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bellshill centre

Unit 4 Mossend Works,
Off Unthank Road,
Bellshill, ML4 1DD

01698 841131 Call us for expert advice on training, examination, inspections, maintenance, repairs and access platform sales

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Regarding COVID-19

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Aerial Access Services Ltd would like to reassure you, our customers, that we are still open and able to support you.

We remain dedicated to delivering our award-winning service despite these uncertain times. Our service engineers are providing maintenance inspections, LOLER examinations and breakdown repairs.

IMPORTANT: HSE Statement and IPAF Guidelines

The Health and Safety Executive has released a statement that makes it very clear that you must have your MEWPs examined at least every six months. Even in the current climate, THERE IS NO GRACE PERIOD FOR LOLER EXAMINATIONS.

You can read the HSE Statement in full by following this link:

In addition, we are following the guidelines recommended by the International Powered Access Federation:

Maintaining safety on site

Whether we visit your site for a LOLER examination, maintenance inspection, or to carry out breakdown repairs, here are a few ways we can all stay safe:

Social distancing: Everyone present should adhere to the 2m social distancing rule. Avoid all unnecessary contact where possible.

Equipment isolation: To aid our engineers in working safely, please put the machine in an isolated area.

Sterilisation: Note that coronavirus can live on steel for up to three days. To ensure that the equipment is safe for our engineer, please wipe it down before they arrive.

Your procedures: Our engineers do their best to accommodate your company’s recommendations were possible. If you have any other procedures regarding COVID-19, please inform us prior to the visit, so our engineer can arrive prepared.

We will update this statement as the situation changes, following government and HSE guidelines.

We know that everyone is facing uncertainty at this time, and thank you for your continued custom. We hope you and your business continue to be well.

Niftylift refurbishment

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We had a customer request, that their Machine be refurbished. So our Body and Paint technician returned to its original colours. As this is what the customer wanted.

Machine details –

Make – Niftylift
Model – 170 HDET
Year – 2005

Before Refurbishment was started

Before Primer

Primer stage

Finished refurbishment

Multitel Resprays

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Aerial Access services gained a contract with Multitel UK. To preform resprays on a some of their Hx-200s. This is due to the development of corrosion on some of these machines.

Example of the Rust

Our in house Painter Douglas, first starts the paint repair process by washing all of the machine. This is done to help prevent any oils or dirt from contaminating the new paint. He then proceeds to sand back the rust and then keys the surface of the rest of the machine.

once the Machine has been sanded, he then starts to mask the Multitel off by using various masking materials including, Masking Paper, masking tape and plastic sheeting which is specially designed for spray painting.

The next step of the process is painting. Douglas applies an etch primer first. this helps prevent future rust and gives a smooth surface for the top-coats. Using the wet on wet technique he then applies the metallic silver to the jack legs. once dry he then masks off the jack legs to prevent over-spray. Using the same technique he proceeds to apply the white. He then allows the paint to dry overnight.

Once the paint has fully dried Douglas then removes all of the masking. He does this carefully as to prevent any damage to new paint. Once this is done he give the machine a look-over for any defects. if none are detected he then applies the decals to the machine. Once this done the machine is sent back to the customer.

LOLER Certification Providers

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Reliable LOLER Certification Providers

If your organisation or company makes regular use of powered lifting equipment in its day-to-day operations then you have a responsibility as an employer to ensure that all of your equipment complies fully with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) and that your company undergoes LOLER examinations. This is an essential requirement whether or not you own the lifting equipment itself. So long as you are utilising the equipment then you are bound by LOLER and failure to comply will lead to issues with liability, not to mention the health and safety of your employees.

LOLER Regulations

The regulations demand that all of your lifting equipment be examined and inspected regularly and that a record of said examination is maintained, with any spotted defects logged accordingly. It can be a daunting prospect, but Aerial Access Services can assist you.

LOLER Compliance

We offer unmatched LOLER compliance services and take pride in being the preferred provider of LOLER regulation services in Scotland. We have a fine team of experts in equipment inspection that will make achieving the LOLER certification a painless process for you.

LOLER Examinations

LOLER demands that your equipment is examined prior to first use, as well as each time it is installed in a different location or site. Likewise, it is required to undergo another inspection when it is reinstalled at a previous site.

Highly Trained Expert Inspectors

Our team includes the most highly-trained and experienced inspectors that the industry has to offer. Our experts will perform a full and professional examination of your equipment, ensuring that it complies with all aspects of LOLER, and will issue you with the necessary certificate of compliance once the job is done, so you can be assured that you have fulfilled your legal obligation.

We offer one-off examinations or contracts to complete all of your regular inspection requirements. With years of experience in the industry and a reputation that is unmatched, we can ensure the safety of your staff and eliminate the risk of liability that comes from inadequately maintained lifting equipment. With our competitive pricing structure, we have made our services available to all.

Contact Us for a Quote

If you have questions about LOLER and your responsibilities under the regulations, or if you need an inspection quote, call us today and let us assist you in any way we can.

Tel: 01698 841131
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Our Trusted LOLER Examinations

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LOLER Examinations are an Investment

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) are designed to protect heavy equipment operators, owners and people working around them from injury. If your business is using lifting equipment, even if you do not own the equipment yourself, by law you must abide by LOLER standards. In order to do that, a thorough examination is necessary. Many lifting equipment owners and operators feel that the regulations slow down work time and prevent them from simply getting on with the job. But in actual fact, making sure that your heavy lifting equipment is up to scratch can save you money, prevent downtime and improve production times in the long run. Here’s how:

1) Faulty Equipment Breaks Down

Part of the thorough examination necessary under LOLER regulations includes a lifting equipment inspection. This check will ensure that your machinery is working well. A machine with even the smallest fault is at risk of breaking down and that means downtime. It may be a matter of minutes to tighten a loose screw, or it could mean weeks while a new part is ordered and repairs are carried out.

2) A Faulty Machine is a Dangerous Machine

Dangerous machinery can cause injuries and apart from the obvious trauma associated with this, it may well mean losing a skilled operator for months at a time.

3) A Machine in Good Order is a Machine that Works Well

When a LOLER examination is passed or any anomalies are resolved, the operators, owners and people working around the machine are confident in its abilities, and a machine that works well is a smooth running part of the operations, ready to work to its optimal capacity.

4) Qualified, Trained & Trusted Professionals

AAS technicians are fully qualified and fully trained to provide the thorough examination service. An examination by our diligent staff provides peace of mind to lifting machine operators and owners. Knowing that your machine has had a thorough examination by a competent person, that you have abided by the law and that your work environment is a safe one is only a click away.


Contact Us

Don’t risk taking a chance with your lifting equipment, hire trusted, trained and qualified professionals to carry out your Thorough Examinations under LOLER Regulations. Contact Aerial Access Services for one of Scotland’s most established and trusted LOLER examiners.

Tel: 07825 775 686

Aerial Access Awarded Safecontractor Accreditation – 3rd Year Running

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Aerial Access Services Ltd are happy to announce they have been awarded their Safecontractor Accreditation Certificate for the 3rd year.

This ensures our Clients and potential Clients that all members of staff at Aerial Access Services Ltd take health and safety seriously.

We have a  legal obligation to ensure that while working on a client’s premises we operate in a safe way.

The Safecontractor scheme is designed to review and audit our health and safety policies, procedures and documentation of Aerial Access Services Ltd.   Their qualified auditors help us to identify whether there is suitable and sufficient health and safety compliance within our business.

JLG Ground Support

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Aerial Access Services ltd now have had a close relationship with JLG for the past six years running.

We are the main contractors for JLG ground support all over scotland and the highlands. We provide full support when local JLG engineer is on holiday or cant get to site on time to meet high customer demands. We have a very good relationship with all staff at JLG premises in middleton and the service technical support in Glasgow. We have vast experience with the JLG products and all engineers are JLG factory trained on all models.

Aerial Access Engineers are manufacturer Trained on all manufacturers alike – to name a few – Jlg, SkyJack, Nifty Lift, Genie, Bravi, Teupen, Cte, Manitou, Easylift, Multitel, Spider Lifts, we have vast experience on many Types of Scissor lifts, MEWPS, Boom Lifts, Cherry Pickers, Ground Mounted Scissor lifts, Spider Lifts Truck and van mounts and all machines alike.


Skyjack Service Cover

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Aerial Access have now provided Service cover in scotland for skyjack for the past 5 years running.

AAS ltd and Skyjack Started the relationship in 2009 and cover all of scotland providing customer support to all new skyjack customers when required. All End user/ private Skyjack owners can receive oem parts provided by aas ltd at good prices and are available next day delivery anywhere in Scotland. This is the same for all manufactures parts. We supply all manufacturers parts and service in powered access and the fork truck industry.