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News from the AFI-group of companies

Hire | Training | Sales | Safety

  • 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.
  • 28
    June 2017

    Premier Conference And Events Venue Hires AFI’s Premier Boom Lift

    When a premier conference and events venue needed a boom lift to access a high-level stadium roof it hired the premier model from AFI’s fleet – the Genie SX-180.
  • 28
    June 2017

    What does the CRO card withdrawal mean for you?

    If you have a Construction Related Occupation (CRO) card or you were thinking of getting one, then this article will give you the information you need to know what to do next.
  • 20
    June 2017

    Which type of PPE is right for your role?

    As part of your day-to-day work, you need to make sure that you have the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the tasks that you are performing.
  • 14
    June 2017

    UTN Training Have A Great Day At HAUC@Harrogate

    We found the perfect platform at HAUC@Harrogate, the North of England’s premier street and road works event, to showcase our comprehensive range of New Road and Street Works (NRSWA) training courses.
  • 8
    June 2017

    Are You Benefiting From The CITB Grants Scheme?

    Are you getting financial support for training your employees? You may be eligible for a grant under the CITB Grants and Levy scheme, which is designed to help provide skilled and competent workers to the UK’s construction industry.
  • 7
    June 2017

    Account Customer Benefits From Using UTN Training’s Online Ordering Service

    Northampton-based Dragon Infrastructure Solutions is one of the latest companies to benefit from UTN Training’s online booking and payment service, and because it is an account customer it can take advantage of extended payment terms.