The Year Ahead...
With sizable construction projects planned in all regions, vast growth is anticipated, making for an exciting year ahead across the group. Our new divisions of the company are performing well - Forkworx specialising in Telehandler hire, along with our mobile scaffolding, both operating out of Christchurch.
Although constant additions to our fleet are standard practice, the new 170 Tracaccess Spider and 41 metre Haulotte knuckle boom will cater for the increasing requirements that our market now demands.  Health & Safety continues to be priority with ninety percent of our booms now fitted with active shields.
After nine years as part of the Accessman family, Colin & Jenny Francis are stepping back from the access industry. We wish Colin & Jenny all the best with their future endeavours and welcome James Jenneson to the group as the new owner of Accessman Blenheim. 
Thank you to all our valued & loyal clients.  We strive to uphold our core values of providing you with quality machines and unrivaled service, whilst operating with the integrity that we're renowned for.  Your loyalty is appreciated in a market where options are plentiful.
Lena Harrington
General Manager

Arriving any day now will be the latest addition to the Accessman Fleet - a 41 metre Haulotte knuckle boom.
  • 4 wheel drive & steer
  • Oscillating axle
  • Differential wheel lock
  • Ground clearance of 38cm/15in
  • Up to 3 simulatneous and proportional movements
  • Maximum outreach of 19.8m/65ft
  • Continuous outreach control
Images from  Haulotte Group HA41 PX-NT spec sheet
The new 170 Tracaccess Spider arrived last week.  Jason & Shane from LiftX  were in the yard providing training for us. With a height of less than 2m and a width less than a mere 80cm the Spider can fit through some of the narrowest of spaces.  

Accessman Group Ltd has recently teamed up with
National Waterski champ Morgan Diehl.

Morgan started skiing at a young age, competing in competitions through his teenage years.  His passion for the sport gathered momentum in 2012 after he was able to work and train in Florida at one of the best ski schools in the world.  Following on from this he returned to NZ to compete in the nationals and take out both the Men's Open and the Men's Slalom titles, which he also won again last year.  
As part of the 2015 New Zealand team he competed at the World Champs in Mexico and the Moomba Masters in Melbourne.

It is a busy start to 2017 for Morgan with the Asia Oceanic Champs being held in Auckland on the 1st of February, the Moomba Masters in Melbourne in March and the New Zealand Nationals following in April.

Our best wishes to Morgan as he takes to the water.

With it being right in the middle of
"Speedway Season", at any given weekend at Ruapuna you are likely to see the dirt flying from the teal and orange of the Accessman Racing team.  With the newly built corporate box, they are certainly hard to miss.  You can also follow Accessman Racing on facebook (see link below)
We wish Ross and the boys all the best for the rest of the season!

Accessman Racing Team
Sprint Car 36c Lindsay Gilbert
Midget 36c Glen Durie
TQ 36c Gareth Nixion
TQ 35c Adam Gent
TQ 63c Mike Moulin
GSXR 600 #18 Tom Langridge
Accessman Training Center 
How Many People Can I Get on an EWP?
Ever wondered just how many people you can squeeze into a scissor lift or boom cage?…and no we're not issuing a challenge!
As part of the Best Practice Guidelines that you are all are striving to meet, that in turn supports the Health and Safety Legislation, a core requirement in deciding if the EWP about to be used is Fit For Purpose, is to ensure that the number of people you want to raise in the basket or cage is approved by the manufacturer of the unit you are using.
There is no set rule, each machine has a specific total of people it can hold, and this can change based on the circumstances in which you are operating, such as inside or outside, where wind could effect the stability of the machine.
Our boom lift fleet has in most cases constant maximum of up to two people at anytime, this however changes dramatically with our scissor lifts.
Large deck units predominantly for outdoor use may have specific recommendations of numbers of people based on the height the machine can operate too. Our battery/electric scissor lifts can also have very specific limits based on their use inside versus outside.
We would ask that you advise us at the time of reservation, how many people you want to raise in the unit, which will allow us to match this information with a specific model that meets this requirement.
All operators should check the manufactures decal/stickers located on or near the door/entrance to the unit they are about to operate for specific limits associated to the SWL, number of people able to be carried, and wind rating of the unit, prior to operation.
Next month….
A simple guide or glossary of commonly found features and or parts on any EWP, ie. names and descriptions/use.

Cheers Al McNeill

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