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News from the AFI-group of companies

Hire | Training | Sales | Safety

  • 16
    January 2018

    More Companies Tackle Mental Health Issues

    AFI’s decision to make mental health a key theme of an innovation day event it held for construction industry delegates has resulted in a number of companies implementing their own initiatives to combat the problem.
  • 8
    January 2018

    AFI's Training Division Gains Matrix Standard Reaccreditation

    AFI’s Training Division – which was the first in the working at height and safety related training sectors to gain the Matrix Standard – has now gained reaccreditation for the fourth consecutive year.
  • 3
    January 2018

    Boom Lift Helps To Safeguard Ancient Monument

    A Niftylift boom lift from the Rapid Platforms fleet has helped to safeguard the future of a 700 year old monument for generations to come.
  • 19
    December 2017

    UTN Training from a customer’s perspective

    What’s it like working with UTN Training? Aerial View spoke to Mark Atkinson, Health & Safety Manager of the Clugston Group, to get his feedback.
  • 6
    December 2017

    Hampshire Plant & Access Machines On Site At New Distribution Centre

    Contractors carrying out electrical fit out work in a new distribution centre in Southampton have hired scissor lifts and a boom lift from Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA).
  • 29
    November 2017

    AFI Makes Major Fleet Investment

    AFI has made further significant investments in its MEWP fleet by purchasing 24 Dingli scissor lifts and two JLG large boom lifts.
  • 16
    November 2017

    AFI Shortlisted For Institute of Customer Service Award

    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.
  • 1
    November 2017

    AFI Boom Lifts Help Contractors To Complete Hotel Steelwork To Schedule

    Boom lifts from the AFI fleet helped structural steelwork specialists Evadx to complete a steelwork contract on time at a luxury hotel in Cumbria, despite a spate of bad weather.
  • 18
    October 2017

    Hampshire Plant & Access Completes £1m Investment

    Hampshire Plant & Access has taken delivery of two skid steer loaders to complete a £1 million investment this year to update and expand its powered access and plant hire fleet.
  • 18
    October 2017

    AFI Innovation Day Focuses On Safety Innovation and Mental Health

    Safety when working at height, innovation and mental health were the three key themes of a Driving Innovation Day organised by AFI for delegates from the construction industry.
  • 26
    September 2017

    UTN Training Opens New Centre Close To Gatwick Airport

    Following AFI’s success in gaining clearance for delivering MEWPs to contractors working airside at Gatwick Airport, the group’s training operation, UTN Training, has opened a new dedicated training centre close to the airport.
  • 11
    September 2017

    Worlds Largest Boom Lift Joins AFIs Super-Set Fleet

    AFI has added two JLG 1850SJs – the world’s largest boom lift – to its Super-Set large machine hire fleet.
  • 7
    September 2017

    We’re expanding our locations

    As we continue to grow the UTN business we want to make it easier for our customers to get the health, safety and skills training that they need to succeed.
  • 6
    September 2017

    AFI completes significant acquisition of Kimberly Access Group

    AFI, the UK’s largest independently owned powered access equipment rental, training and sales business, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business and assets of Kimberly Access Group (‘Kimberly’).
  • 17
    August 2017

    How apprenticeships can help your business grow

    The importance of growing and developing your workforce can never be underestimated, and one of the best ways to achieve that is by recruiting apprentices.
  • 8
    August 2017

    AFI Gains Airside Approval At Birmingham Airport

    AFI can now deliver powered access machines direct to contractors working at Birmingham Airport.
  • 2
    August 2017

    How you can benefit from regular training

    As well as the legal requirements of having health, safety and skills training, particularly in the construction and allied industries, there are also other benefits from making sure that you and your employees are receiving training on a regular basis:
  • 24
    July 2017

    AFI Super-Set Machines Rise To The Challenge At Agricultural Feed Mill

    Contractors redeveloping an agricultural feed mill hired booms and scissor lifts from AFI’s Super-Set fleet of large machines to help them build a new £10m manufacturing facility and extend the existing premises.
  • 19
    July 2017

    AFI Places 7million Of New Machine Orders

    AFI has placed a further £7m of orders for 500 MEWPs for the AFI-Uplift fleet and new truck and track mounts for the Wilson Access fleet.
  • 13
    July 2017

    Get your CSCS/CPCS card

    In today’s workplace good Health & Safety practices are essential, and in construction and construction related activity, CSCS and CPCS cards are required to obtain access to both residential and commercial building developments.