Name and product change for Height for Hire Scotland
By Euan Youdale18 February 2015
Height for Hire Scotland is changing its name to Specialized Access.
Under the direction of Leigh Baker, the company is transforming itself from a general purpose platform rental business into a specialist supplier of spider lifts and vehicle mounted booms. Leigh is well known in the Scottish access industry, having founded Pinnacle Platforms in Lanarkshire in 2008, which he successfully grew and sold.
Mr Baker said, “Tracked and truck mounted booms are the real problem-solvers of our industry, providing access to places other machines simply cannot reach.
“Contractors who hire these specialist machines rightly want assurances that they are also getting specialist advice and support from genuine experts they can trust. Specialized Access will provide that end-to-end solution, ranging from advice on the correct machine to hire, through to technical support and training.”
Specialized Access is centrally located in Wishaw near Glasgow. It has a substantial fleet of tracked boom lifts from brands including Hinowa and Omme Lift, as well as a wide range of truck mounted booms from manufacturers such as Isoli.
Tracked booms are increasingly popular for construction or maintenance applications where soft or sensitive terrain is an issue; and for internal atrium work on expensive floors in shopping centres, museums and other public buildings, said the company.
The company’s truck mounted fleet includes telescopic and articulated booms, offering working heights from 14m to 52m - with up to 21m working height available on a 3.5 tonne light commercial vehicle chassis.
Along with access rental, the company will also offer training courses related to the safe operation of these products. Despite the name change, Specialized Access remains part of the IAPS Group, meaning rental customers benefit from aits after sales services.