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Ten Fold Increase in Annual Investment Allowance - Buy Now, Save Tax, Pay Later

13/05/2013

Ten-fold increase in the Annual Investment Allowance from £25,000 to £250,000.

Effective from January 1st 2013 it will enable most businesses, including sole traders, partnerships and limited companies, to offset up to £250,000 of capital expenditure (in the form of capital allowances) against tax from January 1st 2013 (depending on their accounting period).

In simple terms, a business with profits before tax of up to £250,000 and a 12 month accounting period (to 31 December 2013 or after – up to 31 December 2014 as it currently stands) could reduce its income/corporation tax bill to zero by purchasing new (or used) equipment to the same value.

Businesses with an accounting period which spans the 1st January 2013 will need to pro-rate the amount of Annual Investment Allowance claimed accordingly as demonstrated below with a company who has a 12 month accounting period of 30 April 2013:


AIA pro-rated
1 May 2012 – 31 December 2012 8/12 x 25,000k 16,667
1 January 2013 – 30 April 2013 4/12 x 250,000k 83,333
TOTAL 100,000

The maximum amount of Annual Investment Allowance for the above company would therefore be £100,000.

This move provides a great incentive for businesses considering the purchase of new or used plant or machinery and most items of capital equipment qualify, including:


Machinery & engineering tools
Manufacturing & production equipment
Commercial vehicles
Computers & IT
Office furniture
Fork Lift Trucks & Lifting Equipment
Virtually Any business asset
Of course, if you are then considering financing the purchase then it is important to make absolutely certain that the right type of agreement is used.

For example, a Lease Purchase or Hire Purchase structured in the right way will enable you to claim the allowance but other types of lease will not.


In close partnership with our appointed finance specialists, Urban Access are able to provide you with a finance package most suited to your requirements, enabling you to acquire your new equipment and take advantage of the Annual Investment Allowance. Our rates are extremely competitive with a large panel of banks and finance companies across all sectors including access to reduced rates through the government backed Funding for Lending scheme. We can usually finance assets starting at £5000 with no upward ceiling.

As the contents of this e-mail are for information purposes only and not official tax advice we would always suggest that you discuss the matter with your accountant and visit the Inland Revenue website if you need clarification as to whether or not an item of capital expenditure will qualify and how this would affect your business:

Click on the link below or copy the link below and paste into your web browser bar

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/camanual/ca23084.htm

As demonstrated earlier, for businesses with a December 31st 2013 tax year the increased allowance will apply in full immediately but for those with a tax year that spans the January 1st start date the new allowance will be phased in.

Ten Fold Increase in Annual Investment Allowance - Buy Now, Save Tax, Pay Later

NEW for 2013 from Urban Access........

13/05/2013

Urban Access are now able to supply the complete range of Kestrel Wind Speed Meters from stock with FREE UK delivery.

Perfect for the Powered Access User, Construction Worker, HVAC Engineer and many more users, the Kesteral range of compact, hand held, ultra high quality Kestrel wind speed meters ensure that you are always working within the safe limits of all outdoor powered access equipment as set out by all manufactures.

The Kestrel 4200 is the perfect choice for professionals looking for a hand held HVAC Airflow Meter. Not only does the 4200 measure air flow in HVAC systems, it also tracks temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, and much more.

The potential industrial applications for Kestrel Meters are virtually limitless, which is why we list the complete range of Kestrel meters. Any industrial operation involving air quality, drying times (brick, concrete, paint, etc.) heating and cooling, crane and high rise operations, demolition or electric work, welding, and much more will benefit from accurate data readings of air velocity, barometric pressure, heat stress, dew point, water temperature, wet bulb temperature, average wind speed, maximum wind gust and more.

Specialty Kestrel Meters Specifically for Construction and HVAC:

While virtually any Kestrel meter model makes a great companion on your job site, several Kestrel models were designed specifically with construction and HVAC tradespeople in mind.

For HVAC pros, the Kestrel 4200 represents the ideal choice with its automatic CFM calculation. And for construction / concrete professionals, the new Kestrel 4300 with automatic evaporation rate calculation eliminate the need to reference ACI charts.

All three Kestrel specialty meters feature a host of other measurements that allow you to keep tabs on any number of site conditions - ensuring you and your crews get the job done safely and correctly, the first time

To order your New Kestrel, simply call 01202 593411 or email nwilkinson@urban-access.co.uk quoting the model and quantity required.

Alternatively, visit our New online Ebay shop by clicking on the external link shown below to view all our Kestrel Speed Meters available in stock for sale.

Product photographs and full technical specifications are also available here for viewing and downloading.

You can also click on the link below to view our Kestrel product comparison table and view all the prices for the complete range of Kestrel Wind Speed Meters.

Prices are on the increase for 2013 so order now to save £££'s

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NEW for 2013 from Urban Access........

FALCON SPIDER FS420 Supplied to Makkah Clock Tower

13/05/2013

TCA LIFT A/S, our Spiderlift manufacturing partners based in Odense, Denmark have recently supplied, delivered and commissioned a New FALCON SPIDER FS420 to the giant clock tower in the holy city of Makkah, the second tallest building in the World, only the Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai stands taller.

Next time the Ramadan has its start, the new Makkah Clock will ring its first rings, which can geographically be heard by the Muslim World at first, then by the whole world.

The Tower, which is also a hotel building, has 76 storeys of about 600 meters high, and will feature a 400 meter clock, which is 5 times larger than Big Ben.

The tower also includes an Islamic Museum and a Lunar Observation Center which will also be used to sight the moon during the Holy Months. Here, in this museum the FALCON SPIDER is now located and with its 42 meters working height the FALCON will be working to do cleaning and inside maintenance of the museum.

A lot of calculations were made before delivery, as the flooring and the tiles in the museum are made in light weight and sensible material.

As the FALCON SPIDER is of low weight, and has a very low ground pressure, the FALCON SPIDER was chosen to do the job.

The FALCON SPIDER was ordered when the building was almost done, so the FALCON SPIDER was craned into the tower. This was an amazing view – seeing the FALCON SPIDER flying in chains in the height of 400 meters! Everybody held the breath and cross all fingers hoping that the FALCON SPIDER landed smoothly.

The FALCON SPIDER landed successfully, and without any scratches it was manoeuvred into the balcony at 400 meters height.

To download the FS420 Falcon Spider Product Details, please click on link below

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FALCON SPIDER FS420 Supplied to Makkah Clock Tower

Urban Access deliver New Cherry Picker to DPR Ltd

13/05/2013

Urban Access recently delivered a brand new access platform to Yorkshire based roofing company DPR Ltd.
The Oil & Steel 20-10RE machine is mounted on a 4.5 tonne Nissan Cabstar chassis cab, has a height reach of 20 metres (65ft) and an outreach of 10 meters (32.5ft). Its slimline architecture is perfect for use on small driveways, which makes it ideal for domestic roofing companies like DPR.
Commenting on the addition to his fleet, DPR managing director Darren Rickett added, “We are really pleased with the quality of the new cherry picker. A big thanks to Neil and the team at Urban Access for their help and guidance – we would certainly recommend their services to others”
DPR Ltd is a leading roofing company in Yorkshire. If you are looking for roofers in Leeds, contact DPR Ltd or click on the link  to visit leedsroofs.com

Urban Access deliver New Cherry Picker to DPR Ltd

BE SAFE & BE SEEN THIS WINTER

21/11/2012

Receive your FREE set of Scotchlite LED Armbands / Legbands for all orders placed with us during December 2012.

Four Super Bright LED's with 3M Scotchlite Strap
Hook and Loop Attachment
On / Off Switch
Includes Single Cell Battery
3M Scotchlite, CE-EN13356 Road Traffic Approvals

BE SAFE & BE SEEN THIS WINTER

Tech Tips from Skyjack - November 2012

20/11/2012

WEAR PADS

One of the most commonly overlooked maintenance items are wear pads. Skyjack scissor lifts, boomlifts, and telehandlers all use wear pads to allow one part to slide across another with minimal noise and virtually no metal wear.

For full details, click on the link below to download our printable Skyjack Tech Tip Sheet

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Tech Tips from Skyjack - November 2012

October 2012 - Download our Latest Stock List

09/10/2012

Click on link below to download our latest New, Ex-Demonstration and Used Equipment stock list.

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October 2012 - Download our Latest Stock List

September 2012 - Download our Latest Stock List

11/09/2012

Click on link below to download our latest New, Ex-Demonstration and Used Equipment stock list.

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September 2012 - Download our Latest Stock List

Genie Price Increase for 2013

31/08/2012

Effective from January 1st 2013, Genie Industries will be raising prices between 3% - 5%, depending on product type. Certain models will be exempt.

Click on the link below to read the official letter from Genie

Contact us now on 01202 593411 or email enquiries@urban-access.co.uk to order your new Genie Scissor Lifts and Genie Boom Lifts before the price increase

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Genie Price Increase for 2013

August 2012 - Download our Latest Stock List

16/08/2012

Click on link below to download our latest New, Ex-Demonstration and Used Equipment stock list.

August 2012 - Download our Latest Stock List

Only 8 Day's to go.........

08/06/2012

Come and meet us on Stand 137, at this years Vertikal Days Show being held at Haydock Park Racecourse, Merseyside on the 27th and 28th June.

Taking centre stage this year will be our brand new FS320Z Falcon Spider lift system.

The FS320Z Falcon Spider is our latest track mounted access platform system offering a working height of 32 metres with an articulated 'up and over' outreach of 17 meters.

In addition, we will be offering a number of used and ex-demonstration machines available for sale at special show prices plus up to date details on all our New, Used and Ex-Demonstration Genie, Skyjack, Niftylift, JLG and many more access platforms available in stock for sale.

We will be on hand to discuss your requirements in person, from machine sales to Finance Options, IPAF Training Courses, On Site Servicing, Maintenance and LOLER inspections, selling or marketing your machines and importing / exporting machines.

Click on Link below to download and print off your VIP Ticket to this years show

Hope to see you next week!

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Only 8 Day's to go.........

Skyjack Tech Tip - May 2012

22/05/2012

The latest Skyjack self propelled boomlift models (40/45T, 61/66T, and 46/51A/AJ) utilize a function control module called the OCM – On-board Control Module; located in the platform control console.

For full details, click on the link below to download our printable Skyjack Tech Tip Sheet

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Skyjack Tech Tip - May 2012

More Tech Tips from Skyjack - April 2012

27/04/2012

The Skyjack boomlift models 40/45T, 61/66T, 46/51AJ, and telehandler models VR642,VR843, ZB6042 and ZB8044 use drive axles with spring applied-hydraulically released parking brakes. The parking brakes are actuated by a cylinder and dual lever mechanism on the top of the axle housing.

Click on link below to download our printable 2 page Tech Tip Sheet

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More Tech Tips from Skyjack - April 2012

We're on the Move.....!!

27/02/2012

To further enhance our services and support to all our customers and to provide an opportunity to view our New and Refurbished access platforms in in stock for sale, we are pleased to announce that from the 1st March 2012, we will be operating from our New Office and Sales Showroom Facility, situated at the address shown below.

Just 5 minutes drive from the new terminal at Bournemouth International Airport, 30 minutes from Southampton Airport or 1½ hour from Heathrow Airport.

Our new address is;

Urban Access Limited
Unit 79
Basepoint Business Centre
Aviation Business Park
Enterprise Close
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 6NX

Our existing office telephone and fax, email and mobile contact details will remain unaffected.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new facility and offering you something just that little bit different......

Yours,

Neil Wilkinson
Managing Director

We're on the Move.....!!

Top Tips from Skyjack - Manual Storage Box

18/01/2012

All Skyjack aerial work platforms are equipped with a manual storage box. The
weather resistant plastic box is located either on the platform or in the base control
area. The manual storage box should always be in good repair – attached securely to
the machine, no missing parts, and weather tight to keep the documents inside clean
and dry. The box contains important documents for personnel who use the aerial work
platform particularly the Skyjack Operating Manual. The Skyjack Operating Manual must
be with the aerial work platform at all times. All new Skyjack aerial work platform
models are shipped with this manual in the storage box.
The Skyjack Operating Manual must be the correct manual for the model and
serial number of the work platform on which it is placed. Reprints of the Skyjack
Operating Manual are permitted but they must be complete, legible and correct for the
aerial platform on which it is placed. Skyjack has the operating manuals in .pdf format
available for printing on our website www.skyjack.com .
Depending on which country the aerial work platform is used, there may be other
documents that must be in the manual storage box. For example, in the UK, the manual
storage box must contain the current 6 month LOLER Inspection Form along with the
Skyjack Operating Manual. Other countries might require different documents to be with
the aerial work platform at all times, so it is important to know the regulations and
requirements for your area.
If you have any questions regarding your Skyjack equipment, please contact Skyjack Product Support at 01691 676236 or e-mail info@skyjackeurope.co.uk

TECH TIDBIT
When performing an annual inspection on your Skyjack product, it is a good
practice to check with us to make sure any applicable service bulletins have been
completed. Just call Skyjack Product Support at 01691676236 or e-mail
info@skyjackeurope.co.uk and ask to check the serial number of the machine you are
inspecting for any open service bulletins.

Top Tips from Skyjack - Manual Storage Box

Businessman Fined £112k Over Roof Fall Death

17/01/2012

A Liverpool businessman has been fined £112,000 after a labourer died following a fall from the roof of an industrial unit, just months after another worker was injured in a fall at the same site.

John McCleary fell 15 feet while fitting roof panels at a construction site in Toxteth being managed by Taj ul Malook Mann. He lost his balance while on a narrow beam he was using as no scaffolding had been erected.

The 51-year-old father-of-two, from Toxteth, was paralysed from the waist down and died of pneumonia just over seven months later as a result of his injuries. Mr Mann was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following Mr McCleary's death.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Mr Mann had hired Mr McCleary to fit roof panels on an industrial unit he owned in High Park Street, Toxteth. But no scaffolding was supplied and Mr McCleary had to carry out the job while standing on four-inch wide steel beams, leading to him losing his balance and falling.

He underwent an eight hour operation after the incident on 12 June 2008 and was readmitted to hospital in December with illnesses related to his condition. He died on 27 January 2009.

During the HSE investigation, video was discovered which had been filmed by Mr McCleary on his mobile phone in the weeks before his fall. It shows labourers carrying out work while on top of the narrow roof beams.

Investigations also revealed a bricklayer had escaped with minor injuries after falling from scaffolding at the site in an earlier incident. The worker had refused to continue working for Mr Mann after the incident.

Taj ul Malook Mann, of Queen's Drive, Liverpool, admitted four breaches of health and safety regulations after failing to take steps to prevent a fall which could have resulted in injury, and failing to ensure that work on his site was being carried out safely. He also did not fulfil his legal duty to report the incident to HSE.

He was fined £112,000 and ordered to pay £19,331 in prosecution costs.

(CD/GK)

Businessman Fined £112k Over Roof Fall Death

New FS420 Falcon Spider supplied to Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford City - London

01/12/2011

Urban Access, UK partners for TCA Lift A/S (formally Skako Lift A/S) have successfully delivered and commissioned one of their FS420 Wheeled Version, Falcon Spider lifts to Europe’s largest shopping centre.

Neil Wilkinson – Managing Director explains,

‘Procured directly by the Westfield Group, our initial design brief for the FS420 was to provide an innovative and ultra lightweight access strategy for use both internally and externally throughout the shopping centre for high level cleaning tasks, smoke detection equipment maintenance and testing, lighting maintenance and installation of decorations and marketing display banners. In addition, the proposed spiderlift access platform also had to perform its working at height tasks around and over the top of complex internal obstructions such as balconies, verandas, stairways and escalators. The unique double fly-jib facility employed by all of our Falcon Spiderlift products combined with an impressive working height of 42 metres, maximum outreach of 16 metres and fast operation resulted in our proposal and successful bid to supply the lightweight FS420 Falcon Spider model.

In addition to the ‘basic’ FS420 model, many optional extras were eventually ordered to provide yet further unique operational benefits such as special PTFE stabiliser pads to further spread the loading on each stabiliser foot and prevent damage to the high quality flooring finish, non marking wheels, individual setting of each stabiliser leg, automatic stabilisation from the cage, all wheel drive for increased traction and torque on slopes, remote control drive facility, cage rotation, built in wind speed detection anemometer, 220 Volt outlet in the cage, high pressure air / water outlet in the cage, proximity sensors mounted around the base of the cage to prevent accidental collisions with the many glass facades throughout the centre, 3 cylinder Lombardini diesel engine for improved external performance and a double battery pack for increased internal performance.

Opened on the 13th September is East London. The shopping centre is located just next to the Olympic Park in London and it is the biggest urban shopping centre in Europe.

The Westfield Stratford City has over 300 shops, a 14-screen cinema, 70 restaurants, 3 hotels, a bowling alley and a casino. The shoppers can use the great variety of special offers and can shop comfortably and conveniently. The shopping centre will provide the main access to the Olympic park.

The Westfield Stratford City shopping centre is not just a shiny new mall. It has a great social effect because it creates new permanent jobs. About 95% of the centre has been let and it is claim that up to 8,500 jobs will be created. This is really beneficial in the current economical state where many people are left jobless.

Many people view the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre as the first stage of the transformation of East London. Some call it an important legacy of the 2012 Olympics. In addition, the building of the shopping centre has improved the public transport infrastructure by placing some of the most modern additions.

The Westfield Stratford City shopping centre will provide main access to the Olympic park and will display sporting events on large screens.

All this makes the biggest mall in Europe a heaven for shoppers as well as a project with great social benefits.'

http://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity/

New FS420 Falcon Spider supplied to Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford City - London

Free VIP Entrance to Vertikal Days, 2011

05/05/2011

Come and meet us on Stand 128, at this years Vertikal Days Show being held at Haydock Park Racecourse, Merseyside on the 22nd and 23rd June.

Taking centre stage this year will be our brand new FS320Z Falcon Spider

A track mounted access platform system offering a working height of 32 metres with an articulated 'up and over' outreach of 17 meters.

In addition, we will have up to date details on all our New and Used Genie, Skyjack, Niftylift and many more used access platforms available in stock for sale.

We will be on hand to discuss your individual requirements in person, from machine sales, Urban Finance, IPAF Training Courses, On Site Servicing, Maintenance and LOLER inspections

Contact us now for your FREE VIP Tickets

Make sure you include your full postal address with your email!

Click on Link below to visit the official Vertikal Days Website for full details about the show......


http://www.vertikaldays.net/

Free VIP Entrance to Vertikal Days, 2011

Rapid Platforms invest in additional New FS290 Falcon Spiderlift

08/04/2011

Rapid Platforms, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Internal Atrium type spiderlift access platform systems specifically designed for use in internal atriums, shopping centres and large offices, based in Bishops Stortford have recently taken delivery of a further New FS290 Falcon Spiderlift from Skako Lifts UK Partners, Urban Access.

Ensuring the new FS290 ordered by Rapid was as up to date and as future proof as possible, options such as a 180 degree rotating cage, chassis drive control from the cage, Bi Energy Power, 2 wheel drive and a mains power take off located in the operators cage were specified.

Other options provided as standard with the FS290 were a 1100 x 800 x 1400mm detachable aluminium cage, an intelligent electronic battery charging system, unique 200 degree double fly-jib facility provided up to 7 metres of outreach alone, 380 degrees turret rotation and non marking tyres.

Pictured: Left Neil Wilkinson, MD of Urban Access handing over the New FS290 Falcon Spiderlift to Alistair Jordan, MD of Rapid Platforms this week.

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Rapid Platforms invest in additional New FS290 Falcon Spiderlift

Urban Access RSS Latest News Latest News Ten Fold Increase in Annual Investment Allowance - Buy Now, Save Tax, Pay Later 01-February-2013 Ten-fold increase in the Annual Investment Allowance

01/03/2011

Urban Access, UK partner’s of Skako Lift - Denmark are delighted to report on the successful handover of the UK’s first FS320Z, 32 metre working height, articulated Falcon Spiderlift to Higher Access Limited, the UK’s premier specialist access hire and spider lift hire company based in Bury, Lancashire.

The New FS320Z model, launched predominantly for the UK’s rental sector during last year’s Vertikal Days exhibition proved an instant hit with Higher Access primarily due to the Falcons inherent product stability and quality of build whilst providing an impressive industry leading horizontal outreach of 16 metre’s between the 10 to 23 metre range of working heights

The ultimate decision to invest in the New FS320Z by Higher Access was made after months of product trials, refinement, feedback and clear communication between both companies” explains NW.

“We truly appreciate that for a specialist spiderlift hire company like Higher Access to incorporate not only a brand new product into their established and well respected rental fleet and business model but also a completely new supplier / manufacture relationship, really does speak volumes of our New FS320Z product and our combined style of business.”

“We are extremely confident that the FS320Z will prove to be a resounding success for Higher Access and their customers and look forward to building a great working relationship with Lucy, Paul and Peter and the rest of the team”

Paul Hyde Director for Higher Access added “The purchase of what will be the first of several Falcon Spiders clearly demonstrates our commitment to offer to our established and prospective customer base the latest and best spider products currently available”.

Pictured
Paul Hyde of Higher Access (left) and Neil Wilkinson of Urban Access (right)

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The New Skako Lift 52 Metre Falcon Spider already a success

12/01/2011

Since SKAKO LIFT's launch of the new 52 metre working height FS520C Falcon Spider lift last year, already 4 customers have ordered the new lift with an impressive and unsurpassed 52m working height.

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The New Skako Lift 52 Metre Falcon Spider already a success

Cookin' on Gas at Vertikal Days, 2010

24/06/2010

With clear blue skies and temperatures nudging 27 degrees meant plenty of suncream was definately the order of the day for this years Vertikal Days exhibition, held at Haydock Park Racecourse last week.

Our brand new Falcon Spider FS320, 32 metre working height with up to 18 metres of lateral outreach, articulated tracked access platform system took centre stage, flanked either side by one of our New Denka Lift road towable access platform systems and one of our Gold Standard, refurbished Genie Z45/25 Jib 4x4 self propelled articulated boom lifts.

Along with a great deal of interest shown in our All New FS320Z Falcon Spider Lift system, a healthy number of orders were placed over the two days for a selection of our used access platforms.

A big thank you to all our customers taking time out to come and visit us.

The FS320Z will very soon be available again in the UK for viewing and live demonstrations.

Watch this space.....!!

Cookin' on Gas at Vertikal Days, 2010

Vertikal Days 2010

12/05/2010

Come and meet us at this years Vertikal Days Show being held at Haydock Park Racecourse, Merseyside on the 16th and 17th June.

Taking centre stage this year will be our brand new FS320Z Falcon Spider

A track mounted access platform system offering a working height of 32 metres with an articulated 'up and over' outreach of 17 meters.

In addition, we will have up to date details on all our used Genie, Skyjack, Niftylift, Italmec and many more used access platforms available in stock for sale.

Request your VIP Tickets now by emailing info@urban-access.co.uk stating number of tickets required, main contact name and postal address.

Look forward to seeing you in what will hopefully be a very sunny June!!

http://www.vertikaldays.net/

Vertikal Days 2010

New Articulated 32 Metre Falcon Spider

27/04/2010

Premiered at last weeks BAUMA Trade Exhibition, held in Munich - Germany, was our latest addition to the Falcon Spider series family of tracked access platforms - the FS320Z Falcon Spider.

With a fresh focus on designing and manufacturing a simple to operate, reliable yet innovative 30+ metre working height articulated and telescopic tracked access platform with added capability of an independently operated Fly Jib facility, the FS320Z Falcon Spider was conceived.

Offering a maximum working height of 32 metres with 200kgs cage capacity, a maximum lateral outreach up to 17 metres and a 110 degree, independently operated Fly Jib with 90 degree cage rotation provides an unrivalled 'up and over' capability.

Powered as standard, by an onboard diesel engine or high capacity battery pack, the FS320Z Spider Lift system offer's rental customers a new and unique product with potential rental returns far greater than those currently experienced with more generic powered access equipment.

For more information on our New FS320Z Falcon Spider, call us on +44(0)1202 894455 or email nwilkinson@urban-access.co.uk

Click on the link below to download the FS320Z Specification details.

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New Articulated 32 Metre Falcon Spider

Worldlift Industries AS changes name to SKAKO LIFT

27/04/2010

Our Falcon Spiderlift and Denkalift manufacturing partners, based in Odense - Denmark, have recently changed their name to SKAKO LIFT.

Using the BAUMA exhibition, held in Munich last week, was a great opportunity to publicise the news.

The rebranding of Worldlift Industries AS to SKAKO LIFT provides an excellent opportunity to portray the company as a true global business with a single corporate identity, recognised around the world.

The Falcon Spider and Denka Lift brand names will however, remain unchanged as they are truly representative as some of the most technologically advanced and innovative specialist access platform systems currently available in today's marketplace.

Worldlift Industries AS changes name to SKAKO LIFT

*Free* IPAF recommended safety harness kits

24/03/2010

To further enhance our duty of care to our customers, Urban Access are now providing, free of charge, an IPAF recommended Operator Harness, Fall Restraint Lanyard and Rucksack with every boom type lift purchased.

Accredited to EN361 & EN354
45mm Water Repellent Polyester
Weighs only 1.15kgs (Harness)
Front and Rear "D" type attachment points

The complete safety harness kit combines a front and rear "D" type harness and adjustable fall restraint lanyard supplied in a durable, waterproof rucksack, complete with mobile phone holder.

The kit is designed to give maximum protection against vertical ejection from boom type mobile elevating work platforms.

*Free* IPAF recommended safety harness kits

Tallest among the smallest

08/01/2010

Urban Access are proud to announce the new arrival of the worlds highest compact Spider Lift type access platform system, the Falcon FS520C.

Based on the same design concept as the already well established FS420C, the first unit off the production line has already been sold to a large international rental company based in Dublin.

With a working height of 52 metres, the Falcon Spider Lift, FS520C is unrivalled in terms of working height, compact and lightweight design.

With its roots firmly established in the highly successful FS420C model, the FS520C is based on the same design philosophy featuring the unique double fly jib arms and double crawler system.

For more information on this or other Falcon Spider lifts, please do not hesitate to contact Neil Wilkinson on +44(0)1202 894455 or email sales@urban-access.co.uk

Click on the link below to view our dedicated Spider Lift website section


http://www.urban-access.co.uk/spider-lifts

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Tallest among the smallest

Genie boom lift supplied to Saint Michael's Abbey

06/01/2010

Saint Michael’s Abbey in Farnborough, Hampshire have today taken delivery of their very own Genie Z60/34 RT self propelled boom lift.

Urban Access are supporting the sale of the pre-owned Genie access platform by providing an initial product familiarization handover along with annual on-site servicing, maintenance and bi-annual LOLER inspections. IPAF approved training for the monks will also be carried out as part of the overall package supplied.

Used predominantly for exterior cleaning and maintenance tasks on and around the grounds of the Abbey, the equipment specified was to have rough terrain capability and offer substantial working height, outreach, cage working area plus the flexibility of an independently controlled Fly-Jib.

Saint Michael’s Abbey, is a contemplative monastery of monks of the Benedictine Order about thirty miles from London where the monks live the Benedictine life in its classic or ‘continental’ form.

The heart of life there is the solemn celebration of the liturgy, sung in Latin to Gregorian Chant.

“Saint Benedict tells us that we are truly monks when we live by the work of our hands.” The Farnborough monks operate a busy farm and apiary, a bookbindery, a printing and publishing house, as well as the traditional monastic work of hospitality and can now look forward to carrying out all their own work at height in a safe and very efficient manner.

Built in 1880, the Empress Eugénie bought a house in Farnborough. Crushed by the loss of her husband Napoleon III in 1873 and the death in 1879 of her 23 year old son in the Zulu War, she built St Michael’s Abbey as a monastery and the Imperial Mausoleum.

Pictured: Neil Wilkinson of Urban Access and Dom Maximilian Chambers OSB with their ‘new’ Genie Z60/34 RT Jib Access Platform alongside the West Wing of the Abbey.

http://www.farnboroughabbey.org

Genie boom lift supplied to Saint Michael's Abbey

Merry Christmas

24/12/2009

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers, partners and suppliers, the very best for the festive season and thank you for your support during 2009.

We look forward to working with you again throughout 2010.

Please note - Although we will be taking a break until the New Year, all enquiries placed with us throughout the festive period will be responded to.

Merry Christmas

Winter battery care guide

20/10/2009

To help support our customers during the fast approaching cold season, please click on the link below to download our informative battery care guide for all users of powered access equipment, using the Trojan type battery packs.

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Winter battery care guide

Just Arrived - 2 x Italmec R16 Tracked Access Platforms

01/10/2009

Just taken into stock are 2 used, 2005 Italmec R16 tracked access platforms MEWPS

Choice of either Honda Petrol or Hatz diesel plus mains electric power
16 metre working height
Narrow transport width 780mm
200 kg cage capacity
110 Volt outlet in cage
Supplied fully serviced, tested and inspected with New LOLER safety certification and a full, owner documentation package.

Lowest prices in the UK

Call Neil Wilkinson on 07525 235520 for more details

Just Arrived - 2 x Italmec R16 Tracked Access Platforms

By Royal Command!

28/07/2009

The Royal Shakespeare Company choose Urban Access to supply Powered Access equipment, On-Site IPAF Training and Service, maintenance and LOLER Inspection requirements.

J. Young - Technical, Health and Safety Manager for The Royal Shakespeare Company says,

'Urban Access has delivered IPAF training to many of our staff here at the RSC including the Scenic Workshops, Stage Crew and Automation Departments. The trainers have always been of the highest standard and have brought with them a wealth of experience and professionalism. The feedback from our staff has been excellent.

Urban Access have proved very helpful in guiding us through the process of purchasing our new equipment and setting up the annual on-site service, maintenance and LOLER examination contracts for them.'

By Royal Command!

New Denka Lift DLX15 MkII presentation video

11/05/2009

View the presentation video of our all New Denka Lift, The DLX15 MkII Road Towable Access Platform.

Please click on the link below....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JzvRAk1s2c

New Denka Lift DLX15 MkII presentation video

World Lift Industries appoint Urban Access as New UK Partner

07/05/2009

World Lift Industries AS, Denmark, have appointed Urban Access Limited as their New UK dealer for the Falcon Spider Lift and Denka, road towable and narrow width aerial lift products.

Both Denka Lift and Falck Schmidt are well known throughout the world for their range of high quality telescopic boom type trailer mounted and spider lift access platforms with a unique double articulating Fly-Jib design. Their range also includes truck mounts and ultra lightweight, narrow chassis type telescopic booms, widely used for atrium work.

“We are extremely delighted to be the new UK representative for World Lift Industries AS and their impressive range of Spider Lift and road towable access platforms.

Our appointment comes at a time when established and new rental companies alike may be looking to diversify and consider alternative types of powered access equipment to compliment their existing range of machines.

With working heights of up to 42 metres and leading outreach characteristics, World Lift Industries produce some of the highest trailer mounted lifts and Spider Lifts on the market. They have an enviable reputation for highly engineered, high quality products using a mix of high tensile steel and aluminium to maintain a lightweight yet extremely rigid product.

The most recent addition to their road towable product range is the Denka DLX15 MkII, a 15 metre working height lift, using a parallelogram riser, two stage telescopic boom, hydraulic site drive system and a unique 180 degree Fly-Jib that can be automatically stowed for transportation, keeping the overall length of the machine below 6.5 metres.”

To view the World Lift Industries range of innovative products now available in the UK, please click on the link below or contact us on +44 (0)1202 894455

http://www.wl-industries.com/

World Lift Industries appoint Urban Access as New UK Partner

Sherwood Forestry & Tree Care's latest acquisition

08/04/2009

Sherwood Forestry & Tree Care's latest acquisition from Urban Access, an Italmec RJ20 Narrow Width Tracked MEWP, has been filmed during the recent dismantle of a dangerous Ash in Kevinsfort, Sligo - Ireland.

Based in Strandhill, Co.Sligo - Ireland, Sherwood Forestry & Tree Care specialise in all aspects of tree care from planting to stump grinding, removal of dangerous or unwanted trees and provide their professional services to both private and corporate bodies alike.

In addition to the tracked Italmec RJ20 MEWP, Urban Access also provided a suitable plant trailer to transport the access platform between sites and a New GRCS Lowering Device which can also be seen in the video.

To view the RJ20 in action, click on the link below

External Link

Sherwood Forestry & Tree Care's latest acquisition

NEW Genie 'SPEC CHECK' Comparison Tool

29/03/2009

Urban Access Limited are committed to providing new and imaginative ways to help you, our customers, select and purchase the most appropriate powered access equipment package suiting your own individual requirements. As our valued customers, we want you to make an informed decision on your next equipment purchase.

Now, by using this new tool provided by Spec Check, you can compare Genie® and Terex® power products with products from other manufacturers.

Simply select a product category and then select the range of products you want to compare side-by-side.

HOW DOES THE TOOL WORK?

The results page of your search allows you to compare up to 30 machine specification attributes for up to 4 machines side-by-side.

The results can also be viewed in English or Metric values and the results can be exported to an Excel spreadsheet.

Models can be selected by manufacturer and model number or by machine class.

Once you have determined which powered access product or products match your requirements, call our Sales and Support office on +44(0)1202 894455 to speak directly with an experienced sales person and find out how Urban Access can help you work Safer and Smarter at Height.

To use the NEW 'Spec Check' tool now, click on the link below

http://www.spec-check.com/genie/spec.cfm?cid=794488110

NEW Genie 'SPEC CHECK' Comparison Tool

Ice Road Access!

26/02/2009

Urban Access have recently supplied and delivered a reconditioned Niftylift 90 Road Towable access platform, to one of our overseas customers based in Finland, used to maintain a countryside residence.

The equipment required needed to be as light as possible in order to move it around the property ideally by a heavy duty quad bike (with ice chains on), yet sturdy enough to handle the extreme environment in which it would be working.

With the property being located on a remote island, the use of heavier duty equipment would prove problematic and as the terrain was generally uneven, a product that could accommodate sloping ground conditions was identified by Urban.

The gable end on the property is the equivalent to three stories in height and access to this is via central driveway with steep banks either side. The Nifty 90 proved an ideal solution.

The distance to cross from the mainland to the island was approximately 140 meters over a frozen lake.

At the time of delivery, the weather conditions at the property was -10C and the thickness of ice was 30cm.

And for those of you that may wish to travel on a frozen lake at some point, here are the facts:

20cms of steel ice will carry 2.0 tons
25cm 3.0 tons
30cm 4.5 tons
40cm 7.0 tons
50cm 12.0 tons

If you drive a unit of 2.5 tons at 16 Km/hr and the depth of water below the ice is 2 meters the effective weight is 4 tons.

You just never know when you might need this information!!!!

Ice Road Access!