International Powered Access Federation (IPAF)

Long term platform hire within the food industry

Long term platform hire within the food industry

We have a number of platforms on long term hire with different food industry clients.

The Problem

Our clients owned their own access platforms, but didn’t always have the time or expertise to keep them regularly serviced.  In a very demanding 24/7 working environment, there were breakdowns and last-minute call-outs for hire machines to replace their broken down platforms. Sometimes, the repairs were simple. Other times, parts were needed to be ordered so, what started as a short hire for a replacement machine turned into a more expensive, longer hire.  On top of this, our clients were responsible for getting their machines certificated every 6 months. All of these things were extra burdens and costs on an already pressured manager’s shoulders. 

Our Solution 

We replaced the clients own machines with newer machines that they hire on a contract rental basis. The low monthly cost covers the rental and all parts and servicing required due to normal wear and tear.  There are no additional labour or call out fees. They no longer own any machines, but they don’t own any problems either; we do! We come out and service the machines every month and take care of the 6 monthly LOLER certificates.  The customer has newer machines and is spending less each month than before. There is less down time and all the legal certification is taken care of.