Lavendon Chief Executive Calls for Training at "All Levels"

Lavendon Group Chief Executive Kevin Appleton has joined forces with industry counterpart Carlos Fernández Araoz, Chief Operating Officer of Spanish rental company GAM, to champion high quality powered access training. They gained their PAL (Powered Access Licence) Cards, gaining... - May 22, 2011

Change in the Management Team at Gardemann: Matthew Hickin Takes Over from Maarten Mijnlieff

Maarten Mijnlieff, director at Gardemann Arbeitsbuhnen GmbH in Alpen, Germany, is leaving the company at the end of May. Maarten has been a director at the company for nine years, the last four and half under the umbrella of Gardemann's parent company, Lavendon Group. Kevin Appleton, CEO of... - May 20, 2011

Lavendon’s Gurpartap Singh Takes Prize for IPAF Training Instructor of the Year

Lavendon Group employee Gurpartap Singh has been named IPAF Training Instructor of the Year. He impressed judges with his passion for training and his personal journey from a small village in India to playing a key role in powered access in the Middle East. Gurpartap, who works for Rapid Access,... - April 29, 2011

Lavendon Group PLC Enjoys Second Gold Celebration at RoSPA Awards

Lavendon Group PLC is celebrating winning the prestigious Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety for the second time in two years. Gold Awards are given by RoSPA to organisations that can demonstrate the highest standards of health and safety at work. - April 21, 2011

Lavendon Access Services Wins Construction News Specialist Award

Lavendon Access Services has won the prestigious Construction News Specialist Award as the UK’s best access or scaffolding supplier in 2011. The judges said they based their decision on the finalists’ rate of growth, business successes, commitment to health and safety, client... - March 27, 2011

Strengthening of Executive Board at Lavendon Group plc

Lavendon Group plc, the European and Middle Eastern market leader in aerial work platform rentals and related technical solutions, announces two changes to its senior Executive Management team. Andy Wright, who joined Lavendon from Aggreko, and has led Lavendon’s UK business through a... - December 15, 2010

Lavendon Achieves UK First for International Environment Standard

Lavendon Access Services has become the first powered access company in the UK to achieve the ISO 14001 international standard for environment management, following an assessment by EQA (European Quality Assurance). This achievement underlines the company’s commitment to operating in a way... - November 20, 2010

IOSH Managing Safely Course Success for Lavendon

Lavendon Access Services is strengthening its health and safety culture further still by requiring all managers to take the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely course. Delivered in-house by its own training and education department, the Lavendon Academy, the IOSH... - September 22, 2010

Lavendon Beach Buggy – Not for Hire

Engineers at Lavendon Access Services have put their ingenuity and team spirit to the test by competing in a powered access version of Scrapheap Challenge. Just like the popular Channel 4 show, teams from across the UK showed what skilled professionals can do against the clock with nothing more... - August 06, 2010

Lavendon Even Greener and Safer with New Niftylift Booms

Lavendon Access Services has re-affirmed its commitment to setting the highest standards for safety and environmental protection by investing in a number of new Niftylift HR21 articulated booms for its UK fleet. The new Height Rider 21 Hybrid all-wheel-drive (AWD) boom lift is the latest... - July 28, 2010

Lavendon Group PLC Enjoys Gold Celebration at RoSPA Awards

Lavendon Group PLC is celebrating winning the prestigious Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety. Gold Awards are given by RoSPA to organisations that can demonstrate the highest standards of health and safety at work. To be one of the companies to... - June 04, 2010

Lavendon Access Services Enjoys Double Celebration at HAE Awards

Lavendon Access Services is celebrating doing the double after winning two major European awards. It has been named "Tool, Equipment and Plant Hire Company of the Year" and has won the "Effective Health and Safety Management" award at the Hire Awards of Excellence 2010. The... - May 14, 2010

Lavendon Access Services Team is Praised for International Award Win

Lavendon Access Services was named as the ‘Access Rental Company of the Year’ at the second prestigious International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs), held at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London last month. “Our employees’ commitment to service innovation and... - April 24, 2010

Customers See Innovation in Action at the Lavendon Academy

The Lavendon Academy opened its doors this week to show customers a new range of courses designed to set the highest standards in training. The award-winning Centre trains more powered access operators than any other training centre in Europe. From next month the Lavendon Academy will be offering... - February 21, 2010

Lavendon Access Services Promotes from Within

Lavendon Access Services (LAS), the UK’s leading provider of powered access, has promoted two senior team members. Dave Barton has been appointed to the UK Board in his role as UK Business Development Director. Dave joined the business from The Platform Company when it was acquired in April... - February 11, 2010

Doing the Locomotion with Lavendon Access Services

The UK’s largest powered access provider, Lavendon Access Services, has recently donated a G34D boom to the Birmingham Railway Museum Trust. This donation enables engineers, train historians and maintenance teams at the Museum to access all areas of the Museum’s engines. The G34 D is a... - October 23, 2009

A Different Kind of Hawkeye with Skylift

Skylift certainly had the best view in the house at the first Ashes Test between England and Australia at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Skylift, Lavendon Access Services’ specialist vehicle mount division, supplied Sky Sports with a 62 metre truck mounted platform for aerial filming over the... - July 19, 2009

Lavendon Access Services Invests in New Fleet of Service Vans

Lavendon Access Services is keeping customers working safely at height through its unrivalled mobile engineering service available across the UK, having recently invested in a brand new fleet of support vehicles for its Nationwide Platforms, Panther and Skylift businesses. East Midlands Vehicle... - July 08, 2009

Following Skylift with Masternaut Three X’s Vehicle Tracking Systems

Skylift, Lavendon Group’s Vehicle Mount Division, and the UK’s largest supplier of vehicle-mounted access, is now using Masternaut Three X’s web-based vehicle tracking and mobile resource management systems across its depot network. The system allows Skylift to track any vehicle... - June 24, 2009

Lavendon Access Services Backs Work Experience Project

Lavendon Access Services has seen its first work experience candidate successfully complete his placement. Paul Armstrong gained a 2 week insight into the day to day operations of the UK’s largest powered access rental business, along with practical and theoretical engineering... - June 14, 2009

Lavendon Access Services Continues with Technical Excellence

Lavendon Access Services, the UK’s leading supplier of Powered Access, has announced a further seven depots that have now achieved full accreditation to the TechX (Technical Excellence) programme. With the total number of TechX accredited branches now standing at ten, Lavendon Access Services... - May 23, 2009

Lavendon Access Services Wins ‘Excellence in Training’ Award

Lavendon Access Services has scooped the ‘Excellence in Training’ Award at the prestigious Hire Association of Europe’s (HAE) Hire Awards of Excellence. Coming in above a number of its industry peers, Lavendon Access Services, the UK’s leading supplier of powered access,... - May 14, 2009

Lavendon Access Services Takes RoSPA Silver

Lavendon Access Services has been awarded a Royal Society for the Protection of Accidents (RoSPA) Silver Award in recognition of its consistently high standards of Health & Safety at work. The RoSPA Silver Award provides a means of recognising and celebrating occupational health & safety... - April 24, 2009

Lavendon Launches New Sales Division

Lavendon Group PLC has unveiled its brand new sales division – Lavendon Sales. Launched on 9 March 2009 and based in Belgium, Lavendon Sales will have access to the Group’s European rental fleet taking responsibility for the sale of second hand machines, with a key focus on... - March 28, 2009

Lavendon Access Services Continue with Technical Excellence

Lavendon Access Services, the UK’s leading supplier of Powered Access, has just announced its first branch to successfully achieve full accreditation to the Technical Excellence programme. The Panther Luton depot was the first to do so being awarded with the standard on 23rd June. The... - August 21, 2008

Nationwide Platforms - Lavendon Access Services Reveal New Name for Nationwide and The Platform Company

Lavendon Access Services, owner of the UK’s two largest rental companies, Nationwide Access and The Platform Company, has unveiled the new identity for their forthcoming merger. The new name for the combined company will be Nationwide Platforms and will be launched throughout the UK on 3... - August 20, 2008

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