At All Star Access Hire, we would like to assure you that we are still open for business 24/7! As always safety is our number one priority and we are committed to making sure that everyone goes home safely, especially in these unusual times. We would like to assure our valued customers and the industry as a whole, that we are taking extensive actions to look after our people and our customers, whilst continuing to provide the outstanding levels of customer service that you’ve become accustomed to receiving from the All Star team.

As the situation develops with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to share with you some of the actions we have implemented. We will be providing further updates if and when the situation changes.

Actions we are taking:

We take the health and safety of our customers, employees, suppliers, and the broader community very seriously. We have instituted a range of precautionary measures for additional safety and peace-of-mind, including:

  • Regularly monitoring and then enacting any advice from Government health authorities.
  • Providing our employees with regular communications and updates designed to increase their knowledge and to limit the spread of the virus.
  • Introduced strict social distancing measures in our workshop and office and also having staff work from home where possible.
  • Creating a culture of infection prevention through raised awareness and support around personal hygiene.
  • Providing gloves, sanitiser and anti-bacterial cleaning sprays throughout the business.
  • All of our equipment is cleaned with a hot water and soap pressure washer after every single hire. This has always been standard practice at All Star Access Hire.
  • Each piece of equipment is wiped down with anti-bacterial spray prior to being delivered or collected by our drivers and mechanics. We pay particular attention to high touch areas.
  • We have established contingency plans to maintain service delivery should there be any positive COVID-19 cases in our workplace.
  • All employees have been advised to stay at home and follow their relevant State Government guidelines if they are feeling unwell or suspect that they may have encountered COVID-19 contamination
  • Regular management reviews to assess the situation and react accordingly. The situation is changing daily and we are remaining agile and adapting our procedures as required.
  • Where possible, we have developed a work-from-home protocol for all staff to ensure their wellbeing and continued service to our customers.

We continue to closely monitor all Public Health, Government Advice and other developments so that we can take all necessary actions immediately. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. Please do not hesitate to contact your account manager or our office should you have any further questions. We are truly thankful for the continued support of our customers and suppliers.

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How Versatile is a Boom Lift?

By December 8, 2020 No Comments

A boom lift is a highly adaptable piece of equipment and can be conveniently used for various applications. With a boom lift, it is possible to reach elevated areas that are otherwise difficult to access. Boom lifts increase productivity, efficiency and represent the safest way to work at heights.

A boom lift is also referred to as an aerial work platform, elevating work platform or cherry picker. Available in a variety of different models, you can choose one that precisely suits the requirements of your job. Read on to know what makes this equipment versatile and the preferred option for various industries.

What is a Boom Lift?

boom liftA boom lift provides easy access to elevated areas and is designed to reach heights safely. It can be adapted easily to suit the needs of your job and is a very versatile piece of equipment. The boom lift can be positioned conveniently both vertically and horizontally. Moreover, the flexibility of the machine makes it the right choice even for compact areas with obstructions. There are different types of boom lifts available and some even have the working platform equipped with electrical outlets, air lines and on board generators.

Types of Boom Lift

Broadly, boom lifts are of the following two types:

  • Telescopic Boom Lift (Straight Boom)
  • Articulating Boom Lift (Knuckle Boom)
  • Track Mounted Boom Lift
  • Spider Boom

The telescoping boom lift is designed with one extendable arm. It can stretch to a wider area and is suitable for sites that have more working space. If you have a clear line of sight to where you need to reach, then usually a telescopic boom is the machine for you.

The articulating boom lift consists of segmented arms, or “knuckles” that can be extended based on the requirement. This feature makes the machine highly resourceful for reaching areas that are curved or have protrusions. If you need to reach up and over an area, then an articulating boom is the machine for you.

Choosing the Right Boom Lift

Each boom lift is equipped with features to suit certain applications. When selecting a boom lift, it is important to assess the requirements and factors like the work area, the nature of the terrain, the weight of the machine and the work area.

The electric boom lift is often preferred for its clean and quiet functioning. For a heavier requirement in an outdoor area, the diesel boom lift is a great choice. When working on rough terrain, a diesel boom lift is sometimes a better option. However, these days, there are a variety of hybrid booms that can suit both indoor and outdoor use.

Looking for boom lift hire in Melbourne?

While the boom lift is a useful equipment and can increase the productivity of your operation, it is expensive and requires regular maintenance. This means that hiring is usually the most cost effective option. If you are planning to hire a boom lift and exploring options, feel free to connect with us at All Star Access Hire. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we bring you a complete range of equipment for hire in Melbourne. We are always adding to our collection and you are sure to find high-performance boom lifts with us. Call us to know more.

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