    Hinowa Announces Winners of Photo Competition

    As part of its 30th anniversary celebrations, leading tracked boom manufacturer Hinowa launched a competition to find the best images of its machines ...

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  35. IPS Ireland Expands Parts Sales Team

    IPS Ireland Expands Parts Sales Team

    IPS Ireland, an official IPS Parts Partner, is expanding its sales team. Roger McGowan, who will take up his new role immediately, will support new b...

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  36. Four Ways to Prepare Your Access Platforms for Winter

    Four Ways to Prepare Your Access Platforms for Winter

    Experts are predicting that this will be the coldest winter for five years, as the UK is buffeted by arctic winds. Here we give you four easy ways to...

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  37. Major Fleet Investment Continues for Active Access Ltd

    Major Fleet Investment Continues for Active Access Ltd

    Scottish powered access rental company, Active Access Ltd, has taken delivery of almost 60 machines from Access Platform Sales (APS), as it embarks on...

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  38. Genie Updates Largest Articulating Boom

    Genie Updates Largest Articulating Boom

    Genie has unveiled a new version of its largest articulating boom lift. Designed for construction sites and outdoor industrial applications, the Geni...

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  39. More Hinowa Mini-Dumpers for Express Hire

    More Hinowa Mini-Dumpers for Express Hire

    Express Hire has invested in a new fleet of Hinowa tracked mini-dumpers. The Dorset-based plant hire specialist has purchased six Hinowa HS701 machin...

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  40. Seven Ways to Boost Battery Performance

    Seven Ways to Boost Battery Performance

    Batteries are at the heart of almost every access platform, from a Hinowa tracked boom to a Genie electric scissor or a Niftylift towable boom. ...

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  41. Get Your Genie Booms Ready to Rent

    Get Your Genie Booms Ready to Rent

    Being a world-class manufacturer of access platforms is about much more than just building machines. Genie also takes sharing good practice extremely...

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  42. Last chance to grab a bargain

    Last chance to grab a bargain

    Access Platform Sales (APS) is selling a range of pre-owned access platforms via online auction – and you have less than 24 hours left to grab a...

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  43. 10 tips on buying pre-owned access platforms

    10 tips on buying pre-owned access platforms

    Contractors have long understood the benefits of renting powered access platforms as specialist kit for occasional jobs. But if you find yourself incr...

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  44. APS Launches New Website as it Marks 30th Anniversary

    APS Launches New Website as it Marks 30th Anniversary

    Access Platform Sales (APS) has launched a new website, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The new site, www.accessplatforms.co.uk, provides a st...

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  45. Hinowa Booms Help Fast Plant Solve Access Challenge for Costain

    Hinowa Booms Help Fast Plant Solve Access Challenge for Costain

    Tracked booms from Hinowa have helped Fast Plant Swindon Limited to solve a working at height challenge for Costain. The A40 Westway, incorporat...

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  46. Genie Booms Complete Events Offering for Ashbrook

    Genie Booms Complete Events Offering for Ashbrook

    Plant hire company the Ashbrook Group is able to offer a more comprehensive service to its customers in the events sector, after investing in a fleet ...

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  47. JMS Takes its First MEC Titan Boom

    JMS Takes its First MEC Titan Boom

    Powered access hire specialist JMS is expanding its customer offering, after investing in a MEC Titan Boom 60-S. The unique Titan Boom combines ...

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  48. Fatal Injury Rate Falls

    Fatal Injury Rate Falls

    The latest data from IPAF shows a fall in the number of fatalities related to access platform use, despite huge increases in the number of machines in...

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  49. Jim Daintith Completes Dry June

    Jim Daintith Completes Dry June

    The co-founder of Access Platform Sales (APS) has successfully completed a double charity challenge. Jim Daintith pledged to complete 30 days without...

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  50. Tracked Boom Adds New String to Bow for Fletcher Access

    Tracked Boom Adds New String to Bow for Fletcher Access

    Overhead works and access hire specialist Fletcher Access is able to reach new heights after investing in a tracked boom from Omme Lift. The family-o...

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  51. Lithium boom for Elavation

    Lithium boom for Elavation

    Independent access rental company Elavation has further expanded its fleet of Hinowa tracked boom lifts. The Milton Keynes-based powered access speci...

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  52. New Ground Protection Mat from Outriggerpads

    New Ground Protection Mat from Outriggerpads

    Outriggerpads is launching a new heavy duty ground protection mat aimed at the plant hire, events and construction industries. Ground mats protect co...

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  53. Maintaining Hinowa Spider Lifts

    Maintaining Hinowa Spider Lifts

    Hinowa’s market-leading spider lifts are the best-selling tracked booms in the world. One of the reasons they are so popular is that their supe...

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  54. Genie Z 60/37DC & FE Articulating Boom – Product Walk Around

    Genie Z 60/37DC & FE Articulating Boom – Product Walk Around

    The Genie Z-60/37FE won the Rental Product of the Year category at the European Rental Awards 2017. Judges praised the design and the performance of...

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  55. IPS Brings New Battery Technology to Powered Access Sector

    IPS Brings New Battery Technology to Powered Access Sector

    Building on the success of its POWER series, IPS is bringing an innovative lead battery technology to the powered access market. The new gel tubular ...

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  56. New Guidance on Cable Replacement for Genie Boom Lifts

    New Guidance on Cable Replacement for Genie Boom Lifts

    Genie is focused on helping plant hire and rental companies maximise both safety and productivity. With this in mind, Genie has updated its protocol ...

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  57. Maintaining your Batteries

    Maintaining your Batteries

    Maintaining your Batteries  Many powered access platforms are either battery powered or bi-energy hybrids. Charging, watering and cleaning are f...

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  58. APS celebrates 30th anniversary at Vertikal Days

    APS celebrates 30th anniversary at Vertikal Days

    Access Platform Sales (APS) marks 30 years in business at Vertikal Days 2017. The company was founded in Cambridgeshire in May 1987 by Malcolm Brown ...

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  59. Genie boom wins prestigious award

    Genie boom wins prestigious award

    Genie has bagged another international award for one of its innovative boom lifts. The Genie Z-60/37FE won the Rental Product of the Year category at...

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  60. Access Platform Sales Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Access Platform Sales Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Access Platform Sales (APS) celebrates its 30th anniversary in May 2017. Jim Daintith, founder of APS, looks back on three decades in business without...

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  61. Genie introduces new S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms at APEX

    Genie introduces new S-80 XC and S-85 XC booms at APEX

    Genie further expands its superb range of Xtra Capacity™ (XC) boom lifts, with the introduction of the new telescopic S-80 XC and S-85 XC machin...

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  62. Success for APS with First Ever Stock Sale

    Success for APS with First Ever Stock Sale

    Access Platform Sales (APS) is celebrating the success of its first ever Stock Sale of used access equipment. The company held the event at the headq...

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