AFI passes on WorkZone licence

By Sarah Ann McCay16 May 2013

SanctuaryZone prevents the operator of a mobile elevating work platform from being crushed

SanctuaryZone prevents the operator of a mobile elevating work platform from being crushed

AFI has transferred its licence for the WorkZone range of safety and security devices to Aerial and Handling Services Ltd to further develop and sell the range.

The agreement covers the entire WorkZone product range including: SanctuaryZone, which prevents the operator of a mobile elevating work platform from being crushed; KeyZone, which prevents unauthorised use of a machine; and SmartZone, which controls and monitors the use of powered access.

AFI director Nick Higgins said: “AFI is proud of our development of the WorkZone range, particularly the SanctuaryZone anti-entrapment device which we believe has already prevented at least one serious crushing incident.

“However our primary business is powered access machine hire, sales and training, and we recognised that the WorkZone range can be further developed if we transferred the licence to a company with the skill sets required for this type of work.”

Aerial and Handling Services director Ian Harding said: “AFI contacted us about WorkZone because they already knew about the products we had developed and are actively currently marketing, such as the deckRailXtra materials handling attachment. It made sense for AFI to offer us the chance to acquire the WorkZone licence as we already have a business and philosophy to build on the success that AFI has already enjoyed.”

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