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Press release - Major Expansion For AFI’s Operations In The Middle East

23 May 2016

AFI is investing more than USD 16.3 million in its Access Rental Gulf business in a move that signals a major expansion of its operations in the Middle East.

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Press release - AFI Raises Over £3,100 For The British Heart Foundation

12 May 2016

AFI employees recently raised over £3,100 for the British Heart Foundation by supporting the organisation’s ‘Beat It Day’ initiative.

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Press release - IPAF Deputy President Completes New e-Learning Programme

06 May 2016

AFI Director and IPAF Deputy President Nick Selley was one of the first people in the UK to complete a new IPAF e-Learning operator training programme which has now been launched in the UK, following the enhanced programme’s introduction in the US and Canada last year.

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Press release - Largest Truck Mount In Wilson Access Fleet Helps To Tackle Millennium Stadium Rebranding

03 May 2016

Wilson Access called upon the largest truck mount in its fleet to help contractors rebrand the former Millennium Stadium in Cardiff – the home of Welsh rugby.

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Press release - AFI Gains RoSPA Gold Award For Second Consecutive Year

27 April 2016

AFI has gained a Gold award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards for the second consecutive year.

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Press release - AFI Wins Three HAE Awards

26 April 2016

AFI has scooped three awards in the Hire Association of Europe (HAE) Excellence awards.

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Press release - AFI Gains Institute of Customer Service ServiceMark Accreditation

21 April 2016

After launching a major customer service initiative over two years ago, AFI has become the only powered access company to hold the coveted Institute of Customer Service ServiceMark accreditation.

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Press release - AFI Gains Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award

13 April 2016

AFI has followed up its Investors in People Gold award by gaining the organisation’s Health & Wellbeing Award.

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Press release - AFI Machines Hired For Logistics Centre Installation Work

31 March 2016

Contractors constructing a new logistics centre for one of the UK’s major retailers hired machines from AFI to give them the height and manoeuvrability required to carry out high access installation work.

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Press release - UTN Opens New Training Centre In Central London

30 March 2016

To meet growing demand, UTN Training has opened a new dedicated training venue in London. The Central London Training Centre will offer health and safety classroom courses such as IOSH and CITB.

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Press release - AFI Launches New AFI group App

29 March 2016

AFI has launched a brand new AFI group app, making it easier for customers to do business with us online, anytime and at their convenience.

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Press release - AFI Wins International Safety Award 2016

23 March 2016

AFI has won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council for the second year running, for keeping its employees and workplace at the company’s main Support Centre healthy and safe.

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News update - A recording of our latest webinar is now available

09 March 2016

As part of our strong commitment to Health & Safety every quarter we run a webinar giving you helpful information on current topics of interest for those that use Powered Access.

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Press release - AFI Shortlisted In Four HAE Award Categories

01 March 2016

AFI has been shortlisted in four categories of this year’s Hire Association Europe (HAE) Awards.

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News update - New UTN Training Brochure

24 February 2016

A new brochure is now available outlining the comprehensive range of training being offered by UTN

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AFI Gains FORS Gold Reaccreditation

22 February 2016

AFI has gained Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold reaccreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its machine delivery and service van fleets.

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Aerial View - Our latest Aerial View is now online

12 February 2016

Aerial View - Our latest Aerial View is now online

Press Release - AFI Achieves Top 5 Star Achilles BuildingConfidence

05 February 2016

Powered access specialist AFI has achieved the top 5 star Achilles BuildingConfidence rating for the fifth consecutive year following a recent reassessment.

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News update - AFI Shortlisted In Three IAPA Award Categories

01 February 2016

AFI has been shortlisted in three categories of this year’s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs).

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News update - UTN Training will soon be hitting the airwaves in Essex

29 January 2016

Following the success of our first ever radio campaign when we promoted our Liverpool training centre, we are now rolling out radio advertising in Essex to spread the word about UTN Training courses at our London East centre.

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Press release - AFI Gains Constructionline Certification

25 January 2016

AFI has been certified as a registered supplier with Constructionline, the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service.

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Press release - UTN Training Now Offer Online Working At Height Courses

20 January 2016

For the first time, UTN Training candidates can undertake Working at Height courses online.

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Press release - AFI Donates To Leading UK Childrens Charity

11 January 2016

AFI has presented a cheque for £5,000 to Together for Short Lives – a leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

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Press release - AFI Gains Van Excellence Accreditation

07 January 2016

AFI has gained the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence accreditation.

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News update - AFI wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

16 December 2015

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

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Press release - AFI Machines Hired For Historic Market Contract

16 December 2015

Structural steelwork specialists McNealy Brown Limited had 12 AFI machines on hire at the peak of an eight-month contract to restore London’s historic Greenwich Market roof.

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Press release - AFI secures platform for growth via £70m refinancing deal

15 December 2015

AFI Group, one of the UK’s leading powered access equipment rental and training businesses, has secured a £70 million refinancing from asset based lender PNC Business Credit as the Group looks to accelerate its growth plans in both the UK and the Middle East.

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News update - AFI Donates Boom Lifts For Victorian Christmas Festival

11 December 2015

AFI entered into the spirit of Christmas by donating two boom lifts to help the Portsmouth Historical Dockyard set up its Victorian Festival of Christmas.

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News update - Greener machines for the fleet

09 December 2015

A large proportion of our hire fleet is battery powered, and energy efficiency is a key consideration when we invest in new machines.

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Press release - Wilson Access gives Hairy Biker a hair-raising experience

01 December 2015

A Wilson Access truck mount lifted Hairy Biker Dave Myers sky-high over the city of Stoke-on-Trent to film a new TV programme called Hairy Builders.

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Press Release - AFI Shortlisted For Institute of Customer Service Award

27 November 2015

AFI has been shortlisted in a prestigious award scheme run by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) to recognise organisations that have implemented successful customer service strategies.

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Press release - AFI Launches New Customer Portal

24 November 2015

We have now made it even easier for our customers to trade with us by launching an AFI Customer Portal.

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Press release - AFI Makes Substantial Delivery Fleet Investment

17 November 2015

We have further expanded our in-house transport fleet by purchasing five more delivery vehicles to meet increased customer demand.

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Press release - UTN Training’s First Radio Advert

13 November 2015

UTN Training will soon be hitting the airwaves in the North West to spread the word about their training courses to the general public.

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News update - AFI Hosts a Special Edition Webinar

10 November 2015

To make it easier to do business with us we have created a new online trading platform, AFI Customer Web Portal. Through this service you can view your AFI account in ‘real time’, order your MEWP hire and view recent contracts at a time convenient to you.

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News update - AFI Shortlisted For Two Construction News Specialists Awards

03 November 2015

AFI has been shortlisted in two categories of the Construction News Specialists Awards for 2016.

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News update - UTN Training Supports PASMA Tower Week

02 November 2015

UTN Training, an official partner of PASMA Tower Week, is offering 20% off any PASMA training course booked during November and taken during November and December 2015.

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Press release - UTN Training Offers More Online Courses

27 October 2015

UTN Training has expanded their range of health and safety online training courses by adding an additional 28 courses.

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Press release - AFI Delivery Fleet Meets CLOCS Scheme Requirements

21 October 2015

As a Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold accredited company, AFI also meets all the requirements of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) scheme.

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News update - Free WiFi For All UTN Training Delegates

13 October 2015

We understand that when delegates attend one of our training courses they still need to keep in touch with their work by checking emails.

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Press release - Wilson Access Truck Mounts Help To Install Giant Graphic At O2 Arena

09 October 2015

One of the biggest truck mounts in the Wilson Access fleet was called upon to help install a giant 40m x 30m graphic at the 02 Arena in London.

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News update - Tiers of Secondary Guarding

06 October 2015

Brian Parker, our Business Development Manager (Technical Support), recently presented his second safety webinar, this time on the subject of secondary guarding.

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News update - 450 more machines for the hire fleet

02 October 2015

We have further stepped up the pace of investment in our hire fleet – by making a commitment to purchase over 450 machines during the next 18 months at a cost of approximately £7 million.

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Press Release - Wilson Access Sponsors Castleford RUFC

29 September 2015

Wilson Access has stepped in to make sure that players in a local rugby team are well turned out by helping them to buy new shirts for the current season.

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News update - Important changes to CITB Site Safety Plus Rules

25 September 2015

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has recently announced some important changes to their Site Safety Plus Scheme refresher course rules.

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Aerial View - Our latest Aerial View is now online

22 September 2015

Our latest Aerial View is now online, please click here to view it

Press release - New Design For AFI Resale Website

18 September 2015

Customers interested in buying a machine from the AFI Resale website can now reserve a machine for 24 hours before making a commitment to purchase.

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News update - AFI Hosts Second Webinar

15 September 2015

After the success of our first webinar, we will be hosting another titled, ‘Do you know the Tiers of Secondary Guarding and how they can save a life?’ on Tuesday 29th September at 10.30am.

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Press release - AFI Gains SafeHire Certification

08 September 2015

AFI has been awarded the prestigious SafeHire certification quality mark, which is operated by Hire Association Europe (HAE) for the hire and rental industry.

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News update - Wilson Access Expands It's Fleet

02 September 2015

New vehicle and trailers to transport the track mounts.

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News update - The new EN280:2013 standard

28 August 2015

In our latest HSEQ Bulletin Brian Parker discusses the new EN280:2013 standard

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Press release - AFI Opens First Depot In Cornwall

26 August 2015

As part of a move to increase its coverage in the South West, AFI has opened a new depot in Newquay – giving the company a presence for the first time in Cornwall.

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News update - Summer PASMA Offer

21 August 2015

We are currently running a brilliant training offer but there's not long left to take advantage of it.

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News update - Great Offer When Reserving a MEWP Online

18 August 2015

Reserve a machine online between 11th - 25th August 2015 and get an IPAF Operators (2 subjects) training place at the discounted price of £100.

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Press release - UTN Training Now Offering PASMA Towers On Stairs Course

11 August 2015

UTN Training is now offering a new course for people whose work involves using towers on stairs.

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Press release - New Website For Wilson Access Hire

06 August 2015

In line with its ongoing expansion, Wilson Access Hire has launched its new upgraded website, www.wilsonaccess.co.uk

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Press release - AFI Boom Lift Was Quick Off The Mark At Festival Of Speed

31 July 2015

Two boom lifts from the AFI fleet were hired by Littlehampton Welding Limited to help erect and dismantle a towering 40m high sculpture at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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Press release - Wilson Access Truck Mount Gets Into A Tight Spot

28 July 2015

It was a case of modern technology meeting medieval design when a Wilson Access Hire truck mount had to tackle a job in the tightest of spaces.

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News update - Another Significant Deal from AFI Resale

24 July 2015

We have recently brokered a deal between a significant customer in Southeast Asia and our outfit in the Middle East.

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News update - How’s That for Customer Service!

21 July 2015

When an engineering company in the North East needed swift delivery of 10 boom and scissor lifts for an emergency job they turned to AFI.

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Press Release - How’s That for Customer Service!

17 July 2015

When an engineering company in the North East needed swift delivery of 10 boom and scissors lifts for an emergency job they turned to AFI.

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News update - Overturning of MEWPs

14 July 2015

In our latest HSEQ Bulletin Brian Parker discusses the points to consider to prevent a MEWP from tipping over.

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News update - We want you to nominate an AFI Customer Service Champion

09 July 2015

If one of our employees has gone the extra mile to help you, then we'd like you to nominate him or her to become an AFI Customer Service Champion.

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News update - AFI gains two key re-accreditations

03 July 2015

We have retained the top 5 Star Achilles BuildingConfidence rating for the fourth consecutive year and have also been awarded re-accreditation from Safecontractor for our commitment to achieving excellence in health & safety.

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Press Release - Truck Mount Provides The Perfect Vantage Point To Film Golf Tournament

25 June 2015

A Wilson Access Hire truck mounted platform provided the perfect vantage point to capture the action during a golf tournament staged as part of this year’s TP Tour.

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News update - AFI Resale acquires own Transport

19 June 2015

In order to streamline our Resale operations, we have taken receipt of a dedicated cab and trailer.

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Aerial View - Our latest Aerial View is now online

16 June 2015

Our latest Aerial View is now online, please click here to view it

News Update - Happy and Satisfied Customers Trading with us Online

09 June 2015

We have been running our fully integrated online reservation service for nearly 6 months and have seen a major increase in ‘happy and satisfied’ customers trading with us online.

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Press Release - AFI Gains RoSPA Gold Award

05 June 2015

AFI has gained a Gold award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015.

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News Update - New LinkedIn Showcase Pages

02 June 2015

As the AFI group of companies has grown so have our various operations – and now we have made it possible for you to choose how to keep in touch with us on LinkedIn.

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Press Release - AFI Delivers Its First Health and Safety Webinar

29 May 2015

AFI has delivered its first webinar to promote health and safety throughout the working at height sector. Presented by Brian Parker, AFI Business Development Manager, Technical Support, the webinar covered the selection, management and use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.

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Press Release - Truck Mount Provides Close Up Views Of Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race

26 May 2015

A Wilson Access Hire truck mounted platform enabled a TV production company to get close up views of competitors in all three stages of the first-ever Tour de Yorkshire cycling race.

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Press Release - Wilson Access Hire Doubles Its Track Mount Fleet

21 May 2015

Wilson Access Hire, part of the AFI group of companies, has doubled its fleet of track mounted access platforms by purchasing 10 new Teupen Leo machines.

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Press Release - AFI Achieves ISO 27001 Certification

19 May 2015

AFI has achieved ISO 27001: 2013 certification, the internationally recognised standard in global information security management.

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Press Release - Our In-House Team Delivers with Confidence

14 May 2015

AFI is further expanding its in-house transport fleet by purchasing three new heavy-duty low loader trailers and four rigid vehicles to meet increased customer demand and to ensure that the fleet remains one of the most modern in the UK.

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Press Release - Hampshire Plant and Access Acquired by AFI

08 May 2015

Hampshire Plant & Access has been acquired by AFI and will operate as an independent business within the AFI group of companies.

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Press Release - AFI Purchases 40 New Service Engineers’ Vans

07 May 2015

Following a substantial investment in purchasing 40 new service engineers’ vans, AFI has brought the average age of its fleet of 53 vans down to less than one year old.

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Press Release - New Training Centre Opens

01 May 2015

UTN Training has opened a new training centre at Normanton, Wakefield, offering dedicated training facilities in premises that are twice the size of the previous depot-based training operation.

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News update - Put your trust in a long-standing Powered Access provider

28 April 2015

AFI Resale provided the complete safety solution for Moran Roofing of Farnham, Surrey, after the company decided it would make good business sense to purchase its own MEWP rather than regularly hiring one.

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Press Release - AFI Opens Its Own Machine Spraying Operation

24 April 2015

AFI has made a substantial investment to open its own paint shop and take all of its powered access machine spraying operations in-house to achieve a much faster process.

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News Update - Our SmartZone Device Wins Another Top Industry Award

21 April 2015

Our SmartZone safety and security device, which controls and monitors the use of powered access equipment, has won a second top industry award – it was judged Product of the Year in the Hire Association of Europe Excellence Awards (HAE).

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News update - New About Us pages on the Group Website

16 April 2015

As part of our ongoing efforts to make our group website the hub for you to find out about us, we have recently created some new pages.

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Press Release - AFI Machines Help With Historic Bridge Revamp

10 April 2015

Boom and scissor lifts from AFI are being hired by contractors working on the Grade II listed Tees Newport Bridge in the North East.

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07 April 2015

When a brand new scissor lift from our hire fleet was stolen from Pontefract Racecourse, we were able to track it as it was being transported along the M62 and guide the Police to its final destination.

Press Release - SmartZone Device Guides The Police To Stolen Scissor Lift

01 April 2015

When a brand new scissor lift from the AFI hire fleet was stolen over the weekend from Pontefract Racecourse, AFI was able to track it as it was being transported along the M62 and guide the Police to its final destination.

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News update – New Customer Service Pages on our Website

31 March 2015

We are 100% committed to providing you with the best possible customer service. As part of this commitment we have been taking a long, hard look at what we do and how we do it – and then implementing measures to "up our game".

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Press Release - Top Safety Accreditation for AFI

27 March 2015

AFI has been awarded re-accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.

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24 March 2015

Providing the complete safety solution

News update - We Have Won a Construction News Specialists Award

19 March 2015

We are delighted to announce that we won the ‘Equipment Supplier of the Year’ award at last night’s Construction News Specialists Awards, for the development of our SmartZone system.

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News update - Don't miss out on our great training offer

13 March 2015

We are currently running a brilliant training offer but there are only a couple of weeks left to take advantage of it.

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Press Release - AFI Resale Reaches 3,000th Machine Sale Landmark

10 March 2015

AFI Resale – the AFI group’s new and used machine sales operation – recently achieved a milestone by selling its 3,000th powered access machine.

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Press Release - AFI Achieves Top 5 Star Achilles BuildingConfidence Rating For Fourth Consecutive Year

05 March 2015

Powered access specialist AFI has achieved the top 5 star Achilles Building Confidence rating for the fourth consecutive year following a recent reassessment.

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Press Release - AFI Acquires Assets of Astra Training

03 March 2015

Following the recent administration of Barnsley-based Astra Training, AFI has acquired certain assets of the business.

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Press Release - AFI Wins International Safety Award

27 February 2015

AFI has won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council for keeping its employees and workplace at the company’s main Support Centre healthy and safe.

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Aerial View - Our latest Aerial View is now online

23 February 2015

Our latest Aerial View is now online, please click here to view it

Press Release - AFI are Finalists in Three Industry Awards

20 February 2015

AFI has been shortlisted in two further prestigious industry award schemes – the IAPA Awards and the HAE Awards.

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News Update - AFI Resale now offers 14 day delivery on selected machines

17 February 2015

Purchasing a machine through AFI Resale has just got a lot easier.

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News Update - Visit our stand at The Health and Safety Event

13 February 2015

We will be exhibiting at The Health & Safety Event at the NEC in Birmingham, from 24 to 26 March on Stand J19, where our UTN Training operation will be showcasing its full portfolio of health, safety and skills training.

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News Update - New Careers Webpage

11 February 2015

Would you like to work for one of the fastest growing companies in the UK with a workforce of nearly 400 throughout 22 locations nationally? In AFI, we have a huge variety of opportunities, so if you have ambition and a drive to succeed we want to hear from you.

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Press Release - AFI Forms Business Development Team

06 February 2015

AFI has welcomed three former employees back to the company to be part of a newly-established business development team.

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04 February 2015

The benefits of using our new online reservation service

Press Release - AFI Gains FORS Gold Accreditation

29 January 2015

AFI has become the UK’s first dedicated powered access hire company to gain Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold accreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its machine delivery and service van fleets.

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Press Release - AFI Now Offers Online MEWP Hire

27 January 2015

AFI has become one of the UK’s first powered access hire companies to provide machine rental through a fully integrated online reservation service.

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Press Release - AFI Acquires The Assets Of Safe Access Solutions

23 January 2015

AFI has acquired the assets of Wolverhampton-based Safe Access Solutions from the administrators.

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Press Release - UTN Training Offers Additional Courses

20 January 2015

UTN Training has expanded the range of training it provides by adding the following courses – IOSH Managing Safely three day course and New Roads & Street Works (NRSWA) Reassessment. In February UTN Training will launch a third course, PASMA Towers on Stairs.

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Press Release - AFI Appoints Customer Service Director

14 January 2015

As part of its plans to continually improve customer service, AFI has appointed Carlo Vinci to the newly-created position of Customer Service Director.

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12 January 2015

How's this for an example of exemplary customer service...
 

Press Release - UTN Training Appoints Business Development Manager

06 January 2015

Roxanne Woodiwiss has joined UTN Training as Business Development Manager after seven years as an Account Manager with RoSPA.

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Happy New Year

02 January 2015

As always its going to be a busy and exciting year with a key focus on delivering great customer service.

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Press Release - AFI shortlisted for three Construction News Specialist Awards

22 December 2014

AFI has been shortlisted in three categories of the Construction News Specialist Awards for 2015.

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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

18 December 2014

See our Christmas opening hours

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Press Release - AFI Donates £5,000 To Cancer Research UK

16 December 2014

AFI has presented Cancer Research UK with a cheque for £5,000, which could provide, for example, laboratory clothing and research equipment for five PhD students.

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News Update - Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children

12 December 2014

Today our staff have been getting in the Christmas spirit by taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper day. Staff in our locations across the country have put on their Christmas jumpers and donated to Save the Children to help underprivileged children around the world.

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Press Release - AFI Donates Boom Lifts For Victorian Christmas Festival

09 December 2014

AFI entered into the spirit of Christmas by donating two 45 ft boom lifts to help the Portsmouth Historical Dockyard set up its Victorian Festival of Christmas.

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Press Release - AFI Scores With Exeter City FC

05 December 2014

AFI scored with Exeter City FC by supplying and delivering powered access machines for hire in record time so that the club could replace all of its 48 floodlights without interruption to its match programme.

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Press Release - AFI-Uplift Acquires Altitude Access

02 December 2014

AFI has strengthened its presence in the East Midlands by acquiring Altitude Access, which has a turnover of £1.6m, a rental fleet of 180 powered access machines and a depot in Mansfield. The Altitude Access brand will be incorporated into the AFI brand.

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Press Release - PASMA Chairman Visits UTN Training's Wakefield Training Centre

28 November 2014

PASMA Chairman Chris Blantern visited UTN Training’s open course centre in Wakefield as part of a UK tour to raise funds for Children in Need and to highlight the importance of scaffold tower safety.

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News Update - Delivering Peace of Mind and Great Service

25 November 2014

Whether you’re hiring a single powered access machine or 20, the importance of how and when those machines are delivered to your premises or construction site should never be underestimated.

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News Update - Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

21 November 2014

This year on 12th December staff in all of our locations will be donating to Save the Children for the privilege of wearing a Christmas jumper to work, as part of the annual Save the Children Christmas jumper day.

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News Update - New Digital Format for our Hire and Training Brochures

18 November 2014

Following the update of our newsletter Aerial View to a new digital format, we have rolled out this format to our Hire and Training brochures.

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Press Release - AFI Gains Investors In People Gold Status

14 November 2014

AFI has been awarded Investors In People Gold status, putting the company among the top 3.6% of recognised Investor in People companies in the UK.

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Press Release - New Features For UTN Training Website

07 November 2014

The AFI group of companies has completed the next stage of development of its UTN Training website (www.utntraining.co.uk) providing a wide range of new features.

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Press release - AFI Strengthens Its Presence In Exeter

05 November 2014

AFI has further strengthened its presence in the Exeter area by relocating to a new and larger depot and expanding its sales team in the area by appointing Finbar Roberts as sales representative.

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Aerial View - Now available in its new digital format

01 November 2014

Our Aerial View is now available in its new digital format

Press Release - Demetrios Shows He Has The Stomach For Training!

01 November 2014

Demetrios Demetriou, better known as half of the bare chested Stavros Flatley comedy dancing duo – showed that he also had the stomach for learning when he recently attended a UTN Training course.

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News Update - Investment In Our Hire Fleets

28 October 2014

We have made further major investments in our AFI-Uplift and Wilson Access hire fleets to ensure that our customers are hiring some of the most modern and reliable machines available.

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News Update - AFI Training Operations Gain The Matrix Standard

24 October 2014

We’re delighted to announce that our UTN Training and Integrated Training Solutions operations have become the first in the working at height and safety related training sectors to gain the Matrix Standard.

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21 October 2014

If you’re a regular user of powered access machines have you considered the benefits of long term hire? In this case study, we look at how we helped the third party cold storage and logistics company Norish to benefit from this form of machine hire.

Important changes to the CSCS labourer’s green card

17 October 2014

The Construction Site Operative (CSO) cards were replaced with a new Labourer Green Card from 1 July 2014.

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Press Release - AFI Makes Further Major Investments In Its Hire Fleet

14 October 2014

AFI has made further major investments in its hire fleet to ensure that customers are hiring some of the most modern and reliable machines available.

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News update - AFI joins the Institute of Customer Service

19 September 2014

To help us to continually improve our service to customers, we have become members of the Institute of Customer Service (ICS).

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Press Release - AFI Invests £200,000 In London West Depot

17 September 2014

AFI has continued its extensive depot investment programme by spending more than £200,000 on a major upgrade to London West, one of its largest depots.

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Press Release - AFI Supplies Boom Lifts For Steelwork Contract

16 September 2014

AFI quickly stepped up to the mark to supply boom lifts to steel erectors Wisconco after the contractors had received a poor service from another hire company.

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16 September 2014

  • It's all about customer service
  • Two of our largest machines at Twickenham Stadium
  • AFI Resale on show at APEX

News Update - AFI Machines At Twickenham Stadium

04 August 2014

AFI provided two of its largest powered access machines to help contractors to install branding graphics and aluminum panels at Twickenham Stadium – the home of England Rugby.

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Press Release - UTN Training Website Now Offering Online Payment Facility

21 July 2014

People can now secure and pay for UTN Training courses online following a major upgrade to the company’s website, www.utntraining.co.uk

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News Update - We Are Really Excited to Announce our Brand New Hire Brochure

15 July 2014

Our brand new Hire Guide brochure is now available, it covers all of our hire brands including AFI-Uplift, AJ Rentals and Wilson Access, so our full range of PAVs, mast lifts, scissor lifts, articulating and stick booms, telehandlers, truck mounts and track mounts.

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Charity Donation To Macmillan Cancer Support

10 June 2014

We are delighted to announce that as part of our corporate social responsibility programme our Sales Director Pete Wajner presented a cheque for £5,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support, which is the equivalent of funding a Macmillan nurse for over a month.

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01 June 2014

The Future is hi tech

UTN Training Launches E-Learning Courses

21 May 2014

UTN Training, part of the AFI group of companies, has expanded the range of courses it provides by offering interactive health and safety e-learning courses in addition to its classroom-based courses.

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AFI Now Issuing The New IPAF Smart PAL Card

16 May 2014

AFI has become the first major work at height training provider to issue the new IPAF Smart PAL card for people successfully completing the IPAF Operator and IPAF Demonstrator courses.

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AFI Machines Help To Complete Bridge Maintenance

01 May 2014

Boom and scissor lifts from AFI were hired by contractors working on one of Tyneside's most important river crossings - Scotswood Bridge in Newcastle.

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Fully Funded Working At Height Training Now Available Through European Social Fund

10 April 2014

Businesses throughout the Hull area are being given the opportunity of fully funded working at height training for their employees through the European Social Fund as part of an initiative to develop workforce skills via the Hull Skills Support for the Workforce programme.

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AFI Wins IAPA Access Rental Company of the Year Award

08 April 2014

AFI has won the Access Rental Company of the Year award at the International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) Summit in Windsor.

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AFI Achieves Top 5 Star Achilles BuildingConfidence Rating For the Third Consecutive Year

25 March 2014

Powered access specialist AFI has achieved the top 5 star Achilles BuildingConfidence rating for the third consecutive year following a recent reassessment.

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AFI Uses Latest Online Technology For New SmartZone Video

19 March 2014

A new AFI video uses some of the latest online technology to highlight the benefits of the SmartZone safety and security device.

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Sandwell Council Appoints AFI As A Preferred Training Supplier

28 February 2014

AFI has become a preferred supplier to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands to provide a wide range of safety training for council employees.

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AFI Appoints Group HSEQ Manager

06 February 2014

AFI has appointed Nigel Stevens as Group Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Manager. He will be responsible for AFI's HSEQ operations in the UK and also in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

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AFI Resale Gains Largest Ever Export Order

04 February 2014

AFI's Resale operation has gained its largest ever export contract - an order for 113 scissor lifts for a customer in South East Asia.

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01 February 2014

  • As the UK's economic recovery continues, we are optimistic about the prospects for 2014 and are further developing our business accordingly.
  • Wilson Access truck mounts light up the sky in Leeds
  • Machines help to clean the Reebok Stadium

AFI Machines Help Contractors To Clean Reebok Stadium Cladding

22 January 2014

A cleaning contractor in the North West benefited from the full versatility of powered access when it hired a boom and scissor lift from AFI to clean cladding at the Reebok Stadium, the home of Bolton Wanderers FC.

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AFI Appoints New Directors

15 January 2014

Matt Scott and Chris Jowett have been appointed Directors of AFI as part of the ongoing expansion of the business.

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AFI Gains FORS Silver Accreditation

09 January 2014

After gaining bronze accreditation last year, AFI has now been awarded FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) silver accreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its powered access machine delivery and service van fleets.

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AFI Strengthens Its Operations In the South East

07 January 2014

AFI, which provides machines for people working at height, together with industry and construction training, has strengthened its operations in the South East with the appointment of Danielle Morrison as Field Sales Representative.

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01 November 2013

  • New AFI initiatives are benefiting our customers in all areas of our operations
  • AFI launches new service for people to sell access platforms
  • Strong demand for used machines

01 June 2013

  • £85m refinancing and major acquisition boosts AFI group's current business by 50%
  • Seven AFI booms at work on bridge contract
  • AFI buys new and greener machines for its fleet demand for used machines

 
 
 

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